Small ship cruise company Katarina Line has launched its latest Cycle & Cruise programs for 2017 along the picturesque coastline and islands of Croatia. Programs range from challenging terrain to “light bike & hike” routes available for all ages and fitness levels.
For instance, the 7-night Cycle & Cruise itinerary begins in Opatija Kvarner Bay and travels around various islands, starting on Krk Island—the largest in Croatia—and ending in Cres, an island famous for its fortified village of Lubenice. Highlights include cycling through fields of chestnuts and fig trees to the village of Dobrinj, as well as cycling through vineyard valleys on the way to the town of Vrbnik, home to the golden Zlahtina wines. Additional stops are made in the village of Lun, renowned for its thousand-year-old olive trees and many stone walls built to protect against the wind.
Katarina Line also offers a less-strenuous Light Bike & Hike program with guaranteed departures from Opatija. The tour visits the islands of Krk, Rab, Mandre, Mali Losinj, and Cres, and features a more level terrain where guests have the option to cycle, hike or walk the numerous trails and paths with a Katarina Line guide. Rates for the Cycle & Cruise itinerary start at $925 pp dbl including deluxe cabin accommodations on a Category A traditional wooden ship, breakfast and a 3-course lunch or dinner, and an English-speaking bike guide. For more information, call (800) 485-3121 or visit katarina-line.com.