Featuring a well-done blend of swimming, sunbathing, short bike tours, sightseeing tours, guided walks and easy hikes, our “Active & Cappuccino” cruises could be best described as „active light with a pinch of culture“. The programme, which is accompanied and led at all times by a tour guide, is aimed at all those who don’t just want to spend their cruise on the sun deck and in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic, but don’t want either to be forced to go on daily bike tours of 40 or 50 km or spend hours on hikes. And, of course, there’s enough time left over to sit around or enjoy a relaxed cappuccino. Our “Active & Cappuccino” cruise is also suitable for families with children, as it’s also possible to hire children’s bikes. According to the motto “anything goes but nothing’s compulsory”, you decide for yourself which activities you want to participate in or if you would just like to spend one or more days on the boat relaxing and enjoying your free time.
Zadar – Island of Ugljan – Island of Pašman – Island of Murter – Vodice – Šibenik – Skradin – Krka Waterfalls – Island of Zlarin – Kornati Islands National Park – Nature Park Telašćica – Island of Vir – Nin – Zadar
Saturday: Zadar–Island of Ugljan–Island of Pašman
Embarkation, bicycle tour on the Island of Ugljan
Between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm boarding at the port of Zadar. If you arrive in Zadar by your own car, you can go from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the latest into the port and directly to your ship. Here you can unload your luggage. Our service team will help you to bring your luggage on board, which will be parked on deck until the cabins are ready for occupancy at 11:30 am. Afterwards you bring your car to the parking garage reserved by I.D. Riva Tours and return to the harbour on foot (approx. 700 m).
Our bicycles will be waiting for you in front of the boat. After having
chosen the right bike for you, our staff will proceed with loading the
bicycles on board. There follows a meet & greet including a welcome
drink with our representative, and you will have a chance to get to know
the crew and your fellow passengers. While enjoying a snack, we weigh
anchor and set out for our first port of call on the island of Ugljan.
We drop anchor in Preko to start our first bicycle tour, which will take
us to Kukljica (approx. 8 km). We then continue by boat to Pašman, a
lovely place located on the homonymous island. Dinner on board and
overnight stay in Pašman.
Sunday: Island of Pašman–Island of Murter–Vodice
Bicycle tour on the island of Murter, visit to the museum of traditional shipbuilding
After breakfast we continue our journey to the island of Murter and moor in the Bay of Podvrške. Our today’s bicycle tour will take us first to Betina, where we will visit the museum of traditional shipbuilding. On our way back to the boat (approx. 8 km in total), we will stop in Murter, where you can take the opportunity to enjoy olive oil tasting accompanied by some delicious cheese, ham and a glass of wine (approx. € 15 per person, payable on site). Lunch will be served on board, before heading to the Bay of Tijašćica located on the island of Tijat. After an extended break for swimming and sunbathing, we will continue our cruise to the bustling holiday resort Vodice. There is an opportunity to dine out at one of the local restaurants, or taverns. Overnight stay in Vodice.
Guided tour of Šibenik, fortresses of Barone and Sveti Mihovil, Cappuccino
We set sail for Šibenik and, after about half an hour, turn into the estuary of the river Krka. The best known building in the old city, reminiscent of a fortress, is the Cathedral of St. Jacob, the most important monument of the Renaissance in Croatia. During the guided tour through the old town we climb up to the fortresses of Barone and Sveti Mihovil, situated above the town, and offering magnificent views over the Krka estuary and the sea to the islands just off the coast. Then we invite you to a cappuccino at the fortress of Barone before we call into one of the bays of the Prokljansko Jezero – where the Krka widens out to form a lake – to take lunch on board and enjoy a refreshing dip. The cruise continues to Skradin. There follows an opportunity to dine out. Overnight stay in Skradin.
Tuesday: Skradin–Krka Waterfalls–Island of Zlarin
Bicycle tour through the Krka Waterfalls National Park
After breakfast we cycle along the Krka to the "Skradinski Buk" (about 5 km each way), which is the most famous part of the National Park of the Krka waterfalls where, over a distance of 800 m, the Krka plunges 46 m over 17 waterfalls with cascades of up to 100 m in width. You shouldn't forget your swimsuit, because a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Krka right beneath the waterfalls is a unique experience. After returning and taking lunch on board, we weigh anchor and head once again for the Adriatic coast. Our next stop is the bay of Minerska with its marvelous pebble beach, from where we walk to the fortified islet of Sveti Nikola. After a break for swimming and sunbathing, we set sail for the Island of Zlarin, where we will moor in the homonymous place. There follows an opportunity to dine at one of the restaurants. Overnight stay in the port of Zlarin.
Wednesday: Island of Zlarin–Kornati Islands National Park–Island of Levrnaka–Nature Park Telašćica
Kornati National Park, walk on the Island of Levrnaka, Nature Park Telašćica
According to the Irish author George Bernard Shaw, "On the last day of creation, God crowned his work, and thus created, out of tears, stars and breath, the Kornati Islands". The beautiful scenery, countless small and large islands, and the turquoise sea - all this makes the Kornati Islands a unique paradise. It is the largest and most dense archipelago in the Adriatic Sea - comprising 147 islands, islets and reefs, which cover an area of 35 km of length. After some time for swimming and sunbathing, and after having enjoyed lunch on board, we will cruise the entire length of the National Park. We moor on the island of Levrnaka to take a walk across the island. We then leave the National Park at the north-western end and enter the Telašćica Nature Park. In this wonderful environment the captain's dinner, which is served this evening, will taste even better.
Thursday: Nature Park Telašćica–Island of Vir
Walk to the salt-water lake and to the cliffs at Nature Park Telašćica
Telašćica is a bay which forms a roughly 8-km-deep indentation in the south-east of the island of Dugi Otok. We take a walk to the salt-water lake and up the breathtaking cliffs which tower up here to 161 m above sea level, offering breathtaking views of the surroundings. We then continue our voyage, heading to one of the countless secluded bays of the Archipelago. After a swimming break and lunch on board we set a course for the island of Vir. There follows the opportunity to visit a restaurant for dinner. Overnight stay in Vir.
Friday: Island of Vir–Nin–Zadar
Bicycle tour to the salt works in Nin, guided tour of Zadar
We leave Vir, heading to Zaton, from where we will do a bicycle tour (approx. 8 km) to Nin. Nin, located on a small island and connected by two bridges to the mainland, was once the seat of Croatian Bishops and at times even the royal city. Particularly noteworthy is the church of Sv. Križ dating back to the 11th century, also known as "the smallest cathedral in the world". After a visit to the salt works, we will return back to our boat to enjoy lunch on board and a break for swimming and sunbathing, before running into the port of Zadar, where our tour guide will be waiting to take you on a guided tour of the old town surrounded by mighty walls. Opportunity to dine in one of the numerous restaurants and overnight stay in Zadar.
Although the itinerary is following the motto “anything goes but nothing’s compulsory”, and you can decide which activities you wish to participate in, there will be no refund for unused services. Please note that itinerary and activities are subject to slight changes due to weather and local conditions. Therefore it might occur that lunch is served on board instead of dinner and vice versa.
* 8-day cruise according to the programme
* Half board according to the route description
* Welcome snack
* Captain's dinner
* English and German speaking guide in the port during embarkation and disembarkation
* English and German speaking guide during the whole cruise
* Bike rental (helmet hire optional, please state at the time of booking)
* E-bike available at extra charge
* Guided bike tours, walks and hikes according to the programme
* Visit to the museum of traditional shipbuilding in Betina
* Guided tour of Šibenik
* Visit to the fortresses of Barone and Sveti Mihovil
* Cappuccino at the fortress of Barone
* Admission to the Krka Waterfalls National Park
* Admission to the Kornati Islands National Park
* Admission to the Telašćica Nature Park
* Visit to the salt works in Nin
* Guided tour of Zadar