The provided itinerary serves as a rough outline, subject to change based on local weather conditions and group preferences..
We will convene either at our designated meeting place during the day, facilitating room arrangements for those who have booked with us. For those with independent bookings, we'll meet over dinner (details upon your arrival). Following dinner, we'll delve into the itinerary, trip plans, and essential information. As guests arrive throughout the day, early arrivals can explore the charming old town center, nearby beaches, or simply unwind. Rest well for the upcoming adventure-filled days..
Our starting point depends on weather conditions. In case of a robust north-eastern wind (Bura), we'll paddle along the western side, exploring the City walls and Kalifront peninsula. For a stronger southern wind (Jugo), our route will traverse the northern or north-eastern shoreline, beneath Mt. Kamenjak. Kalifront peninsula, a vast and pristine forest area, boasts diverse wildlife and sandy coves. The eastern side, facing Mt. Kamenjak, is rugged yet captivating with pebbly beaches, cliffs, and clear seas—designated as a Geological Park. Typically, our journey begins around 09:30 on day one.
Our objective is Sv. Grgur, Rab's neighboring island, once a political prison. En route, stops include the popular Lopar Peninsula, Croatia's geological landmark, featuring numerous sandy beaches. Cave visits and a refreshing swim are part of the day's adventures.
Our route leads to the barren Prvić Island, a botanical and zoological reserve, for a brief swim stop. Paddling towards Krk Island, we navigate the narrow passage of Senjska Vrata before reaching Stara Baška, our overnight beach spot.
Our route along the picturesque coastline leads us to Krk town, where we restock on food and water and take the opportunity to explore the town. Following a leisurely break, we embark on an hour-long crossing to Plavnik Island, renowned as both a zoological and botanical reserve and the nesting ground for Griffon Vultures. While Griffon Vultures inhabit various parts of Europe, the Kvarner population is globally distinctive as these birds choose to nest directly above the sea, unlike their counterparts in mountainous regions. The night is spent amidst the enchanting holm oak forest. For groups with robust capabilities or those on a private tour, there's an option to venture into the small rounded bay of Punat before reaching Krk town. Here, the small islet of Košljun awaits exploration. Despite its seemingly modest size of 68,500 square meters, Košljun claims an astonishing variety of flora—over 400 plant species and 151 registered types of mushrooms. The island's expansive forest, covering 65%, invites peaceful walks, meditation, relaxation, and exploration of the fifteenth-century Franciscan monastery with its accompanying museum. The total tour length encompasses 30 km.
After a satisfying breakfast, we navigate the cliffs of Plavnik and traverse the narrow 1 km-wide Krushia, the deepest channel in the bay of Kvarner—measuring 113 meters. Our destination is Cres Island, where we pause briefly before continuing to explore this captivating part of the island. Crossing the 45th parallel, the shoreline unfolds with beautiful pebbly beaches, cliffs housing nesting Griffon Vultures, and imposing rock formations..
Post-breakfast, we paddle across the 5 km-wide channel to return to Krk Island. After a short break, we continue our exploration along the west coast until we reach the Valbiska ferry port by noon. Here, our journey concludes. Participants can decide whether to return to Rab Island with us or proceed with their own plans. For those with belongings at our Rab base, they'll be transported via ferry. If your car is left on Rab, we can arrange its ferry transfer to your location. Additional details can be found in our extra notes box.