A2 Cres - Rab

Through fragrant Kvarner islands: Cres, Krk and Rab

Route pictogram

Cres – Merag/trajekt Valbiska/trajekt Lopar (14 km) - Rab (28 km)

distance

28.00 km

start

Cres

end

Rab

total climb

500.00 m

Surface

Asphalt

Traffic

Poor

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The route from the town of Cres on the road D100 leads to the intersection with the road D101, before turning towards the Merag ferry port. The ferry will take you to Valbiska on the island of Krk. After arriving at the port of Valbiska, you can take a detour through the village of Vrh (a 12 km bike path, separate from the road) on your way to the town of Krk. The town boasts an extraordinary medieval heritage, including an excellently preserved castle of the noble Frankopan family. The Valbiska – Lopar ferry route will take you to the island of Rab from the port of Valbiska. Rab is one of the islands with the most forests and greenery in Croatia. It has 30 sandy beaches, including the well-known Rajska Beach (which in Croatian literally means “paradise beach”) located in Lopar. The island also has a network of bike paths over 100 km long, one of which leads to the exit from Lopar, into the town of Rab. Taking the uphill road D105, you will get to a pass on the Lopar – Supetarska Draga road. From there, you can take the downhill road to Gornja Supetarska Draga, which offers a view of the sea and the uninhabited islands of Maman, Srednjak and Sailovac, as well as of the Supetar field, the habitat and winter home of many migratory birds. Here, you will also find the 11th century Church of Saint Peter – the oldest church on the island. The road D105 will then lead you to the town of Rab, a historic town protected by medieval walls and known for its four Romanesque church bell towers. Every year, Rabska Fjera is held at the end of July. It is the largest medieval summer festival in Croatia. We recommend spending the night in Rab and then going to the island of Pag the following day.

 

km

Description

Section length

 

28 km – land travel only

Asphalt/macadam ratio

 

100/0%

Total elevation:

 

500 m

Higher elevations

0

5.5 km, 6%, 320 m

Traffic density – moderate

0

14 km on D100/D101 from Cres to Merag

Supply options

14

14

14

21

28

Merag ferry port: coffee shop

Valbiska ferry port: pizza parlour, coffee shop, store

Lopar: restaurants, stores

Supetarska Draga: restaurants

Town of Rab: restaurants, stores

Rest options

14

21

Merag, Lopar: beach

Supetarska Draga: beach

Accommodation options

14

14

21

28

Merag: apartment

Lopar: hotels, apartments, rooms, campsite

Supetarska Draga: apartments, rooms

Town of Rab: hotels, apartments, rooms, campsite

Bike

service and store

28

Krk (11 km from Valbiska via Vrh-Salatići, bike path), Rab

Ferry ride included

14

 

14

 

Merag (island of Cres) – Valbiska (island of Krk): 10-13 times a day, 20 min ride, Jadrolinija

Valbiska (island of Krk) – Lopar (island of Rab): 2-4 times a day, 1h 20 min ride, Jadrolinija

The alternative A2 route is part of the island portion of the main EuroVelo 8 route, consisting of the following 4 alternative sections: A1, A2, A3 and A4. The island portion splits from the main route DG4 on the 17th kilometre, and joins it once again on the 23rd kilometre of the DG11 section.

Km

Technical description of the section

0

The route will lead you from the town of Cres on the same road as section A1, namely on the road D100, back to the intersection with road D101.

3

The route continues right on the road D101 with moderate traffic towards Merag. The road will lead you uphill to a pass at a height of 320 m, then downhill to a height of 100 m, and then uphill to a height of 150 m once again before leading down to the village and ferry port of Merag.

14

In Merag, you can take the ferry to the port of Valbiska on the island of Krk and then continue to Lopar on the island of Rab by another ferry from the same port.

14

You can follow the road D105 from Lopar to Rab. In addition, there is also a bike path. The route goes through Supetarska Draga and Mundanije.

27

The route splits right from the road D105 to the right and then follows the signposts to the centre of Rab.