Oenological and gastronomic experiences

Your eno-gastro tour of the Crikvenica Riviera will be full of enticing Mediterranean scents and flavours, in a perpetual give-and-take of sweet and savoury, paired with the finest drops of local wines from the nearby, green Vinodol. It’s there that you will have the chance to walk the Oily Fish Route. Presently, ten restaurants carry the Oily Fish Route label and have a permanent offer of oily fish dishes. Oily Fish Week is a special event dedicated exclusively to fish specialities. Our gastronomy honestly reflects how a traditional sea-food based cuisine, enhanced with aromatic spices and olive oil intertwines with the sincere invitation of smiling host to try something from the offer.

AUTUMN DELIGHTS IN VINODOL

In 1905, the Vinodol Valley, Vallis Vinearia, had 614 cultivated vineyards, but an onslaught ofphylloxera caused a lot of damage. After nearly a century, vineyards and olive groves began togrow again. After twenty years of work, we have some of the best wines around. Between thesea and the wooded mountains, on the sunny Vinodol valley, the Pavlomir vineyards can be found.Autumn fruits are collected and we treat ourselves to figs and grapes. You can find all this andmore in the fruitful Vinodol whose fields have been replenished after a century by diligent hands,defying droughts and cold winters and continuing where our ancestors stopped a long time ago. Onthis tour, you will encounter the fruits of their labour, be witness to the generosity of our land andeven roll up your sleeves and do some grape picking of your own.

The travel package ranges from three to seven day. The activity programme for a three-daypackage includes: day 1 – arrival and guest welcome; day 2 – tour of Novi Vinodolski, visit toPavlomir winery (grape picking, wine production); day 3 – tour of the island of Krk (Punat, Košljun,Krk, Vrbnik). The package is available from the end of August to the beginning of October forgroups of 20 to 300 people. Accommodation is available in three, four or five star hotels, whiletransport can be arranged personally. Professional guides are available in German, English, French,Italian and Croatian, other languages upon request. All of the given information is indicative andunbinding; please contact us for a final offer.

DISHES OF OUR ANCESTORS – THE OILY FISH ROUTE

On our Riviera, you can walk along one special road, in the company of some oily, blue fish. Our OilyFish Route project was inspired by the treasured fishing tradition and the days when oily fish wasthe star of local household tables. Even then, it was a well-known fact that it is a valuable source ofprotein, vitamins, minerals and omega-3 acids. Today, ten or so restaurants are the proud holders ofthe Oily Fish Route label, with standout seafood delicacies on their menus. Find our flyers and headinto your gastro adventure, available the whole year around. Mediterranean aromas and flavoursare more intense in the spring so in good fun enjoy any of our conveniences and take part in cookingworkshops. Gourmets, find out why the Oily Fish Route won the hearts of the culinary world and wascertified “Simply the Best”. A little tip for the end: be sure to taste the delicious Crkveniške rupice and discover how they were once prepared by local fishermen’s mothers and wives.

The travel package ranges from three to seven days. The activity programme for a five-daypackage includes: day 1 – arrival; day 2 – Crikvenica Riviera, Vinodol valley, wine cellar and tasting,dinner at the Oily Fish Route; day 3 - culinary workshops with oily fish, boat ride excursion, dinnerat the Oily Fish Route; day 4 – boat excursion to the island of Krk, tour of Vrbnik i Klimno, dinnerat the Oily Fish Route; day 5 – departure. The package is available throughout the year for groupsof 20 to 50 people. Accommodation is available in three or four star hotels, while transport canbe arranged personally. Professional guides are available in German, English, French, Italian andCroatian, other languages upon request. All of the given information is indicative and unbinding;please contact us for a final offer.

LAVENDER HARVEST IN VINODOL

Some lavender can bring the Mediterranean into your home. We will take you to Bribir, a small town in the peaceful Vinodol Valley. In good spirits and through laughter, you will learn all aboutharvesting this beautiful plant at the lavender plantation located there. We will pepper your palatewith homemade liqueurs, lavender biscuits, wine and brandy, dried figs and olive oil. Indulge yoursenses with colour and scent in a sea of blue and purple lavender, sage and other herbs. Withouttoo much hassle walk through the plantation, pick your very own bouquet and take it home to helpbrighten up your winter days. To top this experience off and make it last even longer, every guestgets a an organically grown lavender plant pot to take home and give nurturing this distinctlyMediterranean plant a try.

The travel packages ranges from three to seven days. The activity programme for a three-daypackage includes: day 1 – arrival and check-in; day 2 – excursion to Fužine, cave visits and walksaround the lake; day 3 – visit to lavender plantation, tasting products, lavender harvest. Thepackage is available from the end of May until the end of June (or throughout the year) for groupsof 20 to 150 people. Accommodation is available in hotels or private accommodation with three,four or five stars, while transport can be arranged personally. Professional guides are availablein German, English, French, Italian or Croatian, other languages upon request. All of the giveninformation is indicative and unbinding; please contact us for a final offer.Note: Lavender plants blossom from the end of May and in June; should the lavender bloom later, depending on the impact of the weather (a lot of rain or very cold winters), the tour does not include lavender picking.

CHILDHOOD EGG HUNT

Around the world, there are still quiet places where the clocks run a little slower, where a specialway of life is nurtured and all kinds of traditional delicacies and customs are appreciated. We willtake you to Kvarner, to the Riviera Crikvenica, where small fishing villages have held onto theirtraditional charm and where you can experience a true spring festival with all your senses. Do notmiss this opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of loved ones. Riviera Crikvenica has a realEaster treat in store. The warm spring sun, a relaxed seaside atmosphere and the intense coloursand scents of spring await you. The smell of homemade Easter bread – a symbol of life and family,fills the air. With traditional music, gastronomy and games, fun times are guaranteed and waitingfor you in Crikvenica!

The travel package ranges from three to five days. The activity programme for a five-day packageincludes: day 1 – arrival, dinner; day 2 – tour of Crikvenica, egg hunt, entertainment programme,tasting local specialties; day 3 – bus excursion to Krk; day 4 – excursion to Rijeka and Opatija; day5 – departure. The package is available from March to April (depending on the date of Easter) forgroups of 20 to 300 people. Accommodation is available in three, four or five star hotel, whiletransport can be arranged personally. Professional guides are available in German, English, French,Italian and Croatian, other languages upon request. All of the given information is indicative andunbinding; please contact us for a final offer.

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