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Cycling in the Baltics: Estonia – Latvia – Lithuania

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Season: May – September.

The Baltic coast and National Parks of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania explored on very scenic routes, including capital cities – Tallinn and Riga – with their old towns designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Featuring the National Park Lahemaa, which is one of the last unspoiled regions of the Baltic coast, Otepää Lakeland – the so-called “Estonian Switzerland” and the beautiful Gauja River valleys. The tour includes cycling on the Curonian Spit which was previously closed to visitors; nowadays it is often called the Lithuanian Sahara. Travel from Tallinn, Estonia, in the north, through Latvia and on to Lithuania in the south, enjoy a great variety of towns, villages and landscapes, and get an excellent feel for the different characters of these distinctive countries.

*Base price for a double room in low season. Please ask for a detailed offer down in “BOOK NOW”.

 

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All about the Cycling in the Baltics: Estonia – Latvia – Lithuania.

Self-guided Cycling Tour
Departure days: Every Thursday
Duration: 9 days – 8 nights
Accommodation: middle ranged hotels

The tour begins in Tallinn where you get your tour maps with detailed program and route description. Next day your rental bicycles will be ready for your first ride in Lahemaa. This trip is a half-guided tour ie during the whole trip, except Jurmala and the Curonian Spit, our driver with a minibus and bike trailer is with you and you can take part in city tours (Tallinn and Riga) lead by professional guides. Our driver will transport your luggage every day to the next hotel. If you have a breakdown, then our driver will take care of everything for you. If you have any problems – contact the driver or our office. To make certain that you are well looked after, we only employ people, who have good local knowledge and speak either English, or German.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 8 nights stay in middle-range hotels, including all taxes
  • Breakfast daily
  • Transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned minibus
  • Luggage transport as per itinerary
  • Guided tours in Tallinn and Riga (any entrance fees are payable individually)
  • Speed-boat from Nida to Klaipeda
  • Individual information package (city guides, maps, programme and route description)
  • Emergency contact numbers for our English or German speaking representatives
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Bicycle rent
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips
  1. Day1 medieval Tallinn, Estonia

    Arrive in Tallinn. Individual transfer to the hotel (not included) where you get your tour maps with detailed program and route description. Check-in at the hotel.

    6:30 p.m. (18:30) you can join in a guided tour of Tallinn. Optional dinner in local restaurant.

    OVERNIGHT: Tallinn; HOTEL: Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa hotel**** or similar

  2. Day2 Park Lahemaa, Estonia (cycling ~52 km, by minibus ~90 km)

    10:00 a.m. meet your minibus driver. After a short transfer you’ll begin your first bicycle trip through National Park Lahemaa which is one of the last unspoiled regions of the Baltic coast. The National park is a nature lover’s paradise. There are dense woods, marshes, lakes and waterfalls to discover. If you prefer wildlife to landscape, you can see moose, wild boars and over 220 bird species. Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.

    OVERNIGHT: Sagadi; HOTEL: SAGADI*** or similar

  3. Day3 Along the Russian border & Lake Peipsi to TARTU, Estonia (cycling ~53 km, by minibus ~160 km)

    Morning transfer by bus to Mustvee where you’ll begin a pleasant bicycle trip along Peipsi Lake shore to Varnja. Peipsi is 4th largest lake in Europe, divided in two by the Russian border. En route, you’ll pass many fishing villages. You reach your hotel after a bus transfer to Tartu, a famous, historic university town (the university was founded in 1632). Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.

    OVERNIGHT: Tartu; HOTEL: DORPAT*** or similar

  4. Day4 OTEPÄÄ (“Estonian Switzerland”) & SIGULDA, Latvia (cycling ~28 km, by minibus ~235 km)

    After a short bus transfer to Otepää, a beautiful place with many lakes, start your cycling through the so-called “Estonian Switzerland” and begin to appreciate your surroundings. Finish your cycling for the day in Sangaste which is famous for its 19th century romantic castle built in the style of Windsor Palace. Transfer into Latvia where your destination is Sigulda, in the Gauja River Valley, which is the most popular resort in Latvia. En route stop in Cesis where you can visit the medieval old town. Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.

    OVERNIGHT: Sigulda; HOTEL: SIGULDA*** or similar

  5. Day5 GAUJA National Park & RIGA, Latvia (cycling ~21 km, by minibus ~50 km)

    Cycling through Gauja National Park, en route enjoy spectacular views of Gauja River valleys with the Gutmana Cave and ruins of 13thC Crusaders Castle in Sigulda and Turaida Castle. Afternoon transfer to Riga, the Latvian capital, where a guided tour of the charming Old Town awaits. After check-in at the hotel exploring the medieval Hanseatic town famous for its Art Nouveau buildings. Optional dinner at the hotel.

    OVERNIGHT: Riga; HOTEL: KONVENTA SETA*** or similar

  6. Day6 RIGA & JURMALA Seaside resort, Latvia (cycling ~35 km, by train ~25 km)

    Today is free to explore Riga on your own and take a cycle ride on a bicycle path to Jurmala, a renowned Latvian seaside resort well known for its long, white, sand beaches, mineral waters and mud with healing properties. We recommend that you take the opportunity to bath in the sea and try cycling along the beach – its well worth it! In the evening take a local train back to Riga (30 min; not included). Optional dinner at the hotel.

    OVERNIGHT: Riga; HOTEL: KONVENTA SETA*** or similar

  7. Day7 Hill of Crosses & Lithuanian Seaside Cycle Route (cycling ~48 km, by minibus ~290 km)

    Transfer by minibus to Lithuanian Seaside. En-route stop at the Hill of Crosses, the unforgettable sight of thousands of crosses on two small hills. Begin your cycle ride to Klaipėda on a beautiful bicycle path, which lies along the Baltic Coast in the Seaside Regional Park. En route pass Palanga, the well-known Lithuanian seaside resort. Enjoy a break here; perhaps visit the renowned Botanical Park, Amber Museum and the 470m pier heading out into the Baltic Sea. Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.

    OVERNIGHT: Klaipėda; HOTEL: OLD MILL*** or similar

  8. Day8 CURONIAN SPIT & the Hill of Witches, Lithuania (cycling ~60 km; by boat ~50 km)

    After breakfast you cross the lagoon by ferry (not included) and start cycling on an asphalt bike path which takes you along the Curonian Spit to Nida, the most beautiful resort in Lithuania famous for impressive sand dunes, the Amber Gallery, etc. En route you can visit the Hill of Witches which houses almost a hundred whimsical wooden sculptures about Lithuanian legends scattered along a forest path. Or, if you prefer, watch a colony of grey herons and cormorants, explore the “Dead” sand dunes on foot, swim in the Baltic Sea or, simply relax, & take in the sun on golden beaches. Back to Klaipeda in speedboat (departure 18:30).

    OVERNIGHT: Klaipėda; HOTEL: OLD MILL*** or similar

  9. Day9 End of the trip

    Individual departure after breakfast. Take a public bus to Vilnius (not included, approx. EUR 15)

  • Daily biking routes mainly on low traffic roads and cycle paths range from 21 to 60 km each day
  • Possibility to cycle more kilometres on some days like Day 6 (Jurmala) and Day 8 (Curonian Spit).
  • The terrain is varied and rolling with some gradual hills on some riding days (some steep ups and downs in the Gauja River valley & Otepää region) and dead flat most of the tour.
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