Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, cycling 9 days

The Baltic coast and National Parks of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania explored on very scenic routes, including 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 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.

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 will be always with you, so that you can take part in city tours (Tallinn, Riga) lead by professional guides. Every day your luggage will be delivered to the next hotel. In case of a breakdown our driver will take care of everything.

Cycling Conditions: We rate this trip as Moderate one. Daily biking routes mainly on low traffic roads and cycle paths range from 20 to 57 km (13-36 miles) each day with a possibility for faster riders to cycle more kilometres on some days like Day 2 (more detours on a circular route in Lahemaa national park), Day 3 (extra distance towards Tartu) and Day 6 (exploring Jurmala Resort). The terrain is varied and rolling with a few gradual hills on some riding days (a few steep ups and downs in Otepää region, the Gauja River valley and on the Curonian Spit) and dead flat most of the tour. The tour covers all three Baltic States and therefore it includes a few long minibus transfers between the most interesting cycling destinations and the capital cities. Our walking sightseeing tours in the capital old towns are along cobbled streets.

 

 

Destination: Baltic states

Self Guided

Duration: 9 days

Departure: every Wednesday from May 27 until September 2

Price: 895,00 eur per person in double room; 1235,00 eur in single room

Prices Include:
  • 8 nights stay in 3* or 4* 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 (entrance fees excluded)
  • Emergency contact numbers for our English or German speaking representatives
  • Individual information package (city guides, maps, programme and route description)
  • GPS Tracks
Prices Do not Include:
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Bicycle rent
  • ferry from Nida to the mainland
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • anything not mentioned under “the price includes”

Itinerary

Day 1
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Wednesday, arrival in Tallinn, Estonia

Day 2
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Thursday: National Park Lahemaa, Estonia (cycling ~53 km/33 miles, by minibus ~90 km)

Day 3
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Friday: Along the Russian border & Lake Peipsi to TARTU, Estonia (cycling ~50 km/31 miles, by minibus ~160 km)

Day 4
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Saturday: OTEPÄÄ (“Estonian Switzerland”) & SIGULDA, Latvia (cycling ~28 km/18 miles, by minibus ~235 km)

Day 5
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Sunday: GAUJA National Park & RIGA, Latvia (cycling ~17 km/11 miles, by minibus ~50 km)

Day 6
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RIGA & JURMALA Seaside resort, Latvia (cycling ~35 km/22 miles, by train ~25 km)

Day 7
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Tuesday: Hill of Crosses & Lithuanian Seaside Cycle Route (cycling ~42 km/26 miles or 32 km/20 miles, by minibus ~290 km)

Day 8
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Wednesday: CURONIAN SPIT & the Hill of Witches, Lithuania (cycling ~57 km/36 miles, by minibus ~50 km)

Day 9
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Thursday, departure from Klaipeda

Why I love this holiday

"Because we are latvians!!! We love our home country and we suggest everyone to visit these still unknown countries! Enjoy the still unspoiled nature, the sea, the dense woods and the fresh air while cycling through Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. And of course ask us anything - we will be happy to suggest!"
Inese Kalnina

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