Latvia and Estonia, cycling 8 days

The Baltic coast and National Parks of Estonia and Latvia explored on very scenic routes, including the two capital cities – Riga and Tallinn – with their old towns designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Featuring the beautiful Gauja River valleys, the largest and most beautiful Estonian island of Saaremaa, the National Park Lahemaa, which is one of the last unspoiled regions of the Baltic coast. Travel from Latvia in the south to Estonia in the north; experience a wide variety of towns, villages and countryside for an excellent introduction to the very distinct characters of these quite different countries.

The tour begins in Riga where you get your tour maps with detailed program and route description. Next day your rental bicycles will be ready for your first ride to Jurmala Resort. This trip is a half-guided tour ie during the whole trip, except Jurmala, 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 30 to 53 km (19-33 miles) each day with a possibility for faster riders to cycle more kilometres on some days like Day 2 (exploring Jurmala Resort) and Day 5 (detour in Saaremaa Island). The terrain is varied and rolling with a few gradual hills on some riding days (a few steep ups and downs in the Gauja River valley and dead flat most of the tour). The tour covers two Baltic States – Latvia & Estonia, 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 old towns of the capital cities, Riga and Tallinn, are along cobbled streets.

Destination: Baltic states

Self Guided

Duration: 8 days

Departure: every Friday starting from May 22 until August 28

Price: 899,00 eur per person in double room; 1249,00 eur per person in single room

Prices Include:
  • 7 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 Riga and Tallinn (entrance fees excluded)
  • A return ferry ticket to Saaremaa Island
  • 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
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • anything not mentioned under “the price includes”

Itinerary

Day 1
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Friday: RIGA, Latvia

Day 2
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Saturday (Latvia): RIGA & JURMALA Seaside resort (cycling ~30 km/19 miles, by train ~25 km)

Day 3
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Sunday (Latvia): Riga & GAUJA National Park (cycling ~40 km/25 miles, by minibus ~50 km)

Day 4
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Monday (Latvia-Estonia): SIGULDA-SAAREMAA (cycling ~38 km/24 miles, by minibus ~330 km, by ferry 6 km)

Day 5
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Tuesday (Estonia): SAAREMAA ISLAND (cycling ~46 km/29 miles, by minibus ~40 km)

Day 6
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Wednesday (Estonia): SAAREMAA & TALLINN (cycling ~30 km/19 miles or ~40 km/25 miles, by minibus ~210 km, by ferry 6 km)

Day 7
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Thursday (Estonia): National Park Lahemaa, Estonia (cycling ~53 km/33 miles, by minibus ~180 km)

Day 8
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Friday: TALLINN and departure

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, Latvia and Lithuania. And of course ask us anything - we will be happy to suggest!"
Inese Kalnina

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