Latvia, Lithuania, cycling 7 days

The Baltic coast and National Parks of Lithuania explored on very scenic routes, including the two capital cities – Riga and Vilnius – with their old towns designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. The tour includes cycling in two national parks – a historical Trakai Insular Castle and on the Curonian Spit called the Lithuanian Sahara. Travel from Riga, Latvia, in the north, 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 Baltic sister countries.

The tour begins in Riga where you get your tour maps with detailed program and route description, as well as rental bicycles. 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). The terrain is varied and rolling with a few gradual hills on some riding days on the Curonian Spit and dead flat most of the tour. The tour covers Latvia & Lithuania 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: 7 days

Departure: every Sunday from May 31 until September 6

Price: 715,00 eur per person in double room; 950,00 eur per person in single room

Prices Include:
  • 6 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 Vilnius (entrance fees excluded)
  • Crossing the Curonian Lagoon by boat from Nida to the mainland
  • 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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Sunday: RIGA - the capital of Latvia

Day 2
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Monday: RIGA & JURMALA Seaside resort, Latvia (cycling ~35 km/22 miles, by train ~25 km)

Day 3
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Tuesday:Hill of Crosses & Lithuanian Seaside Cycle Route (cycling ~42 km/29 miles or 32 km/20 miles, by minibus ~290 km)

Day 4
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Wednesday: CURONIAN SPIT & the Hill of Witches, Lithuania (cycling ~57 km/36 miles)

Day 5
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Thursday: Crossing the Curonian Lagoon by ship – KAUNAS, Lithuania

Day 6
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Friday: TRAKAI Insular Castle and the ancient city of Vilnius, capital of Lithuania (cycling ~20 km/13 miles, by minibus ~97 km)

Day 7
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Saturday: VILNIUS 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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