Cycle the Baltics: Lithuania – Latvia – Estonia

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Cycle the Baltics: Lithuania – Latvia – Estonia

Tour Description

11 Day 10 Nights
Places visited: Baltic

Explore the Baltic coast and the National Parks of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on very scenic routes. The tour includes the three capital cities – Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn – with their Old towns designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO; the Curonian Spit which was previously closed to visitors; nowadays it is often called the Lithuanian Sahara; the beautiful Gauja River valleys and the largest and most beautiful Estonian island of Saaremaa. Travel from Lithuania in the south, through Latvia and on 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 Vilnius where you get your tour maps with detailed program and route description. Next day your rental bikes will be ready for your first ride in Trakai. This trip is a half-guided tour ie during the whole trip, except the Curonian Spit and Jurmala, our driver with a minibus and bike trailer is with you and you can take part in city tours (Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn) 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.

Tour program itinerary

1 Day: VILNIUS

Arrive in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. Individual transfer to the hotel (not included). Check-in at the hotel.

7:00 pm (19:00) welcome meeting at the hotel with our representative.

OVERNIGHT: Vilnius

HOTEL: COMFORT HOTEL LT*** or simila

2 Day: VILNIUS-TRAKAI Insular Castle-KAUNAS (cycling ~35 km/22 miles, by minibus ~75 km)

After breakfast a guided tour of Vilnius Old Town. Afternoon trip to Trakai, the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Here you may visit the famous 14thC Gothic island castle erected on a small island in Lake Galvė. Start your first cycle ride through picturesque countryside on gentle hills, then transfer by coach to Kaunas. Arrive in Kaunas, check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Kaunas

HOTEL: EUROPA ROYALE KAUNAS**** or similar

3 Day: KAUNAS-VENTĖ Horn-NIDA (cycling ~31 km/19 miles, by minibus ~185 km, by boat ~14 km)

Morning transfer along the Nemunas River to the coast. In the afternoon cycling to Ventė Horn famous for its bird observatory and the 19thC lighthouse which was used for more than 100 years. Take a boat across the Curonian Lagoon to Nida en-route enjoying the beautiful view of the Curonian Spit sand dunes which separate the Baltic Sea from the Curonian Lagoon. Arrive in Nida, check-in at the hotel and optional dinner at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Nida; HOTEL: NERIJA*** or similar

4 Day: CURONIAN SPIT NATIONAL PARK (cycling ~57 km/36 miles)

Sightseeing around Nida, one of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania. Then cycling on the Seaside Cycle Route along the Curonian Spit famous for its amber and fine sand beaches. En route to Klaipėda you may stop at the “Dead” sand dunes, visit Juodkrantė settlement and go swimming in the Baltic Sea. Arrive in Smiltynė, take a ferry to the Old Town of Klaipėda, the main seaport of Lithuania. Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.

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

5 Day: KLAIPĖDA-PALANGA Resort-Hill of Crosses-RIGA (cycling ~32 km/20 miles, by minibus ~290 km)

Early morning ride to Palanga through the Seaside Regional Park, a former soviet military training area. Palanga is 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. Afternoon transfer to Riga (Latvia). En-route stop at the Hill of Crosses, the unforgettable sight of thousands of crosses on two small hills. Continue to Riga, the capital city of Latvia. Arrive in Riga, check-in at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Riga; HOTEL: MONIKA CENTRUM**** or similar

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

After breakfast you may take part in a guided tour of Riga Old Town, a medieval Hanseatic town famous for its Art Nouveau buildings. In the afternoon free time in Riga or cycling 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).

OVERNIGHT: Riga; HOTEL: MONIKA CENTRUM**** or similar

7 Day: Riga & GAUJA National Park (cycling ~40 km/25 miles, by minibus ~100 km)

Transfer to Saulkrasti, where you may visit the Latvian bicycle museum. Start your bike ride to Sigulda, the most popular resort in Latvia. Cycling through Gauja National Park, en route enjoy spectacular views of Gauja River valley with Gutmana Cave, Turaida Castle and the oldest Latvian Church, Krimulda, built in 1205. Arrive in Sigulda, check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Sigulda

HOTEL: SIGULDA*** or similar

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

Morning transfer to the largest Estonian island of Saaremaa which has preserved all that is best about old Estonia. With little traffic and flat roads Saaremaa provides the perfect rural setting for cycling. Travel on picturesque roads along the Baltic Sea Coast to the village of Angla where the iconic windmills are located. Transfer to Mändjala or Kuressaare, check into the hotel for 2 overnight stays at the seaside, optional dinner at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Mändjala or Kuressaare

HOTEL: SAAREMAA*** or similar

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

Enjoy a day ride across Saaremaa Island’s wild beauty – Sorve Peninsula famous for its lighthouse. You may finish the day with a visit to Kuressaare, the capital of Saaremaa, a home to one of the finest preserved medieval Episcopal Castles in the Baltics, dating from 13thC. Optional dinner at the hotel or city restaurant in Kuressaare.

OVERNIGHT: Mändjala or Kuressaare

HOTEL: SAAREMAA*** or similar

10 Day: SAAREMAA & TALLINN (cycling ~40 km/25 miles, by minibus ~210 km, by ferry 6 km)

Take a morning ride to the Kaali meteorite crater which is listed on the world's giant craters list and it is the rarest nature wonder in Estonia. En route stop in Kuressaare, the capital of Saaremaa. Transfer by bus to Tallinn. In the afternoon arrive in Tallinn, check-in at the hotel followed by a guided tour of Tallinn Old Town.

OVERNIGHT: Tallinn

HOTEL: HESTIA ILMARINE**** or similar

11 Day: TALLINN

Breakfast at the hotel. You can extend your stay in Estonia; please ask for details.

Included in tour:

  • 10 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 Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn (any entrance fees are payable individually)
  • Crossing the Curonian Lagoon by boat from the mainland to Nida on the Curonian Spit
  • 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

Excluded in tour:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Bicycle rent
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips

Important tour notice

Minimum group size on fixed departure dates – 2 people, any other dates May-September – 6 people.