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Baltic States bike tour

Enjoy Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

Explore the Baltic coast and the National Parks of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia by bicycle on scenic routes. The tour includes the three capital cities – Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn – with their historic districts designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO; and the previously-closed Curonian Spit and beautiful Estonian island of Hiiumaa. 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 characteristics of these quite different countries.
Baltic states
Easy to Moderate
  • 11 Days / 10 Nights
  • Guided Tour
  • Minimum participant: 2 persons
  • Maximum participant: 21 persons
Anke Tammen
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Itinerary

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 p.m. (19:00) welcome meeting at the hotel with tour guide.

OVERNIGHT: Vilnius

After breakfast a guided tour of Vilnius Old Town. Afternoon trip to Trakai, the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, where you may visit the 14thC island castle built on a small island in Lake Galvė. In the afternoon 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

Morning transfer along the Nemunas River to the coast. En route passing 17thC castle of Panemunė. In the afternoon have a picnic lunch (included) followed by a cycle ride to Ventė Horn famous for its bird observatory and the 19thC lighthouse which was used for more than 100 years. After a short bus transfer arrive in Klaipeda, the main seaport of Lithuania, check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Klaipėda

Transfer by coach or boat to Nida. En-route enjoying the beautiful view of the Curonian Spit which separates the Baltic Sea from the Curonian Lagoon. Sightseeing around Nida, one of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania. In the afternoon cycling back to Klaipėda on the Seaside Cycle Route along the Curonian Spit famous for its amber and fine sand beaches. Arrive in Klaipėda, dinner at the hotel or city restaurant (included).

OVERNIGHT: Klaipėda

Early morning ride to Palanga through the Seaside Regional Park, a former soviet military training area. Arrive in Palanga, the biggest Lithuanian seaside resort for a tour which includes a visit to the Botanical Garden and the Amber Museum in the Palace of Count Tyszkiewicz, with over 25000 pieces of amber and 15000 insects on display. 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 and dinner at the hotel (included).

OVERNIGHT: Riga

After breakfast 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 to Jurmala, the largest resort in the Baltic States well known for its long, white, sand beaches, mineral waters and mud with healing properties. Transfer back by coach to the hotel in Riga.

OVERNIGHT: Riga

Morning transfer to Saulkrasti. After visiting 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 the Gauja River valley with Gutmana Cave. En route visit Turaida Castle and the oldest Latvian Church in Krimulda (1205). Arrive in Sigulda, check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Sigulda

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. Dinner at the hotel (included).

OVERNIGHT: Mändjala or Kuressaare (Saaremaa)

Enjoy a day ride across Saaremaa Island’s wild beauty – Sorve Peninsula famous for its lighthouse. 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. Free time to explore the town and the Bishop’s castle. Optional dinner at the hotel or city restaurant.

OVERNIGHT: Mändjala or Kuressaare (Saaremaa)

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. In the afternoon transfer by coach to Tallinn. Arrive in Tallinn, check-in at the hotel followed by a guided tour of Tallinn Old Town. Farewell dinner in a city restaurant (included).

OVERNIGHT: Tallinn

Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour.

The route

Easy to medium level. During every day you will meet the escort bus.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
May 18, 2020 - Jun 1, 2020
Aug 24, 2020 - Sep 7, 2020
Monday
Season 2
Jun 2, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020
Monday
Baltic States and Courland Spit, guided, 11 days, cat: x, EE-BARVT-11G
Base price
Surcharge sgl room
Surcharge half board (3x) inclusive
Surcharge half board (7x)
1,299.00
350.00
0.00
99.00
1,345.00
370.00
0.00
99.00
Season 1
May 18, 2020 - Jun 1, 2020
Aug 24, 2020 - Sep 7, 2020
Season 2
Jun 2, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020
Vilnius
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Tallinn
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
45.00
80.00
55.00
100.00
45.00
80.00
55.00
100.00
Price
7-gear bike
24-gear-bike
Elektrorad mit Rücktritt
Elektrorad mit Freilauf
inclusive
inclusive
195.00
195.00

Services & Extras

  • 10 nights stay in 3-4* hotels, including all taxes
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 x picnic lunch in Ventė
  • 4 x 3 courses dinners (1 x Klaipeda, 1 x Riga, 1 x Saaremaa, 1 x Tallinn)
  • Welcome meeting with a glass of beer or wine
  • Mineral water at your disposal on cycling days + reusable water bottle
  • English speaking guide escort on days 2-10
  • Rent of trekking bicycle with waterproof pannier (+ helmet on request)
  • Transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned coach /minibus
  • Luggage transport as per itinerary
  • Excursions as shown in itinerary
  • Ferry tickets to/from the Curonian Spit and to/from Saaremaa Island
  • Entrance to: Ventė Ornithological station, Amber museum in Palanga, Turaida Castle, Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum and Angla Windmill Park in Saaremaa.
  • Information package (city guides, maps and program)

Not included

  • Arrival and departure
  • costs for parking
  • city tax
  • transfers
  • optional sightseeing’s
  • city maps
  • Travel Insurance
  • costs of the private requirements

airports: to Vilnius / from Tallinn

 

3*** and 4****Hotels

Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Ines und Michael D. DE | 18.06.2019
Sehr informative und abwechslungsreiche Reise
Die Räder waren technisch in einem sehr guten Zustand, die Organisation war ausgezeichnet. Man erhielt eine Fahrradtrinkflasche, die man oft wieder am Bus befüllen konnte, sowie eine Ortlieb-Packtasche für die Reise. Für die nächsten Tagesziele wurde regelmäßig Info-Material verteilt. Durch die gute Aufteilung der Bus- bzw. Radstrecken war niemand überfordert (einige ältere Teilnehmer hatten E-bikes), insgesamt wurde sehr viel Abwechslung geboten. Erfreulich war, wie gepflegt es in allen drei baltischen Ländern ist, besonders die Hauptstädte haben ein ausgesprochen gutes Flair. Weniger gut fanden wir die sehr einseitige Darstellung der Geschichte durch die beiden Reiseleiter.

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