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Cycle The Baltics

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  • Cycle through three countries from Estonia to Lithuania
The Cycle the Baltics tour starts in Tallinn and ends in Vilnius. The Cycle the Baltics is a Bicycle Tour that takes 11 days taking you from Tallinn to Vilnius and other destinations in Europe.

Crossing Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, this ride will take you on a journey of discovery through historic cities, untouched wilderness and along breathtaking coastline. Our trip will start in Tallinn where the fairytale architectural style sets an enchanting scene. This will feature throughout the trip as we journey through Tartu, Riga, Trakai and Vilnius. Between the architectural highlights we will also enjoy some of the best cycling this region has to offer, through beautiful national parks and along idyllic coastal paths.
Day 1 Start Tallinn.

Start at the hotel in Talinn.
On arrival there should be some time to explore Tallinn. Tallinn is a fascinating historical city with many sites to explore. We recommend strolling through the streets of the Old Town to Raekoja Plats (Town Hall Square), the square is surrounded by elaborate merchant houses and is the perfect setting to enjoy a coffee. Historically it served as a market and meeting place. If you find the round stone with a compass rose in the middle of the square you will be able to see the 5 church spires of the old town. The Cathedral of Saint Mary, St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Olav's Church have long characterised the skyline of the old town and are well worth a visit, as are the old town walls.

Day 2 Explore Tallinn; transfer to the Lahemaa N.P. and explore by bike.

After a bus transfer out of the city we will begin our first ride through National Park Lahemaa. The Park, one of the last unspoilt regions of the Baltic coast, extends over 700 square kilometres. Its nature is rich and unique. Here you will cycle through thick woods, marshes and lakes. Above all, the coastline is what makes this area unique. It is also a rich environment for wildlife, moose and wild boar maybe more difficult to spot but over 220 species of bird populate this area, so keep your eyes open. Our accommodation for the evening is situated in the National Park itself. It is a spectacular setting in the grounds of an old distillery.

Ride Approx. 37km

Day 3 Full day to explore the Lahemma N.P..

Today we have a full day to explore the largest national park in Estonia and one of the biggest in Europe. We will embark on a circular route taking in as many of the parks wonderful attractions as possible. Starting from Palmse Hotel (the former park manor house), we will pass Sagadi manor, the 400 year old fisherman’s village of Altja, the popular seaside resort of Vosu and Kasmu village which is home to the fisherman’s museum. We finish the loop cycling back through Estonian forests and meadows until we arrive at the hotel.

Ride Approx. 55km

Day 4 Transfer to Peipsi and cycle along the shore of the lake; short transer to Tartu.

We start the day with a bus transfer to the shore of Peipsi lake, we start cycling from the 17th century fisherman’s village of Mustvee. From here we pass through ancient villages and churches. Following an old Russian tradition, villages in Peipsi only have one street, because of this the shore of Peipsi lake is one long street with lots of small villages dotted along it. We continue cycling into Varnja and then transfer to Tartu.

Ride Approx. 56km

Day 5 Cycle through 'Estonian Switzerland' to Otepaa; transfer to Riga.

After breakfast we have a 40km transfer to Otepaa, this area is known as ‘Estonian Switzerland’ because of its stunning scenery and pine forests. As you would expect from an area known as ‘Estonian Switzerland’ there are a few hills on today’s ride, nothing too steep and challenging with the gradient not going above 7%. Once over the hill we cycle through beautiful forest and meadows and past Lake Puhajarve on our way to Sangaste town. We will visit the park and castle in Sangaste, walking up the castle tower gives us a great view over Otepaa and the surrounding green natural areas. After visiting the castle we continue cycling to Valga city, from here we transfer by bus to Riga for the night.

Ride Aproxx. 48km

Day 6 Cycle to Jurmala; transfer to Riga for the night.

Our journey today will start in the bustling town Riga, we follow the cycle paths to the beautiful town of Jurmala, which is famous for its incredible wooden architecture and 19th century Russian villas. Jurmala is also one of Latvia’s larges seaside resorts, it has a 33km stretch of white sandy beach for us to explore on our bikes. There will be plenty of time to have a swim in the sea before we transfer back to Riga for the night.

Ride Approx. 39km

Day 7 Transfer to Sventoji; cycle to Klaipeda.

After breakfast we leave Latvia and transfer directly to Lithuania. We begin our ride in Sventoji on a beautiful cycle route to Klaipeda, which lies along the Baltic Coast. On the way we pass Palanga. Palanga is the traditional bucket and spade seaside town, with a long stretch of sandy beach it is a really fun place to stop, have a wander around, a dip in the sea, and see one of the most favoured seaside towns among Lithuanians. We will visit the Palanga Botanical gardens and manor house which is now home to the amber museum. There are numerous cafes to sit and enjoy the atmosphere and have some lunch before we set off again for our final destination of Klaipeda. Our hotel is close to the Old Town, so a good spot from which to explore.

Ride Approx. 43km

Day 8 A ferry ride across the lagoon; explore the Curonian Spit N.P. by bike.

A short bus transfer will take us to the ferry port, from here we cross the lagoon and reach the 68-kilometer long Curonian Spit. The high dunes (up to 60 meters) running along the spit have encouraged the local people to refer to the area as the 'Lithuanian Sahara'. During our ride we will make a stop in Juodkrante and admire the bizarre wooden carvings on what is known as Witch Hill. The sculpture park was started in 1979 and now has more than 70 wooden carvings representing characters of Lithuanian folktale and legend. We will then continue along the spit with the Baltic Sea extending far into the distance. Our journey will end in Nida, known as town of retreat and an artists resort. It was home and inspiration for two summers to the author Thomas Mann and its affluent feel and tranquillity encourages the feeling that you are on a holiday within a holiday. After exploring the split we transfer back to Klaipeda for the night.

Ride Approx. 63km (no bus transfer today).

Day 9 A short transfer to Kintai village; cycle to Vente Cape and Silute; transfer to Vilnius.

We start the day with a bus transfer to Kintai village, from hear we cycle through dense green forests and beautiful meadows to Vente Cape. There is a lot of wildlife at Vente Cape, it is a popular resting place for birds on their migration and is home to one of the first bird ringing stations in Europe. We will visit the eleven meter high lighthouse which offers breathtaking views of the lagoon and golden sand dunes of the Curonian Split; the lighthouse is a fascinating place, built in 1863 when the cape was still part of Germany. We continue cycling to the town of Silute where we get on the bus and transfer to Vilnius.

Ride Approx. 37km

Day 10 Transfer to Trakai; cycle around Trakai and visit Trakai Castle; return to Vilnius.

After breakfast we transfer by bus to the small village of Semeliskes, from here we have a picturesque ride over undulating terrain to Glave Lake. Here the magical and famous Trakai castle sits, as if floating on its own island in the middle of the lake, it’s a truly magical place. We will explore the surrounding areas of the lake and visit Trakai Castle, before transferring back to Vilnius for the night.

Ride Approx. 25km (Bus journey approx. 1 hour 30 mins).

Day 11 Free to explore Vilnius before the trip ends.

Free morning in Vilnius before the trip ends.

what’s included
  • All breakfasts
  • All accommodation
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Local bike hire
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Tallinn and from Vilnius are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cycle the Baltics tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 11 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
Minimum Participants 6 people
Age Requirement 16+ yrs
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends Tallinn, Estonia/Vilnius, Lithuania
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customer reviews
3.9 - Very Good Based on 7 reviews
CYCLE THE BALTICS
1 - Very poor
“A great cycling route let down by very poor quality bikes and an inexperienced leader.”
Cycle the Baltics, August 2016
4 - Very Good
“A very enjoyable trip with great weather - we had sunshine every day. The cycling (for a reasonably fit non-cyclist) was manageable and we arrived in towns and cities in time to see some/most of the major sites.”
Cycling the Baltics
4 - Very Good
“A great trip. Lovely countryside to cycle through(mostly flat) The scenery was through forest and along the coast in national parks with quaint villages. The cranes nesting atop trees cut off for them were lovely to see. The cities we visited, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius were all fantastic with plenty of atmosphere and plenty to see in the historic and architecturally restored old towns.”
Biking in the Baltics
4 - Very Good
“A fun trip as always with a lovely group of people and an excellent leader. Loved all three capitals and the other cities we citied as well as the countryside we cycled through.”
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A deposit of 191 USD is required to confirm this tour. For any departures within 19 August 2017 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Cycle the Baltics tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Cycle the Baltics tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Cancellation No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycle the Baltics tour. You can cancel the tour up to 57 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 56 days of departure.
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