Treasures of the Baltic Self Guided Cycle

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4.7 Based on 3 Reviews
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-20412
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Tallinn, Estonia
  • Ends Vilnius, Lithuania
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycling on the beautiful Estonian island of Hiiumaa
  • Discovering the small towns and villages enroute
  • Exploring the historic centres of Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn
  • The coastal scenery of the Baltic coast and the wildness of the national parks
  • Soaking up the hospitality of local hotels
Starting in Tallinn and ending in Vilnius, the trip "Treasures Of The Baltic Self Guided Cycle" is a self-guided bicycle tour that takes 11 days. You will be touring through Kaunas, Palmse, Jurmala and 7 other destinations in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. "Treasures Of The Baltic Self Guided Cycle" is a private trip which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please check the package includes section for more details.

A self guided supported cycle through Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania exploring the contrasting cultures and natural landscapes of the Baltic. Discover the contrasting characters of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on this scenic self guided cycle route from Tallinn to Vilnius. While these three countries share the same Baltic coastline, their cultural differences will become apparent as you pedal at your own pace between the three capitals - Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn - and the many small villages that have changed little over time. Following low traffic roads and dedicated cycle paths, the trip will showcase the diverse cultures, World Heritage sites and largely flat landscapes that make travelling in this region so different to anywhere else in Europe. Enjoy a ride through one of the last unspoiled regions of the Baltic coast at Lahemaa National Park and discover the 'Estonian Switzerland' at Otepää Lakeland. Crossing into Latvia, dip your toes in the Baltic Sea at the white sandy beaches of Jurmula, visit Latvia's oldest Church and pay homage at a bicycle museum. In Lithuania, marvel at the pilgrimage sight at the Hill of Crosses, enter the previously off-limits Curonian Spit and explore the island castle at Trakai before riding on to the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. Support will be provided by a driver who will transfer your luggage each day and provide assistance during the cycle day if required and professional guides will provide city tours in each capital.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Tallinn, Estonia
  • Day 2 : Cycling in Lahemaa National Park (51km/32mi), overnight Sagadi
  • Day 3 : Cycle along Peipsi Lake (50km/31mi), transfer to the university town of Tartu
  • Day 4 : Cycle through the 'Estonian Switzerland' (28km/18mi), transfer to Sigulda
  • Day 5 : Cycle through Gauja National Park (17km/11mi), transfer to Riga
  • Day 6 : Explore Riga, cycle to Jurmala (35km/22mi), return to Riga by train
  • Day 7 : Enter Lithuania,visit Hill of Crosses, cycle to Klaipeda (42km/29mi or 32km/20mi)
  • Day 8 : Ferry then cycle the Curonian Spit National Park (57km/36mi) to Nida
  • Day 9 : Cross the Curonian Lagoon, cycle to Vente Cape (31km/19mi), transfer to Kaunas
  • Day 10 : Cycle to the island castle at Trakai (25km/16mi), transfer to Vilnius
  • Day 11 : Trip concludes
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 10 nights in 3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
Meals
  • 10 breakfasts - generally buffet style with breads, cheese, some meats, spreads and perhaps yoghurt and muesli. There will also be juice, coffee and tea available.
Transport
  • Internal transfers as described by air-conditioned minibus
  • Support vehicle in area (except Jurmala and the Curonian Spit)
Guide
  • Guided 2 hour city tours in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius (entrance fees extra - payable locally)
Others
  • Hybrid bike rental with helmet, handlebar bag and one tachometer per two bikes. (E-bike available - supplement applies)
  • Luggage transfer, 1piece maximum 20 kg and 1 small bag / backpack
  • Boat trip across Curonian Lagoon from Nida to the mainland
  • Information pack with route notes and map (one set per room)
  • Emergency hotline
  • GPS Tracks on request
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel to Tallin and from Vilnius
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Optional 6 dinner package is available which includes a 3 course dinner every night except in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius - supplement applies)
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Guide – this is a self guided cycling holiday
  • A supplement will apply if you book a single room
  • Excess luggage
  • Entrance fees for tourist sites
  • Transfers not listed included
  • Transfers by taxi or public transport if you need to skip a stage
  • Bike Hire security deposit. Euro 100 for hybrid bikes / Euro 200 for E-bikes or Gravel bikes
  • SPD pedals can be supplied on request - supplement applies
  • Items of a personal nature
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.7 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 04 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Baltic States were amazing and well worth the visit. The cycling is excellent, mostly off road but vehicles were very respectful of cyclists when we did have to ride on roads. Can't recommend this tour highly enough. Beautiful... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 19 2018
5 - Excellent
Excellent
This was an interesting trip with easy cycling due to the flatness of the countries visited. It was our second cycle tour with the tour operator, and very different to the first. The first trip was genuinely self-guided, and... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 20 2017
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Fantastic trip! A great combination of independent riding, travelling with others during the transfers and seeing amazing parts of these beautiful countries - old cities, rural villages, coastal resorts. The accommodation... Read more
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Treasures of the Baltic Self Guided Cycle tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 04 May 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 04 May 2024, a deposit of 190 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Treasures of the Baltic Self Guided Cycle 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 Treasures of the Baltic Self Guided Cycle 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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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