Treasures of the Baltic by Bike

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4.7 Based on 3 Reviews
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 21
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-20413
  • 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 Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Ends Tallinn, Estonia
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycling on the beautiful Estonian island of Saaremaa
  • Discovering the small towns and villages en route
  • 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 comfortable hotels
The tour "Treasures Of The Baltic By Bike" starts in Vilnius and ends in Tallinn. This is a bicycle trip that takes 11 days. You will travel through Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia and visit Riga, Klaipeda, Vilnius and 3 other destinations. This is a guided group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Explore the contrasting cultures and natural landscapes along the Baltic coastline connecting Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. While Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia share the same Baltic coastline, the contrasting unique characters of these three countries will become evident as you follow this incredibly scenic cycling route from Vilnius to Tallinn. From the three capitals - Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn - to the many small villages that have changed little over time, this guided cycling experience along low traffic roads and dedicated cycle paths will showcase the diverse cultures, World Heritage sites and mainly flat landscapes that make travelling in this region so different to anywhere else in Europe. Discover the island castle at Trakai, enter the previously off-limits Curonian Spit, a wild pre-historic sand dune peninsula, and marvel at the pilgrimage sight of thousands of crosses of every size and design imaginable at the Hill of Crosses in northern Lithuania. Crossing into Latvia, dip your toes in the Baltic Sea at the white sandy beaches of Jurmula and on the island of Saaremaa, visit Latvia's oldest Church and pay homage at a bicycle museum before heading into Estonia. We'll stop at Saaremaa, famous for its Bishop's Castle, before reaching the Estonian capital of Tallinn, where the trip concludes.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Vilnius (Lithuania)
  • Day 2 : Vilnius city tour, cycle to Trakai Island Castle, transfer to Kaunas (33km/21mi)
  • Day 3 : Cycle along the Nemunas River to Zapyškis (40km/25mi), transfer to Klaipeda
  • Day 4 : Cycle along the Curonian Spit, return to Klaipeda (58km/36mi)
  • Day 5 : To Palanga by bike (32km/20mi), drive to Hill of Crosses then cross border to Riga
  • Day 6 : Morning Riga city tour, cycle to Jurmala Beach (30km/18.5mi), return to Riga
  • Day 7 : Visit Bicycle Museum then cycle through the Gauja National Park to Sigulda (45km/28mi)
  • Day 8 : Ferry to Saaremaa island, explore Baltic Sea coast by bike (38km/24mi)
  • Day 9 : Morning ride at Sorve Peninsula, afternoon visit to Kuressaare (56km/34mi)
  • Day 10 : Ride to Kaali meteorite crater (28km/18mi), transfer to Tallinn
  • Day 11 : Trip concludes
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 8 nights in 3 star hotels and 2 nights in 4 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • Information pack (one set per room booked)
Meals
  • 10 breakfasts, 1 picnic lunch and 3 dinners. The breakfast and dinners are provided at your overnight hotel or a local restaurant. Breakfast will generally be buffet style with breads, cheese, some meats, spreads and perhaps yoghurt and muesli. There will also be juice, coffee and tea available. Dinners will usually be 3 courses (sometimes 2).
Transport
  • Tour guide - one tour guide* for 2-15 people or two guides for groups sizes of 16-21 people. Note *: for groups of up to 7 people the guide will also drive the van so will cycle with the group only at times, mainly guiding from the minivan
  • Internal transfers as described by air-conditioned coach/minibus
  • Support vehicle
  • Boat trip across Curonian Lagoon from Nida to Klaipeda or transfer by minibus (day 4)
  • Ferry tickets to/from the Curonian Spit and to/from Saaremaa Island
Guide
  • Guided 2-hour city walking tours in English in the capital cities: Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn
Others
  • 24-speed bike rental with pannier and helmet (E-bike available - supplement applies)
  • Welcome meeting and welcome drink
  • Mineral water during cycle days and reusable water bottle
  • Luggage Transfer, 1 piece maximum 20kg, supplement applies for excess
  • Entrance to: the Dead Dunes on the Curonian Spit, Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum and Angla Windmill Park in Saaremaa
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel to Vilnius and from Tallinn
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Optional 4 dinner package is available: 3 course dinners in Kaunas, Klaipeda, Sigulda, Saaremaa - supplement applies) drinks
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Tips for tour guides and crew
  • Transfers not listed as included
  • Transfers by taxi or public transport if you need to skip a stage
  • Entrances fees not listed as included
  • Excess luggage
  • Items of a personal nature
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.7 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 25 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
The service provided were fantastic. The bikes were in immaculate condition, and the pannier provided was top quality. Vehicle used was clean and comfortable, and the drivers were excellent. Our guide was amazingly good. Had a... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 16 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Treasures of the Baltic by bike is a great trip to see the highlights of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania by bike. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable on everything historical; hotels and the bikes were great and the bike riding... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 05 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
We have been on 3 bike trips now and this one was the best. Accommodation, organisation was amazing and the countries full of history and a joy to visit. Guide and bus driver were very friendly and always helpful with a great... Read more
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Treasures of the Baltic by Bike 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 30 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 June 2024, a deposit of 186 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 by Bike tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Treasures of the Baltic by Bike 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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