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Treasures of the Baltic by Bike

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4.5 Based on 3 Reviews
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 21
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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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
Start in Vilnius and end in Tallinn, the tour "Treasures Of The Baltic By Bike" is a guided bicycle trip that takes 11 days. You will be touring through Mandjala, Riga, Vilnius and 3 other destinations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. "Treasures Of The Baltic By Bike" is a group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please check the package includes section for more details.

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 : Transfer to Nemunas River Delta, cycle to Vente Horn (35km/22mi), 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 (40km/25mi)
  • 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 (37km/23mi or 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 4 dinners (does not include drinks). 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
  • 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 (electric bike available - supplement applies)
  • Welcome meeting and welcome drink
  • Mineral water during cycle days and reusable water bottle
  • Luggage transfers and support vehicle
  • Boat trip across Curonian Lagoon
  • Entrance to museums: Vente Ornithological station, Amber museum in Palanga, Turaida Castle, Bicycle Museum in Saulkrasti, Angla Windmill Park in Saaremaa
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel to Vilnius and from Tallinn
  • 8 lunches and 6 dinners and drinks (optional 4 dinner package -3 course dinners - is available for a supplement - days 2,4,7 & 9)
  • Tips for tour guides and crew
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Items of a personal nature - eg. phone calls, laundry
  • Entrances to museums not noted as included
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - 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
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Treasures of the Baltic by Bike tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 07 September 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 07 September 2022, a deposit of 303 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 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. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

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.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

  • How to travel around Europe cheap?

    Bus services like FlixBus and BusAbout offer a convenient means of transport if you wish to move from one city to another within the same country. Although these services do travel between countries, they might not be the best choice due to a longer travel time.

    Budget airlines are another great way to get around Europe’s major cities, especially when you want to cut down on travel time between two countries. Keep an eye out and you might be able to snag tickets at unbelievable rates. Services like Skyscanner can be of help. Some of the largest budget airlines in the continent are Ryanair, WizzAir, Eurowings, and EasyJet.

    Ridesharing services are a godsend for those wishing to immerse themselves in local culture as they offer you the chance to catch a ride with locals along the way. BlaBlaCar is the largest one. The only downside is that it is not always as easy to book a rideshare service as it is to catch a bus or hop on a budget flight.

  • What is the best travel insurance for Europe?

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    There are a number of things that you should be aware of while purchasing travel insurance. If it is comprehensive medical insurance plans that you are interested in, make sure to find out what all the plan covers. If you are concerned about certain scenarios, then check out customizable travel insurance policies and find out if the provider can cover you for those situations. You also need to determine if there are reasonable coverage limits. Check deductibles and compensation limits in the insurance policy for this.

    While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.

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