Cycling in the Baltics with a Guide

Explore the Baltic coast and the National Parks of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on very scenic routes. The tour includes the three capital cities – Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn – with their Old towns designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO; the Curonian Spit which was previously closed to visitors; nowadays it is often called the Lithuanian Sahara; the beautiful Gauja River valleys and the largest and most beautiful Estonian island of Saaremaa. 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 characters of these quite different countries.

Price from : 1390 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Lithuania
Duration : 11 Days / 10 Nights
Level : Hobby
Trip : Guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : -06/01/2020 to 06/11/2020 :
Tour Dates 1 - (Available)
-06/08/2020 to 06/18/2020 :
Tour Dates 2 - (Available)
-06/15/2020 to 06/25/2020 :
Tour Dates 3 - (Available)
-06/29/2020 to 07/09/2020 :
Tour Dates 4 - (Available)
-08/31/2020 to 09/10/2020 :
Tour Dates 5 - (Available)
-09/07/2020 to 09/17/2020 :
Tour Dates 6 - (Available)

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Day 1 :   Arrive in Vilnius (Lithuania)

Arrival in Vilnius. You will meet your guide at your hotel. Our local guide will meet you at your hotel. He will explain how the tour works with the Road Book, GPS, hotel vouchers, emergency assistance, and answer any questions that you may have. He will also fit you to your bike so that you can ride comfortably and efficiently.

Meals : Breakfast on your own, Lunch on your own, Dinner on your own.
Accommodation : Hotel Tilto - "Vilnius"

Day 2 :   Vilnius - Kaunas

Distance 1 : 19 Miles - 30 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 259 Meters 

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.

Meals : Breakfast included, Lunch on your own, Dinner on your own.
Accommodation : Europa Royale - "Kaunas"

Day 3 :   Kaunas - Klaipeda

Distance 1 : 19 Miles - 30 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 33 Meters 

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.

Meals : Breakfast included, Lunch included, Dinner on your own.
Accommodation : Old Mill - "Klaipėda"

Day 4 :   Klaipeda - Nida - Klaipeda

Distance 1 : 36 Miles - 58 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 210 Meters 

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).

Meals : Breakfast included, Lunch on your own, Dinner included.
Accommodation : Old Mill - "Klaipėda"

Day 5 :   Day 5: Klaipeda - Riga

Distance 1 : 19 Miles - 31 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 91 Meters 

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).

Meals : Breakfast included, Lunch on your own, Dinner included.
Accommodation : Rixwell Konventa Seta - "Riga"

Day 6 :   Day 6: Riga - Jurmala - Riga

Distance 1 : 19 Miles - 30 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 120 Meters 

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.

Meals : Breakfast included, Lunch on your own, Dinner on your own.
Accommodation : Rixwell Konventa Seta - "Riga"

Day 7 :   Day 7: Jurmala - Riga - Saulkrasti - Sigulda

Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 40 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 392 Meters 

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.

Meals : Breakfast included, Lunch on your own, Dinner on your own.
Accommodation : Hotel Sigulda - "Sigulda"

Day 8 :   Day 8: Sigulda - Mandjala

Distance 1 : 24 Miles - 38 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 175 Meters 

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.

Meals : Breakfast included, Lunch on your own, Dinner included.
Accommodation : Saaremaa Thalasso Spa - "Saare maakond"

Day 9 :   Mandjala - Sorve Peninsula - Mandjala

Distance 1 : 35 Miles - 57 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 136 Meters 

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.

Meals : Breakfast included, Lunch on your own, Dinner on your own.
Accommodation : Saaremaa Thalasso Spa - "Saare maakond"

Day 10 :   Mandjala - Tallinn

Distance 1 : 16 Miles - 25 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 87 Meters 

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).

Meals : Breakfast included, Lunch on your own, Dinner included.
Accommodation : Hestia Ilmarine - "Tallinn"

Day 11 :   Tallinn

Today is departure day, you can take your time getting started in the morning, have breakfast and depart at your leisure from Tallinn. According to your program, we can arrange accommodations and transportation.

Meals : Breakfast included, Lunch on your own, Dinner on your own.
Average / Day : Distance : 37.67 Km / 23.56 Miles - Elevation gain : 167.00 Meters

Day : 1

Hotel TILTO is an Irish owned boutique style hotel situated just in the heart of the city. We are privileged to work and accommodate our guest in an almost 200 year old building that is full of history. We offer our guests a warm homelike stay within the old town .


Day : 2

A four-star Europa Royale Kaunas hotel is located in the centre of the city. The very famous Laisvės Avenue is nearby the hotel and it is very popular among the Lithuanians and the city guests. Hotel has the ideal location for guests coming for shopping at Akropolis or attending a concert, show or other events at Zalgirio arena. The pride of our hotel is the famous statue created by A. Aleksandravičius „Šviesos nešėja“ (“Light carrier”) which greets every guest in our inner yard. One of the finest four star Kaunas Hotels is situated in an old printing house. Built in the early 20th century. The building was renovated and the hotel was opened in September, 2009. The building has modern design but authentic walls were preserved during the reconstruction.


Day : 3, 4

The hotel „Old Mill Hotel“ is one of the most spectacular buildings of the Klaipeda Port. In the XVIII c. this building was called the „Rice Mill“ because there was the first and the biggest rice mill in Lithuania. In 2008 a modern 3* PLUS hotel was open here after reconstruction, soon it has become a true symbol of the city of Klaipeda. The guests are offered 31 room (single, double/twin). Each room features a flat screen TV with cable channels, free WiFi access, a telephone, a minibar, a ventilation and air conditioning system, a hair dryer. The rooms overlook a spectacular panorama of the Dane River‘s embankment, the Curonian Lagoon or the ancient casle site with an impressive marina. The restaurant „Rozmarinas“ cherishing European cuisine traditions offers the guests to enjoy delicious breakfast, a business lunch or a dinner.


Day : 5, 6

Rixwell Hotel Konventa Seta is a 3-star hotel, housed in a historic state-of-the-art townhouse in a 7 building complex. It is located in Riga’s Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hotel offers spacious rooms with satellite TVs and free WiFi. The heated rooms of the Rixwell Hotel Konventa Seta feature a classic design and wooden furniture. Each has a work desk and parquet floor. There is a hairdryer and free toiletries in every bathroom.


Day : 7

By combining 19th century stone building and contemporary conference center Hotel Sigulda is situated in the very heart of Sigulda city and offers 43 comfortable rooms to it’s guests.


Day : 8, 9

Hotel Saaremaa Spa is ideal for those who value personalised service and privacy. The Thalasso sauna complex has infrared, Finnish, steam, and salt saunas. The hot tub has a refreshing effect. The jacuzzi offers total relaxation along with the adjacent recreation area with a fireplace and a spacious terrace overlooking the sea. The Thalasso sauna also gives visitors the chance to make the most of natural sea salt and a range of sea mud masks. Professionals from Thailand offer exotic Thai massages. We also welcome families with children who can stay in two-storied family rooms. Children can enjoy children's treatments in the spa.


Day : 10

Hestia Hotel Ilmarine boasts a prime location within a 15-minute walk of Danish King\'s Garden, offering 105 rooms and allergy friendly rooms, a hairdresser and a beauty salon. This venue opened its doors in 1999 and is placed in a Mediterranean-style building. The hotel is located in the centre of Tallinn, with a quick access to the central railway station. The accommodation is set 1050 meters from KGB Museum . This venue is conveniently placed close to a concert hall and restaurants.

Bikes available for your tour

The characteristics of this bike are presented as an example and are not guaranteed
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Hybrid bike - Standard
KTM, KALKHOFF, GHOST, VDV - ( or equivalent)
INCLUDED

Comfortable trekking/hybrid bicycles (KTM, KALKHOFF, GHOST, VDV), which we offer for rental on self-guided, semi- and fully guided cycle tours in the Baltics are equipped with

24-speed Shimano derailleur gears with free wheel or 7-speed internal-hub Shimano Nexus gears & back-pedaling brake (optional); Aluminum frame of different size and type - lady's, unisex and standard one with a crossbar; Front suspension fork (some are with lockout function) or rigid fork; 28" size wheels (26"and 24" size is also available) with V-brakes and flat-less puncture protection tires, Schwalbe Marathon Plus, which are the most suitable for all kind of roads in the Baltics; Comfortable saddle with springs or/and suspension seatpost; Mudguards/fenders to keep you clean in case of bad weather; Bottle holder (except bikes with real lady’s frame); Back rack for panniers (one waterproof pannier is included on most tours); Halogen or LED lights (front & back) with hub dynamo; Flat pedals which can be changed to SPD ones (extra charge) or your own pedals.

Accessories


INCLUDED

Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.


INCLUDED

Our Travelbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. You will find information about the hotels, itinerary, regional informations...

Daily Elevation Profiles
Average / Day : Distance : 37.67 Km / 23.56 Miles - Elevation gain : 167.00 Meters
Day 2 :   Vilnius - Kaunas

Option 1: 19 Miles - 30 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 259 Meters 

Day 3 :   Kaunas - Klaipeda

Option 1: 19 Miles - 30 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 33 Meters 

Day 4 :   Klaipeda - Nida - Klaipeda

Option 1: 36 Miles - 58 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 210 Meters 

Day 5 :   Day 5: Klaipeda - Riga

Option 1: 19 Miles - 31 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 91 Meters 

Day 6 :   Day 6: Riga - Jurmala - Riga

Option 1: 19 Miles - 30 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 120 Meters 

Day 7 :   Day 7: Jurmala - Riga - Saulkrasti - Sigulda

Option 1: 25 Miles - 40 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 392 Meters 

Day 8 :   Day 8: Sigulda - Mandjala

Option 1: 24 Miles - 38 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 175 Meters 

Day 9 :   Mandjala - Sorve Peninsula - Mandjala

Option 1: 35 Miles - 57 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 136 Meters 

Day 10 :   Mandjala - Tallinn

Option 1: 16 Miles - 25 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 87 Meters 

Included

  • 10 nights stay in 3-4* hotels, including all taxes
  • Breakfast on days 2-11
  • Welcome meeting with a glass of wine or beer
  • 1 x picnic lunch in nature
  • 4 x 3-course dinners with coffee/tea (1 xKlaipeda, 1xRiga, 1xSaaremaa, 1xTallinn)
  • Mineral water at your disposal on cycling days + reusable water bottle
  • Bike rental with a back pannier
  • Services of local tour guide(s) on days 2-10
  • Transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned coach /minibus
  • Luggage transport

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

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Tour rates

Contact our tour consultants for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Tour Dates 1 1390 € 400 € 1790 €
Tour Dates 2 1440 € 400 € 1840 €
Tour Dates 3 1440 € 400 € 1840 €
Tour Dates 4 1440 € 400 € 1840 €
Tour Dates 5 1390 € 400 € 1790 €
Tour Dates 6 1390 € 400 € 1790 €
 
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates

Accessories

Accessories
Biking Roadbook Included
Travelbook Included

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Hybrid Bike Rental
    Standard Included
Electric assist bike
    Standard 245 €



Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.
Bot scann is mandatory