Guided Cycling in the Baltics: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia
Guided Cycling in the Baltics: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia– Baltics, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia –11 days / 10 nights, Vilnius - Trakai - Nida - Klaipeda - Palanga - Sigulda - Saulkrasti - Riga - Pärnu - Hiiumaa - Kassari - TallinnCycle the Baltic coast and National Parks of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on very scenic routes. Visit the three capital cities Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn, with their Old Towns inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, as is the truly unique Curonian Spit with dunes, sea side forests, white sand beaches and old fishing villages. Travel from Lithuania in the south, through Latvia and on to Estonia in the north; visit the Estonian island of Hiiumaa.
|Operation||May 29 - August 28, 2016|
|Departure||Guaranteed departures 2016:
June 12, 19, 26
July 3, 17, 31
August 7, 14, 28
|Price||from $1,650 per person in double room
from $2,010 single room
|Included||10 nights stay in hotels, including all taxes
3 x dinners (3 courses with coffee/tea, 1x Nida, 1x Riga & 1 x Hiiumaa)
Welcome meeting with a glass of beer or wine
Mineral water at your disposal on cycling days
English speaking guide escort on days 2-10
Rent of trekking bicycle with waterproof pannier (+ helmet on request)
Transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned coach /minibus
Luggage transport as per itinerary
Excursions as per itinerary
Boat trip across the Curonian Lagoon
Ferry tickets from the Curonian Spit and to/from Hiiumaa Island
Entrance to: Trakai Insular Castle, Vente Ornithological station,
Amber museum in Palanga, Turaida Castle, Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum,
Kopu Lighthouse and Kassari folk museum in Hiiumaa
Individual information package (city guides, maps and program)
|Not Included||International airfare & airport taxes
Arrival and departure transfers
Lunches and 7 dinners
Excursions other than mentioned
Personal items / personal insurance
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Minimum group size 2 persons
Max 21 people with one guide, 25 people with two guides
Cycling 194 mi
|Tour Options||Pre/Post tour accommodation
Meal package 7 x 3- course dinners with coffee/tea
E-bike/Pedelec with a waterproof pannier
Baltic Biking Lithuania to Latvia map
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Day 1 ARRIVAL VILNIUS Sunday
Arrive in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. Individual transfer to the hotel (not included). Check-in at the Hotel Tilto*** or similar. 19:00 welcome meeting at the hotel with tour guide. Optional dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 VILNIUS - TRAKAI CASTLE - KAUNAS (B) Monday
After breakfast a guided tour of Vilnius Old Town. Afternoon trip to Trakai, the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. After visit to the 14thC island castle built on a small island in Lake Galve start your first cycle ride through picturesque countryside on gentle hills, then transfer by coach to Kaunas. Arrive in Kaunas, check-in and optional dinner at the Hotel Best Western Santaka or similar.
Cycling ~16 mi / by coach ~60 mi
Day 3 KAUNAS - VENTE HORN - KLAIPEDA (B, D) Tuesday
Morning transfer along the Nemunas River to the coast. En route passing 16th-17thC castles of Raudonė and Panemunė. In the afternoon cycling to Ventė Horn famous for its bird observatory and the 19th century lighthouse, which was used for more than 100 years. After a short bus transfer arrive in Klaipeda, the main seaport of Lithuania, check-in at the hotel and dinner in local restaurant (included).
Cycling ~15 mi / by coach ~150 mi
Day 4 CURONIAN SPIT NATIONAL PARK (B) Wednesday
Sightseeing around Nida, one of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania. Then cycling on the Seaside Cycle Route along the Curonian Spit famous for its amber and fine sand beaches. En route to Klaipeda stop at the "Dead" sand dunes, visit Juodkrante settlement and go swimming in the Baltic Sea. Arrive in Smiltyne, take a ferry to the Old Town of Klaipeda, the main seaport of Lithuania. Check-in and optional dinner at the Hotel Old Mill or similar.
Cycling ~34 mi, by boat ~30 mi
Day 5 KLAIPEDA - PALANGA - HILL OF CROSSES - RIGA (B, D) Thursday
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 Konventa Seta Hotel or similar(included).
Cycling ~19 mi / by coach ~180 mi
Day 6 RIGA - JURMALA SEASIDE RESORT (B) Friday
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. Optional dinner at the hotel.
Cycling ~19 mi / by coach ~12 mi
Day 7 GAUJA NATIONAL PARK - BICYCLE MUSEUM (B) Saturday
Morning transfer to Sigulda, the most popular resort in Latvia, in the Gauja River Valley. Cycling through Gauja National Park to Saulkrasti, en route enjoy spectacular views of Gauja River valley with Gutmana Cave, visit Turaida Castle and the oldest Latvian Church, Krimulda, built in 1205. Finish the ride with a visit to the Latvian bicycle museum followed by a transfer to Riga. Optional dinner at the hotel.
Cycling ~25 mi / by coach ~62 mi
Day 8 RIGA - IKLA - PÄRNU - HAAPSALU (B) Sunday
Morning transfer to the Estonian border where the cycling begins, travel on picturesque roads along the Baltic Sea Coast. Transfer to Haapsalu with a stop in Pärnu, the Estonian "Summer Capital". Arrive in Haapsalu famous for its Bishop's Castle, healing mud baths and the longest railway station in Estonia built to accommodate the arrival of the Russian royal family's train in the 19thC. Check-in and optional dinner at the Hotel Promenaadi or similar.
Cycling ~19 mi / by coach ~155 mi
Day 9 HIIUMAA ISLAND (B, D) Monday
Early morning transfer to Rohuküla to catch a ferry to the beautiful Estonian island of Hiiumaa known as a nature lovers' paradise. Take a cycle ride along the Baltic coast; en route explore several famous lighthouses- from Tahkuna and Ristna designed by French architect Eiffel to Kopu lighthouse, one of the oldest still operating lighthouses in the world (1531). Dinner at the Hotel Lookese or similar (included).
Cycling ~34 mi, by coach ~75 mi, by ferry 14 mi
Day 10 KASSARI - TALLINN (B) Tuesday
Enjoy a morning ride across Hiiumaa island's wild beauty before crossing a road bridge onto Kassari. In keeping with local tradition, add your stone to the tip of Sääretirp before the final ride. After visiting a local family wool factory transfer by coach back to the ferry going to the mainland. In the afternoon arrive in Tallinn, check-in at the Hotel Bern or similar, followed by a guided tour of Tallinn Old Town. Optional dinner in local restaurant.
Cycling ~15 mi / by coach ~75 mi, by ferry 14 mi
Day 11 TALLINN DEPARTURE (B) Wednesday
Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour.