Cycling in Lithuania and Latvia: Vilnius - Curonian Spit - Riga
Cycling in Lithuania and Latvia: Vilnius - Curonian Spit - Riga– Baltics, Lithuania, Latvia –8 days / 7 nights, Vilnius - Trakai - Kaunas - Nida - Curonian Spit - Klaipeda - Palanga - RigaThe Baltic coast and National Parks of Lithuania and Latvia explored on highly scenic routes, including the two capital cities Vilnius and Riga, both on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Start your tour in Vilnius, travel to the Baltic Sea Coast in the West, by boat across the Curonian Lagoon to Nida. Visit the seaport Klaipeda and the resort town of Palanga and on to Riga, Latvia in the north. Enjoy a great variety of towns, villages and Baltic scenes.
|Operation||May 29 - August 28, 2016|
June 12, 19, 26
July 3, 17, 31
August 7, 14, 28
|Price||$1,225 per person in double room
$1,495 single room
|Included||7 nights hotel accommodation***-****
Rooms with private facilities
Welcome meeting with a glass of beer or wine
2 x 3-course dinners with coffee/tea (1 x Klaipeda, 1 x Riga)
Mineral water at your disposal on cycling days
Rent of trekking bicycle with a waterproof pannier (+ helmet on request)
Guide escort on days 2-7
Transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned coach /minibus
Luggage transport as per itinerary
Boat trip across the Curonian Lagoon
Ferry tickets from the Curonian Spit to Klaipeda
Excursions as per itinerary
Entrance to museums: Trakai Castle, Vente Ornithological station,
Amber in Palanga, Turaida Castle, Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum
Individual information package (city guides, maps and program)
|Not Included||International flights
Arrival and departure transfers
Meals other than mentioned above
Rent of E-bike/Pedelec with a pannier
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Minimum group: 2 people
Maximum group: 21 people with one guide, 25 people with two guides!
Bicycle information - please see "more Info"
Child seat available upon request
Total cycling ~129 miles
|Tour Options||Arrival or departure transfers
5 x dinner package, 3 courses with coffee/tea
Baltic Biking route map
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Day 1 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.
7:00 p.m. (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 14th Century 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. (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-17th Century castles of Raudone and Panemune. In the afternoon cycling to Vente 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
Take a morning boat across the Curonian Lagoon to Nida en-route enjoying the beautiful view of the Curonian Spit sand dunes which separate the Baltic Sea from the Curonian Lagoon. 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 and go swimming in the Baltic Sea. Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel. (cycling ~34 mi, by boat ~31 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 (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 (B) Sunday
Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour.