Guided Cycling Latvia and Estonia
Guided Cycling Latvia and Estonia– Baltics, Latvia, Estonia –9 days / 8 nights, Riga- Pärnu - Haapsalu - Hiiumaa Island - Tallinn - Lake Peipsi - Sigulda - Gauja National Park - RigaExplore the Baltic coast and National Parks of Latvia and Estonia on very scenic routes. The tour includes the two capitals Riga and Tallinn with their Old towns, designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO; and the previously-closed beautiful Hiiumaa Island. Start and end in Riga, travel north to Estonia, experience a wide variety of towns, villages, ports and countryside, explore the very distinct characters of these quite different countries.
|Operation||June 4 - September 3, 2016|
June 4 - June 12
June 25 - July 3
July 9 - July 17
August 6 - August 14
August 20 - August 28
September 3 - September 11
Guaranteed departures with escort
|Price||from $1,365 per person in double room
from $1,650 single room
|Included||8 nights hotel accommodations, including all taxes
Welcome meeting with a glass of beer or wine
3 x dinners (3 courses with coffee/tea, 1x Hiiumaa, 1x Sagadi & 1x Sigulda)
Mineral water at your disposal on cycling days
Guide escort on days 2-8
Rent of trekking bicycle with a waterproof pannier (+ helmet on request)
Transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned coach /minibus
Luggage transport as per itinerary
Excursions as shown in itinerary
Ferry ticket to Hiiumaa Island
Entrance to: Kopu Lighthouse, Manor House in Lahemaa, Turaida Castle
Individual information package (city guides, maps and program)
|Not Included||International airfare & Airport taxes
Arrival and departure transfers
Lunches and dinners
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Minimum participants 2 persons
Maximum: 21 people with one guide, 25 people with two guides
Cycling ~166 mi
|Tour Options||Dinner package, 5 x 3-course dinners
Arrival or departure transfers
Pre-and Post tour accommodations
Biking Lativa to Estonia map
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Day 1 ARRIVAL RIGA Saturday
Arrive in Riga. Individual transfer to the hotel (not included). Check-in at the Hotel Konventa Seat or similar. 7:00 pm welcome meeting at the hotel with tour guide. Optional dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 RIGA - IKLA - PÄRNU - HAAPSALU (B) Sunday
Morning transfer by coach to the Estonian border. After cycling on picturesque road along the Baltic Sea Coast transfer to Haapsalu. En route 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 19th Century. Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel. Cycling ~18 mi, by coach ~155 mi
Day 3 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 (included). Cycling ~35 mi, by coach ~75 mi, by ferry 14 mi
Day 4 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 5 TALLINN- NATIONAL PARK LAHEMAA (B, D) Wednesday
The morning is free to explore Tallinn. After short bus transfer cycling through National Park Lahemaa, which is one of the last unspoiled regions of the Baltic coast. Its nature is rich and unique. Here we shall observe thick woods, marshes, lakes and waterfalls. Here is the realm of moose, wild boars and over 220 bird species. Check-in and dinner at the hotel (included). Cycling ~32 mi, by coach ~55 mi
Day 6 LAKE PEIPSI - RUSSIAN BORDER - TARTU (B) Thursday
Morning transfer to Mustvee. There we start a pleasant bicycle trip along Peipsi Lake shore to Varnja. Peipsi is 4th largest lake in Europe, divided in two by the Russian border. On the road, we pass many fishing villages. We reach our hotel after coach transfer to Tartu, a famous university town where Estonia gained its statehood. Arrival in Tartu followed by a night walk around the Old Town and its university founded in 1632. Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.
Cycling ~33 mi, by coach ~93 mi
Day 7 TARTU - OTEPÄÄ - SIGULDA (B, D) Friday
After a short bus transfer to Otepää, a lovely place with many lakes, start cycling through the so-called "Estonian Switzerland" and admire the environment. Finish the tour in Sangaste, famous for its 19th century romantic castle built following the example of Windsor Palace, and transfer to Sigulda (Latvia) with a stop in Cesis. Arrival in Sigulda, the most popular resort in Latvia, in the Gauja River Valley. Check-in and dinner at the Hotel Santa or similar (included).
Cycling ~19 mi / by coach ~146 mi
Day 8 SIGULDA - GAUJA NATIONAL PARK - RIGA (B) Saturday
Cycling through Gauja National Park, en route enjoy spectacular views of Gauja River valleys with the Gutmana Cave and ruins of 13th Century Crusaders Castle in Sigulda and Turaida Castle. Afternoon transfer to Riga, the Latvian capital, where a guided tour of the charming Old Town awaits. After check-in at the hotel exploring the medieval Hanseatic town famous for its Art Nouveau buildings. Optional dinner at the Hotel Konventa Seta or similar.
Cycling ~12 mi, by coach ~31 mi
Day 9 RIGA (B) Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour.