Cycle the Baltics: Lithuania - Latvia - Estonia

Cycle the Baltics: Lithuania - Latvia - Estonia

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Cycle the Baltics: Lithuania - Latvia - Estonia

11 Days Starting in Vilnius, Lithuania and ending in Tallinn, Estonia

Visiting: Vilnius, Comfort Hotel LT - Rock 'n' Roll Vilnius, Cathedral Square, Užutrakio dvaro sodybos parkas, Trakai Island Castle, Semeliškės, VICTORIA hotel Kaunas, Kaunas Old Town, Old Church of St. John the Baptist, Vilkija Ferry „Vilkynė“, Cape of Ventė Lighthouse, Castle Marina, Smiltynė, Juodkrantė, Grey Dunes, Pervalka, Preila, Nida, Theatre Square, Olando kepurė, Palangos botanikos parkas, Palangos tiltas, Gora Krizhyu-Kalnas, Hestia Hotel Jugend, Riga Cathedral, Jurmala Beach, Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum, Raganas ķēķis bistro, restorāns, viesnīca, Turaida castle, Sigulda, Krimulda church, Pärnu Beach, Port of Virtsu, Orissaare, Angla Windmill Park, Kuressaare, Sõrve Lighthouse, Kuressaare Castle, Kaali Crater, Kuivastu sadam, Vanalinn, Hestia Hotel Ilmarine

Tour operator:

Baltic Bike Travel

Tour code:

G1

Recommended For:

Couples, Singles

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 15

Physical rating:

Medium

Age range:

8-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Meat

Tour operated in:
English , German , Spanish
Trip Styles:

Small Group

Interests:

Cultural

Activities:

Cycling, Sightseeing

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Tour Overview

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; and the previously-closed Curonian Spit 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.

Highlights

  • Vilnius Old Town

  • Kaunas - European capital of culture 2022

  • Curonian Spit National Park

  • Trakai Insular Castle

  • Palanga Botanical Park and Amber Museum

  • Riga - the capital of Latvia

  • Jurmala beach

  • Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum

  • Turaida Castle

  • Saaremaa Island with Angla windmill park and Kuressaare Castle

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Places You'll See

Vilnius Cathedral, Lithuania

Kaunas - European Capital Of Culture 2022

Palanga Amber Museum

Cycling Along The Nemunas River

Cycling Curonian Spit In Lithuania

Trakai Insular Castle

Ortodox Church In Tallinn

Beach Cycling In Jūrmala

Curonian Spit National Park

Angla Windmill Park In Saaremaa Island

Art Novou Architecture In Riga

Gutmanis Cave In Gauja National Park

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Vilnius (Lithuania)
Location: Vilnius, Comfort Hotel LT - Rock 'n' Roll Vilnius
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Comfort Hotel LT - Rock 'n' Roll Vilnius
Meals Included: No Meals, Welcome drink

Individual arrival in the tour start hotel. Arrival transfers from Vilnius airport is possible if ordered in advance for extra charge.
19:00 Welcome meeting at the hotel with tour guide.

Day 2 : Vilnius, Trakai Island Castle & Kaunas (Lithuania)
Location: Cathedral Square, Užutrakio dvaro sodybos parkas, Trakai Island Castle, Semeliškės, VICTORIA hotel Kaunas
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: VICTORIA KAUNAS Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast a guided tour of Vilnius Old Town followed by a bus transfer outside the city. Start your first cycle ride through picturesque countryside with many lakes and gentle hills. En route stop in 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. Afternoon transfer by bus to Kaunas. Arrive in Kaunas, check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.
(cycling ~33 km/21 miles, by bus ~100 km)

Day 3 : Along The Nemunas River To Klaipėda (Lithuania)
Location: Kaunas Old Town, Old Church of St. John the Baptist, Vilkija Ferry „Vilkynė“, Cape of Ventė Lighthouse, Castle Marina
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: NATIONAL HOTEL
Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic lunch

Explore Kaunas by bike on picturesque cycle trail along the Nemunas River. En route stop for a picnic lunch (included). Finish the ride in Zapyškis famous for its unusual small 14thC gothic church. Bus transfer to the Baltic coast. Arrive in Klaipeda, a modern town at the Baltic Sea, check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.
(cycling ~40 km/23 miles, by bus ~230 km)

Day 4 : Along The Curonian Spit National Park (Lithuania)
Location: Smiltynė, Juodkrantė, Grey Dunes, Pervalka, Preila, Nida
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: NATIONAL HOTEL
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we go for the longest ride to Nida. Follow the Seaside Cycle Route along the Curonian Spit famous for its amber and fine sand beaches. En-route enjoy beautiful views of the Curonian Spit which separates the Baltic Sea from the Curonian Lagoon. Sightseeing around Nida, one of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania. Transfer by bus or boat back to Klaipėda, dinner at the hotel (included).
(cycling ~58 km/36 miles, by bus or boat~50 km)

Day 5 : Klaipeda To Palanga By Bike Then Drive To Riga (Lithuania - Latvia)
Location: Theatre Square, Olando kepurė, Palangos botanikos parkas, Palangos tiltas, Gora Krizhyu-Kalnas, Hestia Hotel Jugend
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hestia Hotel Jugend
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Morning ride to Palanga through the Seaside Regional Park, a former soviet military training area. Arrive in Palanga, the biggest Lithuanian seaside resort famous for the Botanical Garden and the Amber Museum. Afternoon bus transfer to Riga, the capital city of Latvia. En-route stop at the Hill of Crosses, the unforgettable sight of thousands of crosses on two small hills. Arrive in Riga, check-in and dinner at the hotel (included).
(Cycle ~32 km/20 miles, bus ~290 km).

Day 6 : Riga & Jurmala Beach (Latvia)
Location: Riga Cathedral, Jurmala Beach
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hestia Hotel Jugend
Meals Included: Breakfast

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. (Cycle ~30 km/19 miles, bus ~20 km).

Day 7 : Gauja National Park & Bicycle Museum (Latvia)
Location: Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum, Raganas ķēķis bistro, restorāns, viesnīca, Turaida castle, Sigulda, Krimulda church
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: SIGULDA Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

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 and Turaida Castle. En route visit Krimulda Church (1205) which is the oldest in Latvia. Arrive in Sigulda, check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.
(cycling ~45 km/28 miles, by bus ~50 km)

Day 8 : Sigulda - Saaremaa (Latvia - Estonia)
Location: Pärnu Beach, Port of Virtsu, Orissaare, Angla Windmill Park, Kuressaare
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: JOHAN SPA Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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 Kuressaare, the capital of Saaremaa, check into the hotel for 2 overnight stays in the old town. Dinner at the hotel (included).
(Cycle ~38 km/24 miles, bus ~330 km, ferry ~6 km)

Day 9 : Saaremaa Island
Location: Sõrve Lighthouse, Kuressaare Castle
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: JOHAN SPA Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a day ride across Saaremaa Island’s wild beauty – Sorve Peninsula famous for its lighthouse. Finish the day in Kuressaare, 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.
(cycling ~56 km/34 miles, by bus ~ 50 km)

Day 10 : Saaremaa Island & Tallinn
Location: Kaali Crater, Kuivastu sadam, Vanalinn
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hestia ILMARINE Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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 bus 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).
(cycling ~28 km/18 miles, by bus ~210 km, by ferry 6 km)

Day 11 : Tour Ends In Tallinn
Location: Hestia Hotel Ilmarine
Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour.

What's Included

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

    Reusable bottle filled by water anytime during cycling

  • Accommodation

    10 nights stay in 3-4* hotels, including breakfast and all taxes

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

    Transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned coach /minibus

  • Entrance Fees

    - Vente Ornithological station, - Amber in Palanga, - Turaida Castle, - Bicycle in Saulkrasti, - Angla Windmill Park in Saaremaa

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

  • Fully Guided

    - Services of local tour guide (group up to 15 people) or two tour guides (group up to 21 people) or driver/guide (group up to 7 people) on days 2-10 - Guided 2-hour city tours in English in the capital cities: Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn

  • Local Taxes

  • Meals – Half Board

    - Welcome meeting with a glass of wine or beer - 1 x picnic lunch (Day 3) - 4 x 3-course dinners with coffee/tea (1 xKlaipeda, 1xRiga, 1xSaaremaa, 1xTallinn)

  • Ferry tickets to the Curonian Spit in Klaipeda

  • Ferry tickets to/from Saaremaa Island

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What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • International Travel

  • Tipping and Gratuities

Optional Extras

  • Pre-tour accommodation in Vilnius 3* / Double/twin room

    (price per night with breakfast)

  • Departure transfers to Tallinn airport

    Price for one way by car for up to 3 people

  • Rent of E-bike/Pedelec with a pannier

    E-bike/Pedelec with Bosch driving system, and a waterproof pannier

  • Arrival transfers from Vilnius airport

    Price for one way by car for up to 3 people

  • Pre-tour accommodation in Vilnius 3* / Single room

    (price per room per night with breakfast)

  • Post-tour accommodation in Tallinn 4* / Double/Twin room

    (price per night with breakfast)

  • Post-tour accommodation in Tallinn 4* / Single room

    (price per room per night with breakfast)

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  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes, there will be international groups where people from different countries travel together

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    The tour program is rather intensive, and you should keep in pace with your group. You may have more free time to explore the capital cities if you book extra nights before the tour in Vilnius and after the tour in Tallinn. People may also enjoy a free afternoon in Riga if not going for a cycle ride to Jūrmala.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Tour leader (-s) and local guides in the capital cities are English-speaking ones or multilingual (English/German/Spanish) ones for some departures

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    All 3-4* accommodations provide free of charge Wi-Fi.

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    We rate this trip Easygoing to Moderate. Daily biking routes mainly on low traffic roads and cycle paths range from 28 to 58 km (18-36 miles each day). The terrain is varied and rolling with a few gradual hills on some riding days (a few steep ups and downs in the Gauja River valley) and dead flat most of the tour. For slow riders we recommend hiring e-bikes to keep pace with the group. The tour

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No, but you are welcome to book arrival/departure transfers from Vilnius airport/to Tallinn airport as optional extras.

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    We always recommend taking one big suitcase up to 23 kg and small handbag/suitcase

  • What is the tipping policy?

    At your discretion, you might also consider tipping your tour leader, city guides and driver/-s in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No, we don't offer booking flights.

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes and no. Entrance fees to the most interesting local museums and places of interest are included, while there are many museums and galleries in the capital cities, and some places like Trakai Insular Castle, where you have to pay the entrance if decided to visit.

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    4* centrally located hotels are booked in Kaunas, Riga, Tallinn and Kuressaare in low season; the rest accommodation is booked at centrally located 3* hotels

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    The tour program is rather intensive

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes, you may book pre- and post-tour accommodation at the tour hotels in Vilnius and Tallinn

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

    You can pay for services and souvenirs in cash Euro (all places) or by credit card (almost everywhere). US dollars and British pounds are accepted by people selling handicrafts in street markets.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, you are welcome to travel with your children who could stay in rooms with extra bed (maximum one extra bed in a room). Children from 8 years old are allowed to cycle on road together with their parents.

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes, all transfers are done by air-conditioned coach or minibus

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Yes, there is a single room supplement. Sometimes we can offer staying in TWIN room in case we have two solo travellers of similar age and gender, both wanting to share the room.

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    Entry visas to the Baltics NOT required by EU, CH, NO, AUS, NZ, USA or CAN citizens. Other nationalities should consult the relevant consulate.

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    Due to Covid-19 pandemic there is a requirement for statutory Covid-19 vaccination for foreigners entering the Baltics without self-isolation and testing.

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    All 3-4* accommodations provide free of charge Wi-Fi

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Maximum group size – 15 people with one guide and 21 people with two guides

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes, you will get updated list of all accommodation before you depart

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes, there will be one cycling tour leader accompanying the group up to 15 people or two cycling tour leaders - the group up to 21 people; in case of smaller group than 7 people, there will be a driver/tour guide accompanying the group partly by bike and partly by minivan.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    The tour program is rather intensive, and you should keen in pace with your group

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Erik en Marleen Schroyens – Roels  

Cycling through the Baltic States in a group was a direct hit!

13-Sep-2018

We have been back in Belgium for a week now and often think of the beautiful trip we have made through the Baltic States! It was our first bike trip, and we did not know how everything would go. Where we were initially sceptical about the idea of cycling in a group, we have to admit: It was a direct hit! The enthusiasm with which Romas introduced us with these regions, his way to guide, his jokes and also the international travel companions to which we were also presented from the first evening, quickly led to a group feeling. When we decided to make a day out for ourselves on the Curonian spit, we really enjoyed it, but we quickly realised that we had to find our way regularly and that we were very dependent on the smartphone. (which sometimes failed.) Afterwards we stayed with the group, and we noticed that Romas regularly deviated from "our" route, to take smaller and more beautiful roads and regularly stopped at places where we might otherwise have passed by! Also for finding a suitable lunch spot it was much easier to rely on someone who knows it all very well! We are very grateful to you, Ramos, and Albinas, the driver - who was also very friendly and helpful - for the beautiful holiday...

Belgium
Anne Badanes  

It was fantastic, absolutely wonderful!

23-Aug-2018

We have arrived home after the Baltic Bike trip with Ramos from Vilnius to Tallinn. It was fantastic, absolutely wonderful. We've done bike trips in Europe and the US with other groups and this trip was the very best. Of course, we loved the countryside and the weather was an unexpected bonus. But the real advantage of this ride was Ramos. He is a leader with knowledge beyond any tour guide.....he offered us information on the history, the culture, the geography, the religion, the botany....everything.....the best teacher/guide possible. But, beyond that, his personality is ideal for this....he understood group dynamics and the group really connected because he drew us together; building bridges between the German speakers and the English speakers, providing humour, music, etc. And the biking was perfect....the distances worked well, the scenery and places he chose to stop were ideal. You've done a really good job with the pace of the trip...the 2 days in Klaipeda, 3 in Riga, 2 on the island. Good hotel, simple logistics (for the guests anyway) And, the stops were at interesting places. Albinis was a really good driver and such a friendly, helpful person to have with us. Due to an old injury, I spent one afternoon on the bus. Albinis was informative and made me feel less badly about missing the biking....a really caring man and very careful with the bikes.

USA
Maureen  

This was a fabulous tour, I loved every day of it - and I would say to anyone considering the tour. - JUST DO IT!!

20-Sep-2017

Hello, I wanted to tell you what a fabulous trip I had riding through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in July/August. It was simply magic to be riding through three totally different countries, taking in the picturesque countryside and hearing the history of so many of the places that we rode through from our guide Romas - he has such interesting and wide knowledge of the countries which made the trip as much of a sightseeing trip as it was a bike tour - and I personally can't thank him enough. I truly hadn't realised what beautiful countries all three are. Our bikes were so comfortable that we merely got on them and off we went on our discovery tour - no complaints there! The riding was, as the trip notes said, introductory to moderate - some people had not been on a bike for some time but managed the trip just fine - just one hill which tested the best of us! It was fine to get off the bike and walk and I did!! When travelling long distances we merely hopped in our comfortable bus - complete with trailer full of bikes attached - and relaxed in comfort and listened to Romas' commentary - always so much to be learned from him about the landscape and people as we travelled along. Our days were filled with beautiful vistas of country and coastal areas, medieval towns, castles, churches, museums - so many memories to take away with us all. We were assured of a good nights sleep in excellent accommodation with more than adequate breakfasts to get us on the road for another days adventure of riding in the Baltic countries. Thanks to guides, Romas and Jana, and the two bus drivers (whose names escape me) This was a fabulous tour, I loved every day of it - and I would say to anyone considering the tour. - JUST DO IT!!

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