ARRIVAL IN VILNIUS
Arrival in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania for more than 600 yeats. Optional transfer to Comfort Hotel LT*** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.
VILNIUS - TRAKAI - KAUNAS (Cycle 33 km or 21 miles, by bus 100 km)
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 14th century castle built on a small island in Lake Galvė. Afternoon transfer by bus to Kaunas. Arrive in Kaunas, hotel check-in. Overnight stay at Hotel Victoria Kaunas**** or similar.
ALONG THE NEMUNAS RIVER: KAUNAS - KLAIPEDA (Cycle 35 km or 22 miles, by bus 220 km)
Kaunas by bike followed by a ride on picturesque cycle trail along the Nemunas River. En route stop in Zapyškis famous for its unusual small 14thC gothic church. Finish the ride with a bus transfer to the Baltic coast and picnic lunch in the middle way. Arrive in Klaipeda, a modern town at the Baltic Sea, check-in and optional dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel Old Mill*** or similar.
THE CURONIAN SPIT (Cycle 58 km or 36 miles, by bus or boat 50 km)
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 Klaipeda. Overnight and dinner at the hotel or city restaurant in Klaipeda. Overnight stay at Hotel Old Mill*** or similar.
KLAIPEDA - PALANGA - THE HILL OF CROSSES - RIGA (Cycle 32 km or 20 miles, by bus 290 km)
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 on display. Afternoon bus transfer to Riga, the capital 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. Overnight stay at Hotel Hestia Jugend**** or similar.
RIGA & JURMALA (Cycle 30 km or 19 miles, by bus 20 km)
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. Overnight stay at Hotel Hestia Jugend**** or similar.
RIGA - SAULKRASTI - GAUJA NATIONAL PARK (Cycle 45 km or 28 miles, by bus 50 km)
Morning transfer to to Saulkrasti. After visiting the Latvian bicycle museum start your bike ride 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 the Gauja River valley with Gutmana Cave and Turaida Castle, visit Krimulda Church (1205), which is the oldest Latvian Church. Arrive in Sigulda, hotel check-in. Optional dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel Sigulda*** or similar.
SIGULDA - SAAREMAA ISLAND (Cycle 38 km or 24 miles, by bus 330 km, by ferry 6 km)
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 willage of Angla where the iconic windmills are located. Transfer to Mandjala or Kuressaare, hotel check in for 2 nights at the seaside. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel Saaremaa*** or similar.
SAAREMAA ISLAND (Cycle 56 km or 34 miles, by bus 50 km)
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 13th century. Free time to explore the town and the Bishop’s castle. Optional dinner at the hotel or local restaurant. Overnight stay at Hotel Saaremaa*** or similar.
SAAREMAA ISLAND - TALLINN (Cycle 37 km or 23 miles, by bus 210 km, by ferry 6 km)
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 at the local restaurant. Overnight stay at Hotel Hestia Ilmarine**** or similar.
Breakfast at the hotel. Optional transfer to the airport.