11 / 10days / nights

Baltic Biking Tour

Vilnius - the Curonian Spit - Riga - Saaremaa Island - Tallinn
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.

The cycling grade of this tour is Easygoing to Moderate. Daily biking routes mainly on low traffic roads and cycle paths range from 28 to 58 km or 18 to 36 miles each day. Total cycling distance is 344km or 215 miles. 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. The tour covers all three Baltic States and therefore it includes a few long bus transfers between the most interesting cycling destinations and the capital cities. Our walking sightseeing tours in the capital old towns are along cobbled streets.
Maximum group size – 15 people with one guide and 21 people with two guides.
Day 1 ARRIVAL IN VILNIUS Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Comfort Hotel LT*** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.
Day 2 VILNIUS - TRAKAI - KAUNAS (Cycle 33 km or 21 miles) 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.
Day 3 KAUNAS - KLAIPEDA (Cycle 35 km or 22 miles) Morning bike ride along the Nemunas River cycle trail. Finish the ride with a short cable ferry trip across the river and picnic lunch (included). Bus transfer to the Baltic coast. En route stop in Ventė Horn famous for its bird observatory and the 19th century lighthouse. Arrive in Klaipeda, a modern town at the Baltic Sea, hotel check-in. Overnight stay at Hotel Old Mill*** or similar.
Day 4 THE CURONIAN SPIT (Cycle 58 km or 36 miles) 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.
Day 5 KLAIPEDA - RIGA (Cycle 32 km or 20 miles) 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, the capital of 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. Overnight stay at Hotel Hestia Jugend**** or similar.
Day 6 RIGA (Cycle 30 km or 19 miles) 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.
Day 7 RIGA - SIGULDA (Cycle 40 km or 25 miles) 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 Gauja River valley with Gutmana Cave, visit Turaida Castle and the oldest Latvian Church, Krimulda, built in 1205. Arrive in Sigulda, hotel check-in. Overnight stay at Hotel Sigulda*** or similar.
Day 8 SIGULDA - SAAREMAA ISLAND (Cycle 38 km or 24 miles) 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, check into hotel for 2 stays at the seaside. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel Saaremaa*** or similar.
Day 9 SAAREMAA ISLAND (Cycle 56 km or 34 miles) Enjoy a day ride across Saaremaa Island's wild beauty - Sorve Peninsula, with a finish at the Sorve lighthouse. Historically, the peninsula had considerable military significance, dominating the Irbe Strait and the Baltic Sea route to Riga. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel Saaremaa*** or similar.
Day 10 SAAREMAA ISLAND - TALLINN (Cycle 37 km or 23 miles) 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.
Day 11 TALLINN DEPARTURE Breakfast at the hotel. Optional transfer to the airport.
Information and Booking form:
Price per person sharing standard double room. The single supplement is 380 € per room.
Price includes:
  • 10 overnights at 3 - 4 star hotels including all taxes
  • 10 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with a glass of wine or beer
  • 1 x picnic lunch in nature
  • 4 x 3-course dinners with coffee/tea (1 x Klaipeda, 1 x Riga, 1 x Saaremaa, 1 x Tallinn)
  • Mineral water at your disposal on cycling days + reusable water bottle
  • Bike rental with a back pannier
  • Services of local tour guide(s) or driver/guide on days 2-10
  • Guided 2-hour city tours in English in the capital cities: Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn
  • Transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned coach/minibus
  • Luggage transport
  • Ferry tickets to the Curonian Spit in Klaipeda
  • Ferry tickets to/from Saaremaa Island
  • Entrance to museums: Ventė Ornithological station, Amber in Palanga, Turaida Castle, Bicycle in Saulkrasti, Angla Windmill Park in Saaremaa
  • Individual information package (one per room)
Optional Meals
Optional Transfers
Number of Rooms:
Rooming list:
Room 1 Adults
Child
Room 2 Adults
Child
Room 3 Adults
Child
Room 4 Adults
Child

Total price:

To book the tour for 5 or more travellers please contact us: info@baltictour.com