11 / 10days / nights

Baltic Biking Tour

Vilnius - Kaunas - Klaipeda - Curonian Spit - Riga - Sigulda - Saaremaa - 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.
Day 1 Arrival in Vilnius Welcome meeting at the hotel with tour guide. Overnight stay at Hotel Tilto*** or similar.
Day 2 Vilnius - Trakai - Kaunas (Cycle 28 km or 18 miles) After breakfast a guided tour of Vilnius Old Town. Afternoon trip to Trakai, the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, where you may visit the 14th century island castle built on a small island in Lake Galve. In the afternoon 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. Overnight stay at Hotel Europa Royale Kaunas**** or similar.
Day 3 Kaunas - Klaipeda (Cycle 30 km or 19 miles) Morning transfer along the Nemunas River to the coast. En route passing 17th century castle of Panemune. In the afternoon, after picnic lunch (included), 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 optional dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel Old Mill*** or similar
Day 4 The Curonian Spit (Cycle 58 km or 36 miles) Take a morning ferry to the Curonian Spit and transfer by coach 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. In the afternoon cycling back to Klaipėda on the Seaside Cycle Route along the Curonian Spit famous for its amber and fine sand beaches. Overnight and dinner at the hotel or city restaurant in Klaipėda (included). 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 (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). Overnight stay at Hotel Rixwell Konventa Seta*** 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. Optional dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel Rixwell Konventa Seta*** or similar.
Day 7 Riga - Sigulda (Cycle 40 km or 25 miles) Morning transfer 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 with 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, check-in and optional dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel Sigulda*** or similar.
Day 8 Sigulda - Saaremaa (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 (included). Overnight stay at Hotel Saaremaa*** or similar.
Day 9 Saaremaa (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. Optional dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Mandjala or Kuressaare. Overnight stay at Hotel Saaremaa*** or similar.
Day 10 Saaremaa - Tallinn (Cycle 40 km or 25 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 in local restaurant (included). Overnight stay at Hotel Hestia Ilmarine**** or similar.
Day 11 Tallinn Departure Optional transfer to the airport.
Information and Booking form:
Price per person sharing standard double room. The single supplement is 350 € per room (for BBT04 - BBT14 additionally 20 € per room apply).
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) on days 2-10
  • 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