Along the Baltic Sea, four-country tour: Gdansk, Konigsberg, Memel and Riga – half-guided
On the bike tour You will discover four different countries: Poland, Kaliningrad Oblast, Lithuania and Latvia. You will see: the former Hanseatic city of Gdansk, Malbork with the largest brick castle in Europe, Nikolaus Kopernikus city of Frombork, Konigsberg, where you can find traces of the German philosopher Immanuel Kants, Klaipeda with its famous Anke van Tharaw, Riga with its famous Art Nouveau district and much more. Have we aroused Your interest? Take part and let yourself be convinced of the uniqueness of this bike tour.
~240 km by bike
Fridays 25.6., 9.7., 23.7., 6.8.
Day 1.: bicycle free
Die 1000-jährige Hansestadt Danzig – Polen
Individual arrival to your hotel in Gdańsk. After the meeting with our representative a guided tour of the Old Town is scheduled. Accommodation in a hotel in Gdańsk.
Day 2.: ca. 45 km by bike, ca. 1 hour by train, transfer ca. 50 km by bus
The mightiest medieval castle of Europe, the Vistula Lagoon and Frombork
After breakfast, you will take the train to Malbork. There you will tour Europe’s biggest medieval fortress – the capital of the Teutonic Order. In the afternoon your first bicycle trip to Frombork, the town of Nicolaus Copernicus, will begin (beautiful landscape along the way). You will reach Frombork after a short transfer by bus. We recommend the tour of the Cathedral (optional). On your way you will be able to take a first look on the Vistula Lagoon. Accommodation in a hotel in Frombork.
Day 3.: bicycle free, about 170 km by bus
Along the Baltic coast: Russia – dynamic Kaliningrad*
Today you will have bus transfer to Kaliningrad/Russia, where guided tour is planned. After sightseeing free time in the city is planned. Late afternoon bus transfer through Russian/Lithuanian boarder is planned and arrival to Nida, where you will be accommodated.
* Please be informed that to cross Russian boarder valid Passport as well as E-visa is necessary. We will send you more information in a trip confirmation.
Day 4.: ca. 20 km by bike
Lithuania: Nida – High Dune and the summer house of Thomas Mann
This day you can visit the former summer house (nowadays a museum) of Thomas Mann, the famous German writer. Then we recommend a bike trip to the highest dune on the Spit. The rest of the day is free. You can enjoy the beautiful beach and swim in the Baltic Sea. Accommodation as on day 3..
Day 5.: ca. 55 km by bike
Lithuania – Curonian Spit and Klaipeda
This bike trip is a true feast for the senses – we cycle along one of the most beautiful bicycle routes in eastern Europe. On our way in Juodkrante, on the so called Witch Hill, we can admire the bizarre carvings representing figures from the Lithuanian myths. Accommodation in a hotel in Klaipeda.
Day 6.: ca. 45 km by bike, ca. 60 km by bus
Lithuania – Latvia: Memel/Klaipeda
This day’s tour leads along the Baltic Coast, on a beautiful cycle route from Klaipeda to Sventoji. On the way you can have a break in Palanga, a popular seaside town where you can enjoy the atmosphere in one of the numerous cafe’s (also worth visiting is the botanical garden and the amber museum). In the late afternoon you will arrive by bus to your hotel in Liepaja (Latvia) – take your time and explore the city on your own. Accommodation in a hotel in Liepaja.
Day 7.: ca. 45 km by bike, ca 60 km by bus
Trip to the past: the merchant city Kuldiga – Latvia
After breakfast bus takes you in the direction of Vanga. Today’s bike route goes through calm side roads to Kuldiga, former merchant city with very well preserved medieval old town. Accomodation in a hotel or guest house in Kuldiga. Afterwards you can stroll through the beautiful narrow streets of Kuldiga.
Day 8.: ca. 27 km by bike, ca. 120 km by bus
Latvia: Riga – City of Culture
After breakfast you have a bus transfer in the direction to Jurmala. Today’s bike route goes along Latvian east coast. You go on the bike road in the Jurmala direction. We recommend to make stops and swim in the Baltic Sea. Your todays goal is the city of Riga, the capital city of Latvia. Accommodation in a hotel in Riga.
Day 9. bicycle free
Latvia: Riga – City of Culture
Riga is an exciting European metropolis and this day you will have the opportunity to explore its architectural gems including some fantastic facades of Art Nouveau. In the morning after breakfast a walking guided tour (ca. 3 hours) is scheduled. About noon your tour is finished. Individual departure about 12:00. It is possible to extend your stay in Riga.
Condition of roads:
In the Malbork area partly flat (mostly below sea level), partially slightly elevated (on the Elbląg Heights), roads mostly asphalt. On the Curonian Spit and the Baltic coast flat, asphalt roads and bicycle routes.
- Half-guided tour: you are accompanied by our English speaking driver (luggage transfer, repairs, emergencies). He is accessible by phone all the time of the tour.
- Accommodation in single or double rooms in hotels and guest houses with bathrooms and WC
- Meals: BB (breakfast); vegetarian meals are possible upon earlier notice (please let us know if you eat fish)
- First meal: breakfast at day 2.
- Last meal upon the day of departure: breakfast
- Guided tours of Gdańsk Old Town, Malbork Fortress, Kaliningrad, Riga (entry fees included)
- Transfers included in the programme
- Assistance hotline
- Maps of the area and detailed descriptions of the daily sections with GPS tracks
Minimum number of participants: 6 people
from Gdańsk to Riga
1 person in double room/ BB/all services: 950 Euro
Single room surcharge: 200 Euro
Bicycle rental: 90 Euro
Unisex bikes are equipped with 7 Shimano gears and chain derailleur from Shimano, with pedal-brake
Electric bike (on former request): 160 Euro
Since in the route descriptions we give the distance in kilometers, we recommend to bring your own cyclometer. It allows to cycle without any problems. It is also possible to rent a cyclometer from us, which costs 10 Euro per bike (incl. installation). Please let us know upon booking your trip, if you wish to rent our cyclometer.
Taking Your own bicycle on former request
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A valid ID is required for EU citizens to travel to Poland. People under the age of 16 need a child ID with photo or a passport.
A passport and a free e-visa are required to stay in the Konigsberg area. The passport must be valid for 6 months after the trip.
You will receive more information on this with the booking confirmation.
Additional nights before and after the trip can be booked on request.