Cycle the Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – guided tour
Bike tours through forests, bike paths along lakes, unique landscapes, villages like those from bygone centuries, baroque splendor in restored cities. The Baltic States have all of this to offer You. Take a ride and discover three extraordinary countries: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Thanks to the highly interesting guided tours, you will not only get to know the three Baltic countries on this bike tour, but also their history and, above all, their people.
~310 km by bike
Fridays 2.7., 16.7., 30.7., 13.8.
Day 1.: bicycle free
Estonia: the medieval Tallinn
Individual arrival to Tallinn. Your guide will meet you in your hotel in Tallinn at 6 p.m. (local time).Right after that we will have Estonian dinner in a restaurant in the Old Town and then, in the evening, a guided tour of the Old Town. Accommodation in a hotel in Tallinn.
Day 2.: ca. 35 km by bike, ca. 70 km by bus
Estonia: Lahemaa National Park
Free time in the morning. Bus transfer to the Lahemaa National Park, one of the last unspoilt regions of the Baltic coast. Our first bicycle trip goes through picturesque forests and meadows and along the stony seashores with erratic rocks left over from the last Ice Age. Accommodation and dinner in the area of Lahemaa National Park.
Day 3.: ca. 50 km by bike, ca. 150 km by bus
Estonia: Peipsi Lake and University City – Tartu
In the morning we will go by bus to Mustvee, where you will admire the sandstone outcrop. We will begin our today’s enjoyable cycle tour on the shore of the Peipsi Lake (the fifth largest lake in Europe).The Estonian-Russian border runs right through the middle of the lake. We will reach our hotel in Tartu in the afternoon. Accommodation and dinner in Tartu.
Day 4.: ca. 30-40 km by bike, ca. 205 km by bus
Estonia – „Estonian Switzerland“ – Latvia
In the morning a guided tour of Tartu. Landmarks include the Old Town with the famous Kissing Students fountain, classical main building of the University and an imposing ruin of the Tartu Cathedral. Afterwards we will get to the Otepää region, called „Estonian Switzerland“, by bus. Today’s cycling tour leads through its scenic hills (height differences up to 280 meters). Finally bus transfer to Riga (Latvia). Accommodation and dinner in Riga
Day 5.: bicycle free
Latvia: Riga – City of Culture
Riga is an exciting European metropolis and this day we will take our time to explore its architectural gems including some fantastic facades of Art Nouveau. In the morning we will have a walking guided tour (ca. 3 hours) and then lunch in a restaurant in the Old Town (as part of our HB). Afterwards free time to explore the city on your own. Accommodation as on day 4.
Day 6.: ca. 43 km by bike, ca. 220 km by bus
Latvia: Jurmala – Seaside resort
After a short bus transfer out of Riga we will start our tour following a nice cycle path to Jurmala. By bike we will explore its white, sandy beaches and its unique architectural blend from wooden 19th century villas to contemporary masterpieces. And we will take our time to have a swim in the sea. Bus transfer to Liepaja (we will reach our hotel late in the afternoon). We will enjoy dinner in a restaurant in the Old Town. Accommodation in Liepaja.
Day 7.: ca. 45 km by bike, ca. 65 km by bus
Latvia – Lithuania: Klaipeda/Memel
After breakfast we will be transferred directly to Lithuania. This day’s tour leads along the Baltic Coast, on a beautiful cycle route from Sventoji to Klaipeda. On the way we will stop in Palanga, a popular seaside town where we can enjoy the atmosphere in one of the numerous cafés (also worth visiting is the botanical garden and the amber museum). In the late afternoon a guided tour in Klaipeda and dinner in a restaurant in the Old Town. Accommodation in Klaipeda.
Day 8.: ca. 50-60 km by bike
Lithuania: Curonian Spit – a day to our senses
In the morning we will cross the lagoon by ferry and reach the 98-kilometres long Curonian Spit. Due to the high dunes (up to 60 meters) the locals call it “the Lithuanian Sahara“. On our way in Juodkrante, on the so called Witch Hill, we can admire the bizarre carvings representing figures from the Lithuanian myths. After picnic we will continue the scenic tour to Nida. Accommodation and dinner in Nida.
Day 9.: ca. 20 km by bike, ca. 210 km by bus
Lithuania: Cruise over the Curonian Lagoon
We will leave Nida and reach the mainland by boat (about 2 hours). There we will have a nice cycling tour along the lagoon with a beautiful view on the spit and the dunes (weather permitting). We will reach our hotel in Kaunas – the former capital of Lithuania – in the late afternoon by bus. Accommodation and dinner in Kaunas.
Day 10: ca. 30 km by bike, ca. 100 km by bus
Lithuania: Trakai Castle and the Capital Vilnius
After breakfast we will be transferred by bus to the Lithuanian lake district. We will cycle through its picturesque undulating terrain and reach Trakai – the famous gothic castle, situated on the island on the Galve lake. After a short guided tour of the castle bus transfer to Vilnius (30 km) and a guided walking tour through the beautiful Old Town of the Lithuanian capital (ca. 2 hours). In the evening a festive dinner (including Lithuanian specialities) in a restaurant in the Old Town. Accommodation in a hotel in Vilnius.
Lithuania: End of the tour
Individual departure after breakfast. It is possible to extend your stay in Vilnius.
Condition of roads:
Slightly elevated, asphalt roads, on one occasion – gravel road.
- Accommodation in good, local hotels and guest houses in double/single rooms, with bathrooms and WC
- Meals include breakfast and dinner; it is possible to arrange vegetarian meals upon earlier notice (please let us know, if you eat fish)
- First meal upon the day of arrival: dinner
- Last meal upon the day of departure: breakfast
- Mineral water at your disposal during cycling days
- Guided tour of Tallinn, Tartu, Riga, Klaipeda, Trakai and Vilnius (entrance fee included)
- Ferry and boat tickets on the Curonian Lagoon
- Bus for the whole group available during the whole trip
- English-speaking Nature Travel guide from Tallinn to Vilnius
- Map of the area
Minimum number of participants: 12 people
from Tallinn to Vilnius
1 person in double room/HB/all services: 1.370 Euro
Single room surcharge: 250 Euro
6 picknicks x 9 Euro = 54 Euro
On cycling days we offer picnic prepared by the NT guides (cold buffet with local specialities, fish, coffee, tea, juice…) – the best/the only alternative for lunch.
No picnic is scheduled on the following 4 days: day 5 in Riga, day 7 in Palanga, day 8 in Nida, day 10 in Trakai . On these days you can have lunch in restaurants located in those cities.
Bicycle rental: 90 Euro
28 Zoll Unisex Fahrräder mit tiefem Einstieg, ausgestattet mit 7-Gang-Nabenschaltung von Shimano
Electric bike rental (on former request): 160 Euro
Since Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania lay in the Schengen zone, EU citizens may enter it’s boarders with valid ID. Non-EU citizens are submitted to the same rules of entry as when entering any other EU country.
Additional nights before and after the trip can be booked on request.