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Baltic Capitals: The Historic Cities of Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn

“Absolutely breathtaking. A fantastic experience.” — J.G.

“Absolutely breathtaking. A fantastic experience.” — J.G.

“Absolutely breathtaking. A fantastic experience.” — J.G.

“Absolutely breathtaking. A fantastic experience.” — J.G.

“Absolutely breathtaking. A fantastic experience.” — J.G.
  • 10 nights | 22 miles/day
  • Guided from: €1275
  • Self-guided from: €1079
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  1. Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  2. Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  3. Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge.
  4. Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year.
  5. Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  6. Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.

Tour description

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 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Experience 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 distinctly unique countries.

Tour description

Explore the Baltic coast and the National Parks of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on very scenic routes. 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 tour includes the three capital cities – Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn – with their Old towns designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO; the Curonian Spit which was previously closed to visitors; nowadays it is often called the Lithuanian Sahara; the beautiful Gauja River valleys and the largest and most beautiful Estonian island of Saaremaa.

The tour begins in Vilnius where you get your tour maps with detailed program and route description. Next day your rental bikes will be ready for your first ride in Trakai. This trip is a half-guided tour, meaning during the whole trip, except the Curonian Spit and Jurmala, our driver with a minibus and bike trailer is with you and you can take part in city tours (Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn) lead by professional guides. Our driver will transport your luggage every day to the next hotel. If you have a breakdown, then our driver will take care of everything for you. If you have any problems – contact the driver or our office. To make certain that you are well looked after, we only employ people who have good local knowledge and speak either English or German.

Daily Program

Day 1: Arrive in Vilnius
Individual arrival in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. Check-in at the hotel and prepare for the welcome meeting with your tour guide at 7:00pm (19:00). Optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Vilnius.

Day 2: Vilnius – Trakai Insular Castle – Kaunas (cycling 16 miles/26 km, transfer 59 miles/95 km)
After breakfast enjoy a guided tour of Vilnius Old Town. In the afternoon take a trip to Trakai, the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. After a visit to the 14th-century island castle on a small island in Lake Galvė, 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 in Kaunas.

Day 3: Kaunas – Vente Horn – Klaipeda (cycling 16 miles/25 km, transfer 149 miles/240 km)
Morning transfer along the Nemunas River to the coast. En route we'll pass the 17th-century castle of Panemunė. In the afternoon have a picnic lunch (included) and then cycle to Ventė 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 in Klaipeda.

Day 4: Curonian Spit National Park (cycling 34 miles/55 km + boat or bus ride 50km)
Transfer by bus along the Curonian Spit 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 Klaipeda on the Seaside Cycle Route along the Curonian Spit famous for its amber and fine sand beaches. Arrive in Klaipeda, optional dinner at the hotel (not included).
Overnight in Klaipeda.

Day 5: Klaipeda – Palanga Resort-Hill of Crosses – Riga (cycling 22 miles/35 km, transfer 180 miles/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 25,000 pieces of amber and 15,000 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 in Riga.

Day 6: Riga and Jurmala Seaside Resort (cycling 19 miles/30 km, transfer 12 miles/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. Optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Riga.

Day 7: Gauja National Park & Bicycle Museum (cycling 25 miles/40 km, transfer 62 miles/100 km)
Morning transfer 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. Finish the ride with a visit to the Latvian bicycle museum followed by a transfer to Riga. Optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Riga.

Day 8: Riga – Saaremaa (cycling 20 miles/35 km, bus transfer 213 miles/340 km + ferry 3 miles/6km)
Morning transfer to the largest Estonian island of Saaremaa which has preseved 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 village of Angla were the iconic windmills are located. Transfer to Mandjala, check into the hotel for two overnight sea-side stays. Dinner at the hotel (included).
Overnight in Mandjala.

Day 9: Saaremaa Island (cycling 34 miles/55 km, transfer 25 miles/40 km)
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.

Day 10: Saaremaa and Tallinn (cycling 6 miles/10 km, transfer 135 miles/216 km + ferry3 miles/6km)
Take a short morning ride to Kuressaare, the capital of Saaremaa, and home to one of the finest preserved medieval Episcopal Castles in the Baltics, dating from the 13th century. Free time to explore the town and the Bishop's castle. Then transfer by coach back to the ferry going to the mainland. Be sure to stop en route at the Kaali meteorite crater which is listed on the world's giant crater list and is the rarest natural wonder in Estonia. In the afternoon, arrive in Tallinn, check-in at the hotel followed by a guided tour of Tallinn Old Town. Farewell dinner in a local restaurant (included).
Overnight in Tallinn.

Day 11: Tallinn
Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour. Individual departure.

Daily program

Day 1: Arrival to Vilnius, Lithuania
Arrive in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. Individual transfer to the hotel (not included). Check-in at the hotel. At 7:00 pm (19:00) you'll have a welcome meeting at the hotel with our representative.
Overnight in Vilnius

Day 2: Vilnius – Trakai Insular Castle – Kaunas (cycling 22 miles/35 km, transfer 47 miles/75 km)
After breakfast a guided tour of Vilnius Old Town. Afternoon trip to Trakai, the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Here you may visit the famous 14thC Gothic island castle erected on a small island in Lake Galvė. Start your first cycle ride through picturesque countryside on gentle hills, then transfer by coach to Kaunas.
Overnight in Kaunas

Day 3: Kaunas – Ventė Horn – Nida (cycling 19 miles/31 km, transfer 115 miles/185 km, + by boat 9 miles/14 km)
Morning transfer along the Nemunas River to the coast. En route passing 16th-17thC castle of Panemunė. In the afternoon cycling to Ventė Horn famous for its bird observatory and the 19thC lighthouse which was used for more than 100 years. Take a boat across the Curonian Lagoon to Nida en-route enjoying the beautiful view of the Curonian Spit sand dunes which separate the Baltic Sea from the Curonian Lagoon.
Overnight in Nida

Day 4: Curonian Spit National Park (36 miles/57 km)
Sightseeing around Nida, one of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania. Then cycling on the Seaside Cycle Route along the Curonian Spit famous for its amber and fine sand beaches. En route to Klaipėda you may stop at the “Dead” sand dunes, visit Juodkrantė settlement and go swimming in the Baltic Sea. Arrive in Smiltynė, take a ferry to the Old Town of Klaipėda, the main seaport of Lithuania.
Overnight in Klaipėda

Day 5: Klaipėda – Palanga Resort – Hill of Crosses – Riga (cycling 20 miles/32 kms, transfer 180 miles/290 km)
Early morning ride to Palanga through the Seaside Regional Park, a former soviet military training area. Palanga is the well-known Lithuanian seaside resort. Enjoy a break here; perhaps visit the renowned Botanical Park, Amber Museum and the 470m pier heading out into the Baltic Sea. 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.
Overnight in Riga

Day 6: Riga and Jurmala Seaside Resort (cycling 19 miles/30 km, train transfer 16 miles/25 km)
After breakfast you may take part in 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 on a bicycle path to Jurmala, a renowned Latvian seaside resort well known for its long, white, sand beaches, mineral waters and mud with healing properties. We recommend that you take the opportunity to bath in the sea and try cycling along the beach – its well worth it! In the evening take a local train back to Riga (30 minutes; not included in tour cost).
Overnight in Riga

Day 7: Riga and Gauja National Park (cycling 25 miles/40 km, transfer 62 miles/100 km)
Morning transfer 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, Turaida Castle (not included) and the oldest Latvian Church, Krimulda, built in 1205. Finish the ride in Saulkrasti where you may visit the Latvian bicycle museum (not included), and get a transfer back to Riga or Sigulda.
Overnight in Riga or Sigulda

Day 8: Riga – Saaremaa (cycling 24 miles/38 km, transfer 205 miles/330 km + ferry 4 miles/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 village of Angla where the iconic windmills are located. Transfer to Mändjala, check into your hotel for 2 overnight stays at the seaside.
Overnight in Mändjala (Saaremaa)

Day 9: Saaremaa Island (cycling 34 miles/55 km, transfer 25 miles/40 km)
Enjoy a day ride across Saaremaa Island’s wild beauty – Sorve Peninsula famous for its lighthouse. Historically, the peninsula had considerable military significance, dominating the Irbe Strait and the Baltic Sea route to Riga.
Overnight in Mändjala (Saaremaa)

Day 10: Saaremaa and Tallinn (cycling 25 miles/40 km, trasnfer 118 miles/190 km + ferry 4 miles/6 km)
Take a 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. En route stop in Kuressaare, the capital of Saaremaa, a home to one of the finest preserved medieval Episcopal Castles in the Baltics, dating from 13thC. Transfer by minibus to Tallinn. In the afternoon arrive in Tallinn, check-in at the hotel followed by a guided tour of Tallinn Old Town.
Overnight in Tallinn

Day 11: Tallinn, Estonia
Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour.

Route Map

Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

Dates

May 19, 26; Jun 2, 9, 16, 30; Jul 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug 4, 11*, 18, 25; Sep 1, 2019 (minimum 2 participants; *indicates sold out)
Low season: May 19, 2019 - Jun 08, 2019 , Aug 25, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019
High season: Jun 09, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019

Prices

Prices are shown in the local currency EUR.

Prices other than in the local currency are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Prices other than in the local currency are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Prices other than in the local currency are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€ 1275
High season surcharge
€ 20
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
Low season
€ 320
High season
€ 370
Optional dinner plan
€ 163
Bike Rentals
Electrically assisted bike
€ 170
Extra Nights, Tallinn
Per person, double occupancy
€ 53
Single room (1 person/1 room)
€ 95
Extra Nights, Vilnius
Per person, double occupancy
€ 45
Single room (1 person/1 room)
€ 75
Transfer
Vilnius airport to first hotel, per vehicle (1-3 persons)
€ 30
Final hotel to Tallinn airport, per vehicle (1-3 persons)
€ 30

Dates

Jun 30; Jul 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 (minimum 2 participants; additional dates available May-Sep with minimum 6 participants)
Low season: May 19, 2019 - Jun 08, 2019 , Aug 25, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019
High season: Jun 09, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019

Prices

Prices are shown in the local currency EUR.

Prices other than in the local currency are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Prices other than in the local currency are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Prices other than in the local currency are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€ 1079
High season surcharge
€ 20
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
Low season
€ 320
High season
€ 395
Optional dinner plan (5 dinners)
€ 118
Bike Rentals
Hybrid trekking bike
€ 99
Electrically assisted bike
€ 280
Waterproof handlebar bag
€ 20
Extra Nights, Tallinn
Per person, double occupancy
€ 53
Single room (1 person/1 room)
€ 95
Extra Nights, Vilnius
Per person, double occupancy
€ 45
Single room (1 person/1 room)
€ 75
Transfer
Vilnius airport to first hotel, per vehicle (1-3 persons)
€ 30
Final hotel to Tallinn airport, per vehicle (1-3 persons)
€ 30
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Baltic Bike Travel Terms and Conditions

GENERAL CONDITIONS of Guaranteed Departure Cycling Tours

CANCELLATIONS
The following cancellation charges with apply for cancellation of the Tours received in written form by the tour operator:

  • 25% of the full amount due: 29 -10 days before departure
  • 50% of the full amount due: 9 - 4 days before departure
  • 90% of the full amount due: less than 4 days or no show

CANCELLATION FEES FOR OPTIONAL SERVICES
Cancellations is free of charge 3 days before arrival at the latest, 2-1 days – 50% of the cost of the optional services, less than 24 hours or no show – 100% of the cost of the services. The cancellation terms are valid for business days.

VALIDITY
Prices of Guaranteed Departure Escorted and Self-Guided Cycling Tours are valid for min 2 persons for all indicated departure dates till August 19th, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTARY CHARGES
An extra 20% fee will be charged for services to be rendered during night hours (11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) and bank holidays.

NB: GUARANTEED DEPARTURE TOURS
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR ANY UNUSED PORTION OF THE PROGRAM.

 

RESPONSIBILITY
The responsibility of the tour operator is limited. The tour operator acts only as agent for the passengers in all functions pertaining to hotel reservations and accommodations, restaurants, meals and services, sightseeing tours and transportation whatsoever and assume no liability for any injury, loss, damage, accident, delay or inconvenience which may be occasioned either by reason or defect or as a direct or indirect result of natural causes, or as acts of government or other authorities (wars, civil disturbances, strikes, etc.) or from causes beyond the tour operator control. The tour operator can accept no responsibility for loss or additional expenses due to delay or changes in scheduled or other causes.

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