2.5 hours | 8.69 miles
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All the icons of Vilnius, plus some hidden gems
Your best-of-the-city guided bike tour of Vilnius begins at Gediminas Avenue, the city’s longest and main street housing most of Lithuania’s governmental institutions. Enjoy the benefits of bike rental and a family-friendly day tour suitable for children.
You’ll park up in Vilnius Cathedral Square, the visually spectacular hub of the city boasting the brilliant white belltower of the cathedral itself. You’ll ride on to Vilnius University, the oldest university in the Baltic States, with its historical Observatory Courtyard. Cycle to Stikliu Street and discover the full history of Jewish life in Vilnius, as well as countless Lithuanian designer boutiques and shops perfect for unique souvenir shopping.
Vilnius’ central square is home to the neoclassical Town Hall, bursting with history and beautifully underlit to delight the eyes of nighttime wanderers. Your bicycle tour continues to the Gate of Dawn, harboring the icon of the St. Merciful Mary and a site of pilgrimage for Catholics. This last remaining section of Vilnius’ Defence Wall has been visited by both Pope Francis and Pope John Paul II, and is a sublime site of architectural beauty and religious sanctity.
Opportunities for the perfect panoramic of Old Town and Užupis abound atop the Artillery Bastion and Subačiaus, where you can capture sensational pictures of Vilnius’ unique church towers, listed by UNESCO for their bold baroque beauty. The artistically minded will fall in love with Užupis, Vilnius’ creative district where freedom of expression is the watchword, embodied by the local community in its studios, boutiques, leafy cafes and unique eateries. Soak up inspiration for your next project or simply revel in the quirkiness of this hip neighborhood.
Glide into the Gothic Corner and remark at the beauty of the church of St. Francis and St. Bernard, shining superbly in regal redbrick and setting expectations for its garden in Sereikiškės Park. This exquisite natural space graces the banks of the River Vilnia and offers a tranquil cycle through stunning scenery. Bike on to Zaliasis Bridge on the banks of the River Neris, a crucial point of connection between the East and West Slavic regions. Konstitucijos Avenue is Vilnius’ most contemporary neighborhood, the center of innovation and trading for the city, boasting modern builds iconic of Vilnius’ drive to harness its potential.
Your day tour winds down at Lukiskes Square, once a site of undesired Socialist oppression, now flourishing as one of Vilnius’ most-loved communal spaces, with blossoming flowerbeds, cheerfully populated lawns, and fun fountains.
Days Start Finish Daily 11:00 am ~1:30 pm
Rate EUR 1 adult €35 Child €20
E-bike upgrade is available for an additional fee!
- Bike and helmet rental
- Experienced, local guide
- Bottle of water
Meeting place & directions
Velotakas Bike & Tours Vilnius, A. Stulginskio g. 5, Vilnius 01115, Lithuania
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