Arrive in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Optional transfer to the hotel Bern**** or similar where you get your tour maps with detailed program and route description. Check-in at the hotel.
6:30 p.m. (18:30) you can join in a guided tour of Tallinn.
Optional dinner in local restaurant.
Overnight in Tallinn.
The morning is free to explore Tallinn.
After a short bus transfer you’ll begin your first bicycle trip through National Park Lahemaa which is one of the last unspoiled regions of the Baltic coast. The National park is a nature lover’s paradise. There are dense woods, marshes, lakes and waterfalls to discover. If you prefer wildlife to landscape, you can see moose, wild boars and over 220 bird species.
Check-in at the hotel Sagadi*** or similar, optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Lahemaa.
After breakfast transfer by bus to Mustvee where you’ll begin a pleasant bicycle trip along Peipsi Lake shore to Varnja. Peipsi is 4th largest lake in Europe, divided in two by the Russian border. En route, you’ll pass many fishing villages.
You reach your hotel after a bus transfer to Tartu, a famous, historic university town (the university was founded in 1632).
Check-in at the hotel Hansa*** or similar, optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Tartu.
Morning short transfer to Otepaa, a beautiful place with many lakes, start your cycling through the so-called “Estonian Switzerland” and begin to appreciate your surroundings. Finish your cycling for the day in Sangaste which is famous for its 19thC romantic castle built in the style of Windsor Palace.
Transfer into Latvia where your destination is Sigulda, in the Gauja River Valley, which is the most popular resort in Latvia. En route stop in Cesis where you can visit the medieval old town.
Check-in at the hotel Santa*** or similar, optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Sigulda.
After breakfast circular tour through Gauja National Park, en route enjoy spectacular views of Gauja River valleys with the Gutmana and Devil Caves, ruins of 13th century Crusaders Castle in Sigulda and Turaida Castle.
Afternoon transfer to Riga, the Latvian capital, where a guided tour of the charming Old Town awaits. Exploring the medieval Hanseatic town famous for its Art Nouveau buildings.
Check-in at the hotel Konventa Seta*** or similar, optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Riga.
The morning is free to explore Riga.
Cycle on a bicycle path to Jurmala, a renowned Latvian sea 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 – it’s well worth it!
In the evening take a local train back to Riga (30 min, not included).
Optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Riga.
After breakfast leave Latvia by bus and transfer into Lithuania.
En-route stop at the Hill of Crosses, the unforgettable sight of thousands of crosses on two small hills.
Begin your cycle ride to Klaipėda on a beautiful bicycle path, which lies along the Baltic Coast in the Seaside Regional Park. En route pass Palanga, 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.
Check-in at the hotel Old Mill*** or similar, optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Klaipeda.
After breakfast you cross the lagoon by ferry (not included) and start cycling on an asphalt bike path which takes you along the Curonian Spit to Nida, the most beautiful resort in Lithuania famous for impressive sand dunes, the Amber Gallery, etc. En route you can visit the Hill of Witches which houses almost a hundred whimsical wooden sculptures about Lithuanian legends scattered along a forest path. Or, if you prefer, watch a colony of grey herons and cormorants, explore the “Dead” sand dunes on foot, swim in the Baltic Sea or, simply relax, & take in the sun on golden beaches.
Check-in at the hotel Nerija*** or similar, optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Nida.
Take a morning boat across the Curonian Lagoon to the mainland (crossing ~2 hours), en-route enjoy a beautiful view of the Curonian Spit sand dunes.
Cycling to Vente Horn where you may visit a bird observatory and the 19thC lighthouse which was used for more than 100 years.
Afternoon ride through the Nemunas River Delta Regional Park to Rusnė Island.
Then transfer by bus along the Nemunas River to Kaunas en route passing 16th-17thC castles of Raudone and Panemune.
Check-in at the hotel Best Western Santaka**** or similar, optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Kaunas.
After breakfast transfer to the Lithuanian Lake District where you begin cycling through picturesque countryside on gentle hills. Arrive in 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.
Finish the tour with a short transfer to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. The Old Town is stunning with many, varied & beautiful Baroque and Classical buildings. This evening, a guided tour of the city awaits you.
Check-in at the hotel Tilto*** or similar, optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Vilnius.
Optional transfer to Vilnius airport. Departure.
Package prices per person:
EUR 1075.00 (double occupancy)
EUR 275.00 (single supplement)
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
– 10 nights stay in middle-range hotels, including all taxes
– Breakfast daily
– Transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned minibus
– Luggage transport as per itinerary
– Guided tours in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius (any entrance fees are payable individually)
– Crossing the Curonian Lagoon by boat from Nida to the mainland
– Individual information package (city guides, maps, programme and route description)
– Emergency contact numbers for our English or German speaking representatives
– Single person arrival or departure transfer – 30 EUR per person
– Arrival or departure transfer for a party of 2 people – 15 EUR per person
– Rental of trekking bicycle (Kalkhoff, Kreidler, Ghost or Merida) with 7-speed Shimano Nexus hub gears & back-pedal break or 24-speed Shimano derailleur gears & free-wheel (optional), all supplied with a waterproof pannier (1 x bike); map holder and tachometer (1 x booking) – 85 EUR per person
– Rental of E-bike (Kalkhoff, KTM or Giant) with 7-speed Shimano Nexus hub gears & back-pedal break or free wheel, equipped with waterproof pannier and tachometer – 225 EUR per person
– Rental of waterproof handlebar bag (Ortlieb) – 20 EUR per bicycle
– 6 dinners (3 courses with coffee/tea) package at the hotels excluding Tallinn, Riga & Vilnius – 110 EUR per person
D. PRE/POST TOUR ACCOMMODATION:
Hotel in Tallinn BERN***+ or similar
SGL 65 EUR per room per night, including breakfast
DBL 75 EUR per room per night, including breakfast
Hotel in Vilnius TILTO*** or similar
SGL 59 EUR per room per night, including breakfast
DBL 69 EUR per room per night, including breakfast
Minimum group size – 2 people (this tour is available on any dates May-September with minimum 6 people)