We are proud to offer the ultimate route for cycling enthusiasts and invite individual travelers to join our regular group departures in the Baltics. This tour is a great chance to have a worry-free holiday while travelling in a small group of like-minded people. Benefit from the two great advantages of such a tour: lower group rates and carefully designed itinerary ensuring flexibility, freedom and a sense of adventure!
Cycle along the splendid Baltic seaside, across landscapes with isolated islands, lively resorts and picturesque forests. You won’t miss the essential cultural sights of the three Baltic capitals. Including the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn and the Curonian Spit, four seaside resorts of Palanga, Jurmala, Parnu and Haapsalu, as well as two quintessential islands of Hiiumaa and Kassari Island being the highlights of this adventure.
After arrival to Vilnius and settling in your hotel, join us for a welcome meeting where you will get to know your future travel mates and gain some insight into your coming adventure-to-remember.
Options for the evening may include an individual dinner and walk or getting rest and energy for the next day.
Highlights: Vilnius Old Town, Trakai Castle, Kaunas
We start today with a guided tour designed to give you an overview of Vilnius’s Old Town, a UNESCO Heritage sight, that has been shaped by rich historical and cultural events. By walking through the crisscross of the narrow streets of the Old town you will enjoy the variety of architectural styles presented here, including the city’s most special, known as the “Lithuanian” Baroque. Explore courtyards hidden behind the buildings, some of them may still be used to go from one street to another while others are closed off by their owners.
Continue to Trakai, the former capital of Lithuania. Its very heart – the medieval lake castle – is the starting point for the first cycle ride. On the way through mild green hills and smaller forest routes, some vast peaceful landscapes will begin to open up in front of you. The surroundings of Trakai also provide a space for cultural observations of a historical manors and parks, small villages and wooden houses, and a glimpse of traditional ways of living in the Lithuanian countryside.
Coach transfer to Kaunas will wait for you after the ride.
Cycling: 30 km
Highlights: Raudone castle, Vente Horn peninsula, Ornithological Station, boat across the Curonian Lagoon, Nida (Curonian Spit)
We depart in morning with a transfer towards the seacoast, and have a stopover at two castles, which replaced the old Teutonic knights in 17th century. Raudone castle will grant you with a perfect view from its 35 m tall Renaissance style tower, meanwhile the castle in Panemune will provide a glance of traditional nobleman residency with its hilltop placements and defensive fittings, as well as a five cascading pods surrounding the park.
This day’s cycling is a perfect chance to explore Vente Horn where you can witness the main bird migration lanes that can transit up to 200,000 birds daily, and visit the modern Ornithological Station to learn in-depth knowledge on the endemic wild life.
Take a boat across the Curonian Lagoon towards a calm resort of Nida, having an incredible view on the Curonian Spit, which is known as the highest moving sand dunes in Europe (some attain the heights of 60 meters!)
Cycling: 35 km
Overnight: Curonian Spit (Nida)
Highlights: dunes of the Curonian Spit, Hill of Witches
We start with sightseeing of Nida, the calmest and most interesting resort of the Curonian Spit.
Cycle along the Curonian Spit while making stops to climb the sand dunes, swim in the Baltic Sea and see a great collection of the wooden sculptures at the Hill of Witches.
Later take a ferry, using a traditional way to get to Klaipeda, the main and only seaport of Lithuania.
Cycling: 60 km
Highlights: Palanga, Amber Museum, Hill of Crosses
Get an early morning ride in to Palanga while passing through the Seaside Regional Park and observing diverse and unique local ecosystems.
Palanga, the biggest Lithuanian seaside resort, is welcoming you upon arrival with a guided tour, including the Botanical Gardens and the biggest Baltic Amber Museum, a must-see for both historical and cultural insights.
An afternoon departure to Riga will grant you a stop at the Hill of Crosses, where more than 100,000 wooden crosses have been placed from 18th century to today. This place of pilgrimage and praying might stay deep in your heart with its calmness and unique thrilling view.
Digest all the impressions, while travelling to Riga, the capital city of Latvia.
Cycling: 30 km
Highlights: Riga Old Town, Jurmala beach
In the morning experience a guided tour of Riga Old Town, the liveliest capital among the Baltic States, where you will see old Gothic churches and stunning Art Nouveau buildings living side by side.
For the afternoon you can choose between exploring more of Riga or a cycling tour to Jurmala, the “trademark” resort in the Baltic States. If you choose to see Jurmala, then your afternoon will be spent amongst pine forests and along sand beaches of Jurmala with healing air and fresh sea breezes. Don’t miss a chance to stop in some nice places for enjoying some refreshments on you way.
Cycling: 30 km
Highlights: Sigulda, Turaida Castle, Latvian bicycle museum
Morning transfer will get you to Sigulda, the area, which got the local name of “Latvian Switzerland” due to its wooded hills and winding curves along cliffs carved by the Gauja River.
Cycling paths through the National Park towards the wild seaside will provide you with diverse landscapes and views from the steep hills covered with ancient forests with the cliffs and caves hidden under its feet to the princely river down in the valley and shadowy peaceful ride routes along the river’s coasts.
In Gauja National Park you can also find several castles and churches of 13th century, including the popular Turaida Castle, the fortress of the knights of the Teutonic Order that was erected on top of the hill with a terrific view on the Gauja valley.
A perfect ending for today’s cycle route will be a visit to the Latvian bicycle museum.
Cycling: 40 km
Highlights: Parnu, Haapsalu castle
Today you will leave Riga and spend the day exploring some gorgeous spots and seaside resorts in Estonia.
Start cycling from the Estonian border along the Baltic Sea Coast up North. Later stop in Pärnu, the “Summer Capital” for Estonians (amongst many others too). Here you can relax on long and white sandy beaches, swim in warm and shallow waters or simply bike along the beautiful beach promenade.
Continue to another beautiful Estonian seaside resort – Haapsalu town. It is a great place to experience some famous Estonian spa treatments, or simply have a sunset drink on a long white beach while breathing in healing pine tree forest air.
For the knowledge seekers, the early medieval Bishop’s Castle and the longest railway station in Estonia from 19th century are also waiting here for you to explore.
Cycling: 30 km
Highlights: Hiiumaa island
Early morning transfer to catch a ferry to the beautiful Estonian island of Hiiumaa, known as a nature lovers’ paradise.
The island is well known for its endemic nature, and being inhabited since 4th century BC, which offer plenty of discoveries for the history-lovers.
Your cycle ride along the Baltic coast also includes exploring unimaginable lighthouses including one made by Eiffel himself and stops by the oldest operating lighthouse in the world.
Cycling: 55 km
Overnight: Kaina (Hiiuma)
Highlights: wool factory in Kassari Island, Tallinn Old Town
The morning ride across the Hiiumaa Island’s wild beauty will bring you to the road bridge to Kassari Island. Follow the local tradition once getting to the very horn of the island and make a wish and add a stone to the tip of the special stone pile before continuing your ride.
A visit to local family wool factory will become a small farewell present from the island, and afterwards transfer by coach back to the ferry; the mainland is waiting for you.
Once arriving to Tallinn, you can proceed to explore on your own or join us for the guided tour of the Tallinn Old Town, which is one of the best-preserved and authentic medieval capitals in Europe, filled with churches and merchant houses. The walk through the hilly cobblestone streets will become a memorable ending to your travels.
Cycling: 25 km
Departure day with optional transfers to the airport.
Package prices per person:
EUR 1165.00 (double occupancy)
EUR 250.00 (single supplement)
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
– 10 nights stay in hotels, including all taxes
– Breakfast daily
– 3 x dinners (3 courses with coffee/tea; 1x Nida, 1x Riga & 1 x Hiiumaa)
– Welcome meeting with a glass of beer or wine
– Mineral water at your disposal on cycling days
– English speaking guide escort on days 2-10
– Rent of trekking bicycle with waterproof pannier (+ helmet on request)
– Transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned coach /minibus
– Luggage transport as per itinerary
– Excursions as shown in itinerary
– Boat trip across the Curonian Lagoon
– Ferry tickets from the Curonian Spit and to/from Hiiumaa Island
– Entrance to: Trakai Insular Castle, Amber museum in Palanga, Turaida Castle, Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum, Kopu lighthouse and Kassari folk museum in Hiiumaa.
– Individual information package (city guides, maps and program)
– Single person arrival or departure transfer – 30 EUR per person
– Arrival or departure transfer for a party of 2 persons – 15 EUR per person
– supplement for an E-bike/Pedelec with a waterproof pannier – 150 EUR per person
– 7 dinners package (3 courses with coffee/tea) – 128 EUR per person
D. PRE/POST TOUR ACCOMMODATION:
Hotel in Vilnius TILTO*** or similar
SGL 59 EUR per room per night, including breakfast
DBL 69 EUR per room per night, including breakfast
Hotel in Tallinn BERN***+ or similar
SGL 65 EUR per room per night, including breakfast
DBL 75 EUR per room per night, including breakfast
Minimum group size – 2 pax.