SELF-GUIDED CYCLING TOUR THROUGH LITHUANIA, LATVIA & ESTONIA
13 days/ 12 nights
Price depends on the hotel category/ number of people traveling/ season/ language of guide
Private transfer from/to the airport
Accommodation at the hotels of selected category/ homesteads with breakfast
Bike rental with luggage carrier
Guidebooks and maps about cycling in the Baltics.
Excursions in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Riga, Tallinn
DAY 1 : Vilnius
Arrival in Vilnius, transfert to your hotel. Bike rental. Discover Vilnius, its Old Town, which is part of Unesco World Heritage, the Cathedral Square, Pilies Street, St Anne‘s Church, the Gate of Dawn and many other beautiful places. Overnight at the hotel of selected category.
DAY 2 : Vilnius – Trakai – Kaunas (30 km by bike, 80 km by train)
Morning cycle to Trakai, where you will be able to visit the 14th century island castle, housing an exhibition of findings, applied art, and remains of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes lifestyle. In the late afternoon, you will take a train to Kaunas. Overnight at the hotel of selected category.
DAY 3 : Kaunas – Klaipėda (200 km by bus)
In Kaunas, you should visit the Old Town : castles ruins, the Cathedral, the Town Hall Square, St George‘s church, and Čiurlionis art Museum if you feel like. Afternoon going to Lithuania‘s seaside Klaipėda by bus. Overnight at the hotel of selected category.
DAY 4 : Klaipėda – Nida (51 km by bike)
After breakfast you will get to Curonian Spit by ferry, crossing the Curonian Lagoon. Cycle along the Curonian Spit, and stop at the Dead Dunes, in Neringa, included into UNESCO World Heritage List, to see the panoramic view of the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic sea. You also might want to Stop at the Hill of Witches, in Juodkrante. Discover Nida, one of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania. Overnight at the hotel of selected category.
DAY 5 : Nida – Ventė – Klaipėda (51 km by bike)
After breakfast you will get to Ventė by boat, crossing the Curonian Lagoon. Visit the 19th century lighthouse and to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Ornithological Station. Coming back to Klaipėda along the shore of Curonian Lagoon. Overnight at the hotel of selected category.
DAY 6 : Klaipėda – Palanga - Riga (30 km by bike, 290 km by bus)
Cycling to Palanga through the Seaside Regional Park and visiting the Botanical Garden and Amber Museum in the Palace of Count Tyszkiewicz. Afternoon you will take a bus to Riga (Latvia).
Overnight at the hotel of selected category.
DAY 7 : Riga – Turaida – Sigulda (63 km by bike) (Gauja National park)
Morning cycle to Turaida, where you will be able to visit Turaida Castle complex. Continue your trip to Sigulda, through Gauja River National Park, where you will be amazed by both pristine nature and historical monuments. Overnight at the hotel or homestead.
DAY 8 : Sigulda – Cēsis (36 km by bike) (Gauja National park)
Cycle through the rest of Gauja National Park, and enjoy its beautiful landscapes. In the afternoon, cycle to Cēsis, a lovely city that houses a great medieval castle.
Overnight at the hotel of selected category.
DAY 9 : Cēsis – Riga - Parnu (271 km by bus)
Come back to Riga by bus. Free time in Riga where you can stroll through the cobble-stone streets in the Old Town, and visit the Dome Cathedral, the Church of St Peter, the old Guild Houses, the Swedish Gate, the architectural ensemble three Brothers, St Jacob‘s Church, the Parliament House, the old Riga Castle, and also many wonderfully restaured buildings. Overnight at the hotel of selected category.
DAY 10 : Parnu - Rabavere (48 km by bike)
After breakfast cycling to the Rabavere region. En route visit Natsi-Volla nature reserve. The Reserve comprises the surrounding forests and the wooded meadows of Viruna, as well as the growth areas of the beautiful lady’s slipper orchids. The reserve is an internationally important bird area. Overnight in homestead „Oidermaa Manor“ or similar.
DAY 11 : Rabavere – Haapsalu (70 km by bike)
Cycling to Haapsalu famous for its Bishop's Castle, healing mud baths and the longest railway station in Estonia built to accommodate the arrival of the Russian royal family's train in the 19thC. En route you will have an oppurtunity admire Matsalu National Park. Also the landscapes are unique and deserve to be protected - floodplains, reedbed, coastal meadows, wooded meadows and islets. Overnight at the hotel or homestead.
DAY 12 : Haapsalu – Tallinn (100 km by bus)
Free morning to exploring the seaside of Haapsalu. Afternoon bus to Tallinn. Overnight at the hotel of selected category.
DAY 13 : Tallinn
Private transfer to the airport. Departure.