Lithuania - Latvia - Estonia
Through the Baltic States.
- 11 Days / 10 Nights
- Guided group tour
- Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
Arrival to Vilnius
Arrival to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. At 7 p.m. welcome meeting at the hotel with your tour guide. Overnight in hotel Tilto 3***.
After breakfast you’ll take part in a guided tour of Vilnius Old Town, then transfer to Trakai where you have the possibility to visit the famous Gothic Trakai Island Castle from the 14th century (tickets not included). It was primarily used by Lithuanian grand dukes in the 15th and 16th centuries for state receptions and important festivities. After visiting this imposing and wonderfully situated edifice, a completely unspoiled landscape awaits us with the bicycles. On the way to Semeliskes our route leads along wooded stretches, past lakes and lonely farms while the small town itself offers gaily painted traditional Lithuanian wooden houses. A bus takes us to Kaunas, the former capital.
In the morning transfer along the river Memel/Nemunas to the coast. Situated on the river are the castles of Raudone and Panemune dating back to the 16th and 17th century. In the afternoon cycling tour to the renowned Vente Horn with ornithological station and lighthouse (19th century) located in the Memel river delta. After a short bus ride you arrive in Klaipeda (Memel town), the only harbour town in Lithuania.
With boat or bus to Nida, next to the impressive dunes of the Curonian Spit. Sightseeing around Nida, one of the most beautiful beach resorts of Lithuania. In the afternoon you enjoy a bike tour along the coastal cycle path along the Curonian Spit, well-known for its amber and stunning sandy beaches. Back to Klaipeda
In the morning journey to Palanga through the Seaside Regional park, a former Soviet military no-go zone. Arrival in Palanga, the largest beach resort in Lithuania. The tour includes a visit to the botanical gardens with the amber museum in Palanga, located in the former palace of count Tyszkiewitcz. The museum houses over 25 000 pieces of amber and 15 000 pieces of amber with insect inclusions. In the afternoon transfer to Riga (Latvia). Along the way you stop at the ‚Hill of Crosses’, a memorable mystical place, featuring thousands of crosses. You continue to Riga, the capital of Latvia.
Breakfast is followed by a guided tour of the medieval hansa town of Riga, best-known for its art nouveau buildings. The afternoon is at your own disposal and can either be spent on further exploration or a cycling tour to Jurmala, the largest coastal resort in the Baltics, renowned for its endless white beaches, healing mud and natural mineral water.
In the morning transfer to Saulkrasti, a popular holiday resort in Latvia. Along today’s bike tour through the Gauja Nationalpark you discover Turaida castle as well as the church in Krimulda – the oldest church in Latvia (built in 1205) and enjoy views onto the Gauja river valley with the Gutmann-cave. Overnight stay in Sigulda.
In the morning transfer and shipping tour to the largest Estonian island Saaremaa, where the best of old Estonia got preserved: Saaremaa is the perfect cycling terrain with very little traffic and even roads. You cycle on picturesque roads along the Baltic coast to the village Angla, famous for its windmills. Overnight stay on the island.
Enjoy the wild beauty of Sõrve peninsula during a daytrip all the way to the lighthouse. Located between the southern tip of the peninsula and the Latvian mainland is the ‚Irben Strait’, the most important shipping lane from the bay of Riga into the Baltic Sea. Visit of the island capital Kuressare.
Enjoy a tour in the morning to the Kaali meteorite crater, a rare miracle of nature in Estonia. Afterwards bus journey to Tallinn. In the afternoon arrival in Tallinn, followed by a guided tour of the old town of Tallinn. Common farewell dinner in a restaurant!
Departure or extension
This trip is mostly on calm side roads and cycle paths with daily cycling stages between 25 and 55 km. The terrain is varying, and especially in the Gauja river valley and in the Otepää region there are some hilly parts. Otherwise the tour is mostly flat!
Category: 3*** and 4**** hotels according to description (Changes possible)
- Accommodation as mentioned
- Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
- 3x 3 course meal with coffee and tea (Riga, Saaremaa, Tallinn)
- Welcome meeting with glass of beer or wine
- Mineral water on cycling days
- Guide during the whole tour
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Trip documents
- All transfers and guided tours as per itinerary
- Ferry tickets to/from the Curonian Spit and Saaremaa Island
- Entrance to Trakai Insular Castle, Vente Ornithological station, Amber museum in Palanga, Turaida Castle, Saulkrasti Bicycle museum and Angla Windmill park in Saaremaa
- Rental Bike
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Vilnius airport and Tallinn
- Transfer from/to airport possible, prices and details upon request