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Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 11 days | 10 nights | From £1159 p.p
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Explore the Baltic coast and the National Parks of Lithuania
• Travel from Lithuania in the south, through Latvia and on to Estonia in the north
• Visit the capital cities of Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn

The tour begins in Vilnius where you get your tour maps with detailed program and route description. Next day your rental bikes will be ready for your first ride in Trakai. This trip is a half-guided tour ie during the whole trip, except the Curonian Spit and Jurmala, our driver with a minibus and bike trailer is with you and you can take part in city tours (Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn) lead by professional guides.

Tour Route Profile
Daily biking routes mainly on low traffic roads and cycle paths range from 21 to 60 km (13-38 miles) each day with a possibility to cycle more kilometres on some days like Day 6 (Jurmala) and Day 9 (Saaremaa Island). The terrain is varied and rolling with some gradual hills on some riding days (some steep ups and downs in the Gauja River valley) and dead flat most of the tour.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

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Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1 Sunday (Lithuania): VILNIUS

Arrive in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. Individual transfer to the hotel (not included). Check-in at the hotel.
7:00 pm (19:00) welcome meeting at the hotel with our representative.

OVERNIGHT: Vilnius
HOTEL: TILTO*** or similar

Day 2 Monday (Lithuania): VILNIUS-TRAKAI Insular Castle-KAUNAS (cycling ~35 km, by coach ~75 km)

After breakfast a guided tour of Vilnius Old Town. Afternoon trip to 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. Start your first cycle ride through picturesque countryside on gentle hills, then transfer by coach to Kaunas. Arrive in Kaunas, check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Kaunas
HOTEL: SANTAKA BEST WESTERN**** or similar

Day 3 Tuesday (Lithuania): KAUNAS-VENTĖ Horn-NIDA (cycling ~31 km, by minibus ~185 km, by boat ~14 km)

Morning transfer along the Nemunas River to the coast. En route passing 16th-17thC castle of Panemunė. In the afternoon cycling to Ventė Horn famous for its bird observatory and the 19thC lighthouse which was used for more than 100 years. Take a boat across the Curonian Lagoon to Nida en-route enjoying the beautiful view of the Curonian Spit sand dunes which separate the Baltic Sea from the Curonian Lagoon. Arrive in Nida, check-in at the hotel and optional dinner at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT:Nida; HOTEL: NERIJA*** or NIDOS BANGA*** or similar

Day 4 Wednesday (Lithuania): CURONIAN SPIT NATIONAL PARK (cycling ~60 km)

Sightseeing around Nida, one of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania. Then cycling on the Seaside Cycle Route along the Curonian Spit famous for its amber and fine sand beaches. En route to Klaipėda you may stop at the “Dead” sand dunes, visit Juodkrantė settlement and go swimming in the Baltic Sea. Arrive in Smiltynė, take a ferry to the Old Town of Klaipėda, the main seaport of Lithuania. Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT:Klaipėda; HOTEL: OLD MILL*** or similar

Day 5 Thursday (Lithuania-Latvia): KLAIPĖDA-PALANGA Resort-Hill of Crosses-RIGA (cycling ~30 km, by minibus ~290 km)

Early morning ride to Palanga through the Seaside Regional Park, a former soviet military training area. Palanga is 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. Afternoon transfer to Riga (Latvia). En-route stop at the Hill of Crosses, the unforgettable sight of thousands of crosses on two small hills. Continue to Riga, the capital city of Latvia. Arrive in Riga, check-in at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Riga; HOTEL: RIXWELL KONVENTA SETA*** or similar

Day 6 Friday (Latvia): RIGA & JURMALA Seaside resort (cycling ~35 km, by train ~25 km)

After breakfast you may take part in a guided tour of Riga Old Town, a medieval Hanseatic town famous for its Art Nouveau buildings. In the afternoon free time in Riga or cycling on a bicycle path to Jurmala, a renowned Latvian seaside 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 – its well worth it! In the evening take a local train back to Riga (30 min; not included).
OVERNIGHT: Riga; HOTEL: RIXWELL KONVENTA SETA*** or similar

Day 7 Saturday (Latvia): Riga & GAUJA National Park (cycling ~40 km, by minibus ~100 km)

Morning transfer to Sigulda, the most popular resort in Latvia, in the Gauja River Valley. Cycling through Gauja National Park to Saulkrasti, en route enjoy spectacular views of Gauja River valley with Gutmana Cave, Turaida Castle (not included) and the oldest Latvian Church, Krimulda, built in 1205. Finish the ride in Saulkrasti where you may visit the Latvian bicycle museum (not included), and get a transfer back to Riga or Sigulda. Optional dinner at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Riga or Sigulda
HOTEL: RIXWELL KONVENTA SETA*** or similar in Riga / SIGULDA*** or similar in Sigulda

Day 8 Sunday (Latvia-Estonia): RIGA-SAAREMAA (cycling ~38 km, by minibus ~330 km, by ferry 6 km)

Morning transfer to the largest Estonian island of Saaremaa which has preserved all that is best about old Estonia. With little traffic and flat roads Saaremaa provides the perfect rural setting for cycling. Travel on picturesque roads along the Baltic Sea Coast to the village of Angla where the iconic windmills are located. Transfer to Mändjala, check into the hotel for 2 overnight stays at the seaside, optional dinner at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Mändjala (Saaremaa)
HOTEL: SAAREMAA THALASSO SPA*** or similar

Day 9 Monday (Estonia): SAAREMAA ISLAND (cycling ~55 km, by minibus ~40 km)
Enjoy a day ride across Saaremaa Island’s wild beauty – Sorve Peninsula famous for its lighthouse. Historically, the peninsula had considerable military significance, dominating the Irbe Strait and the Baltic Sea route to Riga. Optional dinner at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Mändjala (Saaremaa)
HOTEL: SAAREMAA THALASSO SPA*** or similar

Day 10 Tuesday (Estonia): SAAREMAA & TALLINN (cycling ~35 km, by coach ~190 km, by ferry 6 km)

Take a morning ride to the Kaali meteorite crater which is listed on the world’s giant craters list and it is the rarest nature wonder in Estonia. En route stop in Kuressaare, the capital of Saaremaa, a home to one of the finest preserved medieval Episcopal Castles in the Baltics, dating from 13thC. Transfer by minibus to Tallinn. In the afternoon arrive in Tallinn, check-in at the hotel followed by a guided tour of Tallinn Old Town.

OVERNIGHT: Tallinn
HOTEL:PK ILMARINE**** or similar

Day 11 Wednesday (Estonia): TALLINN

Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
We rate this trip Easy going to Moderate. You will cycle on low traffic roads (some gravel ones), sandy forest trails and high quality cycle paths of the Lithuanian Seaside Cycle Route. The terrain is dead flat most of the tour, except a few sand dunes on the Curonian Spit.

The tour begins & ends in the historic coastal town of Klaipeda (known as Memel for many years) which boasts a rich, turbulent history from 13thC. Nowadays, it’s a bustling, modern town offering many excellent leisure options ranging from history tours, to water sports.

There’s a wide range of cafes & restaurants & many annual festivals, e.g. jazz, folklore. Guests can choose to spend extra nights here either at the beginning or end of the tour. Guests spend 2 nights in Nida the largest settlement on the Curonian Spit. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing seaside break or explore on foot, by cycle or canoe its unique surroundings; its geology, birdlife, the influence of the Lagoon etc.

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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia tour stays in 3* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Included services

- 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 Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn (any entrance fees are payable individually)
– Crossing the Curonian Lagoon by boat from the mainland to Nida
– A return ferry ticket to Saaremaa Island
– Individual information package (city guides, maps, programme and route description)
– Emergency contact numbers for our English or German speaking representatives

Not included

- Arrival and departure transfers
– Lunches and dinners
– Bicycle rent
– Entrance fees
– Tips

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Rental Bike Information

Trekking bicycle (Kalkhoff or Panther) with 7-speed Shimano Nexus hub gears & back-pedal break or 24-speed Shimano derailleur gears & free-wheel (optionally), equipped with waterproof pannier (Ortlieb).

Also includes a bicycle tachometer (min. 4 functions) and it’s installation on the bicycle –and a waterproof handlebar bag with plastic map holder (Ortlieb).

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Your Prices

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, 11 days, 10 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.

Category Information
Category A: 3* Hotels

Holiday Price (17th June to 19th August):
Cat A: £1159
Availability: 17th June to 19th August 2018
Departure Days: Sundays
Duration: 11 days
Bike Hire: Included
E-Bike Rental: £149
Single Supplement: £289
Half-Board Upgrade:
£109 per person – 5 dinners (3 courses with coffee/tea) package at the hotels excluding Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn

Holiday Price: £1159
Single Supplement: From £289

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