Vilnius to Riga Guided Cycling Holiday
Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £819 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Visit 14th Century Castle
• Take a boat to Curonian Lagoon
• Cycle to the Hill of crosses
• Sample the white sandy beaches of Jurmala
Cycle Route profile
The Baltic coast and National Parks of Lithuania and Latvia explored on highly scenic routes, including the two capital cities –Vilnius and Riga – with their old towns designated by UNESCO as the World Heritage Sites; and featuring the previously-closed Curonian Spit.
Start your tour in Vilnius, travel to the Baltic Sea Coast in the West and further on to Latvia in the north, enjoy a great variety of towns, villages and landscapes, and get an excellent feel for the different characters of these distinctive sister countries.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1 Sunday: VILNIUS
Arrive in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years.
Make your own way to the hotel.
Check-in at the hotel.
7:00p.m welcome meeting at the hotel with tour guide.
Optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Vilnius.
Day 2 Monday: VILNIUS-TRAKAI Insular Castle-KAUNAS (cycling ~26 km, by coach ~95 km)
After breakfast a guided tour of Vilnius Old Town. Afternoon trip to Trakai, the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
After visit to the 14thC island castle built 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 in Kaunas.
Day 3 Tuesday: KAUNAS-VENTĖ Horn-KLAIPĖDA (cycling ~25 km, by coach~240 km)
Morning transfer along the Nemunas River to the coast. En route passing 16th-17thC castles of Raudonė and 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.
After a short bus transfer arrive in Klaipėda, the main seaport of Lithuania, check-in at the hotel and dinner in local restaurant (included).
Overnight in Klaipėda
Day 4 Wednesday: CURONIAN SPIT NATIONAL PARK (cycling ~55 km, by boat ~50 km)
Take a morning 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.
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 stop at the “Dead” sand dunes and go swimming in the Baltic Sea. Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Klaipėda.
Day 5 Thursday: KLAIPĖDA-PALANGA Resort-Hill of Crosses-RIGA (cycling ~30 km, by coach ~290 km)
Early morning ride to Palanga through the Seaside Regional Park, a former soviet military training area.
Arrive in Palanga, the biggest Lithuanian seaside resort for a tour which includes a visit to the Botanical Garden and the Amber Museum in the Palace of Count Tyszkiewicz, with over 25000 pieces of amber and 15000 insects on display.
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 and dinner at the hotel (included).
Overnight in Riga.
Day 6 Friday: RIGA & JURMALA Seaside Resort (cycling ~30 km, by coach ~20 km)
After breakfast 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 to Jurmala, the largest resort in the Baltic States well known for its long, white, sand beaches, mineral waters and mud with healing properties.
Transfer back by coach to the hotel in Riga. Optional dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Riga.
Day 7 Saturday: GAUJA National Park & Bicycle Museum (cycling ~40 km, by coach ~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, visit Turaida Castle and the oldest Latvian Church, Krimulda, built in 1205.
Finish the ride with a visit to the Latvian bicycle museum followed by a transfer to Riga. Optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Riga.
Day 8 Sunday: RIGA
Depart after breakfast.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Vilnius to Riga tour stays in 3*** and 4**** hotels. Hotels are carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and service hotline.
- 7 nights stay at the hotels, including all taxes
– Breakfast daily
– Welcome meeting with a glass of beer or wine
– 2 x dinners (3 courses with coffee/tea; 1 x Klaipėda, 1 x Riga)
– Mineral water at your disposal on cycling days – Guide escort on days 2-7
– Rent of trekking bicycle with a waterproof pannier (+ helmet on request)
– Transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned coach /minibus
– Luggage transport as per itinerary
– Boat trip across the Curonian Lagoon
– Ferry ticket from the Curonian Spit to Klaipėda
– Excursions as shown in itinerary
– Entrance to: Trakai Insular Castle, Ventė Ornithological station, Amber museum in Palanga, Turaida Castle, Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum.
– Individual information package (city guides, maps and program)
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).
Vilnius to Riga, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.
2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 28.05. – 03.09.2017
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £819 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £199
Half Board Upgrade: £99
Electric Bike Upgrade: £119
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: 3*** hotels and 4**** hotels
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: From £819
Single Supplement: From £199