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Vilnius to Riga Guided Cycling Holiday
Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £909 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.

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Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1 Sunday: 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.

Optional dinner at the hotel.
OVERNIGHT: Vilnius
HOTEL: TILTO*** or similar

Day 2 Monday (Lithuania): 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: Kaunas
HOTEL: SANTAKA BEST WESTERN**** or similar

Day 3 Tuesday (Lithuania): KAUNAS-VENTĖ Horn- KLAIPĖDA (cycling ~25 km, by coach ~240 km,)

Morning transfer along the Nemunas River to the coast. En route passing 17thC castle of Panemunė. In the afternoon have a picnic lunch (included) followed by a cycle ride 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 Klaipeda, the main seaport of Lithuania, check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.

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

Day 4 Wednesday (Lithuania): CURONIAN SPIT NATIONAL PARK (cycling ~55 km, by boat or coach ~50 km)

Transfer by coach or take a morning boat across the Curonian Lagoon to Nida. En-route enjoying the beautiful view of the Curonian Spit which separate the Baltic Sea from the Curonian Lagoon. Sightseeing around Nida, one of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania. In the afternoon cycling back to Klaipėda on the Seaside Cycle Route along the Curonian Spit famous for its amber and fine sand beaches. Arrive in Klaipėda, optional dinner at the hotel.

HOTEL: OLD MILL*** or similar

Day 5 Thursday (Lithuania-Latvia): KLAIPĖDA-PALANGA Resort-Hill of Crosses-RIGA (cycling ~35 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: Riga
HOTEL: RIXWELL KONVENTA SETA*** or similar

Day 6 Friday (Latvia): 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: Riga
HOTEL RIXWELL KONVENTA SETA*** or similar

Day 7 Saturday (Latvia): 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: Riga
HOTEL: RIXWELL KONVENTA SETA*** or similar

Day 8 Sunday (Latvia): RIGA

Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour.

Map & Route Information

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

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.

Services

- 7 nights stay at the hotels, including all taxes.
– Breakfast daily.
– Welcome meeting with a glass of beer or wine.
– 1 x picnic lunch in Ventė.
– 1 x dinner in Riga (3 courses with coffee/tea).
– 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.
– Ferry tickets to/from the Curonian Spit – 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)

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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

Vilnius to Riga, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.

2019 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 19.05. – 25.08.2019
Arrival Sunday

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £909 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £259
Half Board Upgrade: £139
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99

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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.

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