Biking in the Baltics

Daily cycling & sightseeing through the Baltics
10 days
Jul - Aug
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See the Baltics from a different perspective! This tour allows you to really appreciate the sights as you travel by coach, as well as enjoy a daily bike ride of between 15 and 45 km. Your luggage goes in the coach so you are free to marvel at the beautiful scenery and explore the charming towns along the way. Maximum group size: 21 persons.

Day 1 Vilnius: Arrival
Arrival in Vilnius, optional private transfer from airport to Hotel Europa City Vilnius or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

Day 2 Vilnius - Trakai Castle - Kaunas
Vilnius is known for its more than 1,200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. Morning sightseeing tour include a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anna’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. In the afternoon we continue to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. We enjoy a 15 km biking tour in the surroundings of Trakai. We continue to Kaunas and take a short stroll in the Old Town with its elegant Old Town Hall and Gothic cathedral. Check in at Hotel Magnus or similar. 

Day 3 Kaunas - Palanga - Klaipeda
We get up early to continue the tour in the direction of Palanga where we take a sightseeing tour and see the Botanical Gardens with the Amber Museum in the former Tiskevicius Palace, before we enjoy a 30 km biking tour to Klaipeda.  Klaipeda first became a part of Lithuania in 1923 and has a long history as a German town called Memel. The sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with its narrow cobblestone streets and old guild houses and we visit the Theatre Square and the Aennchen von Tharau Fountain. Check-in at Hotel Ibis Aurora or similar.

Day 4 Klaipeda - Nida - Liepaja
A ferry from Klaipeda takes us to the Spit, a 100 km spit of land between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon with small fishing villages, pine forests and endless sand dunes. With its location at the Lgoon and its combination of old-fashioned fishing village and fashionable sea resort, Nida is one of the most attractive places on the entire Baltic Sea Coast. We visit the High Dunes, Thomas Mann’s summerhouse and get acquainted with the charming resort town. In the late afternoon we enjoy a 30 km biking tour from Nida to Juodkrante before we head back to Klaipeda, then continue into Latvia and arrive in Liepaja.  Check-in at Hotel Liva or similar.

Day 5 Liepaja - Jurmala - Riga
Liepaja takes its name from the numerous lime trees in the city and we start the day with a short stroll in the Old Town and to the Trinity Church. Afterwards we drive through the former Duchy of Courland to Kemeri, where we enjoy a 25 km biking tour through the Kemeri National Park. The balance of the day is spent  visiting Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. We reach Riga early in the late afternoon. Check-in at Hotel Days Riga VEF or similar. 

Day 6 Riga - Sigulda - Cesis
Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a true kaleidoscope of various architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, Swedish Gates, Three Brothers, Large and Small Guild House and the Freedom Monument. In the afternoon we continue to Saulkrasti and do a 30 km biking tour to Sigulda, a popular holiday resort. We see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and the ruins of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword, before we continue to Cesis and check-in at Hotel Cesis or similar. 

Day 7 Cesis - Tartu
Cesis is a Hanseatic city with winding streets, castle ruins and beautiful gardens. During the morning tour we see the ruins of the Castle of the Livonian Orde,r and St. John’s Church. We then head to Estonia and the Haanja Nature Park where we take a 30 km biking tour through the national park and around the Munamagi Hill, the biggest hill in the Baltic countries at just 300 m. We finally continue on to Tartu and check-in at Hotel Tartu or similar. 

Day 8 Tartu - Lahemaa
Tartu is the university town, where Estonia gained its statehood. During the morning tour we see the charming Old Town and the University, founded in 1632. After the tour we head for Lake Peipus from where we enjoy a 40 km biking tour from Kolka via Kallaste to Raja along the lake. The balance of the day is spent on a drive to the Lahemaa National Park. Check-in at Hotel Sagadi Manor or similar. 

Day 9 Lahemaa - Tallinn
The day starts with a 45 km biking tour through the Lahemaa National Park from Vihula via Sagadi and Palmse to Kasmu and the Kasmu Peninsula. After this we continue to Tallinn-  a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, out-doors cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. Check in at Hotel Susi or similar. 

Day 10 Tallinn Farewell
Optional private transfer from hotel to the airport and end of arrangements.

Maximum group size: 21 persons

Departures 2018: From Tallinn: 18 July From Vilnius (tour itinerary in reverse): 09 and 27 July

Includes: 9 overnights at 3-4 star hotels; 9 x buffet breakfasts, welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice, personalized welcome package; services of English-speaking tour escort on all tours; transport in 1st class motor coach throughout the itinerary; ferry tickets Klaipeda-Smiltyne-Klaipeda and ecological fees for the Curonian Spit; Bicycle rental (the bikes are new and modern touring bikes with 3-6 speeds, hand or foot brakes, bags, reflectors, bell and mud flaps); helmet.

Excludes: optional private arrival and departure transfers, half board (9 x 3 course dinners with coffee/tea)

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1483.00
Single AUD$ 1939.00

Includes: 9 overnights at 3-4-star hotels; 9 x buffet breakfasts, welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice, personalized welcome package; services of English-speaking tour escort on all tours; transport in 1st class motor coach throughout the itinerary; ferry tickets Klaipeda-Smiltyne-Klaipeda and ecological fees for the Curonian Spit; Bicycle rental (the bikes are new and modern touring bikes with 3-6 speeds, hand or foot brakes, bags, reflectors, bell and mud flaps); helmet. Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.