Cycling Tour Baltics

   
 
 

Cycling in Lithuania & Latvia

Cycling Tour from Vilnius to Riga

2018 Guaranteed Departures
May 20, 27
June 17
July 01
August 12, 26
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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.

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Vilnius
Accommodation: Tilto Hotel

Arrive in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. A transfer to the hotel and check in.

7:00 p.m. (19:00) welcome meeting at the hotel with tour guide. Optional dinner at the hotel.

 
Day 2     Vilnius - Trakai - Kaunas
Accommodation: Best Western Santaka Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Cycling -30 km, by coach -110 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 Galve; 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.

 
Day 3     Kaunas - Vente - Klaipeda
Accommodation: Nidos Smilte
Meals: Breakfast

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 optional dinner

 
Day 4     Nida - Klaipeda
Accommodation: Old Mill Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

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. 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, dinner at the hotel (included).

 
Day 5     Klaipeda - Palanga - Riga
Accommodation: Konventa Seta Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

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).

 
Day 6     Riga - Jurmala
Accommodation: Rixwell Konventa Seta Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

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.

 
Day 7     Sigulda
Accommodation: Rixwell Konventa Seta Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

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.

 
Day 8     Riga
Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport following breakfast.

 

Notes

Dinner package is available: please inquire

Pre and post tour accommodations available - please inquire.

Minimum 2 persons necessary for guaranteed departure.

Price Includes
3 Dinners
Transfers As Per Itinerary With Minibus
Tour Escort Days 2-7
Daily Breakfast
Transfers Airport - Hotel -Airport
Entrances Per Itinerary
Individual Information Packet
Boats and Ferries Per Itinerary
Bike Rental
Daily Luggage Transport
Hotel Accommodation As in Itinerary
Arrival and Departure Transfers
Price Does Not Include
 Lunches
 Tips
 Optional Excursions
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