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Baltic Biking Tour
The trip is done in reverse on July 17, 2019
Bikes are new modern Estonian produced tour bikes, model comfort and cruiser, 3-6 speeds, hand or foot brakes, equipped with bike bags, luggage boots, mud flaps, reflectors, bells and helmet. Child seat available upon request.
The tours are recommended for guests in normal physical conditions between 35-65 years
Max 21 guests in the groups
Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Europa City Vilnius or similar, check-in, welcome meeting
Breakfast at the hotel. Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The 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. Annaâ€™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
Breakfast at the hotel. We get up early to continue the tour in the direction of Palanga where we make 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
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. We go down the spit to Nida. With its location at the Curonian Lagoon 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 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 go back to Klaipeda from where we continue into Latvia and arrive in Liepaja. Check-in at Hotel Liva*** or similar.
Breakfast at the hotel. 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 with its 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 for visiting Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. We reach Riga in the late afternoon. Check-in at Hotel Days Riga VEF or similar
Breakfast at the hotel. Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga 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. Peterâ€™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. We continue to Cesis and check-in at Hotel Cesis or similar.
Breakfast at theh hotel. 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 Order and St. Johnâ€™s Church. We head to Estonia and the Hanja Nature Park where we do 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 continue on to Tartu. Check-in at Hotel Tartu or similar.
Breakfast at the hotel.
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 and in the middle of the day 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.
Breakfast at the hotel. 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 and afterwards we continue to Tallinn. Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquility and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, out-doors cafÃ©s 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 TallinnMeals: Breakfast
The tour ends after breakfast with a transfer to the airport by private car.
Half board packages are available: (9 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea ): $195 pp
Price IncludesEntrances Per Itinerary
Hotel Accommodation As in Itinerary With Daily Breakfast
Welcome Meeting With Champagne Cocktail
Transfers Airport - Hotel -Airport
Ferry Fees Per Itinerary
Transportation by Deluxe Air Conditioned Touring Coach
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