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Cycle Tour in the Baltics with the Capital Cities (Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn), Curonian Spit National Park & Saaremaa Island
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Cycle Tour in the Baltics with the Capital Cities (Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn), Curonian Spit National Park & Saaremaa Island

Cycle Tour in the Baltics with the Capital Cities (Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn), Curonian Spit National Park & Saaremaa Island
from 1275 €

GUIDED CYCLING IN THE BALTICS: LITHUANIA – LATVIA – ESTONIA

(Vilnius-Curonian Spit-Riga-Saaremaa Island-Tallinn)

11 days / 10 nights

Explore the Baltic coast and the National Parks of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on very scenic routes. The tour includes the three capital cities – Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn – with their Old towns designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO; and the previously-closed Curonian Spit and the largest and most beautiful Estonian island of Saaremaa. Travel from Lithuania in the south, through Latvia and on to Estonia in the north; experience a wide variety of towns, villages and countryside for an excellent introduction to the very distinct characters of these quite different countries.

2018 TOUR DATES*

TOUR CODE Tour starts - Saturday*: Tour ends - Saturday:
18/G1-01 May 20
Mai 30
18/G1-02 May 27 June 6
18/G1-03 June 3
June 13
18/G1-04 June 10
June 20
18/G1-05 June 17
June 27
18/G1-06 June 24
July 4
18/G1-07 July 1
July 11
18/G1-08 July 8
July 18
18/G1-09 July 15 July 25
18/G1-10 July 22 
August 1
18/G1-11 July 29 August 8
18/G1-12 August 5 August 15
18/G1-13 August 12 August 22
18/G1-14 August 19 August 29
18/G1-15 August 26 September 5
18/G1-16 September 2 September 12

ITINERARY (cycling ~310 km / 194 miles)

Day 1 Sunday (Lithuania): 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.
7:00 p.m. (19:00) welcome meeting at the hotel with tour guide. Optional dinner at the hotel.
OVERNIGHT: Vilnius

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

Day 3 Tuesday (Lithuania): KAUNAS-VENTĖ Horn- KLAIPĖDA (cycling ~28 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 Klaipeda, the main seaport of Lithuania, check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.
OVERNIGHT: Klaipėda

Day 4 Wednesday (Lithuania): 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. 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).
OVERNIGHT: Klaipėda

Day 5 Thursday (Lithuania-Latvia): 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: Riga

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

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

Day 8 Sunday (Latvia-Estonia): RIGA-SAAREMAA (cycling ~35 km, by coach ~340 km, by ferry 6 km)

Morning transfer to the largest Estonian island of Saaremaa which has preserved all that is best about old Estonia. With little traffic and flat roads Saaremaa provides the perfect rural setting for cycling. Travel on picturesque roads along the Baltic Sea Coast to the village of Angla where the iconic windmills are located. Transfer to Mandjala, check into the hotel for 2 overnight stays at the seaside. Dinner at the hotel (included).
OVERNIGHT: Mandjala (Saaremaa)

Day 9 Monday (Estonia): SAAREMAA ISLAND (cycling ~55 km, by coach ~40 km)

Enjoy a day ride across Saaremaa Island's wild beauty – Sorve Peninsula famous for its lighthouse. Historically, the peninsula had considerable military significance, dominating the Irbe Strait and the Baltic Sea route to Riga. Optional dinner at the hotel.
OVERNIGHT: Mandjala (Saaremaa)

Day 10 Tuesday (Estonia): SAAREMAA & TALLINN (cycling ~10 km, by coach ~216 km, by ferry 6 km)

Take a short morning ride to Kuressaare, the capital of Saaremaa, a home to one of the finest preserved medieval Episcopal Castles in the Baltics, dating from 13thC. Free time to explore the town and the Bishop's castle. Then transfer by coach to Tallinn. En route stop at the Kaali meteorite crater which is listed on the world's giant craters list and it is the rarest nature wonder in Estonia. In the afternoon arrive in Tallinn, check-in at the hotel followed by a guided tour of Tallinn Old Town. Farewell dinner in a restaurant (included).
OVERNIGHT: Tallinn

Day 11 Wednesday (Estonia): TALLINN
Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour.

THE TOUR INCLUDES:

- 10 nights stay in hotels, including all taxes
- Breakfast daily
- 4 x dinners (3 courses with coffee/tea; 1x Klaipėda, 1x Riga, 1 x Saaremaa, 1 x Tallinn)
- Welcome meeting with a glass of beer or wine
-  Mineral water at your disposal on cycling days
- English speaking guide escort on days 2-1
- Rent of trekking bicycle with waterproof pannier (+ helmet on request)
- Transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned coach /minibus
- Luggage transport as per itinerary
- Excursions as shown in itinerary
- Boat trip across the Curonian Lagoon
- Ferry tickets from the Curonian Spit and to/from Saaremaa Island,
- Entrance to: Trakai Insular Castle, Ventė Ornithological station, Amber museum in Palanga, Turaida Castle, Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum and Angla Windmill Park in Saaremaa.
- Individual information package (city guides, maps and program)

THE TOUR DOESN'T INCLUDE:

- Arrival and departure transfers
- Lunches and 6 dinners
- Tips

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

A. TRANSFERS:

- Arrival or departure transfer by car for 1-3 people - 30 EUR per transfer
- Arrival transfer by minibus for 4-7 people - 59 EUR per transfer

B. RENT

- supplement for an E-bike/Pedelec with a waterproof pannier – 150 EUR per person

C. MEALS:

- 6 dinners package (3 courses with coffee/tea) – 129 EUR per person

D. PRE/POST TOUR ACCOMMODATION:

Hotel in Vilnius
SGL 70 EUR per room per night, including breakfast
DBL 85 EUR per room per night, including breakfast

Hotel in Tallinn
SGL 89 EUR per room per night, including breakfast
DBL 99 EUR per room per night, including breakfast

Minimum group size on fixed departure dates – 2 people!
Maximum group size – 21 people with one guide and 25 people with two guides!

More information and reservation: info@klaipedatours.lt