Country:
Latvia / Estonia
Travelcode:
1LV000186_EN17

Latvia - Estonia

Explore the Baltic coast and the National Parks

  • ValleyExplore the Baltic coast and the National Parks of Latvia and Estonia on very scenic routes. The tour includes the two capital cities – Riga and Tallinn – with their Old towns  designated as World Heritage Sites  by UNESCO; and the largest and most beautiful Estonian island of Saaremaa.

    Start and finish the tour in Riga, travel 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.

    Tour profile:

    Mainly flat, few ascents (Gauja National Park), mostly paved roads & bike paths.

    Day 1: Riga

    Individual arrival in Riga. 7:00 p.m. welcome meeting at the hotel with tour guide.

    Day 2: Riga – Saaremaa, approx. 35 km + 340 km bus transfer + ferry ride

    In the morning transfer to the largest Estonian island called Saaremaa which has preserved all that is best about old Estonia. With little traffic and flat roads Saaremaa provides the perfect rural settings 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).

    Day 3: Saaremaa island, approx. 55 km + 40 km bus transfer

    Enjoy a day ride across Saaremaa Island’s wild beauty – Sorve Peninsula, with a finish at the Sorve lighthouse. Historically, the peninsula had considerable military significance, dominating the Irbe Strait and the Baltic Sea route to Riga. Transfer back to the hotel.

    Day 4: Saaremaa – Tallinn, approx. 10 km + 216 km bus transfer + ferry ride

    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. On the 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.

    Day 5: Tallinn – National park Lahemaa, approx. 52 km + 90 km bus transfer

    The morning is free to explore Tallinn. After short bus transfer cycling through National Park Lahemaa, which is one of the last unspoiled regions of the Baltic coast. Its nature is rich and unique. Here we shall observe thick woods, marshes, lakes and waterfalls. Here is the realm of mooses, wild boars and over 220 bird species.

    Day 6: lake Peipsi – Tartu, approx. 53 km + 150 km bus transfer

    Morning transfer to Mustvee. There you will start a pleasant bicycle trip along Peipsi Lake to Tartu, a famous university town where Estonia gained its statehood. Arrival in Tartu followed by a night walk around the Old Town and its university founded in 1632.

    Day 7: Tartu – Otepää – Sigulda, approx. 30 km + 235 km bus transfer

    After a short bus transfer to Otepaa, a lovely place with many lakes, start cycling through the so-called "Estonian Switzerland" and admire the environment. Finish the tour in Sangaste, famous for its 19th century romantic castle built following the example of Windsor Palace, and transfer to Latvia. Arrival in Sigulda, the most popular resort in Latvia, in the Gauja River Valley.

    Day 8: Sigulda – Gauja National park – Riga, approx. 20 km + 50 km bus transfer

    Today you cycle through the Gauja National Park to Ragana. Enjoy the spectacular views of Gauja River valley with Gutmana Cave, explore ruins of the 13thC Crusaders Castle in Sigulda and visit Turaida Castle. Next stop is in Krimulda to explore the oldest church in Latvia (built in 1205). Transfer back to Riga and join a guided city tour of Riga. Exploring the medieval Hanseatic town, Riga castle, St. Peter`s Church, Dome Cathedral, and the Old Guild Houses.

    Day 9: Riga

    Individual departure or extension.
  • DATES

    Arrival day: Saturday, June 03./10./24., July 08./22., August 05./19., September 02.


    ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

    ARRIVAL BY PLANE

    Airport: Riga (RIX)

    Shuttle bus services: The comfortable "Airport Express" are stopping at many hotels between airport and inner city. The first bus leave the bus station at 04:48 a.m., the last bus leaves the airport at 00:35 a.m. Buses depart every 30 minutes and the journey takes approximately 20 minutes, depending upon traffi . the ticket price is € 5,-. You can book it on: www.airbaltic.de Alternatively, tickets can be acquired at airBaltic’s offices at Riga airport, direct from the bus driver. Tickets are valid for the stated date and route, for one journey only.

    Private bus: individual transfer by car (meeting you at the airport and leading to your hotel): Arrival or departure transfer for a party up to 3 persons (having max. 1 suitcase per person) - € 30,- per transfer.


    ARRIVAL BY CAR

    Parking: parking garage at arrival hotel, approx. € 6/day, no reservation possible, payable locally


    ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

    Train station: Riga

    Private bus: individual transfer by car (meeting you at the train station and leading to your hotel): Arrival or departure transfer for a party up to 3 persons (having max. 1 suitcase per person) - € 30,- per transfer.


    TRANSFER

    from Riga airport/train station see via "Price".


    PARTICIPANTS

    Minimum: 2 person

    Book here your discounted train ticket... Book your flights online... Book here your bus ticket... Book your hotel online...
  • Included services:
    • 8 nights in rooms with private facilities, breakfast
    • 3 dinners (1x Saaremaa, 1x Sagadi & 1x Sigulda)
    • welcome meeting with a glass of beer or wine
    • mineral water for the cycle days
    • german and english speaking cycle guide on days 2-8
    • 7/24 speed-bike
    • excursions & transfers as shown in itinerary
    • luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
    • ferry ticket to Saaremaa Island
    • entrance: Angla Windmill Park in Saaremaa, Käsmu Maritime Museum in Lahemaa, Turaida Castle
    • maps and information material per room
  • Choose Categories

    03.06. - 11.06.17
    10.06. - 18.06.17
    24.06. - 02.07.17
    08.07. - 16.07.17
    22.07. - 30.07.17
    05.08. - 13.08.17
    19.08. - 07.08.17
    02.09. - 10.09.17

    Extras

    Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
    0-5,99 years -100%
    6-99 years -25%
     

    Bicycle & equipment

    7-/24-speed-bike incl.
    E-bike 140
       
    Additional night
    Riga 3* (dbl/sgl) 38/65
       
    Transfer*  
    from/to Riga-start hotel 15
    price per way for 2 person, transfer from/to Riga airport or main train station

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR
  • Well-chosen, comfortable inns and hotels of 3 star categories which distinguish themselves by their quite special personal mark. They are comfortable, often in a design typical for the region and provide a very authentic holiday experience


    Riga: Konventa Seta***

    Mandjala: Saaremaa Thalasso Spa***

    Tallinn: Park Inn by Radisson Meriton****

    Sagadi: Sagadi***

    Tartu: Dorpat***

    Sigulda: Sigulda***


    Please note that the listed hotels are only hotel samples and subject to change. You will find your definite hotel in the hotel list, which you receive after booking/before departure.
  • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

    The offered bikes are touring bikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.

    You can choose between the following bikes:

    • 7-speed-bike with hand brake and backpedal brake
    • 24-speed-bike with hand brake

    E-bike

    By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favoured by cyclists who love the great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain.

    With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily. 


    Bicycle breakdowns

    can happen even with new wheels and by best servicing. In a few hotels/guest houses we have some bikes on stock if you need to change them during the trip.


    Private bicycles

    You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. It is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.

  • 6,0 16.08.2017 | Marion H. Latvia - Estonia

    Estonia and Latvia should be on everyone’s list

    We loved our guide Ramos and the interesting terrain and the old villages we visited. It was fun to meet people from all over to cycle with. We had such fun and stayed in so many interesting places. Everyone went above a beyond to make this a great adventure ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    more
    5,8 30.08.2016 | Glenda R. Latvia - Estonia

    Relaxing time

    Loved this tour! The scenery was so relaxing, the ride was easy and the towns and cities were lovely. Our tour guide Ramos was highly knowledgeable and interesting. The programme was varied, so every day was a little different. Everything was very well ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    more

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