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Cycling along the Baltic Coast

This self guided cycling tour leads along the Baltic coast from the Art Nouveau capital city, Riga, through a National Park passing numerous, sleepy fishing coastal villages, little known beaches & Spa towns towards Tallinn. A rewarding cycling tour along flat cycle ways in the invigorating air & natural beauty of the Baltic coastline.

 

 

TOUR PRICE  – per person

 

Dates DBL room (euro)
SGL room (euro)
01/05-14/06 445 695
15/06-31/08 475  725
01/09-30/09 445  695

 

NOTES:

  • Departure possible every day
  • Discounts for extra bed in Double/Twin room – 15 %
  • Minimum group size – 2 people

 

BOOKING

Sent us an email at booking@hansaguides.ee , indicate the preferred travel date and amount of persons, who would like to join! We will respond within 24hours.

Or reach us for more information

  • via SKYPE – Hansaguides.
  • via Mobile – 0032(0)478 295196

 

Included

 

  • 8 nights in double/twin room at 3* middle range hotels/guesthouses (rooms with WC/shower)
  • 8 x breakfast
  • Individual information package (one per room): tour program with route description, maps and city guides
  • 24 hours service hotline

 

Extra

  • Rent of trekking bike + waterproof handlebar bag with a map holder + repair set with spare inner tubes + bicycle delivery to the hotel in Riga/collection from the hotel in Tallinn - € 99
  • Rent of E-bike/Pedelec equipped with 7-speed Shimano Nexus hub gears + waterproof bag + tachometer + repair set with spare inner tubes + bicycle delivery to the hotel in Riga/collection from the hotel in Tallinn- € 245
  • Bicycle tachometer rental (min. 4 functions) – € 10
  • Rental of a pair of waterproof panniers (Ortlieb) for mounting on back rack (40 litres capacity) – 25 EUR
  • Half board (8 x 3-course dinners + coffee/tea) – € 145
  • Pre/post-tour accommodation with breakfast in Riga 3* / Tallinn 3*
    Double/twin room – € 78 / € 90
    Single room – € 65 / € 75
  • Luggage transport (Riga-Limbaži, Limbaži-Kabli, Kabli-Pärnu, Pärnu-Paatsalu, Paatsalu-Haapsalu, Haapsalu-Paldiski, Paldiski-Tallinn) – € 499 for group (up to 5 people)
  • Bus ticket Tallinn-Riga – € 29 / person
  • Transfer by car from/to: (price for one way up to 3 people):
    From/to Riga/Tallinn airport -  € 30

 

  • Cycling tour in Tallinn: 180 euro/group (up to 2 persons) – 200 euro/group ( up to 4 persons)
  • Koidula Tour (8hours) in Tallinn: 150 euro/group (up to 6 persons)
  • Kalev Tour (4hours) in Tallinn: 100 euro/group (up to 6 persons)
  • Plane ticket with Estonian Air Brussels-Tallinn/Amsterdam-Brussels via Hansaguides : 250 euro
  • Flights through other companies and from other destinations will be suggested and booked on request.

 

Practical

  • Send us an e-mail at booking@hansaguides.ee. No deposit required in this stage!
  • We get back to you within 24 hrs.
  • You confirm your dates and we make the booking
  • We give you the final price
  • You confirm the tour by paying 25% deposit
  • We will send you all detailed information about your tour
  • You can find our terms and conditions and relevant company information here.
  • More information about Estonia is available here.
  • More information about Hansaguides one can find here!

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Riga

Individual arrival in Riga and transfer to your hotel (not included). Overnight in Riga.

 

Day 2. Riga – train to Sigulda – Turaida – Limbaži,  ~54 km/34 mi.)

Collect rental cycles at your hotel and take a train to Sigulda (~1h). The cycle route leads through the Gauja River national park known for its impressive sandstone cliffs and caves, hilly landscape, thick forests and castles. En route you can visit Turaida castle complex, the oldest Latvian church, Krimulda, look at Birini and Igate Manor houses. Overnight near Limbaži.

 

Day 3. Limbaži – Ainaži – Kabli, ~86 km/54 mi.

From Salacgriva the road leads along the Baltic coastline. On the left side of the road, the seaside meadows and lagoons overgrown with reeds are favourite resting places for migratory birds. After crossing the Latvian-Estonian border, the road winds through old coastal villages – Ikla, Treimani. Overnight in Kabli.

 

Day 4. Kabli – Häädemeeste – Pärnu, ~56 km/35 mi.

Continue cycling on the old coastal road in the direction of Pärnu. Join the Via Baltica road at Rannametsa where there is a sign to the Tolkuse bog nature trail, 1.5 km long (Rannametsa – Tolkuse Õpperada). It is worth climbing up the viewing tower to enjoy a view over the bog from the highest spot of the Rannametsa dunes. Cycling to Pärnu , Estonia’s most popular spa resort. Overnight in Pärnu.

 

Day 5. Pärnu – Tostamaa – Paatsalu, ~79 km/50 mi.

Cycle along the Baltic Coast following the national cycle route No.1 and EuroVelo signs. En route you will pass several resort villages popular among holiday makers because of the 60-km beach. If you stop in Kastna village you can see the biggest oak tree in the Pärnumaa Region. Overnight in Paatsalu.

 

Day 6. Paatsalu – Lihula – Haapsalu, ~79 km/50 mi.

From Paatsalu cycle on  a winding road  around Matsalu Bay which is one of the most important wetland bird areas in Europe. This area is now a conservation area, the Matsalu National Park. Arrive in today’s destination Haapsalu , a picturesque summer resort. Overnight in Haapsalu.

 

Day 7. Haapsalu – Padise – Paldiski, ~84 km/53 mi.

Cycle on the old Haapsalu-Tallinn asphalt road which has very little traffic, many forests and meadows. Before turning off the road to Paldiski, you can explore Padise cloister ruins & climb its tower to see the Estonian landscapes. Overnight in Paldiski.

 

Day 8. Paldiski – Keila-Joe – Tallinn, ~56 km/35 mi

Follow the signposted cycle route towards Tallinn; stopping on your way to see the sights along the Baltic Coast: Keila-Joe waterfall, Tabasalu and Rannamõisa Cliffs. En route to Tallinn city centre you can visit Rocca al Mare Open Air Museum. Overnight in Tallinn .

 

Day 9: Tallinn

Breakfast at the hotel. End of the cycling tour.

 

 

TOUR INFORMATION

Tour distances: cycling ~494 km /309 mi., by train ~ 53 km/33 mi

Cycling grade: Cycle routes mainly on roads with little traffic and cycle paths. Routes range from 54 to 86 km (34-54 miles) each day. Bicycle route is flat, except for a few undulations in the Gauja River valleys (LV) and between Paldiski and Tallinn (EE).

Arrival & departure information:

Airports:

Ferry terminals:

  • RIGA - ferries from Stockholm (Sweden)
  • TALLINN – ferries from Stockholm (Sweden) &  Helsinki (Finland)