Cycling the Baltics guided & self-guided cycle tours 2020 - Baltic Bike Travel

 
Cycling the Baltics guided & self-guided cycle tours 2020 - Baltic Bike Travel
Cycling
            the Baltics
 guided & self-guided cycle tours 2020

Lithuania   Latvia   Estonia   Finland   Poland   Russia   Belarus

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
       Tour Code                                                                Content                                                                              Page
    Tourist information and our bike tour services                                                                                                                      4
                          Guided bike tours in the Baltics, Poland, Belarus and Russia (fixed departure dates)
    G1 Bestseller!      Cycling the Baltics (Lithuania – Latvia – Estonia) with the Curonian Spit & Saaremaa Island (11 days, from Vilnius)                             6
          G5            Bike tour in Lithuania, Poland & Belarus with National parks of Dzūkija, Wigry & Biebrza (11 days, from Vilnius)                                7
          G1E           E-bike tour in the Baltics (Lithuania – Latvia - Estonia): with the Curonian Spit & Saaremaa Island (11 days, from Vilnius)                     8
          G8            The four countries bike tour along the Baltic Coast: Latvia-Lithuania-Russia/Kaliningrad-Poland (11 days, from Riga)                            9
                       Self-guided bike tours in the Baltics, Poland, Belarus and Russia (with luggage transport)
    SG1 Bestseller!     Bike tour along the Lithuanian seaside (Curonian Spit & Nemunas River Delta) (8 days , from/to Klaipėda)                                        10
         SG18x          The three countries bike tour along the Baltic Coast: Lithuania-Russia/Kaliningrad-Poland (9 days, from Klaipėda)                               11
    SG7 Bestseller!     Cycling the Baltics (Estonia – Latvia - Lithuania) with national parks Lahemaa, Gauja & Curonian Spit (11 days,                                 12
                        from Tallinn)
      SG14 New!         Bike tour in Latvia & Estonia with Tallinn, Saaremaa Island and Lahemaa National Park (10 days, from/to Riga)                                   13
         SG11           Cycling the Baltics (Lithuania – Latvia – Estonia) with Saaremaa Island, Curonian Spit & Gauja national parks (11                               14
                        days, from Vilnius)
     SG14ru New!        Bike tour from Riga to St. Petersburg via Saaremaa Island & Tallinn: Latvia – Estonia – Russia (11 days, from Riga)                             15
                                              Self-guided bike tours in the Baltic Countries and Russia
          SG2           Cycling in Lithuania: from the capital to the seaside (9 days, from Vilnius)                                                                    16
          SG5           Cycling around the Curonian Lagoon through Kaliningrad District (Lithuania-Russia) (12 days, from Klaipėda)                                     17
          SG3           Bike tour in Lithuania and Latvia: along the Baltic Coast to Riga (8 days, from Klaipėda)                                                       18
          SG4           Bike tour in Latvia and West Estonia (9 days, from Riga)                                                                                        19
         SG9P           Cycling in Estonia: the west seacoast & Islands of Hiiumaa, Saaremaa & Muhu (12 days, from/to Tallinn)                                          20
      SG12P New!        Cycling around the Finish Bay (Estonia – Finland – Russia) with Helsinki & St. Petersburg (12 days, from/to Tallinn)                            21
                                                  Baltic Bike Travel General Terms and Conditions                                                                       22
                      Map of the Baltic States and neighbouring regions of Poland, Belarus, Russia (M1:3 500 000)                                                       23

                                                                                                                                           FINLAND
                                                                                                                                      Helsinki

                                                                                                                                                                 St. Petersburg
                                                                                                                                               Tallinn

                                                                                                              B a l t i c S ea
                                                                                                                                               ESTONIA

                       BALTIC BIKE TRAVEL
                                                                                                                                                                    RUSSIA
                        Naujoji Uosto Str. 3,                                                                                               Rīga
                                                                                                                                                     LATVIA
                   LT-92120 Klaipėda, Lithuania
                       Tel. +370 46 300 145                                                                                      Klaipėda
                   E-mail: balticbike@bbtravel.lt                                                                                              Vilnius
                         www.balticbike.lt                                                                                   RUSSIA
                                                                                                                           Kaliningrad LITHUANIA              BELARUS
                                                                                                               Gdansk
      BALTIC BIKE TRAVEL services:
                                                                                                                                 POLAND     Grodno
      ĔĔ Guaranteed departure escorted & self-guided cycling tours
      ĔĔ Tailor made cycling, kayaking, bird watching, nature and cultural tours;
                                                                                                                            Warsaw
      ĔĔ Hotel / guesthouse / countryside inn bookings;
      ĔĔ Comfortable transport/transfer services;
      ĔĔ Bus, train and ferry ticket reservations;
      ĔĔ Experienced cycling tour leaders and city guides;
      ĔĔ Rental of quality bicycles and tourist equipment

      Why BALTIC BIKE TRAVEL?
      ĔĔ Experienced team – more than 10 years of specialist travel know-how!
      ĔĔ Value - Quality trips at affordable prices!
      ĔĔ Responsible Travel - Trips designed to protect the environment and help local people!
      ĔĔ By travelling with us you support bicycle culture in the Baltic States!
      Partnership & membership:

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Dear Cycling Friends,
   We are pleased to introduce you to 2020 BALTIC BIKE TRAVEL catalogue presenting a wide range of
cycle trips in the Baltics (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia) and neighbouring countries (Poland, Belarus, Russia,
Finland).
  BALTIC BIKE TRAVEL is the only incoming tour operator in Lithuania specialising in cycling holidays. We
have been experts on cycling in the Baltics already for more than 10 years.
   In this catalogue, we present our top products - GUIDED GROUP CYCLE TOURS and SELF-GUIDED
SUPPORTED (HALF-GUIDED) CYCLE TOURS. All these tours are offered on fixed departure dates which are
guaranteed from 2 or 6 participants and trips are never cancelled at a short notice like many other tour
operators do; therefore after reserving the tour you can book your flights as early as possible in order to
get the best deal available! All supported self-guided trips include guided sightseeing walking tours in the
main historical cities, luggage transportation and a few long transfers by minibus!
   You are welcome to join our group tours where cyclists from different countries travel together (max. 19
or 25 people per group). These groups are escorted by experienced local tour guides who speak the English
and German languages. If you like easy travelling in a small group (up to 15 people) and staying in more
luxury hotels (4*), go for the 11-day guided E-bike tour of the Baltics (p.8)!
    Travel routes of all transnational long-distance tours cover three to four countries (pp. 6–9 & 11–15)
and combine sightseeing in historical cities – Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Warsaw, Gdansk, Kaliningrad, New!
St.Petersburg – and exploring nature wonders like the Curonian Spit sand dunes in Lithuania, deep valleys
of the Gauja River in Latvia, impressive Saaremaa Island in Estonia, Wigry and Biebrza National Parks in
Poland, Augustow Canal in mysterious Grodno region – visa free zone in Belarus, etc. The newest tours
include St. Petersburg with Leningrad Region and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, formerly German
Königsberg; since 2019 both regions are easy accessible with free of charge eVisa for citizens of more than
53 countries.
   If you wish to spend most of your holiday time cycling and less time sitting in a minibus, then the best
deal would be an impressive 8-day tour along the Lithuanian Seaside which is known as the cyclists’
paradise (p.10) or 9-day tour along the Nemunas River from the capital Vilnius to Klaipėda (p.16). You can
also combine a few tours, e.g., Vilnius to Klaipėda, then continue to Riga (p.18) and further to Tallinn (p.19),
and finally you can reach St. Petersburg if taking the newest circular tour around the Finish Gulf (p.21).
    On most individual self-guided tours, you can take your own bicycle and carry your luggage yourself,
or you are welcome to hire our bikes and order luggage transportation which is already included on all
supported tours. For our guests we offer more than 400 quality trekking bicycles equipped with flatless
tires and comfortable saddles, modern E-bikes (Pedelec) with Bosch driving system, road / cyclecross bikes,
new MTB bikes for off-road cycling, and a lot of other tourist equipment of well-known brands. For families
with children there is a wide range of tourist equipment from small bicycles to special 2-seat trailers and
trailer-bikes.
   We’d like to thank all our loyal customers and invite to experience new adventures with us!

                                        Yours sincerely, Saulius Ružinskas & BALTIC BIKE TRAVEL Team

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Tourist information and our cycle tour services

                                                                               LEGEND
                                       Individual self-guided tour: You may plan your day as you like, but you have to follow a time
                                       schedule for minibus transfers on supported tours. Our maps, route descriptions and GPS tracks will
                                       show you the right way.
                                       Group guided tour: Travelling with the group and being accompanied by a minibus and cycling
                                       tour guide

                                       Circular tour: Regular relocation from hotel to hotel, but finally returning to the starting point.

                                       E-bike/Pedelec: On tours with this logo you can rent a pedal electric cycle (Pedelec) - a type of
                                       bicycle where the rider‘s pedalling is assisted by a small electric motor.

                                       Guaranteed departures: Plan your vacation in advance. We guarantee departures even on group
                                       tours with minimum 2 participants if you travel with us on fixed dates. We make it happen!

                                       Entry with passport: For travels to the Baltic Countries and Poland a valid identity card is enough
                                       for people from EU countries. For trips to Russia most people need a passport with a valid visa (or
                                       free of charge eVisa for Kaliningrad and Leningrad Regions). Grodno Region in Belarus is visa free
                                       zone!

                          TOUR PLANNING
                          We design bike tours to take you on the most appealing cycling routes, as much as possible away from major
                          roads and along beautiful scenic trails where you can experience nature. You may book one or more of our
                          ready made cycle tour packages, combining them into one longer route, for example, Klaipėda-Riga (p. 18)
                          & Riga-Tallinn (p. 19), or ask for an individual tour program. Be patient to wait longer to get ready the tailored
                          tour program with services as it takes time to receive all confirmations from our partner hotels and tour op-
                          erators. Often smaller guesthouses and B&Bs which are the only option in certain areas have limited space,
                          then we have to redesign the tour program or ask you to change the travel dates.
                          Most of our cycle tours, even group tours, are guaranteed with minimum 2 participants and trips are not
                          cancelled at a short notice like many other tour operators do! After booking the tour you are free to book
                          your flights as early as possible in order to get the best deal available.

                          ARRIVAL
                          For cyclists coming to travel in the Baltics with own bikes we reccommend using ferry lines and book them
                          through us:
                          Lithuania: DFDS: Kiel (Germany) – Klaipėda, Karlshamn (Sweden) – Klaipėda; TT-Line: Trelleborg (Sweden) -
                          Klaipėda
                          Latvia: Stena Line: Travemünde (Germany) – Liepaja, Tallink Silja Line: Stockholm (Sweden) – Riga or Tallinn
                          Estonia: Finnlines: Travemünde – Helsinki (Finland) and Tallink Silja Line / Viking Line: Helsinki – Tallinn
                          For other travellers the most convenient is flying to Palanga (Klaipėda), Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Warsaw, Gdansk
                          and St. Petersburg where our bike tours start or finish. Kaunas Airport (100 km from Vilnius) could be also
                          used as an alternative for travels with low cost airlines to/from Lithuania. Besides existing important con-
                          nections via Copenhagen (SAS, Norwegian Air), Warsaw (LOT) and Riga (Air Baltic), there are direct flights
                          to Palanga Airport from London Luton (Wizz Air), London Stanstead & New! Dublin (Ryanair), Oslo & New!
                          Stockholm (Norwegian Air) and Dortmund in Germany (Wizz Air).

                          DOCUMENTS & GPS TRACKS
                          On arrival or in some cases in advance you will receive a tour program with route maps and city guides
                          related to your tour (one per room) that you can find information about places of interest you will see along
                          the way. GPS tracks of self-guided tours is a new complimentary service since last year. Take the time and
                          freedom to enjoy your own personalized travel experience.

                          ACCOMMODATIONS
                          Hotels, guesthouses and quality B&B‘s we have selected are known for their comfortable rooms, hearty
                          breakfast and cosy atmosphere. Some of them are typical in the region while in some places they are local
                          landmarks.
                          On our cycle tours we mainly use very nice, mostly medium and first-class hotels (3*, 4*) which are highly
                          recommended due to their comfort, location, and ambience. Upgrade to first-class hotels (4*) or the top-
                          class hotels (5*) is also possible on some tours, but not in all places.
                          We may also offer rental of comfortable apartments and houses for longer stays in one place like the Curo-
                          nian Spit National Park in Lithuania. You may book 1-week or 2-week accommodation packages and ask for
                          extra services (bike rental, canoeing & cycle tours, sightseeing, etc.)

                          PERVALKA HOLIDAY APARTMENT
                          4-room holiday apartment (~60 m2) for rent in Pervalka, which is an oasis of peace surrounded by sand and
                          sea on the Curonian Spit (Lithuania). This holiday apartment is ideal for families with 2 children (max. 6 peo-
                          ple). It is newly furbished, with all living, sleeping and kitchenette facilities: washing machine, stove, oven,
                          fridge, dishwasher, cutlery, etc. The house consists from: 1 living room with TV&Wi-Fi, 2 sleeping rooms,
                          shower/WC, a loft room and balcony/terrace with a view to a wood and the Curonian Lagoon (150 m). There
                          is a free car parking and large playground near the house. Bikes and sea kayaks available for rent.
                          Rental price for a week (6 nights) / 2 weeks (13 nights) / extra night, 2–3 people:
                          May-June & September:            599,- / 1170,- / 95,- Euro
                          July-August: 		                  899,- / 1820,- / 145,- Euro

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Tourist information and our cycle tour services
TREKKING BIKES
All our guided tours include rental of high quality trekking cycles. On all self-guided tours you can take your
own cycles or to hire ours. There are over 400 quality trekking cycles and a lot of tourist equipment of well
known brands (Velo-de-Ville - VDV, KTM, Kalkhoff, Kona, Bianchi, Ortlieb, Abus) as well as several cycle trailers
and minibuses waiting for our guests in our garage. When booking our cycles, you can always choose their
size and type (unisex frame or standard one with a crossbar; 8-speed hub gears with back pedal break or
24-speed derailleur gears with free wheel) and even request our new E-bike/Pedelec or road/cyclecross bikes.
Please note that road bikes are not suitable on most self-guided tours in the Baltics because of gravel roads in
some places. Take the all-terrain or trekking bicycle, or cyclecross bike.
Please let us know your preferences at time of booking. We will do all that we can to ensure you have the best
bicycle and other equipment for your needs.

ELECTRIC BIKES (E-bikes/Pedelec)
Motor-assisted electric bikes (Pedelec) are availa-
ble for rent on most cycle tours. We use good qual-
ity e-bikes of well known German brands, like Kalk-
hoff and Velo-de-Ville (VDV), both equipped with
new generation Bosch central-drive motor system
(250W) and 11 ah Lithium-Ion battery (400Wh)
for easy cycling up to 110 km / 69 mi, 28“ or 26”
size wheels, unisex frame from XS (42 cm/16”) to
L size (55 cm/21“) or standard frame – XL size (60
cm/23”), freewheel or back-pedal 8-speed hub
gears, etc.

BIKES FOR CHILDREN
Your children should have an enjoyable and safe trip. That‘s why for
families with babies we provide a wide range of tourist equipment
from inspected child seats to special 2-seat trailers (Winther Dolphin),
while the older children will receive a trailer-bike or a normal bike with
24” or 26” size wheels suitable for their age and size.

ACCESSORIES
Our accessories package on all guided tours includes a bike pannier bag (Ortlieb) with a 12.5 l or 20 l capac-
ity, water bottle, helmet (on request) and a cable lock (one for 2 bikes), while on most self-guided tours we
provide our customers with extra equipment: a handlebar bag with map/smartphone holder Ortlieb, a repair
kit with an air pump and higher security lock made of hardened steel. Helmets and odometers are for extra
charge.
Since the route descriptions of self-guided tours contain distances in kilometres, we advise bringing your
own odometer (cycle computer) or renting it from us. Bike rental price includes an odometer and map holder
(one per booking) as a standard on all long distance self-guided supported/half-guided tours.

ACCIDENT SERVICE
You will receive a top-quality bicycles in great condition. However, accidents do happen. That is why on self-
guided tours we provide you with a faithful repair kit and a list of repair shops. Should shop repairs be needed
we will reimburse you up to a certain amount upon presentation of the receipt when you return.

BIKE TRANSPORTATION
To make your bicycle experience easier and more comfortable, we’ll deliver rental bikes to you at the tour
starting place - hotel or guesthouse, train or bus station, or any private address. Get a bike in Lithuania and
leave it in Latvia or Estonia! We are partners in the BaltiCCycle.eu network which is the only one in the Baltics
offering such one-way bike rental service!
For bicycle delivery to the starting place or collection from the end point, and transportation of bicycles
during long distance cycle tours, we have a number of minibuses and special trailers of different type and
capacity (from 15 to 28 bicycles).

LUGGAGE TRANSFER SERVICE
We are glad to provide you with our luggage transfer service from hotel to hotel on most of our bike tours. All
guided and self-guided supported/half-guided tours include this service as a standard while on most other
self-guided tours this service is offered as optional extras.

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GUIDED                                                     Bestseller!                      Lithuania – Latvia – Estonia

                            Virtsu
                                            Tallinn

                                             ESTONIA                     Cycle the Baltics
          Saaremaa
                                 Pärnu                                   Three Baltic capitals, Curonian Spit & Saaremaa Island
    B a l t i c S ea

                   Kuressaare

                                                                RUSSIA
                        Jūrmala               Sigulda
                                  Rīga                 LATVIA

                       Palanga       Hill of Crosses
                       Klaipėda
                                     LITHUANIA
                 Ventė
                                                Vilnius
             Nida
                                   Kaunas
                 RUSSIA                                   BELARUS
                                             Trakai

      POLAND

Tour distances: cycling ~344 km/~215 mi,
by coach ~1390 km, by boat ~12 km
11 days / 10 nights
TOUR INFORMATION                                                         11 days guided group cycling tour from Vilnius to Tallinn (Code G1)
Cycling grade: We rate this trip Easygoing to                            The Baltic coast and National Parks of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia explored on highly scenic routes,
Moderate with intensive tour program. Daily biking
routes mainly on low traffic roads and cycle paths.                      including the three capital cities – Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn – with their old towns designated by UNESCO
The terrain is varied and rolling with some gradual                      as the World Heritage Sites; and featuring the previously-closed Curonian Spit and beautiful Estonian
hills on some riding days (some steep ups and                            island. Travel from Lithuania in the south, through Latvia and on to Estonia in the north, enjoy a great
downs in the Gauja River valley) and dead flat most                      variety of towns, villages and landscapes, and get an excellent feel for the different characters of these
of the tour.
Arrival & departure information /Transfers                               distinctive countries.
Airports: Vilnius/ Tallinn
Transfers: (price for one way up to 3 people)                            Day 1: Arrive in Vilnius                                                            Day 8: Sigulda - Saaremaa
From Vilnius/to Tallinn Airport 30,- Euro                                Welcome meeting at the hotel with                                                   Morning transfer to the largest Estoni-
ACCOMMODATION                                                            tour guide. Overnight in Vilnius.                                                   an island of Saaremaa which provides
3–4* middle-range hotels                                                                                                                                     a perfect rural setting for cycling. Trav-
2020 TOUR DATES – Low season                                             Day 2: Trakai Island Castle & Kaunas                                                el along the Baltic Sea Coast to Angla
G1-01. 18.05 – 28.05.2020                                                City tour of Vilnius, capital of Lithu-                                             village where the iconic windmills are
G1-02. 25.05 – 04.06.2020                                                ania for more than 600 years. After-                                                located. Then transfer to hotel for 2
G1-03. 01.06 – 11.06.2020                                                noon trip to Trakai, the former capi-                                               overnight stays. (Cycle ~38 km, bus
G1-15. 24.08 – 03.09.2020                                                tal of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania,       Day 5: Klaipeda to Palanga by            ~330 km, by ferry 6 km).
G1-16. 31.08 – 10.09.2020                                                possible visit to 14thC island castle.     bike then drive to Riga
G1-17. 07.09 – 17.09.2020                                                Then cycling through picturesque           Cycling to Palanga through the           Day 9: Saaremaa island
2020 TOUR DATES – High season                                            countryside on gentle hills and            Seaside Regional Park and visiting       Enjoy a day ride across Saaremaa
G1-04. 08.06 – 18.06.2020                                                transfer by coach to the hotel in Kau-     the Botanical Garden and Amber           Island’s wild beauty – Sorve Penin-
G1-05. 15.06 – 25.06.2020                                                nas. (Cycle ~28 km., bus ~100 km).         Museum in the Palace of Count            sula famous for its lighthouse and
G1-06. 22.06 – 02.07.2020                                                                                           Tyszkiewicz. Afternoon transfer to       picturesque seaside. Finish the day
G1-07. 29.06 – 09.07.2020
G1-08. 06.07 – 16.07.2020                                                Day 3: Vente Horn & Klaipeda               Riga (Latvia). En route stop at the      with a visit to Kuressaare, the capi-
G1-09. 13.07 – 23.07.2020                                                Morning transfer along the Nemunas         Hill of Crosses, the unforgettable       tal of Saaremaa, a home to one of
G1-10. 20.07 – 30.07.2020                                                River to the coast. In the afternoon cy-   sight of thousands of crosses on two     the finest preserved medieval Epis-
G1-11. 27.07 – 06.08.2020                                                cling to Ventė Cape including visit to a   small hills. Overnight in Riga. (Cycle   copal Castles in the Baltics, dating
G1-12. 03.08 – 13.08.2020                                                bird observatory and the 19thC light-      ~32 km, bus ~290 km)                     from 13thC. Free time to explore the
G1-13. 10.08 – 20.08.2020                                                house which was used for more than                                                  town and the Bishop’s castle. (Cycle
G1-14. 17.08 – 27.08.2020                                                100 years. After a short bus transfer      Day 6: Riga & Jurmala Beach              ~56 km, bus ~50 km)
TOUR PRICES /person (low/high season)                                    arrive in Klaipeda, the main seaport       Morning guided tour of a medieval
Price in double/twin room 1299,- / 1345,- Euro                           of Lithuania. Overnight in Klaipeda.       hanseatic town of Riga. In the af-
Price in single room      1649,- / 1715,- Euro                           (Cycle ~30 km., bus ~290 km)               ternoon free time in Riga or cycling
THE TOUR INCLUDES:                                                                                                  to Jurmala, the largest resort in the
ĔĔ 10 nights stay in hotels (rooms with WC/shower)                                                                  Baltic States well known for its long
ĔĔ Breakfast on days 2–11
ĔĔ Welcome meeting with a glass of wine or beer                                                                     white sand beaches. Transfer back
ĔĔ 4 x 3-course dinners + 1 x picnic lunch                                                                          by coach to the hotel in Riga. (Cycle
ĔĔ Mineral water at your disposal on cycling days
ĔĔ Bike rental with a back pannier & helmet                                                                         ~30 km, bus ~ 20 km).                    Day 10: Saaremaa & Tallinn
ĔĔ Services of local tour guide(s) on days 2–10                                                                                                              Morning ride to the Kaali meteorite
ĔĔ Transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned bus                                                                Day 7: Gauja National Park &             crater which is listed on the world’s
ĔĔ Ferry tickets to the Curonian Spit & Saaremaa Island
ĔĔ Entrance to museums in Ventė, Palanga, Turaida,                                                                  Bicycle Museum                           giant craters list and it is the rarest
   Saulkrasti & Angla                                                    Day 4: Curonian Spit National Park         Transfer to Saulkrasti. After visiting   nature wonder in Estonia. In the af-
ĔĔ Individual information package (one per room)
Optional extras (price per person):                                      Transfer by coach to Nida. Sightsee-       the Latvian bicycle museum start         ternoon transfer by coach to Tallinn,
ĔĔ Rent of E-bike/Pedelec with a pannier 195,- Euro                      ing around Nida, one of the most           your bike ride to Sigulda, the most      check-in at the hotel followed by a
ĔĔ Half board (4 x 3-course dinners) 99,- Euro
ĔĔ Pre/post-tour accommodation in Vilnius 3* / Tallinn 4*                beautiful resorts in Lithuania. Cy-        popular resort in Latvia. Cycling        guided tour of Tallinn Old Town. (Cy-
   (with breakfast)                                                      cling back to Klaipėda on the Seaside      through Gauja National Park, en route    cle ~40 km, bus ~210 km, by ferry
   Double/twin room 45,- Euro / 55,- Euro
   Single room 80,- Euro / 99,- Euro                                     Cycle Route along the Curonian Spit        enjoy spectacular views of the Gauja     ~6 km).
Discounts for extra bed in double/twin room                              famous for its amber and fine sand         River valley with Gutmana Cave. En
Children under 5 yrs. old – free of charge, from 5 yrs. old              beaches. Overnight in Klaipėda (Cy-        route visit Turaida Castle. Arrive in    Day 11: Tour ends in Tallinn
– 25 %
Minimum group size – 2 people!                                           cle ~ 58 km, by bus ~50 km).               Sigulda. (Cycle ~40 km, bus ~50 km)      Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour.

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Lithuania – Belarus – Poland                                                                                                                    GUIDED

Three countries cycling tour
with Druskininkai, Grodno, Augustow, Wigry & Biebzra National parks

                                                                                                                               Length: Cycling ~ 342 km/214 mi.,
                                                                                                                               by bus ~ 658 km
                                                                                                                               11 Days/10 Nights

                                                                                                                               TOUR INFORMATION
                                                                                                                               Cycling grade: We rate this trip Easy to moderate.
                                                                                                                               The terrain by Trakai and Suwalki Landscape Park
                                                                                                                               is slightly hilly. Daily biking on small asphalt roads
                                                                                                                               and bicycle paths. More gravel and forest roads are
11 days guided group bike tour from Vilnius to Warsaw (Code G5)                                                                in Belarus.
                                                                                                                               Arrival & departure information /Transfers
Explore a borderland of Lithuania, Poland and Belarus which is the land of gentle hills, sandy plains, vast                    Airports: Vilnius / Warsaw
primeval forests and river valleys. The tour starts in the Lithuanian capital city Vilnius and finishes in the                 Transfers: (price for one way up to 3 people)
Polish capital city Warsaw. The tour also includes the Čepkeliai - Dzūkija National/PAN Park with Drus-                        From Vilnius Airport 30,- Euro
kininkai Resort in Lithuania, visa free Grodno region with Augustow Canal in Belarus, Masurian Lakeland                        To Warsaw Airport (Chopin/Modlin) 30,- / 79,- Euro
with Wigry and Biebrza National Parks in Poland. Experience a wide variety of towns, villages and coun-                        ACCOMMODATION
tryside for an excellent introduction to the very distinct characters of these different countries, especially
                                                                                                                               3* middle-range hotels
Belarus, which still remains a blank spot on the map for many foreigners. Now you have a chance to fill up
this gap! It is possible to do this tour as self-guided supported one (code SG15).                                             TOUR DATES 2020
Day 1: Arrive in Vilnius                  Grodno in Belarus (visa free region)      sightseeing around Augustow we’ll
                                                                                                                               G5-1. 24.06 – 04.07.2020
                                                                                                                               G5-2. 15.07 – 25.07.2020
Welcome meeting at the hotel with         for 2 overnight stays. (cycle ~32 km,     start our cycle ride to Wigry using
                                                                                                                               G5-3. 05.08 – 15.08.2020
tour guide. Overnight in Vilnius.         bus ~70 km)                               extensive network of cycle routes
                                                                                                                               G5-4. 26.08 – 05.09.2020
                                                                                    passing by several lakes and Augus-
Day 2: Trakai Insular Castle &                                                      tow canal. Check into the hotel for 2      TOUR PRICES
Druskininkai Resort                                                                 overnight stays. (cycle ~53 km, bus        Price per person in double/twin room 1450,- Euro
After breakfast a guided tour of                                                    ~100 km)                                   Price in single room		               1645,- Euro
Vilnius Old Town. Afternoon trip
                                                                                                                               THE TOUR INCLUDES:
to Trakai, the former capital of the                                                Day 8: Wigry National Park
Grand Duchy of Lithuania. After visit                                               Cycling tour on marked trails around       ĔĔ 10 nights stay in hotels, including all taxes
                                                                                                                               ĔĔ Breakfast daily
to the 14thC island castle start your                                               Wigry Lake which is the largest, one
                                                                                                                               ĔĔ 5 x 3 course dinners
first cycle ride on gentle hills around   Day 5: Grodno - the region capital        of the deepest (73 m) and most beau-       ĔĔ Welcome meeting with a glass of beer or wine
the lake. Then transfer by coach to       of Belarus                                tiful lake in Podlasie region. En route    ĔĔ Mineral water at your disposal on cycling days
Druskininkai for 2 overnight stays.       After breakfast a guided tour of          explore a former Camaldolese mon-          ĔĔ English speaking guide escort on days 2–10
(cycle ~28 km, bus ~125km)                Grodno historical old town. In the        astery, built by the death-obsessed        ĔĔ Rent of trekking bicycle with pannier & helmet
                                          afternoon free time for shopping and      Camaldolese monks. Overnight in            ĔĔ Transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned bus
                                          sightseeing on your own or going for      Gawrych Ruda. (cycle ~53 km)               ĔĔ Luggage transport as per itinerary
                                          a guided cycling tour around the city                                                ĔĔ Special permission for Grodno Region in Belarus
                                                                                                                               ĔĔ Entrance to museums in Trakai, Grūtas, Wigry.
                                          and its extensive parks at the Nemu-      Day 9: Biebrza National Park               ĔĔ Individual information package (one per room)
                                          nas River.                                Transfer to Biebrza National Park
                                                                                                                               Optional extras (per Person):
                                                                                    known for untouched fenlands with
                                                                                                                               ĔĔ E-bike/Pedelec with a pannier – 195,- Euro
                                                                                    a unique variety of plants, rare wet-      ĔĔ Pre/post tour accommodation in Vilnius 3*/
                                                                                    land birds and mammals such as Elk            Warsaw 3*
Day 3: Čepkeliai – Dzūkija Na-                                                      and Beaver. Cycling along the Green-          Double/twin room 45,- / 50,- Euro
tional/Pan Park                                                                     Velo route to Goniadz. Dinner & over-         Single room 80,- / 99,- Euro
Morning transfer to the National/                                                   night at the hotel. (cycle ~48 km, bus     Discount for Extra bed – 15 %
PAN Park, the largest forest park in                                                ~35 km)                                    Minimum group size on fixed
Lithuania. Cycling through ethno-                                                                                              departure dates – 6 people!
graphical villages to Druskininkai. En    Day 6: Along Augustow Canal               Day 10: along the Royal Route to
route stop in Grūtas Park known for       After breakfast transfer by bus out-      Warsaw
large collection of Lenin statues and     side Grodno and start cycling on          The final cycle ride along the Royal
other soviet symbols. (cycle ~43 km,      a country road towards Augustow           Route through Biebrza National Park
bus ~45 km)                               canal. Then we’ll cycle along the ca-     and transfer by bus to Warsaw, the
                                          nal on paved roads and forest trails.     capital of Poland. Check-in at the
Day 4: Along the Nemunas River            Transfer back to the hotel for the last   hotel followed by a guided tour of
to Grodno                                 night in Grodno. (cycle ~39 km, bus       Warsaw Old Town and farewell din-
Today’s cycle route passes through        ~50 km)                                   ner. (cycle ~39 km, bus ~180 km)
Liškiava famous for its 17-18thC
Dominican monastery ensemble on           Day 7: Augustow Town & Canal              Day 11: Warsaw
the Nemunas River bank. Transfer to       Morning bus transfer to Poland. After     Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour.

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GUIDED                                                                                       Lithuania – Latvia – Estonia

                            Virtsu
                                              Tallinn
                                             ESTONIA                      E-bike tour of the Baltics
          Saaremaa
                                 Pärnu                                    Three Baltic capitals, Curonian Spit & Saaremaa Island
    B a l t i c S ea

                   Kuressaare

                                                                 RUSSIA
                        Jūrmala               Sigulda
                                   Rīga                 LATVIA

                       Palanga        Hill of Crosses
                        Klaipėda
                                      LITHUANIA
                Ventė
                                                 Vilnius
            Nida
                                    Kaunas
                 RUSSIA                                    BELARUS
                                              Trakai

      POLAND

Tour distances: cycling ~371 km/~232 mi,
by coach ~1350 km, by ferry ~12 km
11 days / 10 nights
TOUR INFORMATION                                                          11 days guided small group E-bike tour from Vilnius to Tallinn (Code G1E)
Cycling grade: We rate this trip as Easygoing, but                        Explore on E-bike/Pedelec the Baltic coast and the National Parks of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on very
with intensive tour program. Daily biking routes                          scenic routes. The tour includes the three capital cities – Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn – with their old towns
mainly on low traffic roads and cycle paths range
                                                                          designated by UNESCO as the World Heritage Sites; and featuring the previously-closed Curonian Spit
from 28 to 58 km (18–36 miles each day). The terrain
is varied and rolling with some gradual hills on some                     and beautiful Estonian island. Travel from Lithuania in the south, through Latvia and on to Estonia in the
riding days (some steep ups and downs on the                              north, enjoy a great variety of towns, villages and landscapes, and get an excellent feel for the different
Curonian Spit and in the Gauja River valley) and dead                     characters of these distinctive countries.
flat most of the tour. It might be windy on some days.
Our walking in the capital towns is along cobbled                         Day 1: Arrive in Vilnius                   famous for its amber and fine sand        Day 8: Pärnu-Saaremaa
streets. You don’t have to be a regular cyclist but you                   Welcome meeting at the hotel with          beaches. Overnight in Klaipėda. (Cy-      Morning transfer to the largest Estoni-
should be reasonably fit and active.                                      tour guide. Overnight in Vilnius.          cle ~ 58 km, by minibus ~50)              an island of Saaremaa which provides
Arrival & departure information /Transfers                                                                                                                     a perfect rural setting for cycling. Trav-
Airports: Vilnius / Tallinn                                               Day 2: Trakai Island Castle &                                                        el along the Baltic Sea Coast to Angla
Transfers: (price for one way up to 3 people)                             Kaunas                                                                               village where the iconic windmills are
From Vilnius/to Tallinn Airport 30,- Euro                                 City tour of Vilnius, capital of Lithu-                                              located. Transfer to Kuressaare, check
ACCOMMODATION                                                             ania for more than 600 years. After-                                                 into the hotel for 2 overnight stays in
3-4* middle-range hotels                                                  noon trip to Trakai, the former capital                                              the capital city of Saaremaa Island.
                                                                          of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, pos-                                                (Cycle ~55 km, minibus ~150 km, by
2020 TOUR DATES
                                                                          sible visit to 14thC island castle. Then   Day 5: Palanga & Hill of Crosses          ferry 6 km)
G1E-1/05. 15.06 – 25.06.2020                                              e-biking through picturesque coun-         E-biking to Palanga through the Sea-
G1E-2/07. 29.06 – 09.07.2020                                              tryside on gentle hills and transfer by    side Regional Park and visiting the Bo-   Day 9: Saaremaa island
G1E-3/10. 20.07 – 30.07.2020                                              coach to the hotel in Kaunas. (Cycle       tanical Garden and Amber Museum           Enjoy a day ride across Saaremaa
G1E-4/12. 03.08 – 13.08.2020                                              ~28 km., minibus ~100 km)                  in the Palace of Count Tyszkiewicz.       Island’s wild beauty – Sorve Penin-
G1E-5/14. 17.08 – 27.08.2020                                                                                         Afternoon transfer to Riga (Latvia).      sula, famous for its lighthouse. Fin-
TOUR PRICES                                                               Day 3: Vente Horn & Klaipeda               En route stop at the Hill of Crosses,     ish the day with a visit to Kuressaare,
Price per person in double/twin room 1995,- Euro                          Morning transfer along the Nemunas         the unforgettable sight of thousands      the capital of Saaremaa, a home to
Price in single room                 2495,- Euro                          River to the coast. In the afternoon e-    of crosses on two small hills. Over-      one of the finest preserved medieval
                                                                          biking to Ventė Cape including visit       night in Riga. (Cycle ~42 km, minibus     Episcopal Castles in the Baltics, dating
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
                                                                          to a bird observatory and the 19thC        ~290 km)                                  from 13thC. Free time to explore the
ĔĔ 10 nights stay in hotels (rooms with WC/shower)
ĔĔ Breakfast on days 2-11                                                 lighthouse which was used for more                                                   town and the Bishop’s castle. (Cycle
ĔĔ Welcome meeting with a glass of wine or beer                           than 100 years. After a short bus          Day 6: Riga & Jurmala Beach               ~58 km, minibus ~50 km)
ĔĔ 1 x picnic lunch                                                       transfer arrive in Klaipeda, the main      Morning guided tour of a medieval
ĔĔ 4 x 3-course dinners with tea/coffee                                   seaport of Lithuania. Overnight in         hanseatic town of Riga. In the after-
ĔĔ Mineral water at your disposal on cycling days                         Klaipeda. (Cycle ~30 km, minibus           noon free time in Riga or e-biking
ĔĔ Rental of E-bike/Pedelec with a back pannier &
   helmet                                                                 ~290 km)                                   to Jurmala, the largest resort in the
ĔĔ Services of local tour guide(s) on days 2–10                                                                      Baltic States well known for its long
ĔĔ Transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned bus                                                                 white sand beaches. Transfer back by
ĔĔ Ferry tickets to the Curonian Spit & Saaremaa                                                                     minibus to the hotel in Riga. (Cycle ~
   Island                                                                                                            30 km, minibus ~ 20 km)                   Day 10: Saaremaa & Tallinn
ĔĔ Entrance to museums in Ventė, Palanga, Turaida,
   Saulkrasti & Angla                                                                                                                                          Morning ride to the Kaali meteorite
ĔĔ Individual information package (one per room)                                                                     Day 7: Gauja National Park &              crater which is listed on the world’s
Optional extras (price per person):                                                                                  Bicycle Museum                            giant craters list and it is the rarest
ĔĔ Half board (4 x 3-course dinners) 110,- Euro                                                                      Transfer to Sigulda and e-biking          nature wonder in Estonia. In the after-
ĔĔ Pre/post-tour accommodation in Vilnius 3* /                                                                       through Gauja National Park to            noon transfer by minibus to Tallinn for
   Tallinn 4* (with breakfast)                                            Day 4: Curonian Spit National Park         Saulkrasti, en route enjoy spectacular    a city tour in the Old Town and over-
   Double/twin room 55,- Euro / 55,- Euro
   Single room 99,- Euro / 99,- Euro                                      Transfer by coach to Nida. Sightsee-       views of Gauja River valley with Gut-     night stay at the hotel. (Cycle ~30 km,
Discounts for extra bed in double/twin room –                             ing around Nida, one of the most           mana Cave, visit Turaida Castle. After    minibus ~210 km, by ferry ~6 km)
Children under 5 yrs. old – free of charge, from 5 yrs.                   beautiful resorts in Lithuania. E-bik-     visit to bicycle museum transfer to
old – 25 %                                                                ing back to Klaipėda on the Seaside        overnight place in Pärnu, Estonia. (Cy-   Day 11: Tour ends in Tallinn
Minimum group size – 6 people                                             Cycle Route along the Curonian Spit        cle ~40 km, minibus ~190 km)              Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour.

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Latvia – Lithuania – Russia – Poland                                                                                                                    GUIDED

4-countries tour along the Baltic Coast:
Riga, the Curonian Spit, Kaliningrad & Gdansk

                                                                                                                              Length: Cycling ~ 334 km/209 miles,
                                                                                                                              by minibus ~580 km
                                                                                                                              11 Days/10 Nights
                                                                                                                              TOUR INFORMATION
                                                                                                                              Cycling grade:
                                                                                                                              Easy to moderate. Daily biking routes mainly on low
                                                                                                                              traffic roads and cycle paths range from 32 to 57 km
11 days guided bike tour from Riga to Gdansk (Code: G8)                                                                       (20–36 miles) each day. The terrain is dead flat most
                                                                                                                              of the tour except a few gradual hills on the Curonian
Explore the Baltic coast of the four countries on very scenic routes. Travel from Latvia in the north,                        Spit in Lithuania and hilly coastal terrain in the
through Lithuania and across the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad into Poland in the south; experience                          Landscape Park of the Elblag Upland, Poland.
                                                                                                                              Arrival & departure information / Transfers
a wide variety of towns, villages and countryside for an excellent introduction to the very distinct                          Ferry terminal: RIGA (ferries from Stockholm,
characters of these quite different countries. The tour includes the capital city Riga and former Hansa                       Sweden) / GDANSK (ferries to Nynäshamn, Sweden)
Cities - Kaliningrad (Koenigsberg) and Gdansk (Danzig), two of them having Old towns designated as                            Airports: RIGA / GDANSK
World Heritage Sites by UNESCO; Lithuanian seaport of Klaipėda (Memel) and the Curonian Spit National                         Transfers: (price for one way up to 3 people)
Park, both Lithuanian and Russian parts. At the end of the tour you will explore Nicolaus Copernicus town                     From Riga/to Gdansk airport: 35,- Euro
of Frombork, the Elblag Canal – a famous early technical masterpiece and impressive Malbork Castle, the                       ACCOMODATION
biggest medieval brick structure in the world built by the Teutonic Knights, and finally Gdansk (Danzig) -                    3-4* middle-range hotels
Poland’s principal seaport and a city with over 1000 years of history.
                                                                                                                              2020 TOUR DATES
Day 1: Riga                                Hill of Witches, observe a colony of    along GreenVelo route to Frombork,         G8-1. 14.06 – 24.06.2020
Individual arrival and welcome             grey herons and cormorants and stop     famous for its Cathedral - the city’s      G8-2. 05.07 – 15.07.2020
meeting with tour guide.                   off at the “Dead” sand dunes. 2 over-   oldest original building and the Mu-       G8-3. 26.07 – 05.08.2020
                                           nights in Nida. (Cycle ~57 km)          seum of Mikolaj Kopernik. Overnight        G8-4. 16.08 – 26.08.2020
Day 2: Riga & Jurmala Beach,                                                       in Frombork. (Cycle ~32 km, bus            G8-5. 06.09 – 16.09.2020
Morning guided tour of Riga Old            Day 5: Along the Curonian Spit          ~50 km)
Town. Then cycle on a bike path to Ju-     to Zelenogradsk                                                                    TOUR PRICES
rmala, the largest resort in the Baltic    Today´s bike route leads you through                                               Price per person in double/twin room 1450,- Euro
States. We may cycle along the beach       the Russian part of the Curonian Spit                                              Price in single room                 1699,- Euro
and bath in the sea – its well worth it!   National Park. En route explore the                                                THE TOUR INCLUDES:
Transfer back to Riga for overnight.       Baltic Coast with picturesque dunes,                                               ĔĔ 10 nights stay at hotels (rooms with WC/shower)
(Cycle ~30 km, bus ~20 km)                 the “dancing” forest and an ornitho-                                               ĔĔ 10 x breakfast
                                           logical museum. Transfer to Kalin-                                                 ĔĔ Welcome meeting with a glass of beer or wine
Day 3: Hill of Crosses & the Sea-          ingrad for 3 overnight stays. (Cycle                                               ĔĔ 5 x 3-course dinners
                                                                                                                              ĔĔ Mineral water at your disposal on cycling days
side Cycle Route                           ~56 m, bus 35 km)                       Day 9. Hilly GreenVelo Route &             ĔĔ Services of local tour guide(s) on days 2–10
Transfer by bus to the Lithuania                                                   Elblag                                     ĔĔ Rent of trekking bike with a pannier & helmet
Seaside. En-route stop at the Hill of      Day 6: Svetlogorsk & Yantarny           Cycle to Elblag along the pictur-          ĔĔ Transfers by air-conditioned coach /minibus
Crosses, the unforgettable sight with      Minibus transfer to Svetlogorsk, a      esque coast of Vistula Lagoon to           ĔĔ Luggage transport as per itinerary
thousands of crosses on two small          traditional seaside Spa town with       Elblag (mainly flat terrain) or party      ĔĔ Entrance to museums: Palanga, Rybachy &
                                                                                                                                 Yantarnyj
hills. Cycle along the Baltic Coast to     impressive 60 m high coastal cliffs.    on newly built asphalt cycle trail roll-   ĔĔ A leisure cruise on Buczyniec Ramp of Elblag Canal
Klaipėda, en route stop in Palanga         Today’s cycling takes us through        ing through a Landscape Park of the        ĔĔ Official invitation for Russian visa
(Botanical Park & Amber Muse-              Sambian peninsula to Yantarny, the      Elblag Upland (hilly terrain). Over-       ĔĔ Information package (one per room)
um). Overnight in Klaipeda. (Cycle         town named after Amber in Russian.      night in Elblag. (Cycle ~42 km)            Optional Extras (price per person)
~35 km, bus ~290 km)                       Transfer back to Kaliningrad. (Cycle                                               ĔĔ Rent of E-bike/Pedelec with a pannier 195,- Euro
                                           ~50 km, bus ~65 km)                     Day 10. Elblag - Malbork - Gdansk          ĔĔ Pre/post-tour accommodation with breakfast in
                                                                                                                                 Riga 4* & Gdansk 3*
Day 4: Along the Curonian Spit                                                     Morning ride to the Elblag Canal,             Double/Twin room 50,- Euro
to Nida                                    Day 7: Kaliningrad (Königsberg) –       where take a leisure cruise on Buc-           Single room 89,- Euro
Crossing the lagoon by ferry and cy-       on foot and by minibus (no cycling)     zyniec Ramp (~2 hr., included).            Discount for extra bed in Double/
cling along the Curonian Spit to Nida,     Morning guided tour of Kaliningrad,     Afternoon transfer to Gdansk for           Twin room – 15 %
                                           a former German city of Königsberg,     overnight. En route stop in Malbork        Minimum group size – 6 people
one of the most beautiful resorts in
Lithuania. En route you can visit the      capital of East Prussia where Prus-     (Marienburg), a former capital of
                                           sian kings were crowned. Afternoon      Teutonic Knights, which is famous
                                           free to explore the city on your own.   for the largest medieval fortress in
                                           Overnight in Kaliningrad.               Europe. (Cycle ~32 km)

                                           Day 8: Along GreenVelo Route to         Day 11: Gdansk (Danzig)
                                           Frombork                                Breakfast at the hotel followed by a
                                           Transfer to Poland and start cycling    morning city tour. End of the tour.

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self - guided                                                           Bestseller!                                           Lithuania
                                     LATVIA
                                                                                Cycling along the Lithuanian Seaside
     B a l t i c S ea

                                                  LITHUANIA                     Curonian Spit National Park, Palanga Resort &
                                             Palanga                            Nemunas River Delta
                                                                       Minija
                                             Klaipėda
                                  Lagoon

                                                       Veiviržėnai
                             it
                        n Sp

                              Juodkrantė                Švėkšna
                   onia

                               Ventė
                                                    Šilutė
            Cur

                                  Curonian

                         Nida                     Rusnė
                                                       Nem
                                                             una
                                               RUSSIA              s

Length: cycling ~ 250 km/156 mi., minibus
~ 40 km, boat ~ 14 km, 8 Days/7 Nights
TOUR INFORMATION                                                                8 days self-guided cycling tour from/to Klaipėda (Code SG1)
Cycling grade: We rate this trip Easygoing to
Moderate. You will cycle on low traffic roads (a few                            The Baltic Sea coast visiting Palanga Resort and the Curonian Spit National Park, designated by UNESCO
stretches on gravel/sandy ones), and separate cycle                             as a World Heritage Site, explored individually by bicycle on very scenic cycling routes. Experience tradi-
paths (half of the tour), including the Seaside Cycle
Route. The terrain is dead flat most of the tour, ex-                           tional Lithuanian country life when cycling in the Nemunas River Delta region. This tour partly covers the
cept a few sand dunes on the Curonian Spit.                                     Seaside Cycle Route which was the first officially signposted, high quality cycle route in Lithuania opened
Arrival & departure information                                                 a decade ago. The tour begins & ends in the historic coastal town of Klaipeda (known as Memel for many
Ferry terminal: Klaipėda (from Kiel & Rostock,                                  years) which boasts a rich, turbulent history from 13thC. A similar tour with shorter cycling distances is
Germany; Karlshamn & Trelleborg, Sweden )
Airport: Palanga (35 km / 22 mi. away from                                      designed for families (ask for a quote).
Klaipėda). Regular direct flights from Copenhagen                               Day 1: Arrive in Klaipėda                estate with its beautiful park and im-
(DK), New! Stockholm (SE), Oslo (NO) & New!
Bergen (NO), Riga (LV), Warsaw (PL), London                                     Arrive in Klaipėda. Individual trans-    pressive neo-gothic church of St.Jacob
Luton & Stanstead (UK), New! Dublin (IE),                                       fer to the hotel (not included). Over-   the Apostle. Overnight in Šilutė.
Dortmund (DE).                                                                  night in Klaipėda.
Transfers: (price for one way up to 3 people)                                                                            Day 4: Rusnė Island, ~ 47 km/29 mi.
from/to Palanga airport: 49,- Euro
from/to Klaipėda ferry terminal: 30,- Euro                                                                               Explore Šilutė and go for a circular
                                                                                                                         cycling trip to Rusnė Island, Lithu-
ACCOMODATION
                                                                                                                         ania’s only island, located in the
Cat.A: 4* hotel in Klaipėda & 3* hotels;
                                                                                                                         Nemunas River Delta Regional Park.
Cat.B: 3* hotels
                                                                                                                         En route you can explore a tradi-
2020 TOUR DATES*                                                                                                         tional fisherman’s smallholding at
Every Saturday & Sunday from May 23 to                                                                                   the Rusnė museum and the 19th C          Nida is the most beautiful resort
August 30, 2020                                                                                                          lighthouse in Uostadvaris Harbour.       in Lithuania famous for impressive
Every Wednesday & Thursday from June                                                                                     Overnight in Šilutė                      sand dunes and long sand beaches.
10 to August 27, 2020                                                           Day 2: Along the Seaside Cycle
*This tour is possible on any date May-September                                Route to Palanga, ~58 km/36 mi.          Day 5: Ventė Cape & crossing the         Day 7: Nida-Juodkrantė-Klaipėda,
from 4 people.                                                                  Information welcome meeting and          Curonian Lagoon, cycling ~33 km/         ~ 58 km/36 mi.
TOUR PRICES – cat. B/A (per person)                                             bicycle collection at the hotel, where   21 mi., by boat ~14 km/9mi.              Cycling on a bike path, part of the
Price in double/twin room       499,- / 589,- Euro                              you will be greeted by local tour        Cycling to Ventė Cape where you          Seaside Cycle Route which takes you
Price in single room            749,- / 839,- Euro                              operator. Cycle to Palanga resort        may visit a bird ringing station with    along the Curonian Spit to Klaipėda.
Season extra in DBL/SGL:                                                        (Botanical Park & Amber Museum)          a museum of ornithology and an-          En route you can explore the “Dead”
(27.06–30.08) 36,-/ 76,- Euro                                                   and back along cycle route lead-         other 19th C lighthouse. Take a boat     sand dunes, watch a colony of grey
(18.07–01.08 ) 86,-/ 136,- Euro                                                                                                                                   herons & cormorants, visit the Hill
(19.07–26.07) 136,-/ 196,- Euro                                                 ing through Giruliai Forest and the      to cross the Curonian Lagoon to Nida
                                                                                Seaside Regional Park. Overnight in      (~1.5 hrs). Overnight in Nida.           of Witches. Finally take a ferry to the
THE TOUR INCLUDES:                                                              Klaipėda                                                                          Old Town of Klaipėda where stay the
7 nights stay in hotels (rooms with WC/shower), 7                                                                                                                 last night.
x breakfast, welcome meeting, luggage transport,
transfer by minibus on day 3, boat trips across the                             Day 3: Klaipėda-Švėkšna-Šilutė, ~
Curonian Lagoon to Nida, 24 hours service hotline,                              44km/28 mi., bus ~40 km/25 mi.                                                    Day 8: Klaipėda
individual information package (one per room), GPS                              Transfer by minibus to the inland                                                 After breakfast departure home or
Tracks.                                                                                                                                                           staying longer.
Optional extras (price per person):                                             where start your cycling ride on pic-
ĔĔ Rent of trekking bike+1 bag/+2 bags&tacho                                    turesque countryside roads through
   60,-/ 75,- Euro                                                              Pamarys meadows to Šilutė. En route
ĔĔ Rent of E-bike/Pedelec+1 bag/+2 bags 170,-/
   185,- Euro                                                                   stop in Švėkšna village to explore the
ĔĔ Rent of cyclecross bike+1 bag/+2 bags&tacho
   135,-/ 150,- Euro                                                                                                     Day 6: Free day in Nida ~10 km/
ĔĔ Half board (7 x 3-course dinners, hotel cat. B/A)                                                                     6 mi.
   145,-/ 159,- Euro
ĔĔ Pre/post tour accommodation with breakfast in                                                                         Free day to explore Nida which is a
   Klaipėda 3* or 4*. All dates / 24-26 July, (Sea Festival)                                                             former old fishermen’s village on the
   Double/twin room 43,-/ 75,- Euro or 50,-/ 75,- Euro                                                                   Curonian Spit washed by the Baltic
   Single room 75,-/ 125,- Euro or 85,-/ 125,- Euro
Discounts for extra bed: Children under 5 yrs. old                                                                       Sea from on one side and the Curo-
– free of charge, from 5 yrs. old – 25 %                                                                                 nian Lagoon on the other side. Today
Minimum group size – 2 or 4 people

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Lithuania – Russia (K aliningrad district) – Poland                                                                                          self - guided

Three countries tour along the Baltic Coast
(the Curonian Spit, Kaliningrad and Gdansk)

                                                                                                                             Length: Cycling ~ 269 km/168 miles, by
                                                                                                                             minibus ~246 km;
                                                                                                                             9 Days/8 Nights
                                                                                                                             TOUR INFORMATION
                                                                                                                             Cycling grade:
                                                                                                                             Daily biking routes mainly on low traffic roads and
                                                                                                                             cycle paths range from 32 to 57 km (20–36 miles)
9 days self-guided bike tour from Klaipėda to Gdansk (Code: SG18x)                                                           each day with a possibility to cycle more kilometres
                                                                                                                             on some days. The terrain is dead flat most of the
On this tour you will discover three cities well known for their rich history: Klaipėda (Memel), Kaliningrad                 tour except a few gradual hills on the Curonian Spit
(Koenigsberg) and Gdansk (Danzig). The Baltic Coast cycle route leads you from Lithuania across the                          in Lithuania and hilly coastal terrain in the Landscape
Russian enclave of Kaliningrad into Poland. The tour begins in the Lithuanian seaport of Klaipėda and                        Park of the Elblag Upland, Poland.
takes you along the Curonian Spit with many swimming opportunities on the way to Kaliningrad, the                            Arrival & departure information / Transfers
former Koenigsberg. This city has been extensively redeveloped since the war to become a true Soviet                         Ferry terminal: KLAIPĖDA (ferries from Kiel &
city - don’t miss your opportunity to see it. From Russia you enter Poland and cycle in Pomerania. After                     Rostock, Germany; Karlshamn & Trelleborg,
touring the impressive Malbork Castle, built by the Teutonic Knights, your tour ends in Gdansk - a city with                 Sweden;
over 1000 years of history. Nowadays it’s an important European seaport with a spectacular Old Town.                         Airports: PALANGA (35 km / 22 mi. away from
Since 2019, Kaliningrad Region is easily accessible by citizens of 53 countries with free of charge e-Visa!                  Klaipėda) & GDANSK
                                                                                                                             Transfers: (price for one way up to 3 people)
                                                                                                                             From Palanga airport: 49,- Euro
Day 1: Klaipėda (Memel)                   bian peninsula to Yantarny, the town                                               From Klaipėda ferry terminal: 30,- Euro
Individual arrival and transfer to your   named after Amber in Russian. Trans-                                               To Gdansk airport: 35,- Euro
hotel. Overnight in Klaipeda.             fer to overnight place in Kaliningrad.
                                                                                                                             ACCOMODATION
Day 2: Along the Curonian Spit to         Day 5: Kaliningrad (Königsberg)                                                    3* middle-range hotels
Nida, ~ 57 km/36 miles                    – on foot and by minibus (no cy-                                                   2020 TOUR DATES*
Crossing the lagoon by ferry and cy-      cling)
                                                                                                                             SG18x-1. 16.06 – 24.06.2020
cling along the Curonian Spit to Nida,    Morning guided tour of Kaliningrad,
                                                                                                                             SG18x-2. 07.07 – 15.07.2020
one of the most beautiful resorts in      a former German city of Königsberg,
                                                                                                                             SG18x-3. 28.07 – 05.08.2020
Lithuania. En route you can visit the     capital of East Prussia where Prus-      newly built asphalt cycle trail rolling
                                                                                                                             SG18x-4. 18.08 – 26.08.2020
Hill of Witches, observe a colony of      sian kings were crowned. Afternoon       through a Landscape Park of the
grey herons and cormorants and            free to explore the city on your own.    Elblag Upland (hilly terrain). Over-      SG18x-5. 08.09 – 16.09.2020
                                                                                                                             *This tour is available on any other date May–
stop off at the “Dead” sand dunes.        Overnight in Kaliningrad.                night in Elblag.
                                                                                                                             September with min. 4 people!
Overnight in Nida.
                                                                                   Day 8. Elblag - Malbork - Gdansk,         TOUR PRICES (per person)
                                                                                   ~ 32 km/20 mi., by minibus ~ 120 km       Price in double/twin room               999,- Euro
                                                                                   Take a half day cruise along the El-      Price in single room                   1249,- Euro
                                                                                   blag Canal - the famous early tech-       THE TOUR INCLUDES:
                                                                                   nical masterpiece (not included)
                                                                                                                             ĔĔ 8 nights stay at hotels (rooms with WC/shower)
                                                                                   or cycle to Buczyniec. Afternoon
                                                                                                                             ĔĔ 8 x breakfast
                                                                                   transfer to Gdansk for overnight. En      ĔĔ Transfers by air-conditioned coach /minibus
                                                                                   route stop in Malbork (Marienburg),       ĔĔ Luggage transport as per itinerary
                                                                                   a former capital of Teutonic Knights,     ĔĔ Guided city tours in Kaliningrad & Gdansk
Day 3: Along the Curonian Spit to                                                  which is famous for the largest me-          (entrance fees on own costs)
Zelenogradsk, ~ 56 km/35 miles            Day 6: Along GreenVelo Route to          dieval fortress in Europe.                ĔĔ Official invitation for Russian visa
Today´s bike route leads you through      Frombork, ~ 32 km/20 miles, by                                                     ĔĔ 24 hours emergency hotline
the Russian part of the Curonian Spit     minibus 50 km                                                                      ĔĔ Information package (one per room)
                                                                                                                             Optional Extras (price per person)
National Park. En route explore the       Minibus transfer to Poland where
                                                                                                                             ĔĔ Rent of trekking bike with pannier 85,- Euro
Baltic Coast with picturesque dunes,      start cycling to Frombork, famous                                                  ĔĔ Rent of E-bike/Pedelec with pannier 225,- Euro
the “dancing” forest and an ornitho-      for its Cathedral - the city’s oldest                                              ĔĔ Rent of handlebar bag with map/smartphone
logical museum. Overnight in Zele-        original building and the Museum of                                                   holder (Ortlieb) 15,- Euro
nogradsk.                                 Mikolaj Kopernik. Overnight in From-                                               ĔĔ Half board (5 x 3-course dinners) 125 Euro
                                          bork.                                                                              ĔĔ Pre/post-tour accommodation with breakfast
Day 4: Svetlogorsk & Yantarny, ~                                                                                                in Klaipėda 3* / Gdansk 3*
50 km/31 miles, by minibus 50 km          Day 7. Hilly GreenVelo Route & El-                                                      Double/Twin room 43,- Euro / 50,- Euro
                                                                                                                                  Single room 75,- Euro / 89,- Euro
Minibus transfer to Svetlogorsk, a        blag, ~ 42 km/26 miles                   Day 9: Gdansk (Danzig)
                                                                                                                             Discounts for extra bed in Double/Twin room
traditional seaside Spa town with im-     Cycle to Elblag along the pictur-        Breakfast at the hotel followed by a      - 15 %
pressive 60 m high coastal cliffs. To-    esque coast of Vistula Lagoon to El-     morning city tour. End of the tour.       Minimum group size – 2 or 4 people
day’s cycling takes us through Sam-       blag (mainly flat terrain) or party on

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self - guided                                                     Bestseller!                 Estonia – Latvia – Lithuania

                                                                            Cycle the Baltics
                                                    Lahemaa
                                    Tallinn

                                                         Peipsi
                                   ESTONIA Tartu
                                                                             with National Parks of Lahemaa & the Curonian Spit
     B a l t i c S ea

                                              Otepää

                                                                   RUSSIA
                                              Cēsis
                        Jūrmala
                                           Sigulda
                                   Rīga
                                                LATVIA
                    Palanga       Hill of Crosses
                     Klaipėda
                                   LITHUANIA
         Ventė
                                              Vilnius
      Nida
                                  Kaunas
         RUSSIA                            Trakai

         POLAND                                         BELARUS

Tour distances: cycling ~341 km /213 mi.,
by coach/minibus ~1107 km, by boat ~14 km
11 days / 10 nights                                                         11 days self-guided cycling tour from Tallinn to Vilnius (Code SG7)
TOUR INFORMATION                                                            The Baltic coast and National Parks of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania explored on very scenic routes, in-
Cycling grade:                                                              cluding the three capital cities – Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius – with their old towns designated by UNESCO
We rate this trip Easygoing to Moderate. Daily                              as World Heritage Sites. Featuring the National Park Lahemaa, Otepää Lakeland, the beautiful Gauja
biking routes mainly on low traffic roads and cycle                         River valleys and the Curonian Spit which was previously closed to visitors; nowadays it is often called the
paths. The terrain is varied and rolling with some                          Lithuanian Sahara. This trip is a self-guided one, but the whole route, except Jurmala and the Curonian
gradual hills on some riding days (some steep                               Spit, you will be an accompanied by a minibus with bike trailer, your luggage will be transported from
ups and downs in the Gauja River valley & Otepää                            hotel to hotel, and you can take part in city tours lead by professional guides.
region) and dead flat most of the tour.
Arrival & departure information /Transfers                                  Day 1: Arrive to Tallinn                 Switzerland“. Transfer to Sigulda, in       grey herons and cormorants; explore
Airports: Tallinn/ Vilnius                                                  Individual arrival in Tallinn. Guided    Latvia for overnight. (Cycle ~28 km,        the “Dead” sand dunes on foot. Over-
Transfers: (price for one way up to 3 people)                               city tour. Overnight in Tallinn.         bus ~235 km)                                night in Nida. (Cycle ~57 km)
From Tallinn/ to Vilnius Airport 30,- Euro
                                                                            Day 2: National Park Lahemaa             Day 5: Gauja National Park & Riga
ACCOMMODATION                                                               Meeting with your driver. After bus      Cycling through Gauja National Park,
3–4* middle-range hotels                                                    transfer you shall begin your first      en route enjoy spectacular views of
                                                                            bike trip through National Park La-      the Gauja River valley with Gutmana
2020 TOUR DATES*                                                            hemaa, which is one of the last un-      Cave, Turaida castle and the oldest
Every Wednesday from May 27 to                                              spoiled regions of the Baltic coast.     church in Latvia (1205). Afternoon
September 2, 2020                                                           Overnight in Sagadi.(Cycle ~53 km,       transfer to Riga, where a guided tour       Day 9: Crossing the Curonian
*This tour is available on any other date May–                              bus ~90 km)                              of the charming Old Town awaits.            Lagoon
September with min. 4 people!                                                                                        Overnight in Riga. (Cycle ~17 km,           Take a morning boat across the Cu-
                                                                                                                     bus ~50 km)                                 ronian Lagoon to the continent (~1.5
TOUR PRICES                                                                                                                                                      hrs). Cycle to Ventė Cape to explore
                                                                                                                     Day 6: Riga & Jurmala Beach,                bird observatory and the 19thC light-
Price in double/twin room per person 1155,- Euro
                                                                                                                     The morning is free to explore Riga.        house. Transfer by bus along the Ne-
Price in single room 		              1545,- Euro
                                                                                                                     Then cycle on a bike path to Jurmala,       munas River to Kaunas (overnight).
THE TOUR INCLUDES:                                                                                                   the largest resort in the Baltic States.    (Cycle ~31 km, bus ~185 km, boat ~
                                                                                                                     You may cycle along the beach and           14 km)
ĔĔ 10 nights stay in hotels (rooms with WC/shower)                                                                   bath in the sea – its well worth it! Take
ĔĔ 10 x breakfast                                                                                                    a train back to Riga (30 min) for over-     Day 10: Trakai island castle &
ĔĔ Guided city tours in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius
                                                                                                                     night. (Cycle ~35 km, train ~25 km)         capital Vilnius
ĔĔ Transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned
                                                                            Day 3: Along Lake Peipsi to Tartu                                                    Minibus transfer to the Lake District
   minibus
                                                                            Morning transfer by bus to Mustvee.      Day 7: Hill of Crosses & the Sea-           where start cycling through pictur-
ĔĔ Luggage transport
                                                                            Cycle along Peipsi lake to Varnja. You   side Cycle Route                            esque countryside on gentle hills.
ĔĔ Boat trips across the Curonian Lagoon from Nida
                                                                            reach your hotel after bus transfer to   Transfer by bus to Lithuania Sea-           Arrive in Trakai, the former capital of
ĔĔ Individual information package (one per room)
                                                                            Tartu, a famous university town. (Cy-    side. En-route stop at the Hill of          the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Finish
ĔĔ GPS Tracks
                                                                            cle ~50 km, bus ~160 km)                 Crosses, the unforgettable sight with       the tour with a transfer to Vilnius and
Optional extras (price per person):
ĔĔ Rent of trekking bike with a back pannier
                                                                                                                     thousands of crosses on two small           guided tour of the Old Town. (Cycle
   99,- Euro                                                                                                         hills. Cycle along the Baltic Coast to      ~20 km, bus ~97 km)
ĔĔ Rent of E-bike/Pedelec with a pannier 280,- Euro                                                                  Klaipėda, en route stop in Palanga
ĔĔ Half board (6 x 3-course dinners, except capital                                                                  (Botanical Park & Amber Museum).
   cities) 149,- Euro                                                                                                Overnight in Klaipeda. (Cycle ~42 km
ĔĔ Pre/post-tour accommodation in Tallinn 4* /                                                                       or 32 km, bus ~290 km).
   Vilnius 3* (with breakfast)
   Double/twin room 55,- Euro/ 45,- Euro                                                                             Day 8: Curonian Spit
   Single room 99,- Euro/80,- Euro                                                                                   National Park
Discounts for extra bed in double/twin room                                 Day 4: Through the „Estonian             Crossing the lagoon by ferry and cy-
Children under 5 yrs. old – free of charge, from                            Switzerland“ to Sigulda                  cling along the Curonian Spit to Nida,
5 yrs. old – 25 %                                                           After bus transfer to Otepää, a lovely   one of the most beautiful resorts in
Minimum group size – 2 or 4 people                                          place with many lakes, start your cy-    Lithuania. En route you can visit the       Day 11: Tour ends in Vilnius
                                                                            cling through the so-called „Estonian    Hill of Witches, watch a colony of          Individual departure after breakfast.

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