Bike Estonia’s cities and countryside in 6 days
Self-drive tour

Bike Estonia’s cities and countryside in 6 days

  • Estonia
  • April - September
  • 6 days / 5 nights

Program

1. DAY: ARRIVAL IN TALLINN – WALKING TOUR OF THE OLD TOWN AND BIKE TO KADRIORG

Welcome to the Baltics and the Estonian capital of Tallinn! Estonia is known for its incredible natural scenery that includes rocky beaches, remote islands, protected wetlands, and forests with beech, spruce, and pine trees. In total, about 50% of Estonia is covered in forest and about 18% of the land is protected in the form of national parks. Upon arrival, you’ll check into your hotel and take a walking tour of Tallinn. Despite being the country’s most populous city, it has a well-preserved medieval center known as Old Town. You’ll visit many historic sites including Toompea Castle, a stately Baroque castle now home to Estonia’s parliament; the 13th century Dome Church and the Russian Revival Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

In the late afternoon, you’ll do a bike tour of Kadriorg Park and visit the 18th-century palace built by Peter the Great. You can stop at the Kumu art museum, which is the largest and most impressive exhibition venue in Estonia. The evening is yours to roam Tallinn at your leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight: Tallinn

 

2. DAY: LAHEMAA NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, you’ll drive to Estonia’s scenic coastline northeast of Tallinn. Upon arrival, your guide will present you with your bike and ensure you have all the gear needed for the day’s ride. The first leg of the ride will be through Lahemaa National Park, which lies along the country’s northern coast and is considered one of the last unspoiled regions of the Baltic coast. You’ll cycle through a unique bog landscape filled with lakes, streams, and boardwalks. You’ll also visit old forests and historic manors. Along the way, there will be opportunities to view an abundance of wildlife, particularly several species of birds. In the late afternoon, you’ll end your trip in the small town of Vihula, where you can visit the 16th-century Vihula Manor. Take some time to settle into your accommodation and rest your legs before heading out for dinner.

Cycling Route: About 40 miles (60 km)

Meals included:

Breakfast Overnight: Vihula Manor in Lahemaa National Park

 

3.DAY: ALONG THE LAKE PEIPUS

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, and afterward, you’ll drive to the town of Mustvee, the starting point for today’s ride. This pleasant route follows along the shores of Lake Peipus, which is the fifth-largest lake in Europe. It’s also the largest transboundary lake on the continent, as it shares borders with both Estonia and Russia. You’ll cycle along a designated path from Alatskivi to the small village of Varnja, which is home to under 200 people. The ride passes by marshy wetlands, rural fields, small towns and forests, and long stretches of lakeshore beaches. After, continue to Tartu, Estonia’s second-largest city.

After settling into your accommodation, take some time to enjoy on a Tartu walking tour it’s young, bohemian atmosphere, as it’s famous for being a city of students and artists. Stroll its historic streets, starting in Town Hall Square with a visit to the statue of Kissing Students. Nearby you’ll find St. John’s Church with its many terracotta sculptures, plus Tartu University, which was founded in 1632. Enjoy dinner at one of its hip eateries near the university.

Cycling Route: About 40 miles (60 km)

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight: Tartu

4.DAY: SAAREMAA ISLAND

Wake up early for a scenic ferry ride to, Saaremaa Island, Estonia’s largest island. With little traffic and flat roads, Saaremaa provides the perfect rural setting for cycling. It’s also a great place to get an idea of what life was like throughout Estonia before mass development, as Saaremaa maintains its calm atmosphere and simple way of living. You’ll start your ride from Saaremaa’s biggest city Kuressaare. You will cycle along scenic roads, following the coastline of the Baltic Sea while you enjoy views of forests, rocky beaches, dramatic sea cliffs, and the famous lighthouse on Sõrve Peninsula. Return to Kuressaare.

Cycling Route: About 35 miles (50 km)

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight: Kuressaare

5.DAY: HAAPSALU & THE NOAROOTSI PENINSULA

After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll have more time to explore the city of Kuressaare. Visit the castle museum, take a walk around the park surrounding the fortress, and/or enjoy one last moment on the shores of Saaremaa Island.

Afterward, you’ll head back to Tallinn via the ferry and a drive to the town Haapsalu on the way. Your final ride of the trip is on the scenic Noarootsi Peninsula guided bike tour. You’ll pass gorgeous Estonian countryside, with goats grazing in the fields and old farmhouses in the distance, plus ride along a beautiful coastline full of sandy beaches and thick forests. In the late afternoon, you’ll return to Tallinn.

Cycling Route: About 28 miles (45 km)

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight: Tallinn

6.DAY: DEPART FROM TALLINN

Departure day, transfer to the airport.

Highlights

  • Tallinn’s medieval old town;
  • Lahemaa National Park coastal nature and historical manors;
  • Along Lake Peipus the fifth-largest lake in Europe;
  • Saaremaa Island’s rocky beaches and dramatic sea cliffs;
  • The scenic Noarootsi Peninsula cycling roads.
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Package price per person
  • EUR 809 (double occupancy)
  • EUR 400 (single supplement)
Included
  • 2 nights in Tallinn hotel Snelli***, 1 night in Lahemaa National park hotel Vihula manor****, 1 night in Tartu hotel Dorpat***, 1 night in Kuressaare hotel Grand Rose Spa****;
  • Welcome package with itinerary, map and attraction description;
  • Touring bicycles;
  • Car rental with bicycle holders for 6 days;
  • Guided walking tour of Tallinn and Tartu;
  • Guided bike tours of Noarootsi Peninsula;
  • Self-guided bike tour maps (gpx files) and descriptions of the routes: Tallinn – Kadriorg park, Lahemaa National park, along the Peipsi Lake and Saaremaa Island from Kuressaare via Sõrve Peninsula.
*Note

Starting from/to Tallinn airport, day 1. – 6. a VW Polo or a similar car

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Annette Ihrman
Annette Ihrman
2024-06-16
The tour was very versatile and a good addition to our trip to Riga. We can recommend it!
K G
K G
2024-04-06
I joined Valdis for Gauja national park tour and experience breathtaking views, beautiful cave, Plus the experience to see the inside of luge and skeleton track. It’s an unforgettable experience to see something outside the Riga! Highly recommended!!!
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Carmen Daams
2023-09-22
I took the Kuldiga trip with Valdis. The experience was amazing. The entire day was great. He is a great guide, and knows a lot of interesting information. He would definitely make your whole experience even better. Kuldiga is such a captivating city, very unique with a very special style and soul. If you are visiting Latvia, don't hesitate to take this trip, it is a "must".
Stanley Wallerstein
Stanley Wallerstein
2023-08-29
Great Tour and great guide. Baltic Nature Travel is excellent.
Maria M Andrade
Maria M Andrade
2023-08-28
Valdis organized an absolutely wonderful 10 day trip to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania trip for my sister, a friend, and myself. He arranged all details including our private chofer and tour guide up the last detail. He went far and beyond when he knew I had an accident in Estonia. We met him Latvia and he make us feel welcome. He recommended the most amazing restaurants for us and he took care of my doctor needs where he was the interpreter. In every country we had the best guys one can possibly ask for. All hotels were walking distance from city centre. Thank you Valdis we will always remembered this trip!!!!
Sarah Daniels
Sarah Daniels
2023-08-21
Thank you, Valdis, for helping my family have a wonderful two week trip to the Baltics! Your advice and recommendations were very helpful, and our tour guides in 4 different cities were each outstanding! I highly recommend a vacation in the beautiful and fascinating Baltics, and I highly recommend using Valdis to help you plan it.
Rita Derencius
Rita Derencius
2023-08-09
Tours and tour guides, Tomas and Mindaugas, exceeded my expectations. We were able to curate our tour of Lithuania. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and adapted the tour based on our input. Valdis was responsive and easy to work with. Extremely happy we chose to have private tour guides. Best trip ever!
Deniz Demirors
Deniz Demirors
2023-08-08
Valdis did amazing job to organize us a 15 day, 14 night self drive adventure trip to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Thanks to his valuable advise before and immaculate documentation with names of the locations, guides etc we had a magical experience. We hiked, biked, walked, beached and off course drive all over in all 3 beautiful countries. We felt very safe. Everyone we met were very friendly. The car was delivered to our first hotel in Tallinn and picked up from last hotel in Vilnius. They were professional and kind people. We encountered few minor issues but Valdis resolved very promptly so our program was not impacted. We met him in Riga as he was our guide. Thanks to Valdis & his team of guides we had an unforgettable time and experience. Valdis is very gently, kind, hears his clients wishes and makes adjustments in his existing programs. Job well done Valdis. Thank you very much.
Catherine Herway
Catherine Herway
2023-06-24
These are the only places on earth where eastern and western architecture can now meet in harmony. The architecture tells a social history translated into excellent English on this tour! The hotels were clean, comfortable, and safe. The food was outstanding as well, I only wish I had more time!
Artur Iwański
Artur Iwański
2023-05-03
A very good and interesting guide. Customized trips - which is very useful. If you want to get to know Latvia (which is worth it!) there is no one better. Highly recommended.

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