IN THE BALTICS
Despite a lack of mountains, with the highest point reaching just over 300 m above sea level, the Baltics offer an interesting and at times challenging terrain for cyclists of different ability levels. You may find yourself cycling along the Baltic Sea or a scenic grit road in the deepest countryside. Cycling infrastructure in the Baltics is a mix of designated cycle trails and marked routes along existing roads and tracks.
Routes will commonly include both cities and townships, and picturesque natural scenery. In fact, cycling is one of the best ways to get a true impression of the vastness of Baltic landscapes, the thick forests and pastoral lifestyles still relevant today. The region is dotted with cultural and historical highlights from crumbling windmills to impressive castles.
Some parts of longer journeys can be completed by public transport. Self drive holidays are also a great option with cycle tours as a day trip.
Whatever your ability, we can help arrange your perfect cycling holiday in the Baltics to include the best sites and attractions, independent guest houses or manor estates, so you can unwind at the end of the day with a sauna experience. There’s no greater way to relax those muscles after a day of cycling in the Baltics!
PLEASANT CLIMATE FOR CYCLING HOLIDAYS IN THE BALTICS
The Baltics are known for their temperate climate, which makes for comfortable cycling from spring through early autumn. Summer temperatures reach rare highs of around 30 degrees Celsius. Evenings can get chilly and rainfall is possible throughout the seasons.
In summer, wild swimming is a popular pastime in the Baltics. At Baltic Nature Travel we encourage you to try a dip in a lake, river or the Baltic Sea. This is a great reason to stop en route and regain some energy.
SUGGESTED CYCLING ROUTES IN THE BALTICS
The Greenways routes criss cross South Estonia and North Latvia, having given a new lease of life to the region’s abandoned railway lines. This is a great choice for those keen on discovering what life is like in smaller towns in the Baltics and with an interest in the region’s cultural and industrial heritage.
This route retraces the so-called ‘Iron Curtain’, which ran from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea. EuroVelo13 runs through all three Baltic States and never takes you far from the Baltic Sea coastline. Highlights along the way include sleepy fishing villages, military heritage sites and natural attractions such as Slitere National Park in Latvia.
Latgale – Aukstaitija
Far from the beaten track, this route is an excellent choice for cyclists wishing to truly immerse themselves in authentic local Latvian and Lithuanian culture. It snakes through rich farmlands and along glorious blue lakes. En route are traditional villages, farms and unexpectedly grand churches, which these areas are known for.
Keen to get on your bike and go? We’re happy to put together the perfect itinerary and make arrangements for your cycling holidays in the Baltics.
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