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Riga - Pärnu - West-Estonia - Tallinn, Self-Guided Bike Tour

offered by supplier M20086 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Latvia   Estonia  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: May - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 410.1 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 410.1 Euro (EUR)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Riga train to Sigulda 52 km

Riga is the capital of Latvia, is situated on the Baltic Sea coast on the mouth of the river Daugava. Riga is the largest city in the Baltic States. The Historic Centre of Riga has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From Riga you will take train to Sigulda. Sigulda is situated in a picturesque part of Gauja National Park territory. Gauja National Park was founded in 1973, and it was the first national park in the territory of Latvia at that time. Other sights in Sigulda: Medieval Sigulda Castle – built by the Order of the Brethren of the Sword, Devil’s Cave – similar to other sandstone outcroppings, this cliff was also formed over 300 million years ago, Painter’s hill – the hill offer a spectacular view and it is portrayed in the works of many local painters. Overnight in Sigulda (hotel).

Day 2: Sigulda – Limbaži (day route 54 km)

Todays rode goes to Limbaži. Limbaži is a town that originally developed as a junction of trading routes and later became one of the 8 Latvian towns – members of the Hanseatic League. Today Limbaži is both an active commercial centre and a hospitable resort offering its visitors a wide range of recreation activities and a fine selection of monuments of arts and culture. You can visit Limbazi museum in the manor house with the historical exposition as well as with original exhibitions and art saloon and also Limbaži castle ruins with sight tower and Town hall. Overnight in Limbaži (guesthouse).

Day 3: Limbaži – Kabli (day route 76 km). Todays road goes over Estonia and Latvia border to Kabli. After grossing the border it’s a really nice rode that goes by the sea to Kabli summer resort with sandy beach. On your way you also pass some small villages. Overnight in Kabli (hotel).

Day 4: Kabi – Pärnu (day route 54 km). Road goes near the sea, thru convention area. You can make stops for nice wives in Tolkuse Bog, where is 1,5 km study trail and viewing tower. You also pass some small villages on your way. Reaching to Pärnu summer resort. It is a popular summer vacation resort with many hotels, restaurants, and large beaches. Pärnu is also a Hanseatic city, a harbour city and a university city. Overnight in Pärnu (guesthouse).

Day 5: Pärnu – Tõstamaa (day route 35 km). In a morning you can spend some time in Pärnu. You can start cycling to Tõstamaa after lunch, because the day route is only 35 km. Overnight place is near the Tõstamaa in a tourist farm.

Day 6: Tõstamaa – Muhu island (day route 98 km)

From your overnight place you will ride by the cost to Vitsu harbour and take ferry (30 minutes) to Kuivastu harbour (Muhu Island). On your way you will pas Tõstamaa where you can visit manor house, park and church, some conservation areas, Illuste manor house, Varbla church and small villages. From Kuivastu harbour you will cycle to Koguva village. Koguva village­ it is very important tourism destination in Muhu, the majority of the Koguva village buildings are from the beginning of the 19th century and it’s also the most well preserved old village in Estonia. Overnight stay in tourism farm in Koguva.

Day 7: Muhu Island – Kuressaare (Saaremaa) (day route 75,6 km)

Fom your overnight place you will cycle to Kuressaare, which is Saaremaa capital. On your way you can visit windmill and homemade bread could be tasted and bought with and reaching to Saaremaa, near Orissaare you can visit the Maasi fortress ruins. After that you continue your route to Kuressaare, capital of the Saaremaa and home of the bishopric castle dating from the 13th century. This castle is unique in the Baltic. Overnight stay in Kuressaare (hotel).

Day 8: Kuressaare – Leisi (day route 52 km)

From Kuressaare you continue to cycle to the meteorite crater field in Kaali, which is the rarest natural monument in Estonia as well as the most impressive crater field of the whole Eurasia. On your way to Leisi you will also pas Karja Church, which is Saaremaa's smallest medieval church. Karja church is famous for its decorative elements and some of the most interesting wall frescoes still
preserved. Then you will cycle past the famous Angla Windmills. This is the only remaining windmill hill on Saaremaa. In 1925, Angla was home to 13 farms and there were nine windmills, now only five are left. Day ends in Leisi. Overnight place is in a tourist farm.

Day 9: Leisi – Kärdal (Hiiumaa) (day route 56 km)

From your overnight place you continue your tour to Triigi harbour, where you will take a ferry to Hiima Island (17 km by ferry), to Sõru harbour. In Hiiumaa you ride from Sõru harbour to Kärdal, that is a capital of Hiiumaa. On your way to Kärdala you can make several stops sight as Kassari Island and Tubala windmills. Day ends in Kärdla. Kärdla is a good place to enjoy peace and quiet and the company of friendly people, relax on the beach, and take part in cultural activities. Overnight place is in a guesthouse.

Day 10: Kärdla – Haapsalu (day route 35 km)

From Kärdla you cycle to Heltermaa harbour (25 km) and take a ferry to Rohuküla harbour (1,5 hour by ferry). From harbour you cycle to Haapsalu (10 km). In Haapsalu there is beautiful summer resort, with its great old town, castle ruins and a sea promenade. Transfer to Tallinn (110 km). Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. The main attractions are in the two old towns (Lower Town and Toompea) which are both easily explored on foot. Eastern districts around Pirita and Kadriorg are also worth visiting and the Estonian Open Air Museum, near Rocca al Mare, west of the city, preserves aspects of Estonian rural culture and architecture. Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. Overnight in Tallinn (hotel).

Day 11: End of tour. Enjoy your stay in Tallinn.

Member discount:
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Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices Includes:
- Detailed route description with map
- Distances and sights of the route (Narratives with turn-by-turn instructions)
- Useful contacts and pre booked accommodation information, service symbols
- Luggage transportation from Riga to Tallinn (will be sent to final destination upon completion of tour, not transported on a day by day basis).

Notes:
- Single supplement: + 174,19 EUR
- Bicycle rental for 11 days (Trekking +): 88,71 EUR
- Transportation costs for sending the bicycle back to Riga: 25 EUR per bike
- Ortlieb/Vaude pannier rental: 18,13 EUR
- Ortlieb handlebar bag with map case rental: 11 EUR
- Deposit 100 EUR per bicycle will be charged (credit card booking or cash)
- It is possible to have day(s)-off in Pärnu/Sigulda and go for a canoe or hiking tour. Price from 35 EUR per person.

About This Supplier
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Location: Estonia
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2010
Client Request Served: 8

M20086 is the biggest Estonian bicycle tourism operator, with more than 100 bicycles. With last 7 years of operation we have gained market knowledge and love cycling more and more. We rent bicycles and offer self-guided bicycle tours in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Beside bicycle (trekking, mountain, city and road...

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