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Self - Guided Bike Tour, Wonders of Estonia Islands and Pärnu

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 - 9 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination(s): Estonia  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: May - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 420 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 420 Euro (EUR)

Life moves at a different pace here. Explore Hiiumaa, Saaremaa and the western reaches of Estonia with this 9 day self guided tour. Sights include Sääre tirp (the mythical bridge to Saaremaa), Angla windmills, Kaali meteorite crater, summer resorts Haapsalu, Kärdla and Kuressaare, Estonia's summer capital Pärnu. Quiet and flat roads, empty sandy beaches and relaxed islands atmosphere.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Tallinn-Padise (day route 65 km).
Tour starts in the morning from Tallinn, ride along Eurovelo route, out of the city to northern Coast. You can make stops on sights like Rocca-al-Mare Open Air Museum, Tabasalu and Türisalu Cliffs, sandy beaches in Laulalsmaa and Kloogaranna, Keila-Joa Waterfall and Manor house. Overnight stay in Padise (hotel).

Day 2: Padise-Haapsalu (day route 58 km).
Right in the heart of Padise you will see Padise cloister ruins, climb to the tower to see Estonian landscapes. You will cycle on old Tallinn-Haapsalu road, little traffic, a lot of forests and meadows. Your destination Haapsalu is picturesque summer resort, with its nice small wooden houses, castle ruins and beautiful sea promenade. All day through small asphalt road. Overnight in the hotel, the near sea in Haapsalu.

Day 3: Haapsalu Kärdla (day route 38 km).
From Haapsalu you continue your tour to Rohuküla harbour (10 km, and take a ferry to Hiiumaa Island (1,5 hour by ferry). In Hiiumaa you ride from Heltermaa harbour to “capital city” Kärdla. On the way you can see Pühalepa church, Soera Farm Museum. Kärdla is good place to enjoy peace and quiet and the company of friendly people, enjoy dinner at seaside restaurant. Overnight stay in guesthouse.

Day 4: Kärdla-Kassari-Saaremaa (day route 63 km).
From Kärdla you continue your tour to Kassari, and can make several stops at sights like Old Wool factory, romantic Kassari Chapel, mystic Sääre tirp peninsula, walking trail and watch tower in Orjaku. After Kassari your route goes to Sõru harbour. 1-hour ferry to Saaremaa Island (17 km). In Saaremaa you ride 8 km from Triigi harbour to your overnight place in tourist farm.

Day 5: Leisi-Kuressaare (day route 52 km).
Your way goes past the Angla Windmill. 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. Karja Church Saaremaa's smallest medieval church (famous for its decorative elements and some of the most interesting wall frescoes) is small detour away. Just before Kuressaare, you can pass 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. Your overnight is at the capital of Saaremaa, Kuressaare, home of the bishopric castle dating from the 13th century. This castle is unique in the Baltic. Overnight in hotel.

Day 6: Kuressaare – Muhu Island (day rote 78 km).
The secondary road from Kuressaare towards Muhu Island. Just before crossing 3 km dike/ dam you can visit Maasi fortress ruins near Orissaare and admire the famous Orissaare oeak (just in the middle of football stadium). Reaching Muhu Island, you can make stop at small windmill and taste/buy homemade bread. On your way to Koguva village (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) you will pass ostrich farm! Overnight stay in tourism farm in Koguva.

Day 7: Muhu – Varbla (day route 55km).
From Koguva village you continue through Muhu Island to Kuivastu harbour. Take ferry (30 minutes) to “main land”, and ride along to west coast to Varbla. On your way, you will pas some conservation area and Illuste manor house. Overnight stay in hotel near Varbla, next to the sea.

Day 8: Varbla – Pärnu (day route 70 km).
From Varbla route takes your towards Pärnu. In Tõstamaa you can visit manor house, park and church. On your last cycling day you will pass seaside road, through golf course and sandy Valgeranna beach. Tour ends in Pärnu, Estonia’s summer capital. Pärnu is a popular summer destination, a seaside resort, and a town with a lively cultural life. It has many shady parks, beautiful sandy beach. Overnight in the guesthouse.

Day 9: End of tour. Enjoy your stay Pärnu.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Accommodation in smaller hotels and guesthouses. Ensuite rooms everywhere. Breakfast is included. Maps or GPS track are included. Detailed route book with turns, sights, museums, opening times, prices, recommendations for lunch and dinner is included. Sending bike back to Tallinn is included

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation 8 nights in double(twin rooms
- 8 breakfast
- Detailed route description: narratives with turn-by-turn instructions, sights, museums, opening times, prices, recommendations for lunch and dinner, ferry schedules, bus schedules
- Maps: paper copy, GPS file or tablet with route and GPS
- Sending bike back to Tallinn fee

Price Excludes:
-Bike rent is not included.
-Daily luggage transfers.
-Single supplement.
-Ferry tickets between islands.
-Bus ticket back to Tallinn.

Notes:
- Single supplement: +109 EUR
- Bicycle rental for 9 days (Trekking): 90 EUR, e-bike rent: 25 EUR per day per bike
- Ortlieb backroller classic pannier rental: 19 EUR per pair
- Ortlieb Ultimate handlebar bag with map case rental: 9 EUR per bag
- Ferry tickets: 3 EUR per person +1.90 EUR per bike per line (3 lines total)
- Bus ticket Pärnu-Tallinn: 10-12 EUR per person
- Deposit 100 EUR per bicycle will be charged (credit card booking or cash).

About This Supplier
Location: Estonia
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2010

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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