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

offered by supplier M20086 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 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: 519 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 530 Euro (EUR)

This 12 days self guided bike tour takes you from Latvian Capital Riga to Sigulda, follows the Estonian coastline, continues to charming islands and all the way to Estonian capital Tallinn.
Tour covers the best what Latvia and Estonia has to offer: Sigulda with it stunning scenery, charming summer resorts in Pärnu, Kuressaare and Haapsalu, meteoric lake on Saaremaa, windmills and special relaxed atmosphere on the islands and a lot of nature.
There is a whole lot to see in Latvia and Estonia that you don’t know about until you come here and experience it for yourself.

Itinerary:
Day 1. Train to Sigulda (1 hr 15 min by train)
Because the main road is not good for cycling (too much traffic) and the secondary road is very sandy, we do not recommend to cycle to Sigulda, but take a train. Sights like Sigulda Cable Car, Sigulda New and Old Castles, Bobsleigh and Luge track and Gauija National Park are worth visiting in Sigulda. The adventurous ones can also take a tour to Sigulda Adventure Park, the largest outdoor adventure park in the Baltics. Accommodation in hotel.

Day 2: Bike ride from Sigulda to Limbazi (58 km / 36 miles)
On your way out of Sigulda is Turaida castle, plan some time to visit it. Then the route continues to beautiful Birini and Igate Manors. Day ends in Limbazi. Accommodation nearby in B&B.

Day 3. Bike ride to Ainazi (73 km / 45.6 miles)
Quiet road will take you back to the Baltic coast, to Estonian-Latvian border town Ainazi. Accommodation in hotel.

Day 4: Bike road to Pärnu (67 km / 41.1 miles)
Route takes you through small villages where the sea is just next to you. You can take a break in Kabli, climb to bird watching tower and enjoy fresh baked bread in Kabli village. Day ends in West-Estonia’s most known summer resort Pärnu. Pärnu is famous for it’s beach life and made it’s way to the list of Russian imperial resorts already in 1890. Long, white sandy beaches, shallow waters and “the best Sun in Estonia” attract Estonians and visiting guests alike. Accommodation in small hotel.

Day 5: Bike ride to Varbla (70 km / 43.5 miles)
Route takes you to Valgeranna (White sand) beach and then continues through small villages to Varbla. Accommodation nearby in hotel.

Day 6: Bike ride to Muhu island (32 km + 0.5 hrs Ferry + 32 km / 19.2 miles + 0.5 hrs + 19.2 miles)
This day road takes you to Muhu island. Muhu is the place where time rests – authentic sleepy fishing villages, working windmills, thatched cottages. The day’s highlight is authentic Koguva village and museum - the best preserved 19th century village in Estonia, where all of the buildings are architectural landmarks. Overnight is in authentic tourism farm.

Day 7: Bike ride to Saaremaa island to Kuressaare (78 km / 48 miles)
Your destination – Kuressaare, is small and charming summer resort known for it’s medieval castle. Accommodation is in small hotel next to the castle, sea and beach. Accommodation nearby the sea and castle in a small hotel.

Day 8: Bike ride to Leisi (51 km /32 miles)
On your way is Kaali field of meteorite craters -the rarest nature wonder in Estonia, being at the same time the most spectacular in Eurasia. Windmills are considered to be the symbol of Saaremaa. You will pass Angla Windmill Mount, where you can see the windmills characteristic of the island of Saaremaa, watch a miller at work and taste homemade bread. Accommodation nearby Leisi in authentic farmhouse hotel.

Day 9: Bike ride to Hiiumaa island (55 km /34 miles)
In the morning, ferry will take you to Hiiumaa island. Hiiumaa is known for its lighthouses, unspoilt nature, Kassari and the sense of humour of its inhabitants. Kassari island with its well known Sääre tirp peninsula, romantic chapel and Vaemla Wool Factory, where the yarn is made using authentic machineries from last century are on your way to island’s capital Kärdla. known of it’s cosy islander atmosphere. Accommodation is in very small guesthouse.

Day 10. Bike ride to Haapsalu (38 km /24 miles)
Route will take you to Heltermaa harbor. After about 1.5 hrs on ferry, you will have 10 km to cycle to day’s highlight is Haapsalu – a charming seaside resort famous for its range of spa hotels and fine beach. The old town is popular too and Haapsalu Castle, haunted by a white lady, hosts many events including various music festivals. Accommodation is in small hotel.

Day 11: Bike ride to Vasalemma, train to Tallinn (65 km / 40 miles)
This day is just riding day. Enjoy Estonian diverse nature: the route goes through forests and fields, you will pass some bogs. Padise Manor, located next to the mystic ruins of Padise Monastery are the main sights on your way. Train from Vasalemma to Tallinn.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Accommodation is in smaller hotels and guesthouses. Ensuite rooms everywhere. Breakfast is included.
Detailed route book (turn-to-turn instructions, sights, museums, opening times, prices, recommendations for lunch and dinner) and daily maps are included. GPS file with the track, accommodation places and sights is available.
Not included:
Ferry tickets between islands and train tickets are not included to the tour price.
Bike rent is not included. Price is 10 EUR per day per bike.
Daily luggage transfers are not included to the price

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

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation 11 nights in double/twin room
- 11 breakfast
- Detailed route description: distances and sights of the route, narratives with turn-by-turn instructions, museums, opening times, prices, ferry schedules, recommendations for lunch and dinner.
- Bike transport to Riga to the start hotel

Notes:
- Single supplement: + 195 EUR
- Bicycle rental for 11 days (Trekking): 110 EUR, rent of e-bike is 25 EUR per day per bike
- Ortlieb/Vaude pannier rental: 32 EUR
- Ortlieb handlebar bag with map case rental: 12 EUR
- Ferry tickets 3 EUR each per person + 1.60 EUR per bike per line, 3 lines in total
- 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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