Latvia and Estonia Cycle

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9 Day(s)
Moderate
255 Km
avg 36 Km
Guided

The northern Baltic countries of Latvia and Estonia may share a border and many geographical features, but culturally they are very different. Despite their proximity to Russia, both countries have a strong national pride in their traditions that is entrenched in their folklore, with some farmers still using a horse and carriage to ply their trade, and are fiercely protective of their respective national languages that are more similar to Finnish than the tongue of their former Russian landlords. Cycling through the constantly changing, mainly flat countryside of these proud nations will offer an authentic experience unlike anywhere else in Europe.

Starting in the Latvian capital of Riga, set out along the Baltic coast through fishing villages and by ferry to explore the wild natural beauty of Saaremaa Island before reaching Kuressaare in Estonia, famous for its Bishop's Castle. Back on the mainland, your route will take in the capital, Tallinn, before continuing to one of the last unspoiled regions of the Baltic coast at Lahemaa National Park, Peipsi Lake on the Estonian/Russian border, as well as the 'Estonian Switzerland' at Otepää Lakeland, where there are some steep climbs. Crossing back into Latvia, cycle through the ancient valley of the Gauja River, stop to learn the legends of Gutmana Cave and explore the medieval Turaida Castle before returning to the former Hanseatic port of Riga.


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Tour Location

Country:
Estonia|Latvia
From:
Riga

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
9 Days
Level:
Moderate
More Options:
|Electric Bike
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
AUD 2150

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
255 Km
Riding Days:
7
Month(s):
May|June|July|August|September
Departure:
25 May, 8+22 Jun, 6+20 Jul, 3+17+31 Aug 2019

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: $580

Inclusions

8 breakfasts and 3 dinners (does not include drinks).
8 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels on a twinshare basis with ensuite facilities
24 speed bike rental with pannier and helmet
Tour guide
Welcome briefing
Luggage transfers and support vehicle
Information pack (one set per room)
Internal transfers as described
Ferry to Saaremaa Island
Mineral water on cycling days
Entrance to museums: Angla Windmill Park in Saaremaa, Kasmu Maritime Museum in Lahemaa, Turaida Castle

Exclusions

Travel to and from Riga
Lunches and dinners not noted as included, drinks
Tips for tour guide/driver
Travel insurance - mandatory
Items of a personal nature - eg. phone calls, laundry

Options

Electric bike available $310
5 dinners $290

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