- Three countries and three spectacular capital cities
- Cycle through stunning National Parks and coast line
- Visit the fairytale Trakai castle
Crossing Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, this ride will take us on a journey of discovery through historical cities, untouched wilderness and breathtaking coast line.
Our trip will start in Tallinn; a patchwork of historic areas, from the Medieval Old Town, to the enchanting Kadriorg district - a throwback to the time when Estonia was ruled by Russian Tsars. Tallinn's fairytale buildings set an enchanting scene, with this stunning architectural style featuring thoughout the trip. This will become evident as we go through Cesis, Riga, Klaipeda, Kaunas, Trakai and Vilnius where the architecture will blow you away and transport you into a mystical land, lost in time.
One of the biggest highlights will be visiting Trakai, with its gothic castle set on an island in Galve Lake. Between the architectural highlights we will also experience some of the best cycling this region has to offer. We will explore true wilderness on the trails through the national parks. The lush landscape, through thick woods, past lakes and waterfalls will form the scenery of our early rides before we cycle on the idyllic cycle paths along the coast. Here the ancient sand dunes will guide us as the Baltic sea stretches out to our right, offering us the opportunity for a refreshing dip.
The combination of unspoilt countryside, coastal riding and the architectural, cultural and historical interest in the magnificent towns and cities that we visit make this trip a really special corner of Europe.
What makes this trip responsible?
We use local leaders who are committed to responsible tourism and helping to preserve the way of life in their area. The leaders will give a briefing on Responsible Tourism issues to help you understand how you can help reduce your impact and maximise the benefits to the local community from your visit.
Our local operator uses small family run hotels and restaurants which are all staffed locally and try to use locally sourced produce where possible. The hotel and restaurant staff are always very welcoming and provide an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about the local culture, customs and cuisine.
Trakai Castle aerial view, Lithuania