Day 1. Train to Viljandi (2 hrs 30 min + optional cycling)
The route starts with train ride to ancient hilly city Viljandi, topped by impressive ruins of a once-powerful Livonian Order castle. Walk on cobbled streets in Viljandi old town and sandy beach of Lake Viljandi and enjoy a very special atmosphere.
Day 2. Bike ride to Tõrva (65 km / 40.3 miles)
This day road takes you to a small Estonian town Tõrva. Enjoy the rolling hills just before Karski-Nuia. Take a coffee break in majestic Taagepera Castle an enjoy it is a mixture of elegance and a rustic milieu. Take a walk to see the ruins of Helme Order castle and Helme Caves. In Tõrva, lie on the sand on shores of Lake Vanamõisa in Tõrva and if you dear, jump to the lake from the highest diving tower in Estonia (about 11 metres).
Day 3. Bike ride to Antsla (58 km / 36 miles)
Cycling on quiet South-Estonian roads, you will pass the Sangaste Castle and manor park, one of the most outstanding examples of historicism in the Baltic States. Look at the windows of the castle! Take a lunch break in Estonia’s only Rye Restaurant in Sangaste Village.
Day 4. Bike ride to Haanja (45 km / 28 miles)
This day you will ride to the highest point of Estonia in Haanja. On your way enjoy the beautiful work of nature on Hinni Canyon sandstone walls. Take a walk on picturesque nature trail in Nightingale Valley and enjoy the view to Estonia’s deepest lake – Rõuge Lake. Rolling hills will take you the he highest point in Estonia and Baltic States –Suur Munamägi (Big Egghill). Climb to the Observation Tower of Suur Munamägi and enjoy the view.
Day 5. Bike ride to Värska (66 km / 41 miles)
Small countryside road will take you first to Vasalemma Order Castle ruins. Take a cup of coffee in Piiri inn, the old tavern just beside the road. Climb to the observation tower in Meremäe and enjoy Sthe special Seto cuisine in Obinitsa. Take a guided walk on Piusa Nature Trail and enjoy the delicious cakes next to Piusa visitors centre in Three Sisters Delicacy’s. Visit Seto Museum in Värka.
Day 6. Bike ride to Põlva (63 km / 39 miles)
First the road takes you to Räpina – town what it known about is Paper Factory, the oldest Estonian industrial company to still be in operation. Take a look at Silapää Manor and Park and visit the Gardening Museum. Or take a break on beach, climb up to a viewing tower and enjoy excellent views over the polder, to Lake Lämmijärv and across the border into Russia. Continue towards Põlva and visit Mooste Manor on your way.
Day 7. Bike ride to Tartu (58 km / 36 miles)
This day you will ride towards Tartu. Make a stop in Taevaskoja, one of the most frequently visited sites in southern Estonia and take a time to hike on Taevaskoja Nature trail. The sandstone outcrops and ancient river here form the most beautiful part of the Ahja River Landscape Reserve. The university city (one of the oldest universities in Northern Europe) of Tartu sits on the Emajõgi river. The large student population and wealth of museums means that the city is always alive. See the famous kissing sculpture, meet the Tartu ghost (perhaps), walk on Toomemägi and enjoy dinner in Town Hall Square.
Day 8. Tartu and individual departure.
After breakfast at the hotel your bicycle tour ends in Estonia. Have a last look to Tartu, take your bikes and take a public bus or train back to Tallinn (bikes are free of charge