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Lahemaa to Tartu tour takes you Estonia's most know nature sight Viru Bog, to Lahemaa National Park treasures like Palmse, Sagadi and Vihula Manors. On your way is small and charming Rakvere with its medieval castle ruins and unique Russian Old Believers row villages with a distinctive atmosphere, along Lake Peipsi shores. Tour ends in University town of Tartu. 

Road alongside Lake Peipsi is called Onion Road. This is the place where two nations and three cultures meet. 

Lahemaa, Lake Peipsi to Tartu Tour

PRICE from 335 EUR* per person

Price includes:

  • Accommodation, 6 nights in double/twin room
  • 6 breakfast
  • Detailed route description including turn-to-turn instructions, sights & descriptions, opening times, prices, timetables, recommendations for lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited use of Water Park and Sauna Centre in Rakvere
  • Daily maps
  • Emergency phone support
  • All taxes and service fees

Extras (not included):

  • Bicycle rent for 7 days = 70 EUR per bike
  • Ortlieb waterproof pannier bags rent for 7 days = 16 EUR per pair (20 L each)
  • Ortlieb waterproof handlebar bag rent for 7 days = 10 EUR per bag
  • Single supplement + 100 EUR

No included:
Train ticket Tartu-Tallinn. Ticket is about 12 EUR per person, bike is free

* Final price depends on the type of accommodation


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Day 1 Cycling to Valkla(45 km / 29 miles)
Cycling out of Tallinn until town of Maardu is on bicycle road. Enjoy a panoramic view from Tallinn TV tower and discover foreign rarities and local plants in Tallinn Botanic Garden. Road then takes you to small town Maardu and continues around old Ülgase Phosporite Mines to Jõelähtme. Enjoy the views to Estonia’d most powerful waterfall in Jägala and continue to Valkla village. Accommodation in holiday village just next to the beach.

Day 2: Cycling to Sagadi (60 km/ 37 miles)
Day 2 the route continues to one of the most known nature sights in Estonia - Viru Bog. Take a walk on marked and signposted walking trail to viewing tower. Twisty road takes you to Palmse. Visit Palmse Manor complex and Lahemaa National Park visitors centre and continue to Sagadi. Accommodation in Hotel.

Day 3: Cycling to Rakvere (36 km / 22 miles)
Route takes you first to Vihula Manor. Take a detour to admire the views of the manor or visit the small shop selling local food. Then continue to town of Rakvere. Take a walk to the castle ruins (and try out activities there) and to probably the most modern town square in Estonia. Accommodation in small hotel.

Day 4. Cycling to Sahargu (59 km / 37 miles)
Day four takes you through Estonian forests and fields to small Sahargu village. Accommodation in B&B.

You can combine you cycling tour with bear watching. Sahargu is the pick up point for Bear Watching Tour.  Tours are taking place in May-June and Sept-Oct. Night in cabin in forest. 

Day 5. Cycling to Alatskivi village (68 km / 42.2 miles)
Route continues to the shores of fourth biggest lake in Europe - Lake Peipsi. Cycle through authentic and unique Russian Old believers villages and take a break to visit church in Raja village to admire the icons. Accommodation in Alatskivi. 

Day 6. Cycling to Tartu (48 or 56 or 72 km / 30 or 35 or 45 miles)
Last cycling day will take you to small villages along the shoreline of Lake Peipsi. Make a stop to visit one of the most impressive manors in Estonia in Alatskivi. Have lunch in Estonia’s only Onion and Fish Restaurant and take a short ferry ride in Kavastu. Then the route continues to your final destination - university town Tartu. Accommodation in hotel.

Day 7. End of the tour (2 hr 20 min by train)
Cycle to train station and take a train back to Tallinn.

  • Ortlieb Handlebar bag with map case

    We rent waterproof Ortlieb Ultimate Handlebar bags.

    Rental includes map holder and holder

    Volume: 7 L

    height: 21 cm / 8.3 in
    width: 23.5 cm / 9.3 in
    depth: 14 cm / 5.5 in
    weight: 710 g / 25 oz

    1.50 eur

  • Cargo treilers


    The Yak Trailer carries up to 70lb / 32 kg so you don’t have to leave anything behind. Trailer tracks rear wheel of bicycle, making it easier to navigate narrow roads or single track. Low center of gravity keeps the weight off your bicycle frame for better handling and performance than racks and panniers. Bag included.

    Cargo Space: 25in x 16in x 18in / 64cm x 41cm x 46cm 

    Bag: 94 L, 100% waterproof


    1 day (24 hrs) 7.50 EUR

    1 week 37 EUR

    7.50 eur

  • Garmin GPS

    GPS Garmin Edge 800, we have only one GPS for rent.

    5.00 eur

  • Pannier bags rental

    Pair of Ortlieb waterproof panniers

    One pair 2 x 20 liters

    height:42 cm
    upper width:32 cm
    bottom width:23 cm
    depth:17 cm
    weight:1900 g.
    volume:40 l. 

    3.00 eur


Great company and good service! Keep riding! George P