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Genue & Interesting

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Life moves at a different pace here. Explore Hiiumaa, Saaremaa and the western reaches of Estonia with this 9 day self guided tour. Sights include Sääre tirp (the mythical bridge to Saaremaa), Angla windmills, Kaali meteorite crater, Haapsalu, Kärdla, Kuressaare and Estonia's summer capital Pärnu. Quiet and flat roads.

This tour can be modified according to your needs - some days can be cut into half, you can have rest days in between or stay more than one night in some places. Just let us know how many days you have and how much you would like to cycle per day and we will come out with an itinerary for your needs. 

In 2015 West-Estonia and Islands Self-guided bike tour was awarded ECOTOURISM QUALITY MARK OF ESTONIAN TOURISM PRODUCTS EHE (Ehtne ja huvitav Eesti – Genuine and Interesting Estonia). EHE-mark is a quality mark to label tourism products in compliance with the principles of eco tourism. EHE mark for this tour was extended in 2020.

Prices

599 EUR per person 9 days tour

519 EUR per person 8 days tour

Price includes:

  • Accommodation 8 or 7 nights in double / twin room
  • 8 (7) breakfast
  • Daily maps - paper copy or GPS file
  • Detailed route description
  • Sending bike back to Tallinn fee
  • All taxes
  • Emergency phone support

EXTRAS (not included)

  • Trekking bike rent for 9 days 108 EUR per bike, for 8 days 96 EUR per bike
  • E-bike rent for 9 days is 225 EUR per bike, for 8 days 200 EUR per bike
  • Single supplement +291 EUR (9 days), +180 EUR (8 days)
  • Daily luggage transfers 9 days tour is +255 EUR per person (in case of two persons, if more in the group (max 6), then the fee per person is smaller). For 8 days tour the luggage transfer price is 244 EUR per person in case of two persons travelling together
  • Rent of Ortlieb waterproof pannier bags for 9 days 19 EUR per pair
  • Rent of Ortlieb waterproof handlebar bag for 9 days 10 EUR per bag
  • 8 days tour: train ticket to Turba is 6 EUR per person, bike is free
  • Ferry tickets between islands 3.50 person + 1.70 EUR bike per line (3 lines total)
  • Bus ticket Pärnu-Tallinn, 10-12 EUR per person

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9 days tour

You can start cycling this tour from Tallinn on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Day 1: Bike ride from Tallinn to Padise (65 km / 40 miles)
The tour follows the Northern coast of Estonia. Cliffs are followed by sandy beaches. After some up’s and down’s you will get to Türisalu cliff with the view to the Island of Naissaar and Vääna-Jõesuu. Keila-Joa waterfall, the third most powerful waterfall in Estonia and mystic ruins of Padise Monastery are on your way. Stay in hotel or tourism farm.

Day 2: Bike ride from Padise to Haapsalu (55 km / 34 miles)
Day 2 is just a riding day. For such a small country, the diversity of Estonia’s landscapes is unique in Europe. The route goes through forests and fields and pass some bogs. 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. Stay in hotel.

Day 3: Bike ride to island Hiiumaa (10 km + 1.5h on ferry + 28 km / 6.2 miles + 1.5h on ferry + 17.3 miles)
This day the tour takes you to the second largest island in Estonia – Hiiumaa. Formed as a result of a meteorite explosion Hiiumaa is one of the oldest islands in the world. Hiiumaa is known for its lighthouses, unspoilt nature, Kassari and the sense of humour of its inhabitants. After about 1.5h on ferry, the route takes you to Hiiumaa’s capital Kärdla, known of it’s cozy islander atmosphere. Stay in guesthouse or hotel.

Day 4: Bike ride to Saaremaa island (50 km + 1h on ferry + 8 km / 31 miles + 1h on ferry + 4.9 miles)
From Kärdla, the route takes you to South-Hiiumaa and first to Kassari island. On your way is Vaemla Wool Factory, where the yarn is made using authentic machineries from last century. Romantic Kassari chapel and Sääre tirp peninsula are worth visiting here. In the evening the ferry takes you to the largest island in Estonia – Saaremaa. Stay in guesthouse. 

Day 5: Ride to the capital of Saaremaa – Kuressaare (51 km / 32 miles)
Windmills are considered to be the symbol of Saaremaa. On that day road takes you to Angla Windmill Mount, where you can see the windmills characteristic of the island of Saaremaa, were you can watch a miller at work and taste homemade bread. Kaali field of meteorite craters -the rarest nature wonder in Estonia, being at the same time the most spectacular in Eurasia is also on your way. Your destination – Kuressaare, is a small and charming summer resort known for its medieval castle. Stay in a hotel next to the castle, sea and beach.

Day 6: Ride to Koguva and Muhu island (78 km / 48 miles)
Bike ride to Muhu island - the place where time rests. Authentic sleepy fishing villages, working windmills, thatched cottages. The day’s highlight is the authentic Koguva village and museum - the best preserved 19th century village in Estonia, where all of the buildings are architectural landmarks. Stay in a  authentic tourism farm.

Day 7: Bike ride to Varbla (20 km + 30min Ferry+ 31 km / 12.4 miles + 30min Ferry + 19.2 miles)

The way to Kuivastu harbor goes through Muhu island. Early Gothic style Muhu St Catherine’s Church and handicraft shop Oad and Eed in Liiva are worth visiting. Ferry ride back to the mainland takes only 30 minutes. Cycle route 1 leads to the seaside all the way to Varbla. Stay in a hotel next to the sea. 

Day 8: Bike ride to Pärnu (70 km / 43.5 miles)
Quiet road goes through some very small villages and turns to the seaside. Just before Pärnu is Valgeranna beach, a good place to take a break. Summer Capital Pärnu is famous for its beach life and made its 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. Beach promenade, old town, a lot of cafes and restaurants and relaxed atmosphere. Stay in a guesthouse next to the river, a short ride from the beach.

Day 9: Pärnu and individual departure

Thank you for taking a tour with us! Bicycle tour ends in Pärnu. Bikes will stay in Pärnu, in the last hotel. Public bus back to Tallinn or to Tartu or to Riga. 

8 Days Tour

Day 1: Take a train out of Tallinn to Turba. Cycling on the old railway track to Haapsalu. Distance: 47 km /29.35 mi

Then continue as 9 days itinerary.

  • 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

    We rent this bag only with our bicycles, due to clamp attachment compications.

    1.50 eur

    OFF
  • Cargo treilers

    BOB YAK

    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

    Prices:

    1 day (24 hrs) 7.50 EUR

    1 week 37 EUR

    7.50 eur

    OFF
  • Pannier bags rental

    Pair of Ortlieb waterproof panniers

    Price per pair: 3 EUR per day, 16 EUR per week

    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

    OFF
  • Helmet

    Available different size-shape-price helmets for everyone! 

    0.00 eur

    OFF

Great company and good service! Keep riding! George P