Category Archives: Routes

Routes for Cycling in the Baltic States

Route Description Riga-Vilnius, Lithuanian part

RouteMap [iframe src=”https://cycling.waymarkedtrails.org/#route?id=232057&map=8!56.3598!25.9026″] https://cycling.waymarkedtrails.org/#route?id=269985&map=8!56.3598!25.9026 you may  order the paper version of the booklet on shop.balticcycle.eu here: http://www.balticcycle.eu/shop3/special-guides-and-maps-for-cycling/8-riga-vilnius-by-bicycle-english.html This is the LITHUANIAN part of the Route of the route description from Riga to Vilnius via the East part of Latvia and Lithuania, the so called “Land of Lakes” from 2006. And here are all pictures and maps from the booklet:       Oh!, I see,these are the texts from a bike tour in 2004 which became the basis for the 2006 booklet 2004 06 23 Wednesday (Nordkapp…

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Local bicycle routes in Lithuania

Since several years were are collecting information on local bicycle routes in Lithuania on the web site  www.veloland.lt – unfortunately only in Lithuania. The Lithuanian State tourism department published a  small brochure with the presentation of different local bike routes. It is available for free download in our web shop as pdf. View larger Lithuania – selected bicycle routes (GERMAN version) A publication made in order of the Lithuanian state tourism department gives you a very brief overview on some local routes. for more details see www.veloland.lt…

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A General Presentation: Cycling in Estonia

The introduction of Rein Lepik, president of the Estonian cyclists’ club „Vänta Aga“ – see as well In addition to the wonderful natural environment, the size of Estonia is perfect for cyclists. It is possible to travel throughout all of Estonia, and Estonia offers an incredible variety of scenery. In only a couple of days you can cycle on the hilly roads of South-Estonia, admire a sunrise in the bogs, visit historical and cultural places in Central Estonia, enjoy views of the Baltic sea from the…

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Finally online: the Guide to the Nieman Trail!

Finally I put the texts and maps of the Nieman cycle guide together, put them into a pdf and made them available for download here ( for € 2): http://www.balticcycle.eu/shop3/de/spezialkarten-und-reisefuhrer-zum-radfahren/6-lt2-memelnemunasradweg-kaunas-.html Still the booklet is COMPLETELY in GERMAN

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New Bike Map Latvia!

On the tourism fair  “Adventur” in Vilnius I’ve found e  new cycling map for Latvia. It is just a very non detailed overview map, but at least it unites local and long distance routes (such as the  EuroVelo-Routes). Available for free download on shop.balticcycle.eu http://www.balticcycle.eu/shop3/en/latvia-maps-tours-information/98-latvia-bike-map-2015.html   This Latvia Bikemap is a unique first-edition, which combines the best Latvian signposted cycling routes and Greenways, highlighting the uniqueness, cultural and natural heritage of Vidzeme, Kurzeme, Zemgale and Latgale regions. Vidzeme Tourism Association has prepared this map for…

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LV4 (LV1b) Zemgale: The South / der Süden

  [LV1b] Zemgale: The South / der Süden  {{picLV1b}} Here I will add some basic information on the part to Latvia South of Riga. on the one hand it is a region full of history with the famous castles of Jelgava, Rundale and Bauska, on the other hand the territory is flat and not very interesting for cycling. Und hier kommt was auf Deutsch hin   Basically, we would go south from Riga to Bauskas, Panevezys, Ukmerge and Vilnius. We don’t really want to go…

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Local cycle routes in Latvia & Riga (Map)

City tours in and around Riga at: http://www.rigabiketours.com/ There are more offers, but we can’t make any recommendations, because we don’t know them personally ;). This is the English language adoption of information concerning local / regional  cycling routes in Latvia. http://velokarte.divritenis.lv/ (Explation to the original map see below) Bicycle routes (by Ingus Salinieks, member of Velo Informacijas Centrs) https://maps.google.com/maps/user?uid=203675236885923899343&hl=lv&ptab=2 Kartes ©2014 Google – Informācija par karti ©2014 Google – Pakalpojumu sniegšanas noteikumi EuroVelo 10 Latvijas posms » Atjaunināts Nov 24, 2011 EuroVelo 10 galvenais maršruts EuroVelo…

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(Deutsch) LV2 Tour de LatEst

http://tourdelatest.vidzeme.com/en/   Conference|Route in Google map|GPX, KML files for GPS devices|PDF maps|Gallery The cycling route “Tour de LatEst” goes through two countries – Latvia and Estonia. The total length of the route is 1075 km. About a half of the road surface is asphalt and the other half – gravel. It must be taken into account that the quality of gravel roads changes depending on the weather conditions and road maintenance intensity.  The route is very versatile in its scenic, visual, and informative qualities. By…

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[EE4] – National Route No. 4

[EE4] – National Route No. 4 / Nationale Estnische Fahrradroute Nr. 4   Those heading for Tartu from Valga may choose this alternative route, which makes a longer roundabout to visit Paganamaa (the Devil’s Land), Haanja Highlands and Setumaa. The first 45 km are covered on a fairly quiet asphalt-covered forest road. In Vastse-Roosa next to the Latvian border an entertaining sight is Metsavenna (Guerrilla’s) Farm with a recreation centre. Through Paganamaa we arrive at the banks of pretty lakes in the primeval valley of…

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Estonian Tourist Board recommends: 10 fascinating locations in Estonian nature that you cannot miss

Top TEN of nature destinations in Estonia: http://www.visitestonia.com/en/things-to-see-and-do-in-estonia/nature-holiday-in-estonia/estonian-tourist-board-recommends-fascinating-destinations-in-estonian-nature Estonian Tourist Board recommends: 10 fascinating locations in Estonian nature that you cannot miss Estonian nature has plenty of fascinating things to offer. Distinctive national parks, varied landscapes, islands and an indented coastline are all waiting to be discovered. Northern and Western Estonia When you travel in Northern Estonia and on the Estonian west coast, you can discover the beauty of unique Estonian landscapes. See beautiful seaside landscapes, fishing villages and mossy pine forests. Explore stylish manor…

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EE3: National Route No. 3

[EE3] – National Route No. 3 / Nationale Estnische Fahrradroute Nr. 3 Pictures of Rein Lepik, www.bicycle.ee     Road from Valga to  Mõniste Rest area at  Taheva Old wooden church Bunker at Metsavenna farm         Rest area at  Metsavenna farm River at Vastse- Roosa Typical gravel road in southern Estonia Piiriorg valley at Paganamaa         Lakes at Rõuge Landscape of  southern Estonia Road at Haanja region Lake Kavadi         Summer night  cycling Campfire Vastseliina castle…

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EE1: Estonia Baltic Sea coast route

pictures from Rein Lepik, www.bicycle.ee   Coastline at Kabli Road at Häädemeeste Crossing point of 4 routes Pärnu         Pärnu beach Liu village Coastline of Kihnu island Women at Kihnu         Lighthouse  at Matsirand Road from Virtsu to Laelatu Koguva village  at Muhu island Koguva village         Kaali meteorite crater Kuressaare Bishop Castle Kuressaare  city centre Kuressaare         more … http://www.openstreetmap.org/?relation=122848 http://cycling.waymarkedtrails.org/en/relation/122848?zoom=7&lat=58.77604&lon=25.05687&hill=1&route=1         {{mapEE1}}     .Bike Route No. 1…

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General Overview on long distance routes in the Baltic States (List)

Distances Cycle Routes in the Baltic States Fahrradrouten in den Baltischen Staaten   Estonia * Estland * Eesti (EE) Route Description/Beschreibung Km Code Estonian National Cycle Route No.1 A) Narva (Ivangorod, RUS)-Tallinn 311 Ee1a . B) Tallinn-Ikla? (Ainaži, LV) 670 Ee1b Estonian National Cycle Route No.3 Valga (Valka, LV) – Narva 402 Ee3 Estonian National Cycle Route No.4 Valga-Tallinn? 603 Ee4   Latvia * Lettland * Latvija (LV) Route Description/Beschreibung Km Code   in the Book "Latvia by bicycle" West of RigaRiga-LT border/Grenze (Klaipeda) plus extra…

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