Category Archives: Routes

Routes for Cycling in the Baltic States

EuroVelo10

EuroVelo 10 EuroVelo 10 runs around Baltic Sea. Some of its parts are mapped on OpenStreetMap project [2]. On the state of the route there is an OpenStreetMap wiki page [3] Map of the EuroVelo 10 Route http://www.openstreetmap.org/?relation=63584 for the Baltic States in Lithuania it is identical with the Sea coast cycle trail (LT5); in Estonia it is signed as the National Route No. 1; for Latvia you can find the cycling description on “Latvia by Bicycle” (sorry, there is no special infrastructure there, yet),BaltiCCycle regions for Latvia: LV1 (the West) and LV2 (NorthEast)   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EuroVelo#EuroVelo_10 No. 10 the Baltic Sea Route (“Hansering”):   

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International Routes, Long distance

  Long-distance cycle routes in the Baltic States on all Routes  there are English or German language descriptions available. They are made here in den Baltic states by local cyclists – who knows the situation better? and often used in mass rides. You may purchase them seperately or in an information package via the shop. ong distance routes (119)  .. are the connections between the four main places in the Baltic States: the three capitals Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn plus the Sea port of Klaipeda, close to the famous Curonian…

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[LT1] Warszawa-Vilnius

Route for GPS: https://cycling.waymarkedtrails.org/#route?id=2766981&map=5!53.4415!23.8162     In the East – close to the border to Belarus – you find nature: Forests and rivers, and therefor also some National parks (Wigry in Poland, Dzukija in Lithuania. Still, this region is much less tourist than others (Mazuria in Poland or the Lithuanian coast). And the infrastructure is less developed and more like an adventure We did it in 2003: 159 cyclist “tried” this route between the two capitals of Poland and Lithuania. This route in future shall…

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[LV3] Route description Riga-Vilnius, Latvian Part

RouteMap [iframe src=”https://cycling.waymarkedtrails.org/#route?id=269985&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 LATVIAN 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:   LATVIA Riga Sorry, we so not say much on Riga, the capital on which you could buy dozens of books. Here the minimu hard facts (for more…

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[LV2] Riga-Tallinn

 Between the two quite different capitals – the cosy medieval Tallinn and the Metropolis Riga there are two worlds: In the Estonia you may find a National Cycle Route network which was signed long years ago, in Latvia only in 2010 some regional routes started In Latvia there almost no signs, bad gravel roads, very few bicycle pathes and specially around the capital a hell of a traffic  Still the safest and most comfortable way to leave Riga in the direction of Estonia is to…

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Distances of Estonian routes

Estonian National cycle routes ———— ———— No. 1 = EuroVelo route No. 10 – "Baltic sea cycle route" No. 1 a) Tallinn – Ikla (border / Grenze LV)         No. of days No. of days km       fast version sslow version 53 Paldiski-Tallinn   1 1 101 Haapsalu-Paldiski   1 2 97           88 130 Hiuumaa-Haapsalu   2 3                                  …

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Links Estonia

    Homepages for Cycling in Estonia www.citybike.ee www.eetasoft.ee/karu.htm state tourism department (over 40 hints for cycling)  www.visitestonia.com     Tourism info Www.visitestonia.com www.investinestonia.com   www.turismiweb.ee www.maaturism.ee     www.vm.ee (Außenministerium / Ministry for Foreign Affairs) www.riik.ee   www.viroweb.com www.balticswordwide.com www.culture.ee www.festivals.ee www.estonica.org www.laulupidu.ee www.estoniantheatre.info www.estmusic.vom www.kunstikeskus.ee www.estlit.ee www.piletilevi.ee   www.einst.ee www.dki.tartu.eee www.mois.ee   Natur' www.envir.ee www.elfond.ee www.rmk.ee www.ecotourism.ee www.matkkaliit.ee www.looduseomnibuss.ee www.soomaa.ee www.lahemaa.ee www.karularahvuspark.ee www.matsalu.ee  

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Russia – Russland

    Russland On cycling in Russia there is still not much to say… Maybe the bicycle becomes a toy for some richer people – and is some transport for the poor on the country side- but there is no movement that it might become a common means of transport as it eg. is starting in the Baltic states. Still, there are sporting cyclists and MTB arrangements and one "engine" is for example the cycling club "Velopitr" in Saint Petersburg. Thus, in Kaliningrad the conditions…

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[LT3 / LV 3] Riga-Vilnius

 {{picLT3}} {{picLV3}} mehr:   LT3/LV3 in the wiki   info zu Nordostlitauen ("Aukštaitija")here   info zu Südostlettland ("Latgale")here  Well, I know, the most cyclists try the direct connection from Vilnius to Riga. But that's a route we do not recommend: it is quite boring, flat, "nothing special" leading you through industrial and agricultural areas. So, what we recommend is to turn a bit more to the East and visit the reach nature areas of the Aukštaitija – literally "highlands" – in Lithuania, with the oldest…

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