Cycling Routes in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia

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a) The Routes

  • The routes were made up in the years 2000-2006.
  • They were made by cyclist associations in the three Baltic States (and Kaliningrad)
    There purpose was cycling now!
  • Their aim is to connect the three capitals Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn plus the Sea port of Klaipeda in Lithuania and a connection to Poland (Warsaw).
    They do not stop at the border
  • In more then 10 years many local and regional initiatives were established, but the routes themselves do not differ much from the original proposals.
  • This overview on cycling in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia is maintained and sometimes updated by Frank Kulikauskas-Wurft in Vilnius, Lithuania (

b) National routes

  • Estonia: The only Baltic country with a national cycling network is Estonia.
    The Estonian National Bicycle route network was established in 1999-2001
  • Latvia: Since 2013 different separate regional, partly national routes where made in Latvia – in 3 of 4 regions (mostly Vidzeme and Kurzeme, more local routes in Zemgale)
  • Lithuania: Major regional and national route developments happened in 2003-2006 with the establishment of the Nieman cycle trail, the Seacoast cycle trail and the Suvalkija Cycle circuit
  • Despite of the regional and national routes there numerous local cycle routes with very different conditions – sometimes paved cycles pathes, but mostly on forest trails – in nice nature, but often with difficult road conditions

c) International routes

Theoretically the following International Cycle routes cross the Baltic States:

  • EuroVelo No. 10 „Baltic sea circuit“
  • EuroVelo No. 11 „Athens-North cape“
  • EuroVelo No. 13 „Iron curtain trail“
  • Europa-Radweg R1 „Calais-St. Petersburg“

Overview of the different cycle regions and routes

A first Orientation:
The 1st Question:
East or West – or where to ride?

That mainly depends on whether you prefer

the coast & sea (= the west)
forests, lakes , rivers (that’s the east)
Just the middle is quite boring: flat, industry and agriculture

e distinguish in

  • long distance routes (crossing border)
    between Vilnius, Riga, Klaipeda, Tallinn and Warsaw,
    serving as place of arrival and departure or for orientation.
  • by countries: cycle regions & country info
  • International routes (EuroVelo 10, 11, 13, Europa-Radweg R1)

If you want to stay only within one country or a region, then you’ll find your information here.

Short overview for the cycling distances

(more details by countries

countries and regions

furthermost Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, but there are some subregions:

Overview Routes

cycle region

Overview of the different cycle regions and routes 

(more details by countries)
Eesti – Estland – Estonia
Estland per Rad / Cycling in Estonia
[EE1] – National Route No. 1 / Nationale Estnische Fahrradroute Nr. 1
coastal route / die Küstenroute
[EE3] – National Route No. 3
[EE4] – National Route No. 4

Latvija – Lettland- Latvia
Lettland per Rad / Cycling in Latvia
[LV1] Kurzeme: The West / der Westen (Riga-Klaipeda / Kurische Nehrung)
[LV2] Vidzeme: The North East / Der Nord-Osten (Riga-Estland)
[LV3] Latgale: The South East / Der Süd-Osten (Riga-Daugavpils-Vilnius)
[LV4] Zemgale: South of Riga

Lietuva –  Litauen – Lithuania 
Litauen per Rad / Cycling in Lituania
[LT1] Dzukija: The South East / der Südosten
[LT2] Vilnius-Kaunas-Klaipeda: The Nieman Cycle Trail / der „Memelradweg“
[LT3] Aukshtaitija: The North East / Der Nord-Osten
[LT4] Suvalkija: The South West / Der Süd-Westen
[LT5] Pajuris: The West (Seacoast region) / Der Westen (Küstenradweg Litauen & „Hinterland“)

Main routes on a Google map

1 – Information by countries

International routes, long-distance routes (EuroVelo 10, 11, 13, R1)

Long-distance cycle routes in the Baltic States on all Routes  there are English or German language descriptions available. They are made here ...


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Estland per Rad

Eine allgemeine Vorstellung Rein Lepik nennt Estland "Radfahrerparadies". Der Mann muss es wissen, hat er doch die Fahrradroutenbeschilderung in Estland eingeführt.Und ...

Lettland per Rad

 Bicycling in Latvia / Fahrradfahren (Velofahren) in Lettland Latvija - Lettland- Latvia LV1 / Western Latvia,  Kurzeme region  (Couronia), Klaipeda-Riga LV2 / North Eastern Latvia, ...

Litauen per Rad

Bicyling in Lithuania / Fahrradfahren (Velofahren) in Litauen Lietuva -  Litauen - Lithuania Litauen LT1 Südlitauen,  Region Dzukija mit dem Dzukija Nationalpark  ...

2 – Special route information

[LT3] Route Description Riga-Vilnius, Lithuanian part

Raus aus der Stadt! Entlang am Fluss Neris kommt man direkt in den nahe gelegenen Naturpark mit seinen "Grünen Seen" ...

Neue Fahrradkarte für Lettland

Auf der Tourismusmesse "Adventur" in Vilnius habe ich eine neue Fahrradkarte für Lettland gefunden. Es handelt sich zwar nur um ...

Allgemeiner Überblick der Fernrouten in den Baltischen Staaten (Liste)

Distances Cycle Routes in the Baltic States Fahrradrouten in den Baltischen Staaten Estonia * Estland * Eesti (EE) Route Description/Beschreibung ...


"Euroroute R1" Europaradweg R1   Von Boulogne-sur-Mer bis St. Petersburg verbindet der Europa-Radweg Euroroute R1 auf über 3500 Kilometern die ...

EuroVelo13 „Iron Curtain Trail“

No. 13 The Iron Curtain Trail  experiencing the history of Europe's division For almost half a century, Europe was forcibly divided ...

EuroVelo 11

EuroVelo 11 is called 11 the East Europe Route and connect (theoretically) the North Cape with Athens. On the state ...


EuroVelo 10 EuroVelo 10 runs around Baltic Sea. Some of its parts are mapped on OpenStreetMap project [2]. On the state of the route ...

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 ...

[LT1] Warszawa-Vilnius

Route for GPS:!53.4415!23.8162 [shashin type="album" id="56" size="medium"] In the East - close to the border to Belarus - you ...

[LV3] Route description Riga-Vilnius, Latvian Part

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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 ...

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