Cycling Routes in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia

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a) The BaltiCCycle.eu Routes

  • The BaltiCCycle.eu 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 (frankas@balticcycle.eu)

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)
or
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 BaltiCCycle.eu- 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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PLRUSBY

{{offerPL}} Poland by bicycle Poland is "only" our neighbour, so here only some basic information and some projects occured in ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Litauen per Rad

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

Auf der Tourismusmesse "Adventur" in Vilnius habe ich eine neue Fahrradkarte für Lettland gefunden. Es handelt sich zwar nur um ...
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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 ...
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R1

"Euroroute R1" Europaradweg R1   Von Boulogne-sur-Mer bis St. Petersburg verbindet der Europa-Radweg Euroroute R1 auf über 3500 Kilometern die ...
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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 ...
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EuroVelo 11

EuroVelo 11 is called 11 the East Europe Route and connect (theoretically) the North Cape with Athens. On the state ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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[LT1] Warszawa-Vilnius

Route for GPS: https://cycling.waymarkedtrails.org/#route?id=2766981&map=5!53.4415!23.8162 [shashin type="album" id="56" size="medium"] In the East - close to the border to Belarus - you ...
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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 ...
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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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