And from the 1st of May we’ll also start our daily bike tour season.
New in 2018: Besides of City tours you may also order MTB tours on a daily basis!
City tours by bicycle
Start daily at 11 a.m. at the Velo-City Vilnius office, Pylimo g. 31. (not on Sundays) You may either join the small “Welcome to Vilnius” trip (about 3 hrs., 17€ per person) or the big “All sides of Vilnius” tour (4–6 hrs, 22€ per person)
Belmontas – it‘s a beautiful nature wonder in Pavilnių Regional Park on the outskirts of Vilnius. in the southern parts of the park you will see a flowing river Vilnia. There you can also find Belmont pond and Pūčkoriai exposure. This escarpment opens 20 thousand year-old ground layers and is considered one of the most important geological monument of Lithuania. The impressive landscape attracts hundreds of tourists to the park, so why not to use opportunity and visit everything with the bike?
During the tour you will visit the largest Lithuania Vingio park. The main park square and amphitheater in it fascinates in its size, and surrounding forests helps you to feel peace of mind. Also you will visit fabulous Karoliniškės park, where you will find many sculptures, symbolizing the various tales and mythological characters of Lithuania. The tour will excite the imagination and it will help you to experience the calmness of the nature – a great opportunity to relax from the daily routine.
Route # 3: Green lakes
In the outskirts of Vilnius there are six lakes, which you will visit during the tour. Lakes stand out from the others because of their bright green color, which is due to the high content of carbonates in groundwater. During the tour you’ll not only be astonished by these extraordinary natural wonders, but you will also test yourself by driving along winding forest paths.
MTB tours are organised together with our partner organisation “Velotakas”
Short tour: Cycle through the historical Old Town and the “Republic” of Užupis,
Explore Vilnius’s beautiful medieval Old Town
Stop by some of the city’s most significant squares and churches
Unleash your inner bohemian at the Republic of Užupis
Admire historic wooden houses in one of the cities oldest neighbourhoods
Our bike tour not only introduces you to the beautiful medieval Old Town enjoyed by countless tourists every day, but also the Vilnius of locals. See the city as it really is with its joys and worries, grandeur and monotony, modernity and parochialism. This is your opportunity to get a taste of local life and feel the real spirit of the city while learning about its history, legends, language and culture.
Please note that “All Sides of Vilnius” is not a typical city tour. Rather than being a one-sided storytelling session by a knowledgeable but tired guide, this tour is highly interactive – your guide, while still knowledgeable, will encourage questions, comments and participation, making it more of an adventure of discovery uniquely tailored to your personality and needs. As a result, we never end up running the same tour twice!
This was a fabulous way to see Vilnius. Veronika’s fascinating tour was amazingly relaxed and informative. She loves to teach and share perspectives — both about modern Lithuanian society but also about transition from an occupied country to an independent nation. The tour included a stop for traditional Lithuanian food, and she was able to give other great insider tips for the rest of my time in the city. They also rented me a bike for the day following my tour, and gave me suggestions on where to go biking — and I had a wonderful day biking out into the countryside north of Vilnius. I would recommend this tour enthusiastically.
Review by sportmed / TripAdvisor • November 14, 2014
My friend and I did the bicycle tour with Veronica and loved it! The tour only cost 50Litas / €15 and lasted almost 7 hours. Veronica was an excellent guide and shared interesting details and sights to inform us about the history of Vilnius. We were particularly interested in Soviet times and she showed us some Soviet era flats and other buildings / architecture from this period. She has a degree in Eastern European history (or similar) and is very well informed. We found her very interesting. My only concern is that she is heavily pregnant and was training someone else to take over. This girl did not seem anywhere near as good or near ready to take over so I urge you to ask who will be taking the tour. Thank you Veronica for our best day in Vilnius!
Review by sarahjean51 / TripAdvisor • November 14, 2014