VILNIUS BIKE TOURS

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Summer season

The Daily “Just come to our office and we’ll go” Tour at 11 a.m.
takes place from April 15th to September 15th

Winter season

From September, 16th to April, 15th you have to arrange your tour in advance (call, mail, message, come to our office, book via viator/tripadvisor or likealocal.org). We won’t wait anymore at 11am in the office everyday. Bicycle rental continues until October


2012-10-19 17.41.06Spend your day with Veronika or Frankas! Join our city tours by bicycle  and see Vilnius that there is much more lifestyle in Vilnius than “just the Old town”
Just come to our office at 11.00 

Preregistration not necessary but it’s better to check !
Good to know:

  • Registration:
    by telepone +370 674 12 123,
    E-Mail  info@velovilnius.lt
    or come at 11 a.m. to  Pylimo  St. 31, Vilnius(from April, 15th to September 15th – daily without Sunday);
  • Tour start: 11 a.m. ;

Prices:
 (incl.: bicycle, drinking water, guide, helmet);

  • 17€ per person for the short 2–3 hrs. tour,
    half tour (Old town/Užupis or Wooden settlements / New town) 
  • 22€ for the full day (4–6 hrs) tour
  • discount with “own” bicycle (… a friend or hotel’s one …) : -5€ 

Important: Minimum of two tour participants (with only One tour participant: 30 €) 

Here you can book your tour in advance:

Order Your Bike Tour

Our  Daily Tours

Welcome to Vilnius, Short Bike Tour (2–3 hrs.)

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All Sides of Vilnius, full day bike tour (4-6 hrs.)

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New tour offers in 2017

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MTB Tours (NEW!)

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All available tours:

MOUNTAIN BIKE TOURS

Discover the beautiful green and hilly surrounding of Vilnius on a Mountain bike. We have three different routes for you to choose:

Duration: 2-4 hrs.
Price per person: 20 € (min. 2 participants)
(bicycle, guide, helmet included) (bicycle, guide, helmet included)


Route #1 Belmontas

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?


Route #2 Karoliniškės

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.


Yes, sign me up for a MTB tour!

  • MTB tour are organised together with our partner “Velotakas”

VILNIUS BIKE TOURS start daily
(without Sunday, between April, 15th and September, 15th)

11.00 a.m. at the Velo-city Vilnius office, Pylimo g. 31

Price of the Short bike tour: €17

Short tour: Cycle through the historical Old Town and the “Republic” of Užupis,

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Highlights

  • 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

Description

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!

What‘s included

  • Fun and knowledgeable local guide
  • Bike rental
  • Safety helmet
  • Water

What‘s not included

  • Snack/meal at a traditional restaurant

Reviews from participants

read more on TripAdvisor:
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

VILNIUS BIKE TOURS start daily
(without Sunday, between April, 15th and September, 15th)

11.00 a.m. at the Velo-city Vilnius office, Pylimo g. 31

Price of the Full day  bike tour: €22


Full day bike tour: All sides of Vilnius (4-6 hrs)

This comprehensive bike tour introduces you to the Vilnius of locals. Cycle through the historical Old Town, a modern business district, a charming quarter filled with little wooden houses and a Soviet-era residential area for an unusual, unexpected and unforgettable impression of the city.

Highlights

  • Vilnius Old town
  • Vilnius Old townhall
  • Vilnius city wall
  • Republic of Užupis
  • St. Anne’s and St. Bernardines Churches “Gothic corner”
  • Cathedral square
  • A Soviet era residential neighbourhood
  • “A village in the city”
  • A bird’s eye view
  • And much, much more

Description

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. There’s also the possibility to stop for snacks or dinner at a traditional restaurant.

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!

What‘s included

  • Fun and knowledgeable local guide
  • Bike rental
  • Safety helmet
  • Water

What‘s not included

  • Snack/meal at a traditional restaurant (pay for yourself)

Reviews from participants

read more on TripAdvisor:
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

  "Gothic, Baroque, wooden houses and skyscrapers … all by bicycle!" New facebook page for Vilnius Bike Tours: www.facebook.com/VilniusBikeTours

Daily Vilnius Bike Tours start 11.00 a.m. at the Velo-city Vilnius rental point, Aušros Vartų 7 (April to September)

 
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“ALL SIDES OF VILNIUS”

A bicycle city-tour is probably one of the best ways possible to get to know a new city. By bicycle, you can travel a lot farther than by foot, but experience everything up close, in a way that you wouldn’t by bus. Our “All Sides of Vilnius” tour is not your typical city tour. Rather than being a one-sided story-telling by knowledgeable but tired tour-guide, our tour is interactive – the guide, while still knowledgeable, places all the emphasis on encouraging questions, comments, and every manner of participation from the guests, making the tour more of an adventure of discovery, uniquely tailored to suit your needs. Because of this, every time the tour is run, it ends up being a little bit different, and we never do the same tour twice 🙂 The tour “All Sides of Vilnius” shows you the many faces of Vilnius, taking you through the historical Old Town, a modern business sector, a rural neighbourhood of little wooden houses, and a Soviet-era neighbourhood. This medley of different time-periods and architectural styles creates a picture of a city, which is unusual, unexpected, and unforgettable. This city tour shows not only the beautiful old town that is enjoyed by so many tourists, but also the everyday Vilnius, with a unique local perspective. See Vilnius as it really is – with its joys and worries, grandeur and mundane routine, modernity and parochialism. For the visitor to Vilnius, this is the perfect opportunity taste the city’s vivacity, feel the rhythm of Vilnius life and feel like a local, while at the same time, learning about the city’s history, legends, language, and culture.

Tours will be run regularly during the summer season (from April 2, 2013 to September 15, 2013) and at other times by appointment only.

Start

  • WHEN: Daily, Monday – Sunday, 11 a.m.  (reservation +370 674 12123)
  • WHERE:  Palangos 1/Pylimo 10, Vilnius (“Velo-City” rental point).
  • HOW LONG: apx. 4-6 hours (flexible – can be shortened or lenghtened to suit client’s needs).

Conditions

  •  20€ per person
    half tour: 15€
  • The tour takes place if a minimum of two people participate.
  • incl. bicycle, guide & drinking water
  • Tours are run in English, other languages by request and with advance registration (German, Lithuanian, Russian, French, etc.). Prices and conditions may vary for other languages.

Discounts

  • with your own bicycle 7€  per person
  • more than 4 persons: -10%
  • more than 8 persons: -20%

Reservations:

  • +370 674 12123, daily 9-21
  • Individual start time for larger groups

Sites on the tour

  • Vilnius Old town
  • Vilnius Old townhall
  • Vilnius city wall
  • Republic of Užupis
  • St. Anne’s and St. Bernardines Churches
  • Cathedral square
  • A Soviet era residential neighbourhood
  • “A village in the city”
  • A bird’s eye view
  • And much, much more
For small groups tours can also be personalised to include objects of special interest
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Tourmap

!!! Attention: do not try to do this tour on your own! Some places are difficult for orientation and traffic intensity. 



Extra possibilities (not included)

· Dinner at a traditional Lithuanian restaurant “Marceliukes kletis” (bigger groups have book the tables in advance) · Bicycle transport to another start or end place (e.g. if you prefer to end the tour at the KGB museum)



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This tour only on request – but daily possible!

Back in the USSR – by bicycle to the TV tower!

The unique opportunity to see by yourself how many traces the Empire of Evil (©Ronald Reagan, President of the USA) left in Vilnius.

The tour takes us out of the centre visiting buildings with a glorious Communist past uphill to the 326.5 metre (1071 feet) high Television Tower, built 1974-1980. It is a special occasion to visit the Lazdynai district, awarded the Lenin Prize for All Union Architectural Design in 1974 for being the most beautiful modular house district in the whole USSR…

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This tour only on request – but daily possible!Back in the USSR – by bicycle to the TV tower!similar to “All sides of Vilnius” velo city tour, but 1 hour longer and more difficult.

Sites on the route

  • Gediminas prospekt
  • the parliament & monument for the barricades of 1991
  • Orthodox church
  • Wooden architecture in Žvėrynas
  • The tv tower
  • Lazdynai – Soviet model residential area
  • “The fairy tale park” (Optional)
  • Litexpo Fair ground
  • Vingis park with the Open air stage
  • Frank Zappa monument

Catering

  • There are some cozy restaurants in Žvėrynas district
  • in Karoliniškės district (right up the hill) there is a big Maxima shopping centre and the Hotel Karoliniškės with a restaurant
  • on the TV tower there is a restaurant which is expensive and low quality
  • in Lazdynai centre there is a supermarket and some food bothes (Kebabai)… decide by yourself whether you want to risk it…
  • Vingis park – Restaurant & beer garden „Lakštingala“ (Nightingale)

Tour map

The tour route is on the “Bicycle route map of Vilnius”.

It is not the easiest tour, but you are welcome to do it own your own!

Just with an organised tour, you’ll find some more secrets…

We can provide you with:

  • the bicycle map of Vilnius (10 Lt)
  • the tour on a GPS reciever

Fee for the organised tour (Guide, bicycle, water) – 25 EUR

Only in request!

 

As many different aspects the city has, as many we can organise special excursions, e.g.

  • Soviet Vilnius
  • Green Vilnius
  • Religious Vilnius
  • Squares in Vilnius and how they changed
  • … you special interest

Your Guides

Veronika Kulikauskienė

Grown up in Canada, Veronika is a native English speaker with Lithuanian roots. She really loves Vilnius, it's "her city", ...
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“Frankas” Kulikauskas (Wurft)

Velo-city director, Frankas Wurft, was born in 1973 in Langenhagen, Germany. He graduated from the University of Hanover with a ...
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