Category Archives: Routes

Routes for Cycling in the Baltic States

[LT1] Dzūkija

Pictures of this region https://photos.app.goo.gl/7ZGewPd6HDaQ3vVf9 “Atrask Dzūkija” -bike tours in Dzūkija National Park https://photos.app.goo.gl/dTBLRisGNuqzgniHA [LT1] Dzukija: The South East / der Südosten {{picLT1}} First – leave Vilnius to the Famous water castle of Trakai. Then, turn South. You will cross the hilly land of the Regional park Auštadvaris (and you will see, why they sometimes name it “Switzerland”), then enter the deep forest of the Dzukija, cut by big and small rivers. The wooden villages in the forests have often so few land, that sometimes it is…

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[LV2] Vidzeme / Nordost-Lettland

[LV2] Vidzeme: The North East / Der Nord-Osten Cycling between Riga and the Estonian border / Radfahren zwischen Riga und der Estnischen Grenze REGION VIDZEME Map on www.openstreetmap.org http://www.openstreetmap.org/?relation=270230Main routes / www.balticcycle.eubetween Riga and the Estonian border a) to the North ATTENTION! do NOT use the main motorway along the coast (heavy traffic) but the road via Limbazi b) to the North Easth (Valga/Valka) Unfortunately the direct gravel roads between Sigulda and Cesis are UNCYCLEABLE and we propose to ride a small piece along the main motorway…

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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 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

[LT1] Warsaw-Vilnius On this route you will see: The National Parks in the Lithuanian and Polish border regions, and town full of history Main sights Warsaw Lomza Brziabianski NP Augustow Suwalki Wigry NP Druskininkai Dzukijos NP Pivasiunai Aukstadvario RP Trakai Vilnius Publications: Booklet “BaltiCCycle Warszawa-Vilnius” More Information: Route for GPS: (only Lithuanian part see below) https://cycling.waymarkedtrails.org/#route?id=2766981&map=5!53.4415!23.8162 Maps from the booklet “Warszawa-Vilnius” https://photos.app.goo.gl/WNh3D3cC8d3fukFi8 Pictures from the booklet “Warszawa-Vilnius” https://photos.app.goo.gl/1EG59ik9gbDxdwx77 [gplus-gallery user=”109669021566571606690″ album=”AF1QipPD0HihyYiGPxKO4W6sSfzr-doYYasjGaTnPac”] In the East – close to the border to Belarus – you find nature:…

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[LV3] Route description Riga-Vilnius, Latvian Part

RouteMap 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 try to…

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[LV2/EE] Riga-Tallinn

[LV2/EE1] Riga-Paernu-Tallinn (via the Islands)On this route you will see: Main sights Riga Sigulda / Gauja NP Paernu Muhu Island Saaremaa Island Kuressaare, Panga, Kaali, … Hiumaaa Island Paldiski Tallinn Publications: [LV2/EE3&EE4] Riga-Tartu-TallinnOn this route you will see: Main sights Riga Sigulda / Gauja NP Cesis Valga/Valka Sangaste Suur Munamaegi? Otepae Tartu Lake Peipsi … Mustvee? cloister Lahemaa NP Publications: [LV2} [EE1}, EE3, EE4 Between the two quite different capitals – the cosy medieval Tallinn and the Metropolis Riga there are two worlds: In the…

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Belarus

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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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