Cycling Routes in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia

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!!!A very important information for comprehension: Bicycle track/path OR cycling route ??? 
Real bicycle pathes occur not very often in the Baltic States, and so longest ones last maybe round 20 km …
So most of the long distance cycle tracks  are indeed cycling  ROUTES on existing road, forest and field pathes (yes, with motorised traffic!)
It’s our task to find the most scenic routes with the least traffic and the best surfaces (Asphalt paved)  !

Main routes on a Google map

a) The Routes

Overview routes

(Latvia: LV1 (Klaipeda-Riga), LV3  (Riga-Vilnius); Lithuania: LT1 (Warsaw-Vilnius), LT2 (Vilnius-Klaipeda), LT3 (Riga-Vilnius), LT4 (Suvalkija Cycling Circuit), LT5 (Seaside Cycle Route)

  • 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 ( Routes

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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

Information by countries

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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”
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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”)

1 – Information by countries

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2 – Special route information

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