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)  !

 


a) The BaltiCCycle.eu Routes

Overview BaltiCCycle.eu 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 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 ([email protected])

BaltiCCycle.eu Routes

Riga-Tallinn by bicycle

Here you can find information on the best way to cycle between Tallinn and Riga. Which roads to avoid, which ...
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Riga-Vilnius

[LT3] Route Description Riga-Vilnius, Lithuanian 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 Pictures ...
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Riga-Klaipeda or Curonia by bicycle [LV1]

Pictures of this region [LV1] Kurzeme: The West / der Westen ​ Sure, this route gives you one of the ...
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ORIGINAL TEXTBOOK / Tour GUIDE Baltic Bicycle Tour “BaltiCCycle ‘2001” (NOT EDITED)

ORIGINAL TEXTBOOK / Tour GUIDE  PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT MANY SERVICE INFORMATION CHANGED MEANWHILE . HERE WILL BE AN ...
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What are the “BaltiCCycle.eu-Routes”?

The BaltiCCycle.eu Routes (Latvia: LV1 (Klaipeda-Riga), LV3  (Riga-Vilnius); Lithuania: LT1 (Warsaw-Vilnius), LT2 (Vilnius-Klaipeda), LT3 (Riga-Vilnius), LT4 (Suvalkija Cycling Circuit), LT5 ...
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[LT5] Sea coast cycle trail Lithuania

Breathtaking views of the colossal sand dunes on the Curonian Spit – one of the treasures of UNESCO‘s World Heritage ...
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General Overview on long distance routes in the Baltic States (List)

Distances Cycle Routes in the Baltic States Fahrradrouten in den Baltischen Staaten Estonia * Estland * Eesti (EE) Route Description/Beschreibung ...
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[LT4] Suvalkija

Pictures from this region [shashin type="album" id="58" size="medium" crop="n" columns="max" caption="y" order="date" position="center"] LT4 Suvalkija Cycle circuitThus there is already ...
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[LT2] Nieman Cycle Trail

Pictures of this region [LT2] Vilnius-Kaunas-Klaipeda: The Nieman Cycle Trail / der "Memelradweg" {{picLT2}} First of all I have to ...
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[LT1] Dzūkija

Pictures of this region [LT1] Dzukija: The South East / der Südosten {{picLT1}} First - leave Vilnius to the Famous ...
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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

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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Estonia by bicycle

A general presentation "Estonia is a paradise for cyclists" claims Rein Lepik, the president of Vänta Aga cycling club in ...
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Latvia by bicycle

 Bicycling in Latvia / Fahrradfahren (Velofahren) in Lettland Latvija - Lettland- Latvia (BaltiCCycle.eu classification) LV1 / Western Latvia,  Kurzeme region  (Couronia), Klaipeda-Riga LV2 / North Eastern ...
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Lithuania by bicycle

Bicycling in Lithuania / Fahrradfahren (Velofahren) in Litauen Lietuva -  Litauen - Lithuania Lithuania LT1 / Southern Lithuania, Dzukija region with  Dzukija National park  LT2 / Vilnius-Kaunas-Klaipeda, ...
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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”

General Overview on long distance routes in the Baltic States (List)

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 made here ...
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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)
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

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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Estonia by bicycle

A general presentation "Estonia is a paradise for cyclists" claims Rein Lepik, the president of Vänta Aga cycling club in ...
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Latvia by bicycle

 Bicycling in Latvia / Fahrradfahren (Velofahren) in Lettland Latvija - Lettland- Latvia (BaltiCCycle.eu classification) LV1 / Western Latvia,  Kurzeme region  (Couronia), Klaipeda-Riga LV2 / North Eastern ...
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Lithuania by bicycle

Bicycling in Lithuania / Fahrradfahren (Velofahren) in Litauen Lietuva -  Litauen - Lithuania Lithuania LT1 / Southern Lithuania, Dzukija region with  Dzukija National park  LT2 / Vilnius-Kaunas-Klaipeda, ...
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2 – Special route information

General Overview on long distance routes in the Baltic States (List)

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 made here ...
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