A general presentation
“Estonia is a paradise for cyclists” claims Rein Lepik, the president of Vänta Aga cycling club in the city of Tartu.
The good news:
In Estonia there is a completely signed bicycle network: overview map (chlick here)
See as well the seperate web page (unfortunately not often revised) www.bicycle.ee
For the main routes there is a route description in Englishshop.balticcycle.eu
The route descriptions and the cycle map from Estonia you may purchase via our web shop balticcycle.eu/shop
The main cycling targets in Estonia
The Baltic Sea coast (National Cycling Route No. 1) in the west over the beautiful islands of Hiumaa and Saaremaa
and the East – a meeting with lakes, forests and hills (No. 3 and No.4).
The bad news:
Even if the Estonians are doing very well, still some things are far from perfection:
In Estonia we may find a network of signed cycle routes not bicycle pathes:
These routes are mainly on existing (car) roads. Heavier transport parts are not completely avoidable
in some regions there is still a lack in infrastructure – few places of accommodation, few food shops and of cause no restaurants
some roads – specially in central Estonia – are just boring, in the way „30 km straight, forest left and right, pass three cabins and next 30 km of forest“…