The Great Baltic Motorcycle Tour - 15 days

15-day motorcycle tour from Klaipeda / to Tallinn (incl. ferry from Kiel / to Lübeck-Travemünde).

Pricing

Price
- The indicated prices are minimum prices for the low season. Please ask for an individual offer for your desired travel date. -
A BUDGET - VARIANT: Price per person in double room and 2-bed cabin (rider): €919.00 $1,022.35 ?
A BUDGET - VARIANT: Price per person in single room and 1-bed inside cabin (rider) €1,389.00 $1,545.20 ?
A BUDGET - VARIANT: Price per person in double room and 2-bed cabin (passenger) €759.00 $844.36 ?
B STANDARD - VARIANT: Price per person in double room and 2-bed cabin (rider) €999.00 $1,111.35 ?
B STANDARD - VARIANT: Price per person in single room and 1-bed inside cabin (rider) €1,539.00 $1,712.07 ?
B STANDARD - VARIANT: Price per person in double room and 2-bed inside cabin (passenger) €849.00 $944.48 ?
C COMFORT VARIANT: Price per person in double room and 2-bed interior cabin (rider) €1,239.00 $1,378.34 ?
C COMFORT VARIANT: Price per person in single room and 1-bed inside cabin (rider) €1,999.00 $2,223.80 ?
C COMFORT VARIANT: Price per person in double room and 2-bed inside cabin (passenger) €1,089.00 $1,211.47 ?
D DELUXE - VARIANT: Price per person in double room and 2-bed interior cabin (rider) €1,549.00 $1,723.20 ?
D DELUXE - VARIANT: Price per person in single room and 1-bed inside cabin (rider) €2,479.00 $2,757.78 ?
D DELUXE - VARIANT: Price per person in double room and 2-bed interior cabin (passenger) €1,399.00 $1,556.33 ?
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Bookable options:
Cabin, 2-bed outside (2 lower beds - approx. 8-10qm) | Occupancy with max. 2 persons €42.00 $46.72 ?
Cabin, 1-bed outside ( approx. 10qm ) €96.00 $106.80 ?
Extra charge for the transport of a motorcycle with sidecar on the ferry(s). Price per vehicle and trip. €68.00 $75.65 ?
Meal package Helsinki - Lübeck-Travemünde: The meal package includes 1 x brunch, 1 x dinner, 1 x evening buffet superior (evening buffet superior including milk, water, juices, coffee, tea, draught beer, house wine and a selection of soft drinks). Price per person. Not retroactively bookable, only directly with booking of the trip! €75.00 $83.43 ?
Private walking tour of Vilnius: German speaking, duration approx. 3 hours, from/to hotel, starting time by arrangement The price is a one-time fee, regardless of the number of participants. €98.00 $109.02 ?
Private city walk Riga: German speaking, duration approx. 3 hours, from/to hotel, starting time by arrangement. The price is a one-time fee, regardless of the number of participants. €98.00 $109.02 ?
Private city walk Klaipeda: German speaking, duration approx. 3 hours, from/to hotel, starting time by arrangement. The price is a one-time fee, regardless of the number of participants. €98.00 $109.02 ?
Cabin, 1-berth outside Premium (approx. 13-20qm) €260.00 $289.24 ?
Cabin, 2-bed outside Premium (2 lower beds - approx. 13-20 sqm) | Occupancy with at least 2 persons €124.00 $137.94 ?

Features

Features
Ferry passages Kiel - Klaipeda and Helsinki - Lübeck-Travemünde in a 2-bed cabin inside (bunk beds) with shower/WC (without on-board catering)
Ferry passage Tallinn - Helsinki (without cabin)
Motorcycle transport on all ferry routes
12 nights in hotels of the chosen category in rooms with bath or shower/WC
Breakfast
Ferry passages Virtsu - Kuivastu - Virtsu
Route description and GPS data
Maps and information material
one travel book per room
Not included features
Parking fees
Ferry and national park fees Curonian Spit (approx. 18 Euro)
optional excursions and visits can be booked (everything else payable on site)
local tax
Everything that is not listed under services

More details

More details
A BUDGET - VARIANT: 2-star hotels or guest houses.
B STANDARD - VARIANT: Usually 3-star hotels.
C COMFORT - VARIANT*: 4-star hotels or upscale room category in 3-star hotels *Basically, upscale accommodation (comfort and deluxe hotels) cannot be guaranteed in all locations. While the range of hotels in each category is generally large in the metropolitan and tourist centres, we have to switch to lower-rated hotels in smaller towns or rural areas. Then we try to compensate for this, for example, with an upscale room category.
D DELUXE - VARIANT*: 5-star hotels, partly also higher class rooms in 4-star hotels. *Basically, upscale accommodation (comfort and deluxe hotels) cannot be guaranteed in all locations. While the range of hotels in each category is generally large in the metropolitan and tourist centres, we have to switch to lower-rated hotels in smaller towns or rural areas. Then we try to compensate for this, for example, with an upscale room category.
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Start dates:
On request
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Clues:
Getting there: The ferry journey from Kiel and to Lübeck-Travemünde as well as the motorcycle transfer on the ferry are already included in the price.
Change of port in Helsinki: For the ferry passage from Germany to Estonia (or vice versa) a change of the ferry or the ferry port in Helsinki is necessary. The ferries to and from Germany call at the Helsinki-Vuosaari outer harbour, while the ferries to and from Tallinn depart from the ports located near the city centre. This distance of about 16 km is covered by car, motorbike, bicycle or public transport. You will receive more detailed information on this with the travel documents.
Catering on the ferries: On the ferries, meals are offered in the on-board restaurants - payable on the spot. On some ferry routes we offer pre-bookable meal packages. You will then find these under the optional services in the price section of the trip and can only be booked directly in connection with the trip, a subsequent booking is not possible.
Parking spaces: For this trip we usually use hotels that have parking spaces. We will reserve a pitch for you when you book (where possible, no claim). Parking fees may apply, which must be paid on site. The amount of parking fees can vary greatly depending on the location and hotel.
Accessibility: Please note that the trip is not or only partially suitable for people with physical disabilities.
Bookable excursion programs: You can supplement your individual trip with bookable excursions and city tours.
Ferry fees Curonian Spit: The ferry fees for the Curonian Spit are not included in the travel price and are to be paid on site. The car ferry to the Curonian Spit leaves south of Klaipeda city centre (New Ferry Terminal) and runs about every 20 to 30 minutes. The ferry for pedestrians and cyclists departs near Klaipeda city centre (Old Ferry Terminal). The crossing is paid on the spot in cash or by credit card. Please note that the ticket is valid for the outward and return journey. More information on times and costs can be found at www.keltas.lt/en/home/
National park fees Curonian Spit: Access to the northern spit and thus to the Lithuanian national park is only possible for a fee (payable on site). When arriving from Klaipeda, there is an entrance fee at a checkpoint near Alksnyne. Cyclists are exempt from the tax. You can find more information on nature conservation fees at http://neringa.eparkingas.lt/tickets/pricelist.html. If you travel to the Russian side of the Spit and thus to the Kurschskaja Kossa National Park, fees are also payable. These can only be paid in cash (rubles, Euros are not accepted) or by credit card. Please note that there is no exchange office on the spit, so we recommend taking a few rubles in cash.
Entry requirements Baltic States: The Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are part of the EU and are members of the Schengen area. German citizens require an identity card or passport with sufficient validity for entry. For other nationals, please contact the embassy in question. Children need their own identification document, the entry in the passport of their parents is no longer accepted. Further information on the current entry regulations at the Federal Foreign Office at www.auswaertiges-amt.de * Please note that you are responsible for compliance with the entry regulations yourself.
Entry requirements Scandinavia: The Scandinavian countries are members of the Schengen area. German citizens require an identity card or passport with sufficient validity for entry. For other nationals, please contact the embassy in question. Children need their own identification document, the entry in the passport of their parents is no longer accepted. Further information on the current entry regulations at the Federal Foreign Office at www.auswaertiges-amt.de. Please note that you yourself are responsible for compliance with the entry regulations.
Health regulations Please contact your family doctor for vaccination advice for the target area. Please read the travel information of the Federal Foreign Office at www.auswaertiges-amt.de
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

- 2,500 km on varied secondary routes

- friendly capitals Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn

- Pure nature in four national parks

- Day trips: Curonian Spit, Saaremaa and in Aukstaitija National Park

- different hotel categories bookable

Motorcyclists have different priorities than motorists when planning their journey: the route is the destination, and so the route largely follows the scenic side roads. Three national parks alone are on your route, as is the Estonian island of Saaremaa (Ösel). With eastern Lithuania around the Aukstaitija National Park, southern Estonia and the extensive Lake Peipsi on the border with Russia, you can also reach regions that are not so often found on the "tourist maps" and thus experience a particularly authentic Baltic region. Of course, cultural highlights such as the capital cities of Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn are also part of the programme.

Tour character:

This motorcycle tour has a total distance of about 2.500 km. Except for isolated gravel passages, you will be riding on asphalt roads for the most part. Some longer daily stages put the focus on riding, but are easy to manage. The individually designed day tours on the Curonian Spit, in the Aukstaitija National Park and on Saaremaa provide compensation - these allow for baggage-free exploratory trips.

The tour will be ridden with your own motorcycle. In principle, any motorcycle is suitable, but comfort does not hurt ...

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival

Individual arrival in Kiel and embarkation, in the evening (approx. 21.00 o'clock) departure towards the Baltic States. Overnight stay

Day 2: Klaipeda

Towards evening (approx. 18.00) arrival in Klaipeda and opportunity for a walk through the historic old town. Stroll to Theaterplatz with the famous Ännchen von Tharau Fountain, to the old post office or simply along the half-timbered houses, which are unusual for the Baltic States. Overnight stay in Klaipeda.

Day 3: Curonian Spit (approx. 100 km)

Day trip across the Curonian Spit. The peninsula is largely protected as a national park and captivates with its magnificent dune landscape. You ride along the spit road through light forests, partly with a view of the lagoon, and have the opportunity to visit the former fishing villages of Juodkrante (Schwarzort) and Nida (Nida). Nida with its many restaurants and cafés is a good place to stop. If you like, you can stroll to the old church with the cemetery of the spa or visit the amber gallery. Overnight stay in Klaipeda.

Day 4: Klaipeda - Silute - Vilnius (about 350 km)

Ride to the Memelland and along the river Nemunas (Memel). On the way you will pass small towns that are not on the big tourist maps. Behind the town of Jurbarkas, the route runs directly along the Memel river. That this was a line of defence of the Lithuanians against the Teutonic Knights for centuries can still be seen today in the castle hills and castles such as Raudone. The day's destination is Vilnius (Wilna) with its many churches and winding streets. The Peter and Paul Church, the Gediminas Hill with its castle tower, the old university (1579), the Cathedral Square with the cathedral and the bell tower, St. Anne's and St. Bernardine's Church all tempt you to take a tour. The former Jewish quarters are a reminder of the Jewish heritage of the city, which was once considered the "Jerusalem of the North". Overnight stay in Vilnius.

Day 5: Aukstaitija National Park (about 310 km)

Day trip through the eastern part of Lithuania, to the geographical centre of Europe and through the Aukstaitija National Park. The national park is a paradise for nature lovers. The extensive forests are broken up by a multitude of crystal clear lakes. Villages located deep in the forests paint an impressive picture of the concept of "loneliness". The almost untouched jungle of Azvinkia with its old pines and oaks is unique. The National Park Information Centre is located in the administrative centre of Paluse. Also worth a visit are the old wooden church of Paluse and the old water mill in Genuciai. Those who want to plan their way back via Kernave, the first capital of Lithuania. Some hills still bear witness to the castles that stood here in the 13th century. Overnight stay in Vilnius.

Day 6: Vilnius - Trakai - Mountain of Crosses - Siauliai (about 270 km)

Via Trakai with its famous 14th century castle on an island in Lake Galve and the pretty provincial town of Kedainiai, you will today ride to the "Mountain of Crosses" - a popular pilgrimage site with an impressive collection of thousands of crosses of various sizes. Since the suppression of the Lithuanian uprising in 1831, countless crosses have been erected on a hill. The collection was destroyed several times under Soviet rule, but this could not do any harm to the mysterious atmosphere and the collection. Overnight stay in Siauliai.

Day 7: Siauliai - Kuldiga - Riga (about 340 km)

Ride through Kurzeme (Kurland) via Kuldiga (Goldingen) to Riga. During your stop in Kuldiga you can see the beautiful town with its beautifully preserved historical centre. Originally planned as a suburb of the Castle of the Teutonic Order, Kuldiga was built in the 17th and 18th centuries. From here we continue to Riga. In addition to the charming landscape, there are various stops along the way that are well worth seeing, such as the world's northernmost vineyard in Sabile, the small town of Kandava, Gut Slokenbeka or the traditional seaside resort of Jurmala just outside Riga. Overnight stay in Riga.

Day 8: Riga

The best way to explore Riga's Old Town is by taking a walking tour. Special highlights are, for example, Riga Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, the guildhalls, the Swedish Gate, the famous House of Blackheads and Riga Castle, which is now the seat of the government. In the Neustadt you will find the wonderful art nouveau streets - a walk through the Albert- and the Elisabethstraße is worthwhile. The Occupation Museum leaves moving impressions of the occupation of Latvia by the Nazis and the Soviet Union. The market halls of Riga are also worth a visit. Overnight stay in Riga.

Day 9: Riga - Gauja National Park - Pärnu - Saaremaa Island (about 400 km)

First of all we will go to the Gauja National Park. We recommend a visit to the ruins of the castle Turaida (Treyden) near Sigulda. Krimulda Castle can be reached by a breathtaking cable car ride - the view is fantastic. In the former Hanseatic city of Wenden, today Cesis, the ruins of the Order's castle and the castle are worth seeing. You ride back to the coast and to the beautiful seaside resort of Pärnu with its wonderful wooden villas. From here we continue to the island of Saaremaa. Overnight stay in Kuressaare.

Day 10: Saaremaa island (about 140 km)

Today you have a whole day to discover the beautiful island of Saaremaa (Ösel). The main town of the island, Kuressaare (Arensburg), presents itself with a medieval castle. Near Angla in the north of the island there are five windmills: They are a typical picture on the island, there are said to have been several hundred of them. Near Kaali there is a meteorite crater which is also worth seeing. Overnight stay in Kuressaare.

Day 11: Saaremaa island - Tartu (about 330 km)

Tour through the south of Estonia to Tartu. The best way to explore the university city is on a walking tour. The pretty town was already mentioned in a document in 1030, making it the oldest town in the Baltic countries. The Cathedral Hill with the ruins of the cathedral church, the university, the Angel's Bridge and the Devil's Bridge, the observatory and the town hall are all worth seeing. Overnight stay in Tartu.

Day 12: Tartu - Lake Peipus - Lahemaa National Park (about 280 km)

Ride to Lake Peipus, which here forms the border to Russia. The extensive lake and the loneliness of the landscape promise a wonderful nature experience, the lonely roads through the woods are a great area for motorcycle tours! Via the Russian Orthodox monastery of Kuremaä we continue to the coast and into the Lahemaa National Park. Overnight stay in Lahemaa National Park.

Day 13: Lahemaa National Park - Tallinn (about 110 km)

Tour through the National Park: Dreamy fishing villages, manor houses, long beaches, moors, deep forests and gigantic boulders form a contemplative mosaic, which you should take your time to enjoy. Lahemaa National Park was established in 1971, making it the oldest national park in Estonia. Continuation to the Estonian capital Tallinn and time for explorations. The medieval townscape with its winding cobblestone alleys and pointed gabled merchants' houses, the rock-solid town wall and the massive fortified towers transport the visitor back in time. Also worth seeing are the busy market square with the pretty 14th century town hall and the Cathedral Hill, from where there is a great view over the lower town. Overnight stay in Tallinn.

Day 14: Departure

Ferry crossing to Helsinki and embarkation, in the afternoon departure towards Germany (approx. 15.30 (Sundays) or 17.00 (Mondays to Saturdays)). Overnight stay on board.

Day 15: Arrival in Lübeck-Travemünde

After a day at sea you will reach the port of Lübeck-Travemünde in the evening (approx. 21.30 hrs), where your journey ends.

No minimum number of participants. Guaranteed execution!

- Any times and times of day stated are subject to change. -