Guided vs self-guided


  • My mates and I can thoroughly recommend. A very friendly company, everything was arranged perfectly for our 4 day trip exploring the wonderful country of Lithuania. We go somewhere every year since 23 years, and this was the first time using e-bikes. It was also one of the best! The bikes supplied were excellent. All my communications with Saulius the owner were easy and friendly and very efficient. Easily a 10 out of 10 experience. Nei Watson, Great Britain, 2022
  • Dear Baltic Bike Travel Team, We would like to thank you very much for the perfect organization of the bike tour from Vilnius to Tallinn. Everything worked out great - even the weather played along with sun, sun, sun. Igor was a great travel companion who did his job confidently in every situation - with a high level of commitment and obvious joy. We are taking home many very good impressions from the three Baltic states. Gitta and Steffen Hoy, Germany, 2021 (self-guided supported cycle tour of the Baltics: from Vilnius to Tallinn, SG11)
  • I was part of Ann Scolnick's tour from Tallin to Vilnius.  I was extremely pleased and satisfied with our tour. The organization, and hotels were excellent.  Our meals outside of the hotels were better than the ones provided in the hotels.  The best part of our tour was our guide Vaida!  She was exceptional, in fact better than any guide I have had during any of my extensive travels.  I will recommend your company to my friends, and hope they also will be lucky enough to have such a wonderful guide.
    Ginny Hackney, USA, 2015 (G1 tour in opposite direction Tallinn-Vilnius)
  • The cycling trip has been the highlight of the year my life :)  for me. It was 10/10 all the way. I wouldn't change a thing and have told my friends they should go.
    Thank you so much for an incredible experience. I knew little about your part of the world . . . and now I only want to know more. The Curonian Spit is beautiful. It's all beautiful.
    Plus, with the help of Redas and Igor I was able to make a detour and find the house my uncle built where my mom lived in the Kaliningrad Oblast until 1945.
    Kudos to each of you for making me feel welcome and for anticipating and meeting my interests and needs. Seriously, you guys are amazing!!
    Gabriele Goldstone from Winnipeg, Canada, 2019 (self-guided supported cycle tour from Klaipėda to Gdansk, SG18x)
  • My wife and I loved the Baltic self-guided tour of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.  The route selected meant each day had a good piece of riding on quiet roads or bike paths through interesting countryside plus stops in all of the major cities and towns.  Our small group got on very well together.
    Simon Flowers, Switzerland, 2015 (self-guided tour of the Baltics: Tallinn to Vilnius)
  • Yes we had a good trip. Saw some nice nature and pleasant villages. The hotels were also good. And the bikes. The driver drove us fast and safe from / to Riga. And we were lucky with the weather. Just a few drops of rain the last day. Mostly sunny. It rained a lot more in Sweden during that week. Best regards,
    Hans Brandtberg, Sweden, 2013 (tour SG1, along the Lithuanian Seaside)
  • Hi Saulius, We had a great time on our trip, and would recommend you to anyone. If you ever figure out how to do a Helsinki - Tallinn via St Petersburg ride, we'd be in!"
    Richard Seton, USA, 2014 (self-guided tour of the Baltics: Tallinn to Vilnius)
  • Our cycling-group has spent 10 days in Lithuania and explored your country on Baltic Bike Travel route “Vilnius-Curonian Spit-Klaipeda" – we all want to thank you again for your efforts and great assistance in planning and organizing our individual intentions to realize our this years cycling idea.
    Ludwig Enser, Germany, 2012 (tour SG2, Lithuania – from the capital to the Seaside)
  • Now we are back from a most interesting and well-organized "Baltic Capital City" guided bicycle tour. We have cycled in France, Italy, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Greece, Germany, the Czech Republic and Ireland in all kinds of landscapes ... so we have some guided cycle tours to compare with. My husband and I are so very satisfied with the whole tour. It was just what we expected except for some extra positive factors...
    Anita Bostrom-Baversten, Sweden, 2011 (tour G1)
  • Wishing to see a part of the world we knew little about, we 6 friends took a chance on BalticBike and were not disappointed. We had great support on our custom trip from Vilnius to Tallinn, including the support we had for an unexpected trip to the emergency room in Lithuania.  The contrast of the capital cities and the rural national parks was visually impressive.  We would not hesitate to recommend BalticBikes, professionally managed from start to finish.
    Marion Leff and co. - USA, 2018 (self-guided supported cycle tour from Vilnius to Tallinn, SG11)

Guided vs self-guided

Self-guided bike tours

If you wish to enjoy your holiday independently and at your own pace, you are always welcome choosing one of our many self-guided individual or supported bike tours. Their routes connect the capital cities of the Baltic countries with our base town of Klaipėda (former Memel) located in the Lithuanian Seaside known as the cyclists' paradise. For those who are interested in more challenging tour, we recommend individual cycling tours, like Klaipėda to Riga (SG3 or SG3x) or Riga to Tallinn (SG4), with longer daily distances and luggage transport on your own or rental bikes (the latter service is possible as optional extras on these tours).

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Guided group bike tours

Experience even more on a guided tour as cycling in a group is twice as much fun. Group members have several things in common: They all enjoy cycling, are interested in the same holiday destination, and they love nature. Many long lasting friendships are started on such tours.

Group tours are great for individual travellers and offer the opportunity to go on holiday with like-minded people. Most evenings are often spent together as a group, so meeting new people and having fun with others should be one of your fancies.

An advantage of the guided tour is that you do not have to bother with the tour planning and organisation. Accommodations are booked in advance, and the guide leads you on the trails sought out for you. Of course, you do have to keep pace with the group.

If you like this, you are welcome to join one of our fully-guided international group bike tours where cyclists from different countries travel together. The bike tours cover all three Baltic States (G1) or there is a combination of Lithuania with Poland (G6). We know the people and interesting places to visit. You will experience a truly authentic Baltic bike tour and get close to local culture with a help of our local guides. Guided tours are led by one or more guides speaking different languages (English, German). The groups stay relatively small, like max. 15 people with one tour leader, but sometimes we have groups up to 21 people, and they are guided by two group leaders as a standard. The guides are familiar with the region's history and sights, regional flora and fauna. They are there for you should you need anything. We plan the bike tour for you. All what is left for you once you arrive is just enjoy the ride!

Example of the guided group bike tour


Explore the Baltic coast and the National Parks of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on very scenic routes. This 11-day tour includes the three capital cities – Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn – with their Old towns designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO; and the previously-closed Curonian Spit and beautiful Estonian island of Saaremaa. Travel from Lithuania in the south, through Latvia and on to Estonia in the north; experience a wide variety of towns, villages and countryside for an excellent introduction to the very distinct characters of these quite different countries.

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