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This 4 or 5 days tour takes you to Estonia’s largest islands – Saaremaa and Hiiumaa. They are a perfect place to spend your cycling holiday - smaller quiet roads, romantic summer resorts, friendly people and of course sea and beaches. The nature is essentially untouched and many visitors find an inner peace on the islands.

Both islands have retained its uniqueness due to their location and isolation. In the villages there are still stone fences and houses with thatched roofs. Dolomite, windmills and the famous local home-brewed beer are considered the symbols of Saaremaa.

You can ride this route in 5 days (4 nights) or 4 days (3 nights). Perfect for those who would like to see the Islands, but don't have much time. And for those who don't want to spend their whole holiday in Estonia on bikes. 

Tour to Saaremaa Island

5 days / 4 nights from* 249 EUR per person
4 days / 3 nights from* 219  EUR per person

*final price depends on the type of accommodation 

Price includes:

  • Accommodation 4 or 3 nights in hotel or guesthouse in double/twin room
  • 4 or 3 breakfast
  • Maps
  • Route book includes turn-to-turn instructions, sights, opening times, prices, recommendations for lunch and dinner
  • Sending bike back fee
  • Emergency phone support
  • all taxes

Extras:

  • Bicycle rent for 5 days 50EUR per bike, for 4 days 45 EUR per bike
  • Waterproof Ortleib pannier bags rent for 5 days 15 EUR per pair, for 4 days 12 EUR per pair
  • Waterproof Ortlieb handelbar bag rent for 5 days 7 EUR per bag, for 4 days 6 EUR per bag
  • Single supplement +92 EUR
  • Ferry tickets 3,7 eur per person+bike per line (2 lines total)
  • Bus ticket: 16 eur per person one way (includes ferry ticket).
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We have 2 different itineraries for this tour: 5 or 4 days. 

5 DAYS TOUR 

Day 1: Train out of Tallinn. Bike ride to Haapsalu (55 km /34 miles)

Tour starts by taking a train out of Tallinn. Then the old railway track will take you to Haapsalu – a charming seaside resort famous for its range of spa hotels and fine beach. The old town is popular too and Haapsalu Castle, haunted by a white lady, hosts many events including various music festivals. Accommodation is in small hotel.

Day 2: Bike ride to island Hiiumaa (38 km /24 miles)
This day the tour takes you to the second largest island in Estonia – Hiiumaa. Formed as a result of a meteorite explosion Hiiumaa is one of the oldest islands in the world. Hiiumaa is known for its lighthouses, unspoilt nature, Kassari and the sense of humour of its inhabitants. After about 1.5 hrs on the ferry, the route takes you to Hiiumaa’s capital Kärdla, known for it’s cosy islander atmosphere. Accommodation is in a very small guesthouse.

Day 3: Bike ride to Saaremaa island (55 km / 34 miles)
From Kärdla, route takes you to the South-Hiiumaa and first to Kassari island. On your way is Vaemla Wool Factory, romantic Kassari chapel and Sääre Tirp peninsula. Ferry takes you to the largest island in Estonia – Saaremaa. Overnight is in romantic guesthouse.

Day 4: Ride to the capital of Saaremaa – Kuressaare (51 km /32 miles)
Windmills are considered to be the symbol of Saaremaa. On that day road takes you to Angla Windmill Mount, where you can see the windmills characteristic of the island of Saaremaa, watch a miller at work and taste homemade bread. Make a stop in Kaali field of meteorite craters -the rarest nature wonder in Estonia, being at the same time the most spectacular in Eurasia. Your destination – Kuressaare, is small and charming summer resort known for it’s medieval castle. Accommodation is in small hotel next to the castle, sea and beach.

Day 5: Kuressaare and individual departure (optional cycling)
After breakfast in hotel, leave the bikes to the hotel and take public bus back to Tallinn.

4 DAYS TOUR

Day 1: Train out of Tallinn. Bike ride to Haapsalu (55 km /34 miles)

Tour starts by taking a train out of Tallinn. Then the old railway track will take you to Haapsalu – a charming seaside resort famous for its range of spa hotels and fine beach. The old town is popular too and Haapsalu Castle, haunted by a white lady, hosts many events including various music festivals. Accommodation is in small hotel.

Day 2: Bike ride through island Hiiumaa to Saaremaa (58 km /36 miles)

This day the tour takes you to the second largest island in Estonia – Hiiumaa. Formed as a result of a meteorite explosion Hiiumaa is one of the oldest islands in the world. Hiiumaa is known for its lighthouses, unspoilt nature, Kassari and the sense of humour of its inhabitants. After about 1.5 hrs on the ferry, the route takes you to Hiiumaa’s most known area Kassari. After exploring Kassari's sights, follow the route to Sõru harbor and ferry will take you to Saaremaa. Accommodation in charming tourism farm. 

Day 3: Ride to the capital of Saaremaa – Kuressaare (51 km /32 miles)
Windmills are considered to be the symbol of Saaremaa. On that day road takes you to Angla Windmill Mount, where you can see the windmills characteristic of the island of Saaremaa, watch a miller at work and taste homemade bread. Make a stop in Kaali field of meteorite craters -the rarest nature wonder in Estonia, being at the same time the most spectacular in Eurasia. Your destination – Kuressaare, is small and charming summer resort known for it’s medieval castle. Accommodation is in small hotel next to the castle, sea and beach.

Day 4: Kuressaare and individual departure (optional cycling)
After breakfast in hotel, leave the bikes to the hotel and take public bus back to Tallinn.

  • Ortlieb Handlebar bag with map case

    We rent waterproof Ortlieb Ultimate Handlebar bags.

    Rental includes map holder and holder

    Volume: 7 L

    height: 21 cm / 8.3 in
    width: 23.5 cm / 9.3 in
    depth: 14 cm / 5.5 in
    weight: 710 g / 25 oz

    1.50 eur

    OFF
  • Cargo treilers

    BOB YAK

    The Yak Trailer carries up to 70lb / 32 kg so you don’t have to leave anything behind. Trailer tracks rear wheel of bicycle, making it easier to navigate narrow roads or single track. Low center of gravity keeps the weight off your bicycle frame for better handling and performance than racks and panniers. Bag included.

    Cargo Space: 25in x 16in x 18in / 64cm x 41cm x 46cm 

    Bag: 94 L, 100% waterproof

    Prices:

    1 day (24 hrs) 7.50 EUR

    1 week 37 EUR

    7.50 eur

    OFF
  • Garmin GPS

     Garmin GPS Oregon 200

    5 EUR per day, 25 EUR per week.

    We have 5 GPS.

    5.00 eur

    OFF
  • Computer

     Computer: 1 EUR per day, 5 EUR per week

    1.00 eur

    OFF
  • Pannier bags rental

    Pair of Ortlieb waterproof panniers

    One pair 2 x 20 liters

    height:42 cm
    upper width:32 cm
    bottom width:23 cm
    depth:17 cm
    weight:1900 g.
    volume:40 l. 

    3.00 eur

    OFF
  • Helmet

    Available different size-shape-price helmets for everyone! 

    0.00 eur

    OFF

Great company and good service! Keep riding! George P