Mount Cook Aoraki Ascent

As for the Mt Cook trip, it was absolutely brilliant. Thoroughly enjoyed it and the 10 day course taught me a lot! I'm already thinking of what I would like to climb next.... Possibly something in the Himalayas. Just need to keep up the fitness (and save up a lot of money!!).

Alex M. | Wakefield, UK
 
 

Treasures of the Baltic by Bike

While Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia share the same Baltic coastline, the contrasting unique characters of these three countries will become evident as you follow this incredibly scenic cycling route from Vilnius to Tallinn. From the three capitals - Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn - to the many small villages that have changed little over time, this guided cycling experience along low traffic roads and dedicated cycle paths will showcase the diverse cultures, World Heritage sites and mainly flat landscapes that make travelling in this region so different to anywhere else in Europe. Discover the island castle at Trakai, enter the previously off-limits Curonian Spit, a wild pre-historic sand dune peninsula, and marvel at the pilgrimage sight of thousands of crosses of every size and design imaginable at the Hill of Crosses in northern Lithuania. Crossing into Latvia, dip your toes in the Baltic Sea at the white sandy beaches of Jurmula and on the island of Saaremaa, visit Latvia's oldest Church and pay homage at a bicycle museum before heading into Estonia. We'll stop at Saaremaa, famous for its Bishop's Castle, before the Estonian capital of Tallinn, where your trip concludes.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Vilnius (Lithuania)
DAY 2 Vilnius city tour and Trakai Island Castle then cycle through countryside before transfer to Kaunas (26km / 16mi)
DAY 3 Transfer to Nemunas River Delta, cycle to Vente Cape (28km / 17.5mi), transfer to Klaipeda
DAY 4 Cycle along the Curonian Spit , return to Klaipeda (55km / 34mi)
DAY 5 To Palanga by bike (30km / 18.5mi), drive to Hill of Crosses then cross border to Riga
DAY 6 Morning Riga city tour, cycle to Jurmala Beach (30km / 18.5mi), return to Riga
DAY 7 Cycle through the Gauja National Park (40km / 25mi), visit Bicycle Museum, return to Riga
DAY 8 Cross into Estonia, ride along the Baltic Coast (30km / 18.5mi) transfer to Mandjala
DAY 9 Ferry to Saaremaa island, explore coast by bike (55km / 34mi)
DAY 10 Morning ride to Kuressaare, visit castle (10km / 6mi), transfer via Kaali meteorite crater to Tallinn
DAY 11 Trip concludes

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Trip Code: TBY
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  11 days
Activities:  Cycling
Next Trip:  04 June 2017
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price: $1,810.00 USD

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Electric Bike Supplement US $200

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