Language: Estonian and Russian
Size: 17,413 square miles (45,227 square kilometers) - roughly the size of West Virginia
Border countries: Latvia and Russia
National tourist office: www.visitestonia.com
At a glance
Estonia is a small Baltic country popular for its charming rural villages and beautiful natural landscape. More than half of the country is covered by conserved forest, so active travelers enjoy exploring the untouched acres of trees and wildlife. Marshlands, beaches, and swamplands have remained unspoiled, and Estonia also boasts some natural wonders including craters and waterfalls.
While Estonia is respectful of its indigenous heritage, today it is a multinational country representing the development of formerly Soviet lands. The medieval buildings of the capital, Tallinn, are a backdrop to its ethnic diversity and vibrant arts, nightlife, and shopping scenes.
Why cyclists love it
Estonia is a popular site for bike tours because its small size allows visitors to cover a substantial portion in a short time. The diverse landscape makes Estonia bike tours particularly interesting and enjoyable – you can find tours that take you through the forests, hills, and mountains, or you can enjoy the coastal side of Estonia with its many beaches. Visiting Estonia’s cities gives travelers a great view of the contrasting influences that have marked Estonia’s past and present, so Estonia bicycle tours that include urban overnights are an interesting choice.
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Bike tour along the Baltic coast and National Parks of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia explored on highly scenic routes, including the three capital cities – Vilnius, Riga, and Tallinn and featuring the previously-closed Curonian Spit. Travel from Lithuania in the south, through Latvia, and on to Estonia in the north, enjoying a great variety of towns, villages, and landscapes. This bicycle tour gives you an excellent feel for the different characters of these distinctive countries.
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