Combine your cycling holiday with a spa retreat, a visit to the local museums, historic sights and cycle through the small countryside villages and enchanting coastal regions.
You can bring your own bike along or rent all necessary equipment here. Shops, hostels and B&Bs rent out bikes across the country. If you're already at your destination, why not turn to local Tourism Information Centre for more information about nearest rental spots, maps, routes and local sights.
A range of cool bicycle events and festivals take place in Estonia's larger cities. The biggest of these, Tallinn Bicycle Week takes place annually in June hosting group cycling trips involving hundreds of cycling enthusiasts exploring the city, and other entertaining events associated with the local cycling culture.
Cycling routes and tips
- Extend your trip to the Baltics by taking the Eurovelo 10 route (marked as no. 1. part of route running along the Baltic Sea):passing 980 km through the Baltic Sea region.
- Estovelo is a great resource for cycling routes in Estonia.
- Fun way to enjoy cycling is to try out different types of bicycles. You can rent mountain bikes for nature tracks or tour the city on a tandem.
- All safety equipment, including lights, helmets and child seats, can be rented with the bicycle. One size does not fit all, so try them out first. Toddlers are required to be seated in safety seats or trailers and lights and retro-reflectors are mandatory for night-time riding. Helmets are recommended for adults, but required by the law for children under 16 years of age. In addition to fixed locks, use a wire padlock or similar when stopping and take your bike inside (and lock) when staying for overnight.
- Reflectors are mandatory on Estonian roads! Be sure to have reflectors on your clothing as well as on your bike (pedals, back- and frontside) and backpacks.
- Use your hand to signal when turning or stopping and follow the general traffic and highway code.
- Stop by the local Tourism Information Centres when taking a longer ride. You will find maps and brochures there as well as get the best tips about the area you are about to explore. It is also a very good place to ask about fishing and tenting spots, sightseeing, dining and accommodation or simply enjoying a friendly chat or putting together your own route.