TOP cycling events

Source: Magnus Heinmets

TOP cycling events

You don't have to be a professional cyclist to explore Estonia's beauty on two wheels.
Bike riding is a healthy way to experience nature at your own pace. Besides leisurely afternoon joyrides, visitors to Estonia can also participate in some of Europe's biggest cycling competitions. There are events suitable for all skill levels and ages.

The open road

During long summer days, a cyclist could tour Estonia in about two weeks. 

Photo by: Oliver Moosus


BMX, cyclocross, road and mountain biking

The varied terrain and seasons in Estonia provide prime cycling opportunities; the country is relatively flat (the highest point, Suur Munamägi, is only 318 metres), roads are free of heavy traffic, and the distances between sights are short yet scenic. Professional, high speed road races take place on winding countryside routes, while mountain bikes, fat-bikes and cyclocross bikes conquer off-road tracks. Short-distance fun rides for beginners and children where no one gets left behind are a perfect summertime nature outing. You can transport your bike from abroad or rent one from a number of shops, hotels and leisure facilities.

Riding together 

Some events, such as the Gran Fondo, are relaxed, non-competitive group rides. 

Photo by: Magnus Heinmets


Bike races and events

There are cycling races and bike rides happening almost every week across Estonia between May and September. Here are the events you don't want to miss:

  • 29.05-14.06.2020 Tartu Rattaralli will take place, this time the event is virtual. 
  • Take your chance in Cross-country bike marathon at Alutaguse on the 6th of June 2020
  • Tour de Rõuge (28–30 June 2020) is a three-day off-road cycling event for the so-called advanced athletes.
  • Expedition Estonia is an expedition-competition through the heart of Estonia from Setomaa to the north coast, taking place July 3-5, 2020. 
  • July 16-19, 2020 head to Põlva county for Scooter World Championship.
  • IRONMAN Tallinn triathlon and festival from 1-4 August 2020 provides sporty weekend for thousands of people from around the world.
  • Haanja100 MTB takes place on September 26th 2020 in Haanjamaa's nature and Võru County.
  • Tartu Cycling Marathon, September 29th 2020, is the largest mountain bike race in the Baltics and the third largest in the world. A children's mini marathon is also on the programme.

Cycling community is more and more active and every week(end) you can find different organised free rides for MTB/FAT bikes in endless single tracks or road bikes on roads with small traffic.

For further events, check out the Estonia Triathlon Association calendar.

Last updated : 23.04.2020

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