Our first night is in the centre of Berlin where we will enjoy a welcome dinner in good company and a relaxing atmosphere. The following morning we ride east into Poland to the edge of the Narodowy Park and then onto Giżycko.
EXPLORE THE BALTIC
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Giżycko is truly part of “the land of a thousand lakes”, whose greatest attraction is nature. There are over 100 lakes around the town, providing sailing activities in the summer and iceboating in the winter. From here we head North East into Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia where we will take time out to relax and explore the towns of Riga and Tallinn.
Riga is noted for its Art Nouveau and 19th century wooden architecture and Tallinn’s Old Town is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe and both are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. But before these two great towns we visit Vilnius, “The Jerusalem of the North” as named by Napoleon as he was passing through in 1812, with its fascinating Jewish history dating back to the 8th century. If you have time visit the Museum of Genocide victims, as well as dealing with the systematic murder of Jews by the Nazis, it studies the brutal treatment of the nation by the Soviets during both the war and subsequent occupation. Housed in the former KGB building across from Lukiškės Square, the museum is in its basement, the prison used by the Russian secret service, as well as the original execution chamber, where bullet holes still scar the walls.
Leaving the Baltic States we cross the Gulf of Finland to the vibrant city of Helsinki, where you have time to take in the sights or just kick back and enjoy a drink and a meal in the Market Square before heading West and a ferry crossing to Stockholm.
Sweden is the seventh country we’ll visit and we arrive in Stockholm early in the morning after our overnight ferry. Visit the Royal Palace, Skansen open-air museum or take in gorgeous views from Kaknastornet tower with a full day and night to explore the city. Our second day in Sweden sees us heading South towards Malmo and the Oresund Bridge and Tunnel that takes us into Denmark and the city of Copenhagen. This iconic road sweeps over and under the the Oresund Straights for 7.5 miles, making it the longest road/rail bridge in Europe. Our penultimate day takes us on a short ferry ride back into Germany, to Berlin for an opportunity to explore this vibrant city and a well earned farewell meal at at a local restaurant.
This is an action packed fortnight has some long days in the saddle tempered with plenty of time to explore RIga, Tallinn, Helsinki and Berlin.
Motorrad Tours welcome all makes and models of bike on tour. We also have a range of BMW bikes that you can hire. All our hire bikes for Classic and European Explorer Tours are current model BMW’s complete with ABS, Heated Grips, Panniers, Top Box, Tank Bag, Inner bags for all boxes and a pre programmed BMW Navigator GPS included.
|Price option||Solo Shared Single Room||Solo Single Room||*Rider and passenger|
|Riding Your Own Motorcycle||3395||4395||4995|
|Including an F800GS, F900GS or F900XR Hire Bike||5145||6145||6745|
|Including an R1300GS, R1250RS or R1250RT Hire Bike||5425||6425||7095|
|Including an S1000XR Hire Bike||5495||6495||6545|
|Including an R1250GS Adventure Hire Bike||5635||6635||7235|
|Including a K1600 Grand America Hire Bike||5705||6705||7305|
HIRE BIKES: If you are booking with a hire bike we will hand your bike over on the afternoon prior to the first tour day. This will give you a chance to get familiar with the bike, make any adjustments, arrange your packing and not waste any time on the first day riding.
Day 1 Enjoy the welcome dinner at our Hotel in Berlin
Day 2 Leave Berlin and undertake our first boarder as we cross into Poland then onto our hotel on the edge of the Narodowy Park
Day 3 Riding through the heartland of Poland make time to visit the Malbork Castle before arriving at our destination for the night in the land of a thousand lakes
Day 4 Crossing into Lithuania, we skirt the Russian enclave of Kalingrad before arriving at the Lithuanian Capital of Vilnius, which has one of the largest surviving medieval old towns in Europe
Day 5 A choice of routes today, directly to Riga to maximise your time there or a longer route taking in the scenery of Lithuania and Latvia
Day 6 A day off to enjoy the Gothic spires, the art nouveau buildings and the many cafes and restaurants that this town has to offer
Day 7 A Motorway ride North into Estonia and the beautiful city of Tallin with its ancient churches, medieval streetscapes and noble merchants' houses
- The UNESCO listed Cities of Riga and Talin
- The Narodowy Park
- The UNESCO World Heritage City of Vilnus – The Jerusalem of the North
- The stunning Oresund Bridge
- 360 degree loop around the Baltic
- Visit eight Countries in just two weeks
- Visit Malbork and Kalmar Castles
- Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen
- Enjoy the beach at Kalmar
- The vibrant city of Berlin
- Ride the Oresund Bridge and Tunnel
- Pre tour pack including tour information, Michelin maps, route notes and GPS routes and GPS Mapping in Garmin/BMW format
- Electronic copy of the World of BMW Touring Essentials Book
- All accommodation as listed in the itinerary in 3/4* hotels
- All breakfasts
- Welcome and farewell dinners (excludes beverages)
- Dinners in Tallinn and Riga(excludes beverages)
- Motorrad Tours Tour Leader throughout the Tour
- Commemorative Polo Shirt for all riders and passengers
- All Ferry’s including cabin on overnight crossing
- Expert advice and support throughout
- The protection of booking with a fully bonded tour operator
- Dinners other than those listed
- Travel Insurance
- Anything not listed as included