Best of Tallinn Bicycle Tour
Discover the beauty of Tallinn, Estonia in a truly unique way with a guided bicycle tour. A bicycle tour allows you to see the city's many highlights while enjoying fresh air and getting some exercise.
Your bike tour begins at the ship pier, where you will join your professional guide to set out on your excursion. Your first stop is the magnificent summer residence of Peter the Great - Kadriorg Palace. Kadriog Palace was built in 1718 by Tsar Peter I and named for his beloved wife Catherine. Today the beautifully red and white adorned palace is home to Estonia's President as well as the foreign art collection of the Estonian Art Museum.
Adjacent to the palace you will ride through the palace's splendid park and gardens. This is one of many excellent photo opportunities during your tour. Departing the gardens, you will pedal to the Song Ground Festival, where Estonians sang themselves to independence under a huge song arch. You will also see the nearby Maarjamae World War II memorial.
Departing the War Memorial you will cycle along the scenic seaside from the beach towards Old Town. Upon reaching Old Town you will pedal along its ancient walls as you head to the town hall square. During your journey you will get a view of the charming streets of this very unique district. Cobblestones, courtyards, shops and markets make up this beautiful Medieval area, where you will experience an atmosphere dating back to the 12th century. Once you reach the center of the Old Town, also known as the old marketplace, Town Hall Square, and the Town Hall itself, which is the best-preserved Medieval town hall in Northern Europe, you will have free time for shopping, exploring and having a snack. Departing Old Town, you will return to the ship pier.
Ride Along guests (max 70 pounds) will be accommodated in a trailer attached behind the bike.
Reviewer: Steve Johnston
Other than the weather, this excursion was perfect. there were only 8 or 9 of us so it wasn't a big group and we had a leader who anticipated everyone's level of expertise on the bicycle and spoke very good English. The bike tour took approximately 4 hours and took us through some park trails and then to the centre of the old town. A thoroughly enjoyable day and an excursion that is recommended.
Reviewer: Scarlette Owens
This was an awesome way to see this old town! It was also faster than walking and could get to see the newer section of the city as well, great views of the water and the town up on land and nice and cool on bikes. The tour guides spoke great English and were very friendly and accommodating!
Reviewer: Hans & Karen Bartsch
Very good guide. Little hard on the bum with cobblestone streets. Very informative guide. Good weather. Very interesting country. H&K
We had a wonderful time on our bike ride in Tallinn - it would have been even better if the rain had held off!! We would unreservedly recommend this bike tour - it takes about 3 hours - you see quite a bit of Tallinn and end up in old town. Very few hills so it's doable for most people.
Reviewer: Mike Craig
We met our guide, Ian. He spoke excellent English. Ian proceeded to guide us through streets near the waterfront and then into parks, palace grounds, and the city. I estimate the tour covered 10 km (6 miles) or a little more. The pace was quick with lots of stops. These stops included those in the description plus Mermaid Statue, bathroom, modern Tallin, national broadcast HQ, and the outside (not inside) of Old Town. Ian provided extensive dialogue and descriptions of what we were observing. Near the national broadcast HQ he related how he and others during the bloodless revolution of 1989 protected the national TV and radio system of the country at that location. We then took a tour of the outside of the wall of Old Town. This tour is definitely worth the time and money. The only problem is that you may be seduced by all that is around you and forget that you are on sidewalks at times. We both highly recommend this tour. Good show Ian!!