Baltics Archive

  • Baltic Biking III

    Baltic Biking III

      Day 3: Pärnu- Svietciems (85.9km) Pikk morphs into Riga Mnt, which itself becomes the familiar E67 again as you leave town. Something approximating a cycle lane runs an uneven, dusty few kilometres from the centre, until you find yourself entering fragrant evergreen country once more. Although the road to the Latvian border is now […]

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  • Baltic Biking II

    Baltic Biking II

    Day 2: Rapla-Pärnu (93.6 km) Get an early start down #27 and stop by Raikkula Manor, seat of the Von Keyserling clan, one of the foremost Baltic German families of the 19th century. Bismarck paid several visits here to his old school chum Alexander, a renowned geologist; grandson Hermann, a proto-liberal philosopher, also popped in […]

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