Category Archives: Latvia

Cycling in Eastern Europe: Popular Bike Routes & Safest Countries

young Man on a bike tour in Eastern Europe

Hi. My name is Darren Alff… and for the last 18 years I have been traveling around the world on my bicycle. I’ve pedaled by bike hundreds of thousands of miles/kilometers and I’ve ridden across dozens of different countries on multiple continents all around the world. In fact, I’ve cycled across every country in Europe […]

The Best Moments Of 2014 – Plus, The Lessons I Learned Along The Way

2014 has been a pretty amazing year… and I wanted to take a moment to look back on everything that’s happened. Over the last 12 months I have cycled across 15 different countries on 3 different continents (North America, Europe and Asia); I published the new and improved version of “The Bicycle Touring Blueprint” – […]

It’s The People You Meet Along The Way That Make Bike Touring So Special

It’s kind of cliche, but it’s also terribly true. One of the best things about bicycle touring is the people you meet along the way. But meeting someone special takes time. It doesn’t happen every day. If you travel alone (the way I do much of the time), weeks can pass before you have an […]

My Review Of The West-Estonia And Latvia Self-Guided Bike Tour With City Bike Ltd.

“Why in the world would you want to go bike touring in Latvia and Estonia?” That’s what people kept asking me after I made plans to conduct a self-guided bicycle tour across these two European countries several months ago. And they have a good point. The small Baltic countries of Estonia and Latvia are not […]

Follow Along As I Go Bicycle Touring In Latvia & West-Estonia

I booked my self-guided bicycle tour through Latvia and West-Estonia so long ago, it seemed completely unreal for the big day to finally arrive. This particular bicycle tour can be run in either direction (from Tallinn, Estonia to Riga, Latvia… or from Riga, Latvia to Tallinn, Estonia). Because I had already cycled from Poznan, Poland […]

Cycling From Vilnius, Lithuania To Riga, Latvia

After three nights in Vilnius, Lithuania, I loaded up my bicycle and hit the road with plans of cycling for the next four days until I reached the city of Riga, Latvia (about 300 kilometers to the north). I could have easily cycled to Riga in three days, but I was in no rush, so […]

The Bicycle Touring Pro’s Travel Plans For 2014

2014 is going to be an incredible year for Bicycle Touring Pro! Not only will I be bicycle touring across 11+ countries on three different continents, but I am also going to be: Giving you the opportunity to go bicycle touring with me (Keep reading to find out more. The dates in red below are […]