Tallinn – Coasting by bike

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Sunshine, 22°C and a light breeze from the sea – are there better conditions for biking along the coast?  So it was a fast decision to walk to the old city center of Tallinn and to rent two bikes at City Bike Tallinn. Our Estonian biking ‘adventure’ could begin.

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Once moving out of the city and leaving the cruise ship terminal behind we just enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. A bicycle lane lead us along the coast. We could smell the fresh air, crossed sport fanatics on their skates and couldn’t get our eyes off the beach and sea. It didn’t take long and we entered a pine forest, providing shade during sunny summer days.

After 15 km it was time for a lunch break. We decided to stop at restaurant PAAT. It’s a lovely place directly on the coast where you just love sitting outside at the terrace and enjoy their extremely delicious food. We had the Carpaccio and typically Estonian: fish soup and herring with potato salad. Really good!

We continued our way to the North until Rohuneeme. Some might say there’s nothing spectacular to see, but for architecture lovers it will be amazing: one villa is following the other – real ‘architect dreams’.

On our way back we stopped at the Kodriorg Palace, a  Baroque palace built for Catherine I of Russia by Peter the Great.  It was built after the Great Northern War for  by Gaetano Chiaveri and Mikhail Zemtsov and is currently hosting the Kadriorg Art Museum.

 

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