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Cycling in Tallinn

Posted on: Apr 29, 2017 | Author: Inga S. | Categories: Estonia, Tallinn, Bicycle trails, Activities

Where to rent bicycles for the family in Tallinn? How to prepare for cycling and what to know? Our family did it and would like to share this with you.

Cycling in Tallinn

The first day in Tallinn we did a walking tour and enjoyed the beautiful old town. Next day we decided to expand radius and decided to take a trip with bicycles. We did some research and identified that just about 300 m from our apartments in the old town located bike rental company - City Bike.


Before we arrived, we didn't know what kind of bikes we should choose, but City Bike Staff was very friendly and supportive and helped to choose the most suitable option for our family. City bike offered a couple of options to travel with small kids. The first possibility was to use a children seat in the back. The second choice was to select regular bicycles with trailers. The last-mentioned option designed for short distances and probably are not suitable for long distances. Our intent was to cycle around 20 km and accordingly we decided to select the 1st option.


City bike offers guided tours (if this case you don't have to worry about preparation). But our intent was to visit TV Tower and to explore the city because we always learn a lot during the planning and it is a part of travel. City bike recommended cycling routes in Tallinn and instructed how to reach TV Tower. To make things easier and to find our track we marked down few landmarks using mobile phone GPS.
It was already the second part of April although the weather wasn't very warm (temperature was about 5 – 7 degrees above zero). We knew that and prepared accordingly (took extra clothes).


We started our trip with bikes from old town streets of Tallinn, went to the coastline and reached TV Tower. We did few stops to rests and to become familiar with Tallinn and its people. The first shortstop was in the harbor to watch the ships. After 10 minutes we arrived at Kadriorg Park which is a perfect location for walking and cycling. There you can find museums and president palace.
The second point of interest was coastline. The coastline is an excellent location for running, roller-skating and cycling (check this in the movie below).


We cycled 22 - 24 km, and the end of cycling we were tired but satisfied that we did it.

My family recommendations/travel with bike tips

  • Take water and some snacks for you and your family;
  • Take enough clothes for your kids if outside it is not warm enough. Most of the time they will have to sit on the seat without a lot of movement;
  • Do not wear too many clothes if you are going for a long trip because you will be wet. It would probably be ideal to wear some special clothes for cyclists (but for a family bike tour it is possible to survive without them);
  • Take waterproof clothes if suddenly will start to rain;
  • Upload maps in your mobile phone navigation or GPS device and use holder to mount GPS device on handlebars;
  • Deposit - 100 euros;
  • If you don't want to cycle alone just join a bike tour with City Bike guide and they will help you to learn more about the city and to see interesting places.

Our family had an outstanding and productive time for almost the whole day. We highly recommend this entertainment during the stay in Tallinn because it is much faster to see much more within the same time like walking and it is active and healthy. We assume that we showed that kids are not the reason not to do travel with bikes!

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City bike contact information:
Address: Vene 33, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
city bike Website

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