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Saaremaa is an island of just a right size for taking trips by bike. Year-by-year, the number of bicycle tourists to Saaremaa has been increasing. In the vicinity of Kuressaare, there are 20 km of cycle tracks for biking around. There are also Euro Velo and Esto Velo routes in Saaremaa, respective signs are by the roadside.
Those keen in cycle sports, have admitted that Saaremaa is an ideal training place for road racers as the roads are of a good quality and with little traffic. Quite often the best racers of Estonia Tanel Kangert, Jaan Kirsipuu, Mihkel Räim etc. can be seen on our roads in their training sessions. You may also meet the former Mayor of Kuressaare, Hannes Hanso preparing for his next cycling trip to some part of the world.
Not all the roads in Saaremaa are asphalt-paved, many of them are earth roads. As the villages of Saaremaa are small and eating places cannot be found everywhere, it may turn useful to take along your own picnic basket and why not using local food to fill it.
Mild autumns of Saaremaa facilitate cycling also outside the high season. A traditional Karujärve Cycling Marathon takes place in the colourful beginning of October.
Saaremaa Turismiinfokeskus, Tallinna 2, Kuressaare. Tel. +372 45 33 120, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org