Options for BaltikumExpress

Let’s imagine we were doing a bike tour called “BaltikumExpress” this summer. Point A is Berlin, Point B Tallinn in Estonia.

We have the following options and kilometer counts (according to Google Maps):

a) “B1/Kaliningrad option”

Berlin 0km – Küstrin/Polish Border 88km – Gorzów Wielkopolski (Landsberg an der Warthe) 131 km – Walcz 240 km – Elblag (Elbing) 471 km – Kaliningrad (Königsberg) 572 km – Sovetsk/Lithuanian Border 480 km – Siauliai 610 km – Riga 720 km – Tallinn 1050 km

Advantages: Shortest route, Russia as a new country

Disadvantages: Visa costs for Russia, No Warsaw, no Masuren.

b) “Warsaw option”

Berlin 0km – Küstrin 88 km – Poznan/Posen 254km – Warsaw 551 km –  Masuren – Suwalki 860 km – Kaunas 970 km – Riga 1240 km – Tallinn 1570 km

Advantages: No visa cost, Warsaw, Masuren.

Disadvantages: No Russia, longer road.
If we reach Helsinki to quickly, we can consider going to Turku (177 km from Helsinki) as an option.

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