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Old 30 Mar 2005
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Baltic States?

What is the best (summer) month to ride around Baltic states (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia)? Anybody know the petrol price in these countries? Any others useful information? Tnx!
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July seems to be a good Month. Myself & 4 others are touring the Baltics (Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia & then Sweden on Motorbikes in July this year. Look on the Rough Guides website for costs & useful info. Regards Martyn
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I'll be there (Heading south from Estonia) in October-ish. According to the rough guide, it'd cost the equivelent of £0.72p to fill up my bike (£11 here)...!
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Gas prices in Estonia:

91 octane: around 0,47£ per litre
95 octane: around 0,49£ per litre
98 octane: around 0,52£ per litre

Nearly the same in Lithuania and Latvia (+/- 0,07 or so).

Hope this helps, Margus
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Originally posted by Nikola_M:
What is the best (summer) month to ride around Baltic states (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia)? Any others useful information? Tnx!
The best months are june, july to august. I think the best way is to do some google search about sightseeing and the things that interests you.
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I went through there in 2003, fantastic. Definitely recomend Takai castle, Vilnuis and Riga also a visit to the guys at EMMK the motorcycle touring club in Talin. Lots of good museums in Riga and Vilnuis.



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June is hot in the baltic states, can't comment on July and August.

The people are friendly. The Fuel is about half the price of the UK - about £5:50 a tank with my transalp (15 litres). The women are beautiful. Many young people speak english well. Food and living expenses are cheap. Might be worth a trip out to Saarama (sp?) - big island off the coast of Estonia. Watch out for the terrible roads in the east near the Russan and Belarus borders though. Great for a little while, but really tiring after a few hours and watch out for the rutts the trucks leave in them. I came a cropper in Latvia and ditched the bike. Nice local garrage helped me out though and I didn't even have money. Vilnus main honda dealer is useless. Was going to take two weeks to get a front tyre for my bike - so headed to "BolDor" in Warsaw for spares. They had most things in stock and gave a good service.
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For info... as I visited them today

Anyone who is in the Baltics and needs Honda (or Kawasaki I think)parts best head for Riga. The main Honda dealer (for the whole Baltics) is there and is quite a large shop and can order Honda parts (order by close of business on Tuesday for delivery Friday - if in stock in Belgium!).

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Mr Dainis Irbe
Darzciema iela 121, Riga, LV-1073, Latvia
Tel: +371 711 4191
Fax +371 711 4190
Mob +371 880 8923
Email dainis.irbe@honda-moto.lv

Dainis speaks quite good English (certainly better than my Latvian).

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