Sun 26.05.2024

Top-notch cycling festival.
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  • Getting to Tartu Rattaralli


    By plane: 

    • Tallinn Airport, located 185 km from Tartu, is the most common destination for international flights. 
    • Tartu Airport, located 10 km from the city center, offers direct connections with Helsinki. City center and the airport are conveniently connected by bus and taxi.
    • Riga Airport is also a usual choice as driving to Tartu takes only 3,5 hours.


    By bus: 

    • Travelling from Tallinn to Tartu is a short journey, taking just 2.5 hours by bus. Buses form Tallinn city center and airport leave every 30 minutes. You can easily check schedules and purchase tickets through Tpilet or directly from the Lux Express website.
    • If you're coming from Riga, Latvia, you can also board a Lux Express bus and enjoy a direct route to Tartu.


    Lux Express offers a free ride for bicycles. Each bus has space for up to four bikes and a free bike ticket must be booked in advance at (at the same time as buying a passenger ticket, you will be asked if you want to book a free bike space). The wheels are packed in special bags to hold both the bike and the passengers' luggage. Read more HERE.


    By train: 
    Several times a day between Tallinn and Tartu. See more:


    By car: 
    Race centre (bib pick up location) situates in the center of Tartu and it is well approachable by car. 

    By ferry: 
    You can also travel by ferry from Helsinki or Stockholm to Tallinn, and take a train or bus from there to Tartu.


    Race location:

    Race center and finish is located in the heart of town, at the parking lot of Aura Water Center (Turu street 10). The kids races take place in the same venue on Saturday. 

  • Accommodation





    The travel agent of Tartu Rattaralli is E-Turist. Feel free to contact them for the travel questions, accommodation possibilities as well as sightseeing options:


    Accommodation options and price levels you can also check at

  • What to see & do


    Tartu, with its population of around 100,000 in an area of 154 square kilometers, is the heart of South-Estonia and the second largest city in Estonia. The first written records of Tartu date from 1030,

    making it the oldest city in the Baltic States.


    Tartu has all the best of the globally new but with the local advantage – the costs are lower, security is higher, and the air is cleaner than in Tallinn, Helsinki or New York. The city successfully combines modern infrastructure and facilities with a green and friendly environment.


    At every corner in Tartu, there are concert venues, exhibition halls, theatres, churches, museums, and charming little cafés as well as various pubs and restaurants. An inseparable part of the city is its students who comprise around a quarter of the population and generate a lot of fun and energy.


    In 2024 Tartu will be the European Capital of Culture.


    Get the first emotions by joining the TARTU VIRTUAL TOUR!


    Find the most exciting places and events to visit on

    Explore the whole South-Estonian region HERE




    Estonia is the smallest and the northenmost country of the Baltic States. Covering  45,227 km2, the state is slihgtly bigger than Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland. There are 1,3 million inhabitants and the official language is Estonian. 


    Estonia is perfect for active holiday – ca 50 % covered with forest, over 2000 lakes, over 1500 islands, numerous national parks and nature reserves. On the other hand – it is a very modern country with WiFi almost everywere. 


    More info:



  • Bicycle routes

    Travelling by bike in Estonia can be very enjoyable: there are several secret roads in the midst of the forests and villages away from major highways that traverse through picturesque places.

    You can find the most amazing cycling trails in There are options suitable for one-day trip as well as for 2-3 day hike. You may easily narrow your selection by region and also see all the routes on the map!