Experience real Tallinn with bike! Starting from legendary Kalamaja living area ( address: Malmi 8) then off to north with beautiful parks, 1920-s Estonian architecture, post-soviet housing, seaside and to the end of Tallinn tram lines! This tour is a mixture of city, people and history. So instead of clumsy stone brick road in old town, enjoy the most developing and artistic part of the city!
Start/end: Kalamaja living area
(address: Malmi 8)
Time: 2.5-3 hours
Distance: 18 km
Price: 30 EUR
Included: tour guide, bikes, helmet
Excluded: food & drinks (For private groups is possible to add lunch and drinks)
Starting point: Kalamaja (Address: Malmi 8)
1. Baltic station market
2. Kultuuri Katel/Linnahall
3. Kalaranna boulevard
4. Old Patarei prison
5. Old Sea plane harbor
6. Noblessner harbor
7. Kalamaja cemetery park
8. Arsenal gun factory
9. Manufaktuur / Sitsi factory
10. Kopli cemetery park
11. Paljassaare observation hill
12. North-top of Tallinn and end of the tram lines
13. Põhjala rubber boot factory
14. Stroomi beach
15. Pelgulinn living area
16. Telliskivi creative city
17. Balti jaama market
Tallinn is interesting city and being a tourist just spending time in old town is not enough! Our tour is focused to the northern part of Tallinn, peninsula called "Kopli". This area had a lot of Russian Tsar and Soviet Union influence during the difficult times here. When Estonia was independent during the 1920s and ’30s, there was a plan to build this part of city full of Estonian style wooden and concrete private houses with beautiful scandinavian colours. But after WW II things changed a lot...
When soviets took over Estonia and the most of the Eastern Europe, they started to change things here. During the next decades Red Army made many barracks and brought battalions to Estonia. Tallinn became more industrial and grey. Instead of colourful houses, big five and nine floor block houses appeared and totally changed the landscape.
Of course northern Tallinn have different living areas and we are going to see them all. Northern part is called Kopli (corral for animals) and it was mostly filled with green forests and fields until the 1940s. Kopli was not very popular during the 1990s, because of the crime level and local criminal organisations who often made weird deals over there. Nowadays, Kopli is safe and young adults and families are starting to move there. Also, population is now more mixed with Estonian and Russian people than before.
Estonia started to develop faster after the millennium. In 2004 we joined European Union and Nato. Students started to move in to old Kalamaja wooden houses and gave a new atmosphere to the area. Nowadays, also the northern part of Tallinn and Kopli peninsula are slowly influenced by youth and artistic people, who want to give more color to this old and grey post-soviet architecture!
With couple of hours, we can take you to a journey through all this crazy history and show how northern Tallinn is transforming to vibrant and lively neighborhood! Feel free to ask any questions and book the tour with us!