Experience real Tallinn with bike! Starting from legendary Baltic Station market 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 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: Baltic Station market (in front of Sveta bar)
Time: 2.5-3 hours
Distance: 14 km
Price: 25 EUR
Included: tour guide, bikes, helmet
Excluded: food & drinks (For private groups is possible to add lunch and drinks)
-Baltic station market
-View to old town
-PATAREI prison / sea fortress
-Arsenal gun factory
-Kopli living area
-North-top of Tallinn and end of the tram lines
-Kalamaja and Pelgulinn living areas
-Telliskivi creative city
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 most of the Eastern Europe, they started to change things here. During next decades Red Army made many barracks and battalions to Estonia. Tallinn became more industrial and greyer. 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 gonna 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 crime level and local criminal organisations often made weird deals over there. Today, Kopli is safe and younger people and families are starting to move there. Also, population is now more mixed with Estonian and Russian people. It still has lot of greenery between the post-soviet architecture!
Estonia started to develop faster after the ‘00s. 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 is 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 to see how northern Tallinn is transforming to vibrant and lively neighbourhood! Feel free to ask any questions and book the tour with us!