Accessible Travel

With its cobbled streets, rickety pavements and old buildings (often without elevators), the Baltic region presents challenges for travellers with disabilities. That said, many city hotels have rooms equipped for disabled travellers; your first port of call for this information should be the tourist information centres of the capitals. Some beaches on the western Lithuanian coast in Nida and Palanga have ramps to allow wheelchair access to the sand.

Useful resources:

Able Travel (www.able-travel.com)

Apeirons (www.apeirons.lv) This organisation of people with disabilities and their friends is a good first contact in Latvia.

Freedom of Movement (http://liikumisvabadus.invainfo.ee) This fantastic resource provides detailed information (in English) about accessibility in Estonia for wheelchair-users and those with limited movement, split into regions, towns and places of interest.