Around 50 officers and other ranks are to take part this year, with a total of up to 10 Allied nations represented. The entire tour lasts seven days, starting in Tallinn Thursday and making its way from there eastwards towards Rakvere, then south to Tartu, before turning to the southwest, and Pärnu. The route continues in a northerly direction, to Haapsalu, before the penultimate stage and Paide, in central Estonia.
Following the Victory Day events, the cyclists have one more leg to finish – Paide to Tallinn – and will have covered close to 1,000 km all told.
While in Pärnu (June 20) and Paide (June 23), the cyclists will host
"meet the soldiers" events, where members of the public will get to see
both personnel and materiel, ranging from small arms to armored
vehicles, and will have the opportunity to learn more about eFP, its
role in Estonia and NATO in a wider perspective.