Our tour takes us through Helsinki Tallinn, Riga, Warszawa and Lodz. But where to start, Helsinki or Saxony? There are some advantages for starting in Helsinki and ride back to Saxony by bike. We know the start date of our trip better as the date when we are in Helsinki. So we are able to book the ferry and the train earlier to get a better price. Another reason is the possibility of a better planning the trip. We can book the hostels in Helsinki and Tallinn, because we can evaluate the date of arrival better.
But on the other hand I love more to ride far away as come home again. Also the main wind direction is in middle Europe from West to East. We have to dicide between this two options but at this time we are not sure.