The joint Baltic cycling tour has a long history. The tradition began in the 1950s and was broken in 1991. On November 4, 2010 in Riga, the presidents of three national cycling unions signed a cooperation agreement to restore the tradition of the Baltic cycling tour.
Although first international cycling race in the Baltic's was held in 1889 from Riga (Latvia) to Tallinn (Estonia), first Baltic Tour was held in 1955. First four years the tour conducted in Latvia and Lithuania. Since 1959 the tour has been held in three Baltic countries. For many, it was a preparation for Peace Tour, which usually was held after Baltic Tour. At the times, the tour took place in May. Modern tour is raced in August to commemorate famous Baltic chain event. Most times winner til today is Estonian, Ants Väravas, who have succeeded three times – 1959, 1962 & 1964.