Tours in Lithuania
SELF-GUIDED CYCLING TOUR AROUND THE CURONIAN LAGOON (8 days/ 7 nights)
The Baltic Sea coast with Palanga Resort and the Curonian Spit National Park, designated by UNESCO as the World Heritage Site, explored individually by bicycle on highly scenic cycling routes. Enjoy a real Lithuanian country life when cycling in the Nemunas River Delta region. This tour partly covers the Lithuanian Seaside Cycle Route which is the first and only officially signposted high quality cycle route in Lithuania opened a few years ago.
CYCLING ITINERARY (app. 270 km)
Day 1 Saturday: KLAIPEDA
Arrival in Klaipeda. Individual transfer to your hotel (not included). Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 Sunday: KLAIPEDA-PALANGA-KLAIPEDA (app. 55 km)
9:00 a.m. information meeting at the hotel, where you will be greeted by representative of the tour operator. Cycling to Palanga resort and back along the Lithuanian Seaside Cycle Route leading through Giruliai Forest and the Seaside Regional Park. En route you may explore the Dutchman's Cap - a 24-meter-high coastal cliff and Plaze Lake. In Palanga you may visit the Botanical Park and Amber Museum, cycling along J.Basanavicius car-free street featuring plenty of cafes, restaurants and a pier heading 470 meters into the Baltic Sea. Return to Klaipeda the same way back. Optional dinner at the hotel.
Day 3 Monday: KLAIPEDA-PRIEKULE-SILUTE (app. 65 km)
Cycling on forest trails and countryside road through Dituva allotment gardens and Pamarys Meadows to Silute. En route you will cross 24-km long Klaipeda Canal, also referred to as King Vilhelm Canal, which was dug in the 19th century to link the Minija River with the Curonian Lagoon in Klaipeda. Arrival in Silute, check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.
Day 4 Tuesday: SILUTE-RUSNE ISLAND-SILUTE (app. 45 km)
Explore Silute town named after "Šilokarčema" (a pub in the boscage) and go for a return cycling trip to Rusne Island, the only such big island in Lithuania, located in the Nemunas River Delta Regional Park. En route you may explore the ethnographic fisherman's homestead - a museum of Rusne, the old water pumping station - a polder museum and the 19th century lighthouse in Uostadvaris Harbour. Optional dinner at the hotel.
Day 5 Wednesday: SILUTE-VENTE-MINGE-NIDA (app. 45 km)
Cycling to Vente Cape where you may visit a bird ringing station with a museum of ornithology and the 19th century lighthouse which offers an amazing view of the landscape and a glimpse of the shining sand dunes of the Curonian Spit. Further cycling to Minija (Minge) village called the Lithuanian Venice, where the River Minija serves as the main street. Take a boat for crossing the Curonian Lagoon to Nida. Arrival in Nida followed by a bike ride to the hotel. Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.
Day 6 Thursday: NIDA
Free day in Nida which is an old fishermen's village on the Curonian Spit washed by the Baltic Sea from one side and the Curonian Lagoon from other side. Today Nida is the largest settlement of the town of Neringa and one of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania. Cycling or walking along impressive sand dunes and visiting the most popular places of interest - the Fisherman's House, the summer house of famous German writer Thomas Mann, and the Amber Gallery. Optional dinner at the hotel.
Day 7 Friday: NIDA-JUODKRANTE-KLAIPEDA (app. 60 km)
Day 8 Saturday: KLAIPEDA
Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour.