Cycling along the Lithuanian Seaside
Cycling along the Lithuanian Seaside– Baltics, Lithuania –8 days / 7 nights, Klaipeda - Palanga - Silute - Rusne Island - Vente Cape - Curonian Spit - Nida - Neringa - Smiltyne - KlaipedaDiscover the most scenic cycling routes of the Lithuanian Seaside Region with an experienced tour guide. The tour begins and ends in the historic coastal town of Klaipeda, also known as Memel. Experience traditional Lithuanian country life when cycling in the Nemunas River Delta region. The Seaside Cycle Route takes you to Silute, the Curonian Spit National Park and Nida. Enjoy the Lagoon, dunes, sandy beaches, explore on foot, by cycle or canoe.
|Operation||June 25 - August 27, 2016|
June 25 - July 2
July 16 - July 23
July 30 - August 6
August 13 - August 20
August 27 - September 3
|Price||June 25 - July 2
$1,025 per person in double room
$1,315 single room
July 16 - August 27
$1,075 per person in double room
$1,400 single room
$170 per person, 7 x dinners package (3 courses with coffee/tea)
|Included||7 nights hotel accommodations with taxes
Welcome meeting with a glass of beer or wine
Guide escort on days 2-5 & 7
Rent of trekking bicycle with waterproof pannier (+ helmet on request)
Transfers by minibus on days 2 & 3
Ferry ticket from the Curonian Spit to Klaipeda
Luggage transport on day 3 (Klaipeda-Silute),
day 5 (Silute-harbour-Nida) and day 7 (Nida-Klaipeda)
Boat trip across the Curonian Spit to Nida
Individual information package (city guide, maps, program, route description)
|Not Included||International airfare & Airport taxes
Transfer from/to the airport
Meals other than mentioned
Entrances to museums
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Minimum group: 2 persons
Maximum group: 18 persons
Cycling approx. 135 mi
|Tour Options||Air available on SAS - inquire about our special fares!
Additional nights in Spitsbergen or Oslo
Lithuanian Seashore map
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Day 1 ARRIVAL KLAIPEDA Saturday
Arrive in Klaipeda. Individual transfer to the hotel (not included). Check-in at the hotel. 19:00 welcome meeting at the Hotel Old Mill or similar, where you will be greeted by your tour guide. Optional dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 KLAIPEDA - PALANGA SEASIDE RESORT (B) Sunday
Sightseeing tour around the Old Town followed by a cycling ride to Palanga resort along the Seaside Cycle Route leading through Giruliai Forest and the Seaside Regional Park. En route explore the Dutchman's Cap - a 24-meter-high coastal cliff and Plaze Lake. In Palanga visit the Botanical Park and Amber Museum, cycle along J.Basanavicius pedestrian street with many cafes and restaurants; explore the 470m pier heading into the Baltic Sea. Then get a transfer back to Klaipeda. Optional dinner at the hotel. Cycling ~19 mi / by minibus ~19 mi
Day 3 KLAIPEDA - VEIVIRZENAI - SILUTE (B) Monday
Transfer to the inland where start your cycling ride through Pamarys Meadows to Silute. En route stop in Sveksna village to explore the estate with its beautiful park and impressive neo-gothic church of St.Jacob the Apostle. Then cycle on forest trail to Silute with a possible stop at small winery famous for its wines produced from different local berries. Arrive in Silute, check-in and optional dinner at the Hotel Gilija or similar.
Cycling ~28 mi / by minibus ~28 mi
Day 4 SILUTE - RUSNE ISLAND - NEMUNAS RIVER DELTA (B) Tuesday
Explore Silute, the town named after "Silokarcema" (a pub in the pine forest) and go for a return cycling trip to Rusne Island, Lithuania's only island, in the Nemunas River Delta Regional Park. En route you will explore a traditional fisherman's smallholding in the Rusne museum and the 19th century lighthouse in Uostadvaris Harbour. Optional dinner at the hotel.
Cycling ~28 mi
Day 5 SILUTE - VENTE HORN - NIDA (B) Wednesday
Cycling to Vente Cape where you visit a bird ringing station with a museum of ornithology and the 19th Century lighthouse which has a panoramic view of the unique landscape including a glimpse of the glistening Curonian Spit sand dunes. Finally, catch the boat for a crossing the Curonian Lagoon to Nida. Arrive in Nida followed by a bike ride to the hotel. Check-in and optional dinner at the Hotel Nerija or similar.
Cycling ~22 mi / by boat ~9 mi
Day 6 NIDA - LEISURE DAY (B) Thursday
Leisure day by the Baltic Sea. Free day to explore Nida which is a former old fishermen's village on the Curonian Spit, washed by the Baltic Sea on one side and the Curonian Lagoon on the other. Today Nida is the largest settlement in the Neringa region and one of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania. Cycle or walk along impressive sand dunes, visit 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 NIDA - CURONIAN SPIT - HILL OF WITCHES - KLAIPEDA (B) Friday
Cycling on an asphalt bike path part of the Lithuanian Seaside Cycle Route which takes you along the Curonian Spit to Klaipeda. En route you can explore the "Dead" sand dunes, Juodkrante settlement with the Hill of Witches which houses a hundred fanciful and folksy wooden sculptures of Lithuanian legends scattered along a forest path, go swimming in the Baltic Sea or, simply relax, and enjoy the sun on golden beaches. Arrival in Smiltyne where you take a ferry to the Old Town of Klaipeda. Check-in and optional dinner at the Hotel Old Mill or similar.
Cycling ~38 mi
Day 8 KLAIPEDA DEPARTURE (B) Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour.
It is possible to extend your stay in Lithuania.