Lithuania Coastal Cycling

Day 1 (Saturday): Arrival in Klaipeda

Arrive in Palanga. Individual transfer to the hotel in Klaipeda. Check-in at the hotel.
Overnight: Klaipeda
Hotel: The Old Mill*** or similar

Day 2 (Sunday): Along the Seaside Cycle Route to Palanga
Klaipeda-Palanga Seaside Resort -Klaipeda, (~55 km/35 miles)

9:00 a.m. information meeting at your hotel where you will be greeted by a representative. Cycle to Palanga resort along the Lithuanian 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 you can visit the Botanical Park and Amber Museum, cycle along J.Basanavicius pedestrian street with many cafes & restaurants and explore the 470m pier heading into the

Baltic Sea. Return to Klaipeda using the same or slightly different route.
Overnight: Klaipeda
Hotel: The Old Mill*** or similar

Day 3 (Monday): On Countryside Roads through Pamarys Meadows
Klaipeda-Švekšna-Šilute (~55 km/40 miles, by minibus ~30 km/19 miles)

Transfer by minibus to the inland where start your cycling ride on picturesque countryside roads through Pamarys meadows to Šilute. This region is known as a land of storks and the White Stork truly deserves its place as Lithuanian’s national bird. En route stop in Švekšna village to explore the estate with its beautiful park and impressive neo-gothic church of St. Jacob the Apostle. Arrival in Šilute, check-in at the hotel.
Overnight: Šilute
Hotel: Gilija*** or similar.

Day 4 (Tuesday): Rusne Island & Nemunas River Delta (~ 45 km/28 miles)

Explore Šilute, a town named after “Šilokarcema” (a pub in the pine forest) and go for a return cycling trip to Rusne Island, Lithuania’s only island, located in the Nemunas River Delta Regional Park. When you stand on the bank of the Nemunas River in Rusne you see the Russian oblast of Kaliningrad just 100 metres across the river. En route you can explore a traditional fisherman’s smallholding at the Rusne museum, the old water pumping station and the 19th century lighthouse in Uostadvaris Harbour.
Overnight: Šilute
Hotel: Gilija*** or similar.

Day 5 (Wednesday): Šilute – Vente Cape – crossing the Curonian Lagoon to Nida
(~35 km/22 mi., by boat ~14 km/9 miles)

Cycling to Vente Cape where you may visit a renowned 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. Today, one million birds pass through the station each migratory period. Take a boat to cross the Curonian Lagoon to Nida. Arrive in Nida followed by a bike ride to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel.
Overnight: Nida
Hotel: Nerija*** or Nidos Smilte*** or similar.

Day 6 (Thursday): Nida – leisure time by the Baltic Sea (~10 km/6 miles)

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 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.
Overnight: Nida
Hotel: Nerija*** or Nidos Smilte*** or similar.

Day 7 (Friday): Along sand dunes of the Curonian Spit
Nida – Juodkrante – Klaipeda (~60 km/38 miles)

Cycling on an asphalt bike path of the Seaside Cycle Route which takes you along the Curonian Spit to Klaipeda. En route you can explore the “Dead” sand dunes on foot, watch a colony of grey herons and cormorants, visit the Hill of Witches which houses a hundred fanciful and folksy wooden sculptures of Lithuanian legends scattered along a forest path, swim in the Baltic Sea or, relax, take the sun on golden beaches. Arrival in Smiltyne where you take a ferry to the Old Town of Klaipeda. Check-in at the hotel.
7:30 p.m. (19:30) Meeting with a representative who will collect the rental bicycles.
Overnight: Klaipeda
Hotel: The Old Mill*** or similar.

Day 8 (Saturday): Departure from  Klaipeda

Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour, transfer back to Palanga airport for your return flight. It is also possible to extend your stay

in Lithuania.