Individual bike tour along the Nemunas Delta and the Curonian Spit

Individual bike tour along the Nemunas Delta and the Curonian Spit (7 days)

This tour offers a great opportunity to explore Klaipeda, the Curonian Spit and the most popular Lithuanian seaside resort Palanga whilst riding a bicycle at your own pace. Most cycle tracks are asphalt lanes that stretch along the Baltic coast, with several miles-long ride in the forest or on country roads. This is an even-surface trip with several hills and slopes only.

Trip agenda:

Day 1. Arrival in Klaipeda. Meet and greet with the guide. A walking tour around Klaipeda. An overnight stay in Klaipeda.

Day 2. Klaipeda-Palanga-Klaipeda. (around 34 mile-long-bike ride).

We leave the hotel on our bicycles and ride all the way to Palanga. The cycle track stretches across the Seaside Regional Park. On our way, we make a stop next to the largest precipice of Lithuania called the Dutchman’s Cap. Palanga is the most popular seaside resort in Lithuania. It is home to the historic Tiskeviciai Palace and the Amber Museum. Tourists enjoy leisurely walks along the pedestrian promenade which leads onto the bridge to the sea. A 34-mile-long bike ride back and an overnight stay in Klaipeda.

Day 3. Klaipeda -Vente Cape- Silute. (around a 34-mile-long bike ride and about a 18-mile-long bus trip)

We take a bus ride to the Klaipeda region of Memelland. The cycle track starts next to the Canal Guillaume and stretches along the Curonian Lagoon. On our way we will pay a visit to old fishermen villages, Draverna and Kintai. In Ventes Cape your will be greeted by the staff of local bird ringing station who will tell you more about bird ringing practices and techniques. Next, we continue riding towards Silute. Approx. a 19-mile-long bus ride and 31 mile on a bike). An overnight stay in Silute.

Day 4.. Silute-Rusne-Uostadvaris-Nida. (around a 10-mile-long bike ride and about a 9-mile-long trip with ferry)

On this day the trip will take you all the way to Nemunas Delta which is home to a nature reserve. On your way, you will pass the historic Bismarck’s colony and a bridge until you reach Rusne Island. The Lithuanian-Russian border is located at the approximate middle of the Neman/Memel river. In Rusne, you can always grab some freshly smoked fish sold by the local fishermen. Our next stop is Uostadvaris – home to an old lighthouse and water pumping station. From there, you will be sailing on a ship to Nida. Approx. a 12-mile-long bike ride and an hour-long trip on a ship. An overnight stay in Nida.

Day 5. Nida (around 6-mile-long bike ride)

Today is all about getting to know Nida – the pearl of the Baltic coast. You will have the chance to visit the great Parnidis Dune, the summer residence and museum of the Nobel prize-winning author Thomas Mann and the local amber gallery, old fishermen cemetery and the museum of a historic artists’ colony. After a hearty lunch, it is high time to take a dip in the sea or a pleasant walk around Nida. Approx. 6 miles on a bike. An overnight stay in Nida.

Day 6. Nida-Klaipeda (around 34-mile-long bike ride)

Nida-Klaipeda. This part of the trip involves a bike ride along the Curonian Spit on an asphalt cycle track on the coast of the Baltic Sea. On our way we will visit the so-called dead dunes, a spooky cormorant colony and the Hill of Witches. Subject to weather conditions, you will be also provided with an opportunity to take a swim in the sea. Arrival to Smiltyne and a ferry trip to the Klaipeda Old Town. An overnight stay in Klaipeda.

Day 7. Individual departure or extension of the trip.

 

Additional information:

Bicycle tour with a guide, price per person

  • 445,- Eur
  • 120,- Eur supplement for a single hotel occupancy

Inclusive off:

  • 6 nights in hotels with breakfast
  • Baggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Bus transfers, according to programme
  • Ferry tickets from Uostadvaris to Nida
  • IInformation leaflets and maps

Additional services:

  • Rent of a bicycle with carrier – EUR 10 per day
  • Rent of an electric bicycle with 7 gears -EUR 25 per day
  • Additional night and breakfast in Klaipeda:
  • Double room – EUR 70,
  • Single occupancy – EUR 60,
  • Transfers to the airport in Palanga – EUR 45,
  • Transfer to the ferry terminal in Klaipeda – EUR 25,
  • Transfer to the bus/train station in Klaipeda – EUR 25,

Note:

  • The smallest number of participants – 2 people
  • You are free to select tour dates from May to October.