Tour distances: by bike ~60 km (38 mi.), by ferry ~50 km (31 mi.),
Duration: 11-12 hours, return by boat in Klaipėda at 20:45 / 9:45 p.m. (June-August) or 19:00 / 7:00 p.m. (May & September)
Cycling grade: 95% on asphalt bike path of the Lithuanian Seaside Cycle route which is mainly flat with some gentle undulations and two hills near Juodkrantė).
Starting point: DU RATAI bike rental centre, Naujoji uosto str. 3, Klaipėda (near Pilies Bridge)
The tour could be started from Klaipėda cruise ship terminal or any other place in Klaipėda (for extra price).
1-day guided or self-guided bike & boat tour from Klaipėda (Code GX4)
Discover the Lithuanian Seaside Cycle Route and EuroVelo No.10 Baltic Sea Circuit and EuroVelo No.13 Iron Curtain Trail!
Take a change to explore the most unique place in Lithuania – the Curonian Spit National Park. We’ll start this guided by bike & boat tour with a short ride along the Dane River promenade to the Old Ferry Terminal. After a short ferry ride to Smiltynė we join an asphalt bike path of the Seaside Cycle Route (in the future supposed to be part of the Iron Curtain Trail / EuroVelo 13) which takes us along the Curonian Spit to Nida. En route we’ll enjoy beautiful views of the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon, have a break on golden sand beach for a swim in the sea and hopefully discovering a piece of amber washed ashore. In Juodkrantė, we might stop for lunch (not included), visit the Hill of Witches which houses a hundred fanciful and folksy wooden sculptures of Lithuanian legends scattered along a forest path and watch a colony of grey herons and cormorants. Later en route to Nida we’ll also pass two small settlements, a wooden footpath to the “Dead” dunes and the highest dune of the Curonian Spit – Vecekrugas (67.2 m). After arrival in Nida, a former old fishermen’s village and nowadays one of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania, we can visit museums (not included), go for a walk on the Great sand dune or just relax with a glass of good Lithuanian beer. Finally we take a ferry for 2-hour ride back to Klaipėda, en route we’ll enjoy a beautiful sunset over the impressive “Dead” sand dunes.
Rider profiles: reasonably fit with some experience to very fit experienced.
E-bike rider profiles: easy riding even for non experienced people!
2016 TOUR DATES & TIME
Start: at 9.30 a.m.
Daily - JUNE-AUGUST
Weekends - MAY & SEPTEMBER
- at other time on request with min. 4 participants (guided) or min. 2 participants (self-guided), in any case a booking min. 24 hrs in advance is required
GUIDED TOUR PRICE per person
SELF-GUIDED TOUR PRICE per person
*valid only on guided tours with min. 4 participants paying a standard price, a few discounts are not summarized.