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Memel country and Curonian Spit

Discover the coast of Lithuania.

Get to know the Baltic Sea coast visiting Palanga Resort and the Curonian Spit National Park, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, explored individually by bicycle on very scenic cycling routes. Experience traditional Lithuanian country life when cycling in the Nemunas River Delta region. This tour partly covers the Seaside Cycle Route which was the first officially signposted, high quality cycle route in Lithuania. The tour begins & ends in the historic coastal town of Klaipeda (known as Memel for many years) which boasts a rich, turbulent history from 13thC. Nowadays, it’s a bustling, modern town offering many excellent leisure options ranging from history tours, to water sports. There’s a wide range of cafes, restaurants and many annual festivals, e.g. jazz, folklore. You spend 2 nights in Nida, the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing seaside break. Explore on foot, by bicycle or canoe its unique surroundings; its geology and birdlife!

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Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 2
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Itinerary

At 9 a.m. welcome briefing and rental bike distribution. 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 Plazė Lake. In Palanga you can visit the Botanical Park and Amber Museum, cycle along J.Basanavičius pedestrian street with many cafes and restaurants and explore the 470m pier heading into the Baltic Sea. Return to Klaipėda. If your arrival day is Sunday or Thursday this stage will be cycled at the end of the tour!

Transfer by minibus to Veivirzenai where start your cycling ride on picturesque countryside roads through Pamarys meadows to Šilutė. 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 Švėkšna village to explore the estate with its beautiful park and impressive neo-gothic church of St.Jacob the Apostle.

Explore Šilutė, a town named after “Šilokarčema” (a pub in the pine forest) and go for a return cycling trip to Rusnė Island, Lithuania’s only island, located in the Nemunas River Delta Regional Park. When you stand on the bank of the Nemunas River in Rusnė 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 public museum and in the village Rusne the monument for Mahatma Gandhi and Hermann Kallenbach. Cycle around the island and explore the wild nature and the beautiful view from the bird watsching towers and the lighthouse from the 19th century which is situated in the harbour of Uostadvaris.

Cycling to Ventė 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, followed by a bike ride to the hotel.

Free day to explore Nida which is a former 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.

Cycling on an asphalt bike path of the Seaside Cycle Route which takes you along the Curonian Spit to Klaipėda. 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 Smiltynė where you take a ferry to the Old Town of Klaipėda (ticket not included). Cycle back to the hotel.

Tour character

You will cycle on low traffic roads (some gravel ones), sandy forest trails and high-quality cycle paths of the Lithuanian Seaside Cycle Route. The terrain is flat most of the tour, except a few sand dunes on the Curonian Spit.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Klaipeda
  Season 1
21.05.2022 - 23.06.2022
27.08.2022 - 01.09.2022

Saturday, Wednesday
Season 2
25.06.2022 - 21.07.2022
27.07.2022 - 28.07.2022
31.07.2022 - 25.08.2022

Saturday, Wednesday
Season 3
23.07.2022 | 30.07.2022 |
Saturday, Wednesday
Season 4
24.07.2022 |
Saturday, Wednesday
Curonian Lagoon and Nemunas river region, 8 days, cat. A, arrival Saturday/Wednesday, EE-BARKK-08A-V1
Base price
569.00
629.00
669.00
729.00
Surcharge half board 7x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 159.00 159.00 159.00 159.00
Surcharge single room 249.00 319.00 319.00 319.00
Curonian Lagoon and Nemunas river region, 8 days, cat. B, arrival Saturday/Wednesday, EE-BARKK-08B-V1
Base price
499.00
549.00
599.00
649.00
Surcharge half board 7x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 145.00 145.00 145.00 145.00
Surcharge single room 249.00 319.00 319.00 319.00

Category A: 4****-hotel in Klaipeda and 3***-hotels

Category B: 3***-hotels

Season 1
May 21, 2022 - Jun 23, 2022
Aug 27, 2022 - Sep 1, 2022
Saturday, Wednesday
Season 2
Jun 25, 2022 - Jul 21, 2022
Jul 27, 2022 - Jul 28, 2022
Jul 31, 2022 - Aug 25, 2022
Saturday, Wednesday
Season 3
Jul 23, 2022 | Jul 30, 2022 |
Saturday, Wednesday
Season 4
Jul 24, 2022 |
Saturday, Wednesday
Curonian Lagoon and Nemunas river region, 8 days, cat. A, arrival Saturday/Wednesday, EE-BARKK-08A-V1
Base price
Surcharge half board 7x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Surcharge single room
Curonian Lagoon and Nemunas river region, 8 days, cat. B, arrival Saturday/Wednesday, EE-BARKK-08B-V1
Base price
Surcharge half board 7x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Surcharge single room
569.00
159.00
249.00
499.00
145.00
249.00
629.00
159.00
319.00
549.00
145.00
319.00
669.00
159.00
319.00
599.00
145.00
319.00
729.00
159.00
319.00
649.00
145.00
319.00

Category A: 4****-hotel in Klaipeda and 3***-hotels

Category B: 3***-hotels

Season 1
May 21, 2022 - Jun 23, 2022
Aug 27, 2022 - Sep 1, 2022
Season 2
Jun 25, 2022 - Jul 21, 2022
Jul 27, 2022 - Jul 28, 2022
Jul 31, 2022 - Aug 25, 2022
Season 3
Jul 23, 2022 - Jul 23, 2022
Jul 30, 2022 - Jul 30, 2022
Season 4
Jul 24, 2022 - Jul 24, 2022
Klaipeda
Double room p. P. cat. A
Surcharge single room
Klaipeda
Double room p. P. cat. B
Surcharge single room
49.00
39.00
45.00
35.00
49.00
39.00
45.00
35.00
49.00
39.00
45.00
35.00
49.00
39.00
45.00
35.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Klaipeda
  Season 1
May 21, 2022 - Jun 23, 2022
Aug 27, 2022 - Sep 1, 2022

Saturday, Wednesday
Season 2
Jun 25, 2022 - Jul 21, 2022
Jul 27, 2022 - Jul 28, 2022
Jul 31, 2022 - Aug 25, 2022

Saturday, Wednesday
Season 3
Jul 23, 2022 | Jul 30, 2022 |
Saturday, Wednesday
Season 4
Jul 24, 2022 |
Saturday, Wednesday
Klaipeda
Double room p. P. cat. A 49.00 49.00 49.00 49.00
Surcharge single room 39.00 39.00 39.00 39.00
Klaipeda
Double room p. P. cat. B 45.00 45.00 45.00 45.00
Surcharge single room 35.00 35.00 35.00 35.00
Filter
24-gear unisex
24-gear gents
7-gear unisex
Electric bike
69.00
69.00
69.00
159.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation in your selctedcategory
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • 1 Bus transfer Klaipeda – Veivirzenai incl. your bike
  • 1 Boat trip across the Curonian Lagoon to Nida incl. your bike
  • GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Transfer from Palanga airport to the hotel in Klaipeda EUR 49 per transfer (1-3 persons) or EUR 79,- per transfer (4-7 persons)
  • Transfer from Klaipeda ferry terminal to the hotel in Klaipeda EUR 30,- per transfer (1-3 persons) or EUR 49,- per transfer (4-7 persons)
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Palanga/Klaipeda airport
  • Klaipeda ferry terminal
  • Parking with costs close to the hotel, no reservation possible, to be paid for at the time

Things to note:

  • Valid ID required
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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