Curonian Lagoon Cycling Holidays
Start: Klaipeda

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Curonian Lagoon Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £509 p.p
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Discover the Baltic Coast visiting the Curonian Spit National Park
• Experience Lithuanian country life
• Follow the new Seaside Cycle Route
• Visit bustling Klaipeda – the historical coastal town

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 & many annual festivals, e.g. jazz, folklore. Guests can choose to spend extra nights here either at the beginning or end of the tour. Guests spend 2 nights in Nida the largest settlement on the Curonian Spit. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing seaside break or explore on foot, by cycle or canoe its unique surroundings; its geology, birdlife, the influence of the Lagoon etc.

Tour Route Profile
We rate this trip easy going to moderate. 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 dead flat most of the tour, except a few sand dunes on the Curonian Spit.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: Saturday: KLAIPĖDA

Arrive in Klaipėda. Individual transfer to the hotel (not included). Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.

Day 2 Sunday: Along the Seaside Cycle Route to Palanga / KLAIPĖDA-PALANGA Seaside Resort -KLAIPĖDA, (~55 km/35 mi.)

9:00 a.m. information meeting at your hotel where you will be greeted by a BALTIC BIKE TRAVEL 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 Plazė Lake. In Palanga you can visit the Botanical Park and Amber Museum, cycle along J.Basanavičius pedestrian street with many cafes & restaurants and explore the 470m pier heading into the Baltic Sea. Return to Klaipėda using the same or slightly different route. Optional dinner at the hotel.

Day 3 Monday: On Countryside Roads through Pamarys Meadows / KLAIPĖDA-ŠVĖKŠNA-ŠILUTĖ (~55 km/40 mi., by minibus ~30 km/19 mi.)

Transfer by minibus to the inland 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. Arrival in Šilutė, check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.

Day 4 Tuesday: RUSNĖ Island & NEMUNAS River Delta (~ 45 km/28 mi.)

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 Rusnė museum, the old water pumping station and the 19th C lighthouse in Uostadvaris Harbour. Optional dinner at the hotel.

Day 5 Wednesday: ŠILUTĖ-VENTĖ Cape- crossing the Curonian Lagoon to NIDA (~35 km/22 mi., by boat ~14 km/9 mi.)

Cycling to Ventė Cape where you may visit a renowned bird ringing station with a museum of ornithology and the 19th C 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 and optional dinner at the hotel.

Day 6 Thursday: NIDA – leisure time by the Baltic Sea (~10 km/6 mi.)

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. Optional dinner at the hotel.

Day 7 Friday: Along sand dunes of the Curonian Spit NIDA-JUODKRANTĖ-KLAIPĖDA (~60 km/38 mi.)

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. Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.

7:30 p.m. (19:30) Meeting with representative who will collect the rental bicycles.

Day 8: Saturday: KLAIPĖDA

Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour. It is possible to extend your stay in Lithuania.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
We rate this trip Easy going to Moderate. 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 dead flat most of the tour, except a few sand dunes on the Curonian Spit.

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 & many annual festivals, e.g. jazz, folklore. Guests can choose to spend extra nights here either at the beginning or end of the tour. Guests spend 2 nights in Nida the largest settlement on the Curonian Spit. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing seaside break or explore on foot, by cycle or canoe its unique surroundings; its geology, birdlife, the influence of the Lagoon etc.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Curonian Lagoon tour stays in middle range hotels and includes all taxes carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Included services

- 7 nights stay at the hotels including all hotel taxes
– Breakfast daily
– Luggage transport on day 3 (Klaipėda-Šilutė), day 5 (Šilutė-harbour-Nida) and day 7 (Nida-Klaipėda)
– Transfer by minibus on day 3
– Boat trip across the Curonian Lagoon to Nida
– Individual information package (city guide, maps, program and route description)
– Emergency contact numbers

Arrival & departure information

Ferry terminal: Klaipėda (from Kiel DE; Karlshamn, SE; (www.dfdsseaways.com )

Airport: Klaipėda/Palanga (30 km/19 mi. away from Klaipėda, www.palanga-airport.lt).

Regular flights from Copenhagen (DK), Oslo (NO) & Riga (LV). Due to good connecting flights (SAS, AirBaltic) it is easy to reach this airport from many cities in Europe via Copenhagen and Riga.

Parking: Free parking at the arrival hotel

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Rental Bike Information

Trekking bicycle (Kalkhoff or Panther) with 7-speed Shimano Nexus hub gears & back-pedal break or 24-speed Shimano derailleur gears & free-wheel (optionally), equipped with waterproof pannier (Ortlieb).

Also includes a bicycle tachometer (min. 4 functions) and it’s installation on the bicycle –and a waterproof handlebar bag with plastic map holder (Ortlieb).

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Your Prices

Curonian Lagoon, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.

2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 27.05. – 01.07.2017 | 02.09.2017
Arrival Saturdays
Season 2: 01.07. – 26.08.2017
Arrival Saturdays

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £509 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £539 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement Season 1: £179
Single Room Supplement Season 2: £209
Half Board Upgrade: £129
Electric Bike Upgrade: £139

Hotel Category Descriptions
Middle range hotels

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

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Holiday Price: £509
Single Supplement: From £179

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