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Vilnius to Klaipeda Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 9 days | 8 nights | From £749 p.p
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Experience the impressive Panemune Castle
• Discover the beautiful resort Nida
• Follow the new Seaside Cycle Route
• Visit bustling Klaipeda – the historical coastal town

Cycling from Vilnius through changing countryside & towns, this route takes cyclists through a little-known, fascinating corner of Europe.

The tour begins in the capital, Vilnius, known as the ‘Jerusalem’ of the North because of its Jewish culture. The cycle route first leads to Trakai & its 14thC island castle before heading towards Kaunas, a former Lithuanian capital.

Follow the Nemunas River from Kaunas to the coast, cross the unique Curonian lagoon by boat to the beautiful resort, Nida.

Cycle along the spit to explore its treasures before taking a ferry back across the lagoon to 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 with a wide range of cafes & restaurants & many annual festivals, e.g. jazz, folklore.

Tour Route Profile
We rate this trip as moderate level. Daily biking routes mainly on low traffic roads and cycle paths range from 30 to 75 km (19-47 miles) each day. Some stretches along the Nemunas River will be on roads with more traffic.

The terrain is varied and rolling with some gradual hills on riding days around Vilnius, Trakai and on the Curonian Spit.

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1 (Monday): VILNIUS
Arrival in Vilnius. Individual transfer to your hotel (not included).
OVERNIGHT: Vilnius

Day 2 (Tuesday): VILNIUS-LENTVARIS-TRAKAI (app. 30 km)

Information meeting and delivery of rental bicycles at the hotel where you will be greeted by travel representative.

Morning free to explore Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. In the afternoon cycling to Trakai, a former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, to visit the 14thC island castle on a small island in Lake Galve. Arrive in Trakai.

Day 3 (Wednesday): TRAKAI-ELEKTRENAI-ZASLIAI-KAUNAS (cycling app. 60 km)

Cycling on a picturesque, rolling road through the land of lakes and hills, pass Elektrenai where the most powerful thermal power station in Lithuania is located.

Finish cycling in Zasliai, where you’ll take a train (not included) for a half-hour ride to Kaunas, the second largest city and former Lithuanian capital from 1919-1939. Arrive in Kaunas.

Day 4 (Thursday): KAUNAS-ZAPYSKIS-VILKIJA-PANEMUNE CASTLE (app. 75 km)

Morning free to explore the Old Town of Kaunas, then cycling along the Nemunas River and take a ferry across the river to Vilkija. Continue cycling along the river to impressive Panemune Castle (16th-17thC).

En route cross the Dubysa River, pass Veliuona mound hill, the grave of the Grand Duke Gediminas and Raudone Castle. Arrive in Panemune Castle.

Day 5 (Friday): PANEMUNE CASTLE -JURBARKAS-TAURAGE (app. 59 km)

Continue cycling along the Nemunas River to Jurbarkas. From Jurbarkas cycle towards Smalininkai, for a long time a border town between Lithuania and the germanised Klaipeda Region.

From there you’ll leave the Nemunas River for a while and cycle through the woods towards Taurage, passing the Viesvile Nature Reserve. Arrive in Taurage.

Day 6 (Saturday): TAURAGE-VAINUTAS-ZEMAICIU NAUMIESTIS-SILUTE (app. 62 km)

Cycling on local, country roads to Silute, a town named after “Silokarcema” (a pub in the pine forest). This region is known as a land of storks and the White Stork truly deserves its place as Lithuanian’s national bird. Arrive in Silute.

Day 7 (Sunday): SILUTE -KINTAI-VENTE-NIDA (app. 48 km)

Morning cycle to Vente Horn to visit the 19thC lighthouse and the Ornithological Station that retell their stories and have a panoramic view of the landscape including a glimpse of the Curonian Spit shining sand dunes washed by the Baltic Sea on one side and the Curonian Lagoon on the other.

Cross the Curonian Lagoon by boat to Nida, former fishmen’s village now the largest town on the Curonian Spit and one of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania. Arrive in Nida.

Day 8 (Monday): NIDA-JUODKRANTE-KLAIPEDA (60 km)

Explore Nida where you can cycle alongside impressive sand dunes and visit the most popular places of interest, the Fisherman’s House, the summer house of famous German writer Thomas Mann, and the Amber Gallery.

Afterwards cycle on an asphalt bike path through woods along the Curonian Spit to Klaipeda.

Short stop after Pervalka for a walk on a wooden path to the Dead Dunes where you’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view of the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea. Near Juodkrante there’s also a colony of grey herons and cormorants to see and the Hill of Witches, which has a hundred fanciful and folksy wooden sculptures scattered along a forest path in Juodkrante village.

Arrive in Klaipeda to take a ferry to the Old Town.

Meeting with travel representative who will collect the rental bicycles (if any).

Day 9 (Tuesday): KLAIPEDA

Depart after breakfast.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
We rate this trip as moderate level. Daily biking routes mainly on low traffic roads and cycle paths range from 30 to 75 km each day. Some stretches along the Nemunas River will be on roads with more traffic. The terrain is varied and rolling with some gradual hills on riding days around Vilnius, Trakai and on the Curonian Spit.

The tour begins in the capital, Vilnius, known as the ‘Jerusalem’ of the North because of its Jewish culture. The cycle route first leads to Trakai & its 14thC island castle before heading towards Kaunas, a former Lithuanian capital.

Follow the Nemunas River from Kaunas to the coast, cross the unique Curonian lagoon by boat to the beautiful resort, Nida. Cycle along the spit to explore its treasures before taking a ferry back across the lagoon to 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 with a wide range of cafes & restaurants & many annual festivals, e.g. jazz, folklore.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

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

Included services

- 8 nights stay at the hotels including all hotel taxes
– Breakfast daily
– Luggage transport
– Boat trip across the Curonian Lagoon
– Individual information package (city guide, maps, program and route description)
– Emergency contact numbers

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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

Vilnius to Klaipeda, 9 days, 8 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.

Category Information

Category A: 3* / 4* Hotels

Holiday Price: (1st May to 31st May / 31st August to 30th September 2017):
Cat A: £849 – Arrive: Tues, Weds, Fri, Sat
Holiday Price: (31st May to 23rd June 2017):
Cat A: £749 – Arrive: Mon, Thu, Sun
Holiday Price: (23rd June to 31st August 2017):
Cat A: £779 – Arrive: Daily
Availability: 1st May to 30th September 2017
Departure Days: See above
Duration: 9 days
Bike Hire: Included
E-Bike Rental: £139
Half-Board Upgrade:
£139 per person – 7 dinners package (3 courses with coffee/tea)

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