About the experience
Take a change to explore the most unique place in Lithuania: the Curonian Spit National Park.
This guided by bike & boat tour starts 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 will 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). Here it is possible to visit the Hill of Witches, where a hundred fanciful and folksy wooden sculptures of Lithuanian legends scattered along a forest path. Watching a colony of grey herons and cormorants.
Afterwards, en route to Nida, we will pass across two small settlements too, a wooden footpath to the “Dead” dunes and on the highest dune of the Curonian Spit – Vecekrugas (67.2 m). Arriving 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 will take a ferry for 2-hour ride back to Klaipėda. En route we will 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!
Tour distances: by bike ~60 km (38 mi.), by ferry ~50 km (31 mi.),
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, mainly flat with some gentle undulations and two hills near Juodkrantė. The route might be shortened only to Juodkrantė (25 km) by the needs of all participants of the tour.
Starting point: our bike rental centre, Naujoji uosto str., Klaipėda (near Pilies Bridge). The tour could be started from Klaipėda cruise ship terminal or any other place in Klaipėda (for extra price).
Lunch in local restaurant in Juodkrantė (to be reserved in advance) or picnic lunch on the beach.