Port in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Photo via Flickr:Mantas Volungevicius

Heading to the beach in Nida, Lithuania. Photo via Flickr:Lee Fenner

Lithuanian Seaside

Lithuania Bike Tours

From and to Klaipėda

  • Discover the Baltic Sea coast by bike! Along scenic routes, you will visit the Palanga Resort and the Curonian Spit National Park, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

    The tour begins and ends in the historic coastal town of Klaipeda, Lithuania's third largest city. Once a Baltic Tribal community, it is now a bustling, modern town. You might even decide to spend an extra night or two, here!

    You will spend 2 nights in Nida, the largest town on the Curonian Spit. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing seaside break or explore on foot, bicycle, or canoe, its unique surroundings. Your route will be partly on the Seaside Cycle Route which was the first, officially signposted, high quality cycle route in Lithuania, opened 7 years ago.

    Other highlights:

    • Nemunas River Delta, a region of unmatched beauty and plentiful wildlife
    • Cycling through a region known as a land of storks

    *On the guided tour, you will have the assistance of a local tour guide.

    Be sure to check out our other bike tours in Lithuania.

  • Low seaon:
    Saturdays, May 26 up to and including June 23 and September 1 
    Sundays, May 27 up to and including June 24 and September 2

    Twin/double: £ 570 $ 910 604 NOK 5990 kr 5529 $ 719 Single room: £ 758 $ 1,210 803 NOK 7963 kr 7351 $ 956

    High season:
    Saturdays, June 30 up to and including August 25
    Sundays, July 1 up to and including August 26

    Twin/double: £ 599 $ 955 634 NOK 6287 kr 5804 $ 754 Single room: £ 825 $ 1,317 874 NOK 8667 kr 8000 $ 1,040

    Any special tour date arrangements booked after September 2 will be considered low season.

    extra options

    Three course dinner package (7): £ 128 $ 203 135 NOK 1339 kr 1236 $ 161 Electric bicycle rental: £ 85 $ 136 90 NOK 893 kr 824 $ 107

    Transfers
    Transfers from/to Palanga Airport by car (1-3 people), each way: £ 45 $ 72 48 NOK 476 kr 439 $ 57 Transfers also available from/to Klaipeda Ferry, each way: £ 28 $ 45 30 NOK 298 kr 275 $ 36

    Extra Nights
    Extra nights in Klaipeda: £ 38 $ 60 40 NOK 397 kr 366 $ 48 Single room:  £ 65 $ 104 69 NOK 684 kr 632 $ 82

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Palanga Airport (PLQ) which is 30 kms from Klaipeda

    Local Travel

    Transfers available from Palanga Airport.

    Climate

    Please check local conditions before your arrival. Average high/low temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit for the region are: May 57°/45°, June 64°/53°, July 66°/57°, August, 67°/57°, and September 60°/51°


Tour Dates

Saturdays: May 26 up to and including September 1, 2018
Sundays: May 27 up to and including September 2, 2018
Requires a minimum of two people for Saturday or Sunday departures. Any other dates May through September can be requested (minimum of 4 people required).
A guided tour can be arranged for group bookings! Please ask

Where You’ll Stay

3 star hotels

What’s Included

  • Self Guided Tour:
  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
  • Breakfast daily
  • Boat trip across the Curonian Lagoon to Nida
  • Bicycle rental with waterproof pannier, handlebar bag with map holder, tachometer, (+ helmet on request)
  • Transfer by minibus on Day 3
  • Luggage transfer on day 3, 5, and 7
  • Individual information package (city guide, maps, program and route descriptions) one per room

What’s Not Included

  • All meals other than those included
  • Entrances to museums
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Bicycle protection
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips

Extra Stay

Extra nights are recommended!

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TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
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Skill Level

This is an easy self guided or guided bike tour that covers 138 mi./220 km over 5 cycling days. You will cycle on the Seaside Cycle Route which is a high quality sign posted route.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Lithuanian Seaside Map

Self Guided Tour, Saturday start:

Day 1: Klaipeda
Day 2: Klaipeda - Palanga, 34 mi./55 km.
Day 3: Klaipėda - Švėkšna - Šilutė, self guided, 28 mi./44 km (cycling) and 25 mi./40 km by bus.
Day 4: Rusnė Island and Nemunas River Delta, 28 mi./45 km
Day 5: Šilutė - Ventė Cape - crossing the Curonian Lagoon to Nida, 22 mi./35 km and 9 mi./14 km by boat
Day 6: Nida
Day 7: Nida - Juodkrantė - Klaipėda, 38 mi./60 km
Day 8:  Klaipėda

Day 1: Klaipėda
Individual arrival in Klaipėda. Transfer to the hotel (not included). Check-in to your hotel, a renovated mill located right on the waterfront and in the heart of the old town.  

Day 2: Klaipeda - Palanga - Klaipėda,  35 mi./55 km
At 9:00 a.m. there will be a meeting at your hotel where you will be greeted by our local representative. After this you cycle to Palanga resort along the Lithuanian Seaside Cycle Route, through Giruliai Forest and the Seaside Regional Park. En route you can explore the Dutchman’s Cap, a 24-meter-high coastal cliff, and Plazė Lake. In Palanga, there will be opportunity to visit the  Botanical Park and Amber Museum. Enjoy cycling along J.Basanavičius pedestrian street with many cafes and restaurants and be sure to explore the 470m pier over the Baltic Sea. Return to Klaipėda using the same or slightly different route. Klaipeda was united with Lithuania in 1923, but was closed to tourists during 50 years of Soviet rule following World War II. Today, as the only Lithuanian port, Klaipeda holds a position of great importance to Lithuania’s economics and its connection to the rest of the world. Optional dinner at the hotel and overnight in Klaipėda.

Day 3: Klaipėda - Švėkšna - Šilutė, 28 mi./44 km (cycling) and 25 mi./40 km by bus. 
Morning transfer by minibus to the inland to the small town of Veiviržėnai to begin the cyling day on picturesque countryside roads through Pamarys meadows to Šilutė, once a notable fish market with the old market square and harbor.  Throughout the day you will cycle through a region known as a land of storks. The White Stork truly deserves its place as Lithuanian's national bird. En route there is opportunity to 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 and overnight in Šilutė.

Day 4: Rusnė Island and Nemunas River Delta, 28 mi./45 km
This is a day to expore Šilutė with its 2,5 km long tree-lined main avenue which was largely spared from the mass Soviet demolitions that ravaged the Kaliningrad Oblast and the churches of Klaipėda. You can loop around and return via Rusnė Island, Lithuania's only island, located in the Nemunas River Delta Regional Parks. The Nemunas is home to 55 rare species of birds that use the wetlands for their breeding grounds and over 40 types of mammals also live in the park, making it one of the few thriving ecosystems unharmed by man. Standing on the bank of the Nemunas River in Rusnė, you can see the the Russian oblast of Klainingrad over just 100 meters across the river. En route you can visit the Rusnė museum, the old water pumping station, and the 19th century lighthouse in Uostadvaris Harbor. Optional dinner at hotel and overnight in Šilutė.

Day 5: Šilutė - Ventė Cape - crossing the Curonian Lagoon to Nida, cycling 21 mi./33 km and by boat 9 mi./14 km
The route today leads to Ventė Cape where you may visit a renowned bird ringing station with a museum of ornithology. The 19th century lighthouse has a panoramic view of the unique landscape, including a glimpse of the glistening Curonian Spit sand dunes. One million birds pass through the station each migratory period. There is a boat crossing to the Curonian Lagoon to Nida. The hotel is a short bike ride away. Optional dinner at the hotel and overnight in Nida.

Day 6: Nida, 6 mi./10 km
Today is a free day to explore Nida which is a former fishermen's village on the Curonian Spit washed by the Balitic Sea on one side and the Curonian Lagoon on the other. Nida is the largest settlement in the Neringa Region and one of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania. You can explore the impressive sand dunes on foot or on your cycle, as well as the other most popular places of interest-the Fisherman's House, the summer house of the famous German writer, Thomas Mann and the Amber Gallery. Optional dinner at the hotel and overnight in Nida once again.

Day 7: Nida - Juodkrantė - Klaipėda, 38 mi./60 km
Pedal through the timeless landscape of the spit today on the peaceful seaside bike path leading to Klaipėda. A stop at the Dead Dunes will provide opportunity to spot the colonies of grey herons and cormorants. Juodkrante is also a forming fishing village with the waters of the lagoon lapping along its shoreline providing a truly charming location for you to enjoy. Perhaps, weather permitting, you will will be tempted at one of the golden sandy beaches to go swimming in the Baltic Sea or to saunter through the forests. At Smiltynė, you take the ferry back to the Old Town of Klaipėda for your last night. Here you will return your bikes before checking into your hotel. 

Day 8: Klaipėda
Departure after breakfast or extension of stay.

Self Guided Tour, Sunday start:

Day 1: Klaipeda
Day 2:  Klaipėda - Švėkšna - Šilutė, self guided, 28 mi./44 km (cycling) and 25 mi./40 km by bus.
Day 3:  Rusnė Island and Nemunas River Delta, 28 mi./45 km
Day 4:  Šilutė - Ventė Cape - crossing the Curonian Lagoon to Nida, 22 mi./35 km and 9 mi./14 km by boat
Day 5:  Nida
Day 6:  Nida - Juodkrantė - Klaipėda, 38 mi./60 km
Day 7: Klaipeda - Palanga, 34 mi./55 km.
Day 8:  Klaipėda

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