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. There’s a wide range of cafes and restaurants and many annual festivals such as the jazz festival and folklore festival. 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; its geology, birdlife, and the the influence of the Lagoon on the environment. 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. Enjoy traditional Lithuanian country life when cycling in the Nemunas River Delta, a region of unmatched beauty and plentiful wildlife. 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.

*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.

Where You’ll Stay

3 star hotels

What’s Included

  • Self Guided Tour:
  • 7 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • Boat trip across the Curonian Lagoon to Nida
  • Bicycle rental with waterproof pannier (+ helmet on request), tachometer, and handlebar bag (1 per booking)
  • Transfers by minibus
  • Luggage transfer on day 3, 5, and 7
  • Individual information package (city guide, maps, program and route descriptions)
  • Guided Tour:
  • (In addition to all that is included in self guided tour)
  • Welcome meeting with a complimentary glass of beer or wine
  • Guide escort on Days 2 through 5, and Day 7
  • Transfer by minibus on Days 2 and 3
  • Ferry ticket from the Curonian Spit to Klaipeda
  • **Bicycle is equipped only with pannier. See pricing for additional options.

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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TypeBoth
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
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Tour Dates

Self guided: Saturdays from May 28 up to and including September 3, 2016

Guided: June 25, July 16, July 30, August 13, August 27, 2016

Skill Level

This is an easy self guided or guided bike tour that covers 138 mi./220 km over 5 cycling days. Tour includes three transfers by minibus and boat on the guided tour and two on the self guided tour. 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, Tour start, Saturdays:

Day 1: Klaipeda
Day 2: Klaipeda - Palanga, 34 mi./55 km.
Day 3: Klaipėda - Švėkšna - Šilutė,  34 mi./55 km
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 and optional dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Klaipeda - Palanga, 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, self guided, 28 mi./40 km (cycling) and 28 mi./45 km by bus. 
Morning transfer by minibus to the inland to begin the cyling day 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 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. 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, 28 mi./45 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
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
Along the asphalt Seaside Cycle Route, you will cycle along the Curonian Spit to Klaipėda. En route, you can explore the "Dead" sand dunes on foot and hopefully have opportunity to watch a colony of grey herons and cormorants. The route leads through Juodkrante, a town featuring the Hill of Witches, a park of wooden sculptures depicting Lithuanian fairy-tales. Weather permitting, there will be opportunity to swim in the Baltic Sea or to simply relax in the sun on the golden beaches. From Smiltyne, you will take a ferry to the Old Town of Klaipėda. Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel. There will be a meeting at about 7:30 pm with our representative for collection of rental bike and accessories.

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

Guided Tour:

Day 1: Klaipeda
Day 2: Klaipeda - Palanga, 19 mi./30 km
Day 3: Klaipėda - Veiviržėnai - Silutė,  28 mi./45 km
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
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, welcome meeting at 7 pm and optional dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Klaipeda - Palanga, 19 mi (30 km)
Your day begins by cycling  to the 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 & restaurants and be sure to explore the 470m pier over the Baltic Sea. Return to Klaipėda by transfer. 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 - Veiviržėnai - Silutė, guided, 28 mi./40 km
Transfer to the island where your cycling itinerary begins through Pamarys Meadows to Silutė. En routed there will be a stop in Švėkšna to explore the estate with its beautiful park and impressive neo-gothic church, St. Jacob the Apostle. Then on a forest trail, the route leads to Silutė with a possible stop at a small winery, famous for its wine produced from local berries. 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. 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, 22 mi./35 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.

Guided tour includes entrance to the Ornithology Museum.

Day 6: Nida
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
Along the asphalt Seaside Cycle Route, you will cycle along the Curonian Spit to Klaipėda. En route, you can explore the "Dead" sand dunes on foot and hopefully have opportunity to watch a colony of grey herons and cormorants. The route leads through Juodkrante, a town featuring the Hill of Witches, a park of wooden sculptures depicting Lithuanian fairy-tales. Weather permitting, there will be opportunity to swim in the Baltic Sea or to simply relax in the sun on the golden beaches. From Smiltyne, you will take a ferry to the Old Town of Klaipėda. Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel. There will be a meeting at about 7:30 pm with our representative for collection of rental bike and accessories.

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

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