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

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

Lithuanian Seaside Bike Tour

Lithuania Bike Tours

Baltic Sea Coast 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.

  •  Category ACategory B

    May 1 to June 25 Aug 29 to Sept 30

    $ 1268 £ 632 $ 1,082 684 $ 1290 kr 7666 $ 771 $ 1101 £ 549 $ 940 594 $ 1120 kr 6657 $ 669
    Single room $ 1732 £ 863 $ 1,478 934 $ 1761 kr 10468 $ 1,052 $ 1565 £ 780 $ 1,335 844 $ 1592 kr 9459 $ 951

    June 26 to July 17

    July 20 to July 23

    July 26 to August 28

    $ 1335 £ 665 $ 1,139 720 $ 1358 kr 8070 $ 811 $ 1168 £ 582 $ 997 630 $ 1188 kr 7061 $ 710
    Single room $ 1873 £ 933 $ 1,598 1010 $ 1905 kr 11320 $ 1,138 $ 1706 £ 850 $ 1,456 920 $ 1735 kr 10311 $ 1,037
    July 18 and July 25 $ 1428 £ 712 $ 1,218 770 $ 1452 kr 8630 $ 868 $ 1261 £ 628 $ 1,076 680 $ 1282 kr 7621 $ 766
    Single room $ 1984 £ 989 $ 1,693 1070 $ 2018 kr 11992 $ 1,206 $ 1817 £ 906 $ 1,551 980 $ 1848 kr 10984 $ 1,104
    July 19 and July 24 $ 1520 £ 758 $ 1,297 820 $ 1546 kr 9190 $ 924 $ 1353 £ 675 $ 1,155 730 $ 1377 kr 8182 $ 823
    Single room $ 2095 £ 1044 $ 1,788 1130 $ 2131 kr 12665 $ 1,273 $ 1928 £ 961 $ 1,646 1040 $ 1961 kr 11656 $ 1,172

     

    extra options

    E-bike/Pedelec with Bosch driving system:  $ 204 £ 102 $ 174 110 $ 207 kr 1233 $ 124

    Cyclecross bike (Kona Jake): $ 139 £ 69 $ 119 75 $ 141 kr 841 $ 85

    Three course dinner package
    Category B: $ 269 £ 134 $ 229 145 $ 273 kr 1625 $ 163 Category A: $ 295 £ 147 $ 252 159 $ 300 kr 1782 $ 179

    Transfers
    Transfers from/to Palanga Airport by car (up to 3 people), each way: $ 91 £ 45 $ 78 49 $ 92 kr 549 $ 55 Transfers also available from/to Klaipeda Ferry, each way: $ 56 £ 28 $ 47 30 $ 57 kr 336 $ 34

    Extra Nights
    Extra nights in Klaipeda, price from: $ 80 £ 40 $ 68 43 $ 81 kr 482 $ 48 Single room, price from:  $ 139 £ 69 $ 119 75 $ 141 kr 841 $ 85 Season surcharge, July 24 - July 26: $ 139 £ 69 $ 119 75 $ 141 kr 841 $ 85

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    A non-refundable admin fee of 20 Euros per person is included in the deposit amount.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • 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

2020
Saturdays: May 23 up to and including August 29, 2020
Sundays: May 24 up to and including August 30, 2020
Wednesdays: June 10 up to and including August 26, 2020
Thursdays: June 11 up to and including August 27, 2020

Requires a minimum of two people. Any other dates May through September can be requested (minimum of 4 people required). A guided tour can be arranged for group bookings.

Where You’ll Stay

Category A: 4 star hotel Klaipėda and 3 star hotels
Category B: 3 star hotels

What’s Included

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

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Extra nights are recommended!

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
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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

Day 1: Klaipeda
Day 2: Klaipeda - Palanga, 36 mi./58 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, 29 mi./47 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, 36 mi./58 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,  36 mi./58 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 an 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 a 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.
Overnight in Klaipėda (cat. A): NATIONAL**** or similar.
Overnight in Klaipėda (cat. B): OLD MILL HOTEL*** or similar

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 cycling 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. Along the way, there is an opportunity to stop in Švėkšna village to explore the estate with its beautiful park and the impressive neo-gothic church of St. Jacob the Apostle. Arrival in Šilutė, check-in, and optional dinner at the hotel and overnight in Šilutė.
Overnight in Šilutė: GILIJA HOTEL or similar.

Day 4: Rusnė Island and Nemunas River Delta, 29 mi./47 km
This is a day to explore 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 Russian oblast of Kaliningrad 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.
Overnight in Šilutė: GILIJA HOTEL or similar.

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.
Overnight in Nida: NERIJA*** or similar

Day 6: Nida, 6 mi./10 km; optional longer ride if you cycle to Russia
Today is a free day to explore Nida which is a former fishermen's village on the Curonian Spit washed by the Baltic 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.
 

If you prefer to have more cycling and experience something special, go for a return bike trip to the Russian part of the Curonian Spit where you can explore the Efa Dune (13 km from Nida), the Dancing Forest (18 km from Nida), Rybachy village with a nice lagoon view restaurant (22 km from Nida), etc. While in Russia, you could use your credit card for all payments, for example, a compulsory entrance fee to the Russian part of the Curonian Spit National Park (150 rubles/person = 2.15 Euros) and other services. In you prefer payments in cash, you could exchange some rubles while staying in Klaipeda.
Overnight in Nida: NERIJA*** or similar

Day 7: Nida - Juodkrantė - Klaipėda, 36 mi./58 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 an 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 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. 
Overnight in Klaipėda (cat. A): NATIONAL**** or similar.
Overnight in Klaipėda (cat. B): OLD MILL HOTEL*** or similar

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

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