2021
Baltic Sea cycling tour in Lithuania

Baltic Sea cycling tour in Lithuania

Baltic Sea and Curonian Lagoon

Klaipeda – Heydekrug – Klaipeda

  • Golden sandy beaches, Amber Museum, Dutchman cap, Thomas-Mann-House, Nature Park "Memeldelta"
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○

days
8

km / day avg.
45

Sun, sand and blue sea are what await you on this Baltic Sea cycling tour in Lithuania. Discover the former east Prussian Memelland and the Curonian Spit, learn more about German and Lithuanian history and the modern, busy life in Memel. On each section of the tour you can take time to relax at the area's wonderful sandy beaches.

Itinerary

Baltic Sea cycling tour in Lithuania
  • Booking code
    EN-PLLI7
  • Start / Destination
    Klaipeda
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 255 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 10 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Klaipeda

This prettily restored town's landmark is the statue of Annie of Tharaw, the main character of a 17th century love story. In the historic quarter you'll find pretty timber-framed houses and the former sailing school ship Meridianas, which is a restaurant now, on the River Dane. Easy to reach in a 30-minute ferry trip are the expansive sandy beaches on the Curonian Spit.

Day 2: Excursion to Palanga, approx. 60 km

Your bike tour through the regional park on the Baltic Sea coast to Polangen / Palanga. Discover the old fishing village, Karkle, and the botanic garden and amber museum in the former castle of the Count of Tiszewicz. Over 25.000 samples of the so-called Tears of the Gods are shown here. The 470 m long pier and the numerous cafes in Polangen are beautiful sights.

Day 3: Klaipeda – Heydekrug, approx. 45 km + transfer

A minivan takes you east, to travel through the length of Memelland. From Ramučiai you cycle close to the Lithuanian-Russian border. In the village of Sveksna, take a break to visit the estate, its parkland and the impressive church. At the mouth of the Memel/Nemunas is Rusne island, home to many species of bird.

Day 4: Round trip Nemunas Delta, approx. 45 km

Use the day for a trip to the Memel delta, which extends to the west of the town. The unspoiled countryside features small islands, lagoons, waterways, reeds and grasses. In Russ / Rusne, which is on one of the recovered islands, you can visit the local museum. The 19th-century old lighthouse is worth visiting, which you'll find in the harbour of Uostadvaris.

Day 5: Heydekrug – Nida, approx. 35 km + boat trip

You leave Heydekrug and its unusually large market place and cycle along quiet roads through the delta estuary. On the headland at Windenburger Eck, you can take a photo of the lighthouse from 1863 and visit the famous bird observatory. Next, a boat takes you via Curonian Lagoon to the spit of land at Nidden. Enjoy the views from the boat of the lovely sand dunes.

Day 6: Swim and short bike trip, approx. 10 km

The author Thomas Mann loved the fresh air and natural beauty of this area so much he bought a summer house here in Nidden for himself and his family. Today, the old wood fishing house holds a small museum and a cultural centre. Enjoy the small spa town of Nidden, the sun and the sea. Or cycle to Preila, a small village that still mostly makes its living from fishing.

Day 7: Nida – Klaipeda, approx. 60 km

You follow the cycle path along the Baltic Coast: home to Europe's biggest dunes. First, you cycle to Schwarzort/Juodkrantė, one of the country’s oldest holiday resorts. The Witch’s mountain here has made it famous, where the wood figures from Lithuanian fairy tales and legends originate. Significant findings of amber were also discovered here. And the end of the landspit is practically the end of your tour.

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast, your Baltic Sea cycling tour in Lithuania and on Memelland unfortunately comes to an end. We would be happy to extend your stay on the Baltic.

Please note:

If you'll start your tour on Sunday or Thursday, you will drive to Heydekrug on the 2nd day and do the excursion to Palanga on the 7th day.

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Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 22.05.2021 to 02.09.2021Early booking discount: -15 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Season A
22.05. - 24.06.
28.08. - 02.09.
ab499 €
Season B
25.06. - 27.08.

ab539 €
All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Transfer by bus Klaipeda – Veivirzenai incl. bike
  • Boat trip Windenburg – Nidden incl. bike
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
  • Please note: If you'll start your tour on Sunday or Thursday, you will drive to Heydekrug on the 2nd day and do the excursion to Palanga on the 7th day.

Minimum number of participants: 2 persons

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Not included is the city or visitor´s tax (if payable)

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Children discount

This journey, with children, is only possible on request.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

All prices are per person

Additional fee single room season A

249 €

Additional fee single room season B

289 €

Additional fee half-board (7 x dinner)

145 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Klaipeda

45 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Klaipeda

75 €

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
69 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
159 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes
  • 24-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Pannier

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Rental Bike

7- or 24-gear Rental Bike

69 €

E-bike

159 €

Brief Information

Baltic Sea cycling tour in Lithuania
  • Booking code
    EN-PLLI7
  • Start / Destination
    Klaipeda
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 255 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 10 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Minimum number of participants
    2 persons
  • Please note
    If you'll start your tour on Sunday or Thursday, you will drive to Heydekrug on the 2nd day and do the excursion to Palanga on the 7th day.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
8

km / day avg.
45