Explore Klaipeda by bike
Discover Klaipeda's most picturesque locations by bike
Klaipeda is a great city to explore by bike, with many scenic routes and attractions to discover.
As the country's third largest city, Klaipeda has a rich history as a seaport and is a significant centre for trade and culture. You can explore the charming Old Town, relax on the long sandy beaches, and experience the natural beauty of the nearby Curonian Spit National Park. With its diverse range of activities, Klaipeda has something to offer every traveler, making it a perfect destination for a cycling adventure.
Plus, getting to Klaipeda is easy, with daily ferries departing from Karlshamn/ Kiel.
Cycling around Klaipeda
Cycling is a popular and convenient way to explore Klaipeda, with many bike-friendly routes and attractions throughout the city. With its flat terrain and well-maintained bike paths, Klaipeda is an ideal destination for cyclists of all levels. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or just looking for a fun and healthy way to explore Klaipeda, doing it by bike is a great choice. Moreover – it is free of charge to get your bike with you on a DFDS Mini Cruise.
Top 5 must see destinations by bike in Klaipeda
- Curonian Spit - a UNESCO World Heritage site with beaches, sand dunes, and pine forests.
- Klaipeda's beaches - cycle along the long stretch of sandy beaches and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze.
- Klaipeda Castle - a 13th-century castle, now a museum, showcasing the city's history as a seaport.
- Dolphinarium - see dolphins and sea lions perform tricks, and enjoy educational programs.
- Old Town - bike through the charming Old Town, discovering its historic architecture, cozy cafes, and quaint shops.
With these must-see destinations, you can have a memorable and convenient cycling experience in Klaipeda.
Sculpture tour in Klaipeda. 4 must see sculptures in the city
Klaipeda has unique and iconic sculptures that add to the city's charm. Famous sculptures you can reach by bike include:
- Magic Mouse, located in the Kurpiu street and said to bring good luck.
- Black Ghost, a spooky sculpture near Swing Bridge representing the city's past and present.
- Taravos Anike, a tribute to the poet’s S. Dach love, located in the city center.
- Fisherman's Wife, a bronze sculpture near the Old Ferry Terminal depicting a woman waving goodbye to her husband as he sets off to sea.
These sculptures add to the unique character of Klaipeda and are a must-see for anyone visiting the city.
Tasty experience in Klaipeda
Discover Klaipeda's diverse culinary scene with these must-try local restaurants:
- Bhouse: locally brewed Svyturys beer and fusion Lithuanian and European cuisine. With your ferry ticket, enjoy a special offer on beer and snack tastings.
- Friedricho Pasazas: trendy restaurant serves modern Lithuanian cuisine with seasonal menu changes, along with craft beers and cocktails.
- Meat Lovers Pub: A meat lover's paradise, offers a variety of grilled meats and burgers with unique toppings and sauces. Rustic decor and a friendly atmosphere.
- Cremia Gelato: Sample some of Klaipeda's best gelato along with unique and tasty croissants.
Best Beaches in Klaipeda reachable by Bike
Klaipeda has several beautiful beaches to enjoy, and it can be a very joyful ride to reach them.:
- Smiltynė Beach, has calm waters, clean sand, and great views of the Curonian Spit, easily accessible by ferry.
- Melnragė Beach boasts soft sand dunes and tranquil waters, perfect for relaxation.
- Giruliai Beach, perfect for families, has a playground, some beach bars and cafes.
- Juodkrante Beach, located on the Curonian Spit, known for its beautiful sandy beaches and picturesque Dead dunes. (up to 2h bike ride).
- Palanga Beach, a local favourite one with soft sand, and a bustling promenade. (2-3 hours of bike ride.)
Biking in Curonian Spit - A Unique Sand Dune Peninsula
Explore the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site of the Curonian Spit on a bike ride. This narrow strip of land on the Lithuanian coast, stretching over 98 km, offers diverse flora and fauna, pine forests, sand dunes, and wetlands.
Purely nature surrounded bike paths provide easy access to the area's many attractions, including fishing villages, beaches, and the unique outdoor art museum, the Hill of Witches. Whether an avid cyclist or a leisure rider, biking through the picturesque landscape of the Curonian Spit is an unforgettable experience.