CYCLING IN THE BALTIC STATES
Cycling along the Baltic Sea is a wonderful experience - discover the beauty and cultural features of the Lithuanian coast! The ferry takes you from Kiel to Klaipeda, where your bike tour starts along the 200 km long bike paths in Lithuania. On your bike you will experience the legendary Curonian Spit, the Lagoon and the Memel Delta from close by. For anyone who enjoys the movement and nature, our bike tours in the Baltics are just the thing.
Your bike tour starts in Klaipeda
You can arrive in the port of Klaipeda and swing right on your bike to cycle to the city center. On the almost 4.5 km short route you can get a first sights of Klaipeda. During your stay in the beautiful harbor city, you can explore all the sights, such as the Dolphinarium & Maritime Museum or the old sailing ship "Meridianas", which is now used as a restaurant. There is more to see: travel through the winding streets of the old town past the Theater Square, where stands the Simon Bach Fountain with the landmark Klaipeda's "Ännchen von Tharau". Experience the city that was once called Memel on your own individual bike tour.
Bike tour on the Curonian Spit
Take the pedestrian ferry from Klaipeda to Smiltyne and embark on an unforgettable bike ride along the Europe Route R1. The coastal bike path leads through fragrant pine forests and provides fabulous views of the Baltic Sea and the dunes of the Curonian Lagoon - it's considered one of the most beautiful bike paths in Lithuania. After about 20 km you reach Juodkrante and after another 30 km the fishing village Nida. In addition to many restaurants and hotels there are some interesting sights such as the Thomas Mann House and a sailor museum to visit. Enjoy the charm of the unique natural and cultural landscape that radiates the Curonian Spit during your cycling trip.
Day trip to Palanga
We recommend a day trip by bike to the health resort Palanga, which is about 30 km away. Here you will find, among other things, the largest amber museum in the world. Did you know that the Baltics are also called "land of amber"? The pier in Palanga is considered particularly beautiful, to free yourself from your thoughts. Ride your bike along the wooden boards and enjoy the beautiful view of the Baltic Sea. If you visit Palanga in the middle of May, you can experience the annual spa festival. With concerts, artist markets and fireworks, this 3-day festival in Lithuania is a highlight for locals and visitors alike.
Cycling to the Memel Delta
Our last tip for a bike tour in Lithuania will take you from Klaipeda to the town of Silute, which lies in a direct proximity to the memorial delta. The cycle path passes through a multitude of small villages and villages whose architecture is typical of the coastal area. As a highlight, you reach the Memel Delta at the end of your bike tour. The river and moorland west of the town of Silute extends to the Curonian Lagoon and is under protection. During your stay, it is highly recommended to explore the 29,000 ha National Park. The area is also known as the bird breeding and migratory area. Also plan a trip by bike to Lithuania's largest island of Rusne and enjoy the untouched nature with fabulous views.