Day 1: Vilnius. Arrival in Vilnius. Individual transfer to your hotel (not included). Information meeting & delivery of rental bikes at the hotel. Overnight in Vilnius: TILTO Hotel or similar.
Day 2: Vilnius & Trakai Castle, ~30 km/19 mi. Morning free to explore Vilnius. Then cycling to Trakai, a former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, famous for its 14thC island castle. Overnight in Trakai: TRASALIS or similar.
Day 3: Trakai – Kaišiadorys – Kaunas, ~60 km/38 mi. Cycling on a picturesque, rolling road through the land of lakes and hills, pass Elektrėnai and finish in Žąsliai, where you'll take a train (not included) for a half-hour ride to Kaunas, the second largest city and former Lithuanian capital from 1919-1939. where take a train (30 min, not included). Overnight in Kaunas: SANTAKA Hotel or similar.
Day 4: Along the Nemunas River to impressive Panemunė castle, ~75 km/49 mi. Morning free to explore the Old Town of Kaunas, then cycling to Mikytai, where take a ferry across the Nemunas river to Vilkija. Continue cycling along the river to impressive Panemunė Castle (16-17th C). Overnight in Pilis I: BEST BALTIC PANEMUNE Hotel.
Day 5: Panemunė – Jurbarkas – Tauragė, ~59 km/37 mi. Continue cycling along the river to Jurbarkas. Then cycle through the woods towards Tauragė, passing the Viešvilė Nature Reserve. Overnight in Tauragė: BANGA or similar.
Day 6: Tauragė – Žemaičių Naumiestis – Šilutė, ~62 km/39 mi. Cycling on local, country roads to Šilutė, passing small villages and settlements. Overnight in Šilutė: GILIJA or similar.
Day 7: Šilutė – Kintai – Ventė – Nida, ~48 km/30 mi. Cycle to Ventė Cape (19thC lighthouse & Ornithological Station). Cross the Curonian Lagoon by boat to Nida, one of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania, located on the Curonian Spit. Overnight in Nida: NERIJA or NIDOS BANGA or similar.
Day 8: Along the Curonian Spit to Klaipėda, ~60 km/38 mi. Explore Nida. Then cycle on an asphalt bike path through woods along the Curonian Spit to Klaipeda (en route the Dead Dunes, a colony of grey herons & cormorants, the Hill of Witches). Overnight in Klaipėda: Old Mill Hotel or similar.
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