Day 1: Gdańsk - Poland. Individual arrival to Gdansk. Nature Travel guide awaits you in Gdansk before 5 p.m. at the hotel's reception. A dinner in a resaturant located in the Old Town is scheduled shortly after. After the dinner, a guided tour of Gdansk in the evening. Accommodation in a middle-class hotel. Bicycle-free day.
Day 2: Malbork stronghold - Poland. After breakfast we take a train/bus to Malbork, where a guided tour of the mightiest European fortress awaits. In the afternoon starts the first bicycle journey (quite an easy route, beautiful views of the landscape), and, afterwards – bus transfer to Elblag. Accommodation and dinner in a middle-class hotel in Elblag. By bicycle – about 37 km, by bus – about 80 km.
Day 3: The Elblag Canal - Poland. After breakfast we take a ship to the Druzno Lake and the erected between 1845-1860 Elblag Canal. We will be passing small peaks and shall have numerous opportunities to observe wild birds nearby. In the afternoon we take bicycles and ride towards Frombork – the city of Nicholas Copernicus. We reach our hotel after a short bus transfer. In the evening we have the opportunity to participate in a presentation of the Cathedral's organ. Accommodation in a middle-class hotel in Frombork. By bicycle – about 40 km, by bus – about 25 km, by ship – about 2,5 hours.
Day 4: Russia - Kaliningrad enclave. On this day we shall travel to Kaliningrad/ former Königsberg (Russia). From Frombork we ride with a bus to Kaliningrad, where a guided tour awaits us. Lunch is also scheduled in the programme. Accommodation and dinner in a middle class hotel in Zelenograd/Kaliningrad. By bus – about 120/80 km, bicycle-free day.
Please note that crossing the Russian border requires the possession of a passport and a Russian visa. The visa applications will be handled by Nature Travel. You shall receive detailed information from us by post.
Day 5: Amber coast in Russia. Today we take a beatiful bicycle trip through shadowy tree alleys in Zelenogradsk. On the road we make a stoppage in Yantarny and visit the amber mine. We also take a walk in the resort of Svietlogorsk to end the day smoothly. Dinner and accommodation as on day four. By bicycle – about 40 km, by bus – about 50 km/100 km.
Day 6: Curonian Spit. Russia/Lithuania. Today's bicycle trip leads us through Russian part of the Spit. Riding over asphalt roads we reach the field station in Ribachnoye, dedicated to bird observation. An interesting museum is situated here. Almost a million birds can be seen here each year. In the afternoon we head further to the Russian part of the Spit and observe sand dunes. Bathing pauses are also scheduled. In the late afternoon we pass the Russian border and head to Nida in Lithuania (4 km from the border). Dinner and accommodation in Nida/Lithuania. By bicycle – about 50 km, by bus - eventually 35 km.
Day 7: Curonian spit - Lithuania. Right after breakfast we head for the summer home of Thomas Mann, German Nobel Prize laureate – today a museum. After visiting the museum we ride to the highest dune of the Spit, where we admire the Baltic and Curonian Lagoon. The afternoon is free – it is a good opportunity to enjoy sea bathing. Dinner and accommodation as on day six. By bicycle – about 15 km.
Day 8: Curonian Spit and the Klaipeda Region - Lithuania. Upon one of the most beatiful bicycle routes in eastern Europe we reach Klaipeda, having crossed the whole Lithuanian part of the Spit by bike. In Juodkrante we take a break, to admire the bizarre sculpts of Lithuanian legends on the Witch Hill. In the late afternoon a guided tour of Klaipeda's Old Town awaits us.
Accommodation in Klaipeda. By bicycle - about 60 km.
Day 9: End of the tour. After breakfast – individual departure or extending your stay.
Condition of roads: In the Malbork and Elblag area partly flat (mostly below sea level), partially slightly elevated (the Elblag Altitude), roads mostly asphalt. On the Curonian Spit and the Baltic coast flat, asphalt roads and bicycle routes.
- Additional charges: bicycle rental: 80 Euro (eighty)
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