SMILTYNĖ – Gateway to the Curonian Spit

Don’t miss an opportunity to explore this unique part of Lithuania – the Curonian Spit National park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This guided bicycle tour begins with a short ride on the Dane River promenade to the Old Ferry Terminal close to the Old Memel Castle area with its new sailing marinacruise ship navy terminals. After the short ferry crossing to Smiltyne, the cycling begins through the pine woods on the Curonian Spit to the sea harbor’s gate which is famous for its long moles (manmade sea-defenses) heading to the Baltic Sea for several kilometers. En route we’ll enjoy beautiful views of the Baltic Sea, the Curonian Lagoon and changing panoramic face of Klaipeda city with its modern skyscrapers, explore an overland exposition of ancient wooden boats and former Soviet trawlers as well as traditional fisherman’s smallholding, say „hello!“ to the Baltic seals guarding the Maritime Museum and Dolphinarium. Relax for a break on a fine, sandy beach, go for a swim in the sea and, perhaps, discover a piece of amber washed ashore.

 

2019 TOUR DATES & TIME

Start: at 9.30 a.m. (min. 2 people)

Daily - MAY-JUNE & SEPTEMBER
Weekdays - JULY-AUGUST
- at other times by request (in any case a booking min. 24 hrs in advance is required).

TOUR PRICE per person (standard time & dates)

  • min. 4 people - € 33
  • min. 2 people - € 59

TOUR PRICE per person (other than standard time & dates)

  • min. 4 people - € 40
  • min. 2 people - € 75

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Rent of good quality trekking/city bike with back pannier
  • English speaking guide escort
  • A return ferriage to Smiltyne
  • A bottle of drinking water (0.5 l)
  • Cycle map
  • Helmet and raincoat (on request)

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Bike rent after the tour for the rest of the day (until 19:00 or 7:00 p.m.) – € 6
  • E-bike/Pedelec (KTM, KALKHOFF, VDV) or cyclocross (KONA) rental supplement  - € 19
  • Food stop at the seaside coffee-bar is available (bigger groups have to be reserved in advance)
  • The tour might be shortened, expanded by the needs of all participating client

DISCOUNTS*

  • 100% (for free) for children up to 5 years old in a baby seat!
  • 50% for children (6-12 years old)
  • 15% for a group from 12 people or for people with own bikes
  • 10% for a group from 8 people

*Valid only when there is min. 4 participants paying a standard price, a few discounts are not