This is a truly fascinating trip that explores the World Heritage listed Curonian Spit in Lithuania. Blessed with stunning sandy beaches, remarkable dunes and a timeless landscape of pine forests and traditional fishing villages, this unique area also includes the first official cycle route in the country. The spit is a loved holiday destination and as such features some delightful small towns and characterful hotels. Crossing the lagoon that separates the spit from mainland Lithuania, the tour includes the historic town of Klaipeda with its Old Town charm and the traditional seaside resort of Palanga. Alongside this, you will experience traditional Lithuanian country life as you pedal through meadows, villages, forests and deltas, often protected because of their unspoilt nature, and their unique birdlife and location. The cafes, restaurants and hotels you will visit offer traditional dishes and good service and facilities.

The cycling is wonderfully flat, very scenic and has little traffic. With its relaxed itinerary, the trip is very suitable for families.

For further details of your route, see classic hotel itinerary.

Holiday details

Price from
Classic £690 per person based on two people sharing a room
Extras included
Transfer to/from Palanga or Vilnius airport.  See what’s included as standard
Duration
7 nights
Start & Finish
Starts Fridays and Saturdays (with a slightly amended itinerary) from 23 June to 25 August and is circular from Klaipeda. Available any day from 1 June if 4 people travelling. Klaipeda is a short distance from Palanga airport which has direct flights with Wizz Air and Ryanair from London Luton, Stansted and Glasgow airports from the UK. Or is a 3 hour express bus ride from Vilnius and Kaunas airports which also have direct flights from the UK.
Hotels
Classic A renovated mill and characterful hotels in central locations
Activity level
Gentle cycling (1) More info...
Electric bikes
Available
Mileage
5 days of cycling 16 - 26 miles (26 - 42 km) per day and 1 day of optional cycling.
Terrain
Pretty flat with the occassional dune
Traffic-free
70 % very low traffic on the rest
Options
  • Additional nights in Klaipeda £36 per person per night
  • 7 evening meals (3 courses) £127 per person
  • Book an electric bike £90