Baltic Bike Tours

Self-guided hiking tour along the Lithuanian Seaside. Curonian Spit National Park, Palanga Resort & Ventė Horn



Tour distances: hiking ~ 90-108 km/~ 56-66 mi., by minibus ~97 km/61 mi., by boat/ferry ~ 34 km/2.5 hours

Hiking grade: we rate this trip as Easygoing to Moderate. You will be hiking forest trails, meadows and partly on bike paths along the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon, small roads and with little car traffic in the Nemunas River Delta area. Probably the most interesting will be walking on sand beaches and dunes at the Baltic Sea. The terrain is dead flat most of the tour, except a few sand dunes on the Curonian Spit.
Walking distances: daily from 5 km/3mi to 19 km/12 mi with a possibility to do one day an optional long distance hike of 28 km/18 mi

Arrival & departure information:

Ferry terminal: KLAIPĖDA (DFDS ferries from Kiel, Germany & Karlshamn, Sweden; TT-Line ferries from Travemunde/Rostock, Germany & Trelleborg, Sweden)

Airports: KLAIPĖDA/ PALANGA (35 km/22 mi. away from Klaipėda,) with regular flights from Copenhagen (Denmark/SAS), Riga (Latvia/AIR BALTIC), London Stanstead (Great Britain/RYANAIR), Oslo (NORWEGIAN Air) and New from 2024! Amsterdam (The Netherlands/Air Baltic). Due to good connecting flights (SAS, AirBaltic) it is easy to reach Palanga airport from many cities in Europe via Copenhagen and Riga.

Parking: parking at the arrival hotel or in guarded car parking lot nearby the hotel (both chargeable).

8 days self-guided hiking tour from Klaipėda (Code SGH1)

The Baltic Sea coast in Lithuania with Palanga Resort and the Curonian Spit National Park, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, explored individually on very scenic hiking routes. Experience traditional Lithuanian country life and explore beautiful nature and its birdlife when hiking in the Nemunas River Delta. This region has one of the largest populations of storks in Europe and more than one million birds passing through Ventė Cape each migratory year.
The tour begins & ends in the historic coastal town of Klaipeda (known as Memel for many years) which boasts a rich, turbulent history from 13thC. Nowadays, it’s a bustling, modern town offering many excellent leisure options ranging from history tours, to water sports. There’s a wide range of cafes & restaurants & many annual festivals, e.g. jazz, folklore. You can choose to spend extra nights here either at the beginning or end of the tour.
During the tour you will spend 3 nights in Nida, the largest settlement on the Curonian Spit and most beautiful resort in Lithuania. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing seaside break on white sand beaches or explore on foot its unique surroundings like the Great Dune of Parnidis (50 m. high); its birdlife, the influence of the Lagoon etc. There are many other gorgeous places worth to see and explore on foot on the Curonian Spit! The Dead (Grey) Dunes near Pervalka and a colony of grey herons and cormorants in Juodkrantė are just a few places which should not missed during the tour.

ITINERARY – from/to Wednesday

1. Day Wednesday: KLAIPĖDA

Arrive in Klaipėda. Individual transfer to the hotel (not included). Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Klaipėda (cat. A): NATIONAL**** or similar.
Overnight in Klaipėda (cat. B): OLD MILL HOTEL*** or similar

2. Day Thursday: WALKING ALONG THE BALTIC SEACOAST TO PALANGA RESORT, ~17 km/11 mi./4 hrs., by minivan ~30 min

9:00 a.m. information meeting at your hotel where you will be greeted by a BALTIC BIKE TRAVEL representative. A short minivan transfer to the Seaside Regional Park (included) where start your hiking tour along the Lithuanian Seaside to Palanga resort. En route visit the Dutchman’s Cap – a 24-meter-high coastal cliff famous for gorgeous panorama of the Baltic Sea. In Palanga you can visit the Botanical Park and Amber Museum, explore J.Basanavičius pedestrian street with many cafes & restaurants and the 470 m pier heading into the Baltic Sea. Return to Klaipėda by public bus (not included). Optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Klaipėda (cat. A): NATIONAL**** or similar.
Overnight in Klaipėda (cat. B): OLD MILL HOTEL*** or similar

3. Day Friday: HIKING WITH STORKS ALONG THE MINIJA RIVER, ~13 km/8 mi. or ~19 km/12 mi./4 hrs, by minivan ~1 hrs

Minivan transfer takes you inland (included) where start walking along the Curonian Lagoon on small country roads and forest trails. Today hiking in the Nemunas River delta Regional Park. The route to Ventė will lead you along the Minija River and passing by Minija (Mingė) village which is like the Venice of Lithuania with houses of both sides of the river and no bridges connecting them. Finish your walking in the hotel at the Curonian Lagoon in Ventė Cape, check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Ventė: HOTEL: VENTAINĖ*** or similar.

4. Day Saturday: WALKING ALONG THE CURONIAN LAGOON AND CROSSING THE CURONIAN LAGOON TO NIDA, ~5 km/3 mi./1 hrs, by boat ~1.5 hours

Hiking to Ventė Cape where you may visit a museum of ornithology and one of the first bird ringing stations in Europe, the 19th C lighthouse which has a panoramic view of the unique landscape - glistening waters of the Curonian Lagoon and the great sand dunes. Today, one million birds pass through Ventė Cape each migratory year. This region has one of the largest population of storks in Europe. The White Stork truly deserves its place as Lithuanian's national bird. In the evening take a boat to cross the Curonian Lagoon. Arrival in Nida followed by a short walk through the resort village to the hotel. Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Nida: NERIJA*** or similar

5. Day Sunday: NIDA - LEISURE TIME BY THE BALTIC SEA, ~10 km/6 mi./2 hrs

Free day to explore Nida which is a former old fishermen’s village on the Curonian Spit washed by the Baltic Sea on one side and the Curonian Lagoon on the other. Today Nida is the largest settlement in Neringa region and one of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania. Walk along impressive sand dunes to the Baltic Sea where you can enjoy white sand beaches and swimming in the sea, visit the most popular places of interest – the Fisherman’s House, the summer house of famous German writer Thomas Mann and the Amber Gallery. Optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Nida: NERIJA*** or similar

6. Day Monday: HIKING FROM THE DEAD DUNES TO PERVALKA AND PREILA, ~9 km/6 mi/2 hrs or ~15 km/9 mi./3 hrs or 28 km/17 mi./5 hrs

Morning transfer by minivan to the Dead (Grey) dunes (transfer included) where start your hike on picturesque trail in the Nagliai strict nature reserve (entrance not included). This is the place where 4 former villages were buried in the sand a few centuries ago. Strong winds here create a unique landscape – steep sand dunes with hollows and washouts. Finish hiking in Pervalka or continue hiking along the lagoon to Preila en route passing the most picturesque places in all Curonian spit: Horse Cap and Lighthouse, Pervalka and Karvaičiai Bays with towers for birdwatching, etc. From Preila you can return back to Nida by public bus or continue hiking along the Curonian Lagoon to Nida (13 km extra) including a climb up to the highest Vecekrugas Dune (67 m).  Optional dinner at the hotel
Overnight in Nida: NERIJA*** or similar

7. Day Tuesday: CURONIAN SPIT - JUODKRANTĖ HIKE, ~13 km/ 8 mi./3 hrs, by boat or minivan ~1 hour

Take a public bus to Juodkrantė (not included) where go hiking on a circular route with a few natural and cultural highlights of the Curonian spit. Start your route at the Amber Bay, continue into the primaeval forest, pass along the mystical wooden sculptures of Lithuanian legends scattered along a forest path on the Hill of Witches, walk through an acid forest shaped by one of the biggest Cormorant colony in Europe. Afternoon is free to spend more time in one of many local restaurants, or just relaxing and taking the sun on white sand beach, swimming in the sea, etc. Finally, take a speed boat from Juodkrantė to Klaipėda (or a minibus transfer). Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Klaipėda (cat. A): NATIONAL**** or similar.
Overnight in Klaipėda (cat. B): OLD MILL HOTEL*** or similar

8. Day Wednesday: KLAIPĖDA

Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour. It is possible to extend your stay in Lithuania.

2024 TOUR DATES (Guaranteed Departures!)*

Tour code Departures on Wednesday Departures on Thursday**
Low season

12.06 – 19.06.2024
19.06 – 26.06.2024
13.06 – 20.06.2024
20.06 – 27.06.2024
High season


26.06 – 03.07.2024
03.07 – 10.07.2024
10.07 – 17.07.2024
24.07 – 31.07.2024
31.07 – 07.08.2024
07.08 – 14.08.2024
14.08 – 21.08.2024

27.06 – 04.07.2024
04.07 – 11.07.2024
11.07 – 18.07.2024
25.07 – 01.08.2024
01.08 – 08.08.2024
08.08 – 15.08.2024
15.08 – 22.08.2024

* Any other date (May-September) possible on request for the same Low or High season rates:
- with minimum 4 people when a scheduled boat across the Curonian Lagoon is available;
- or with minimum 6 people when a charter boat across the Curonian Lagoon is booked.

** Tour program of Day 2 is shifted to the end of the tour in case of departing on Thursday!

per person

Cat. A Cat. B
Low season: 01.05 - 23.06 & 27.08 - 30.09.2024
Double/Twin room 765 EUR 695 EUR
Single room 1145 EUR 1045 EUR

High Season: 24.06 - 26.08.2024

Double/Twin room 825 EUR 755 EUR
Single room 1245 EUR 1145 EUR

Supplement to the tour package price if 1 person travelling alone
on fixed departure dates – 499 EUR (total 1544 EUR or 1644 EUR in Single room)


  • 7 nights stay in hotels/guesthouses (rooms with WC/shower)
  • 7 x breakfast
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Transfers by comfortable air-conditioned car/minivan Klaipėda – Seaside Regional park, Klaipėda – Kintai, Nida – the Dead Dunes
  • Boat trip across the Curonian Lagoon to Nida
  • Speed boat from Juodkrantė to Klaipėda (or minivan transfer)
  • Individual information package (one per room): city guide, maps, program and route description
  • GPS Tracks
  • 24 hours service hotline


- Cat. A: 4**** Hotel in Klaipėda & 3*** Hotels; Cat. B: 3*** Hotels
- Rooms with shower/WC or bath/WC



  • Half board (7 x 3-course dinners)  – 235 EUR per person in 3* hotels (Cat. B) or 265 EUR per person in case of 3 overnights in Klaipėda are booked at 4* hotel (Cat. A)


  • Pre/post-tour accommodation with breakfast in Klaipėda 3* (Cat. B) 
    Double/twin room - 95 EUR
    Single room - 85 EUR
  • Pre/post-tour accommodation with breakfast in Klaipėda 4* (Cat. A)
    Double/twin room - 115 EUR
    Single room - 105 EUR


  • Transfer by car from/to: (price for one way for up to 3 people):
    Palanga airport -  65 EUR
    Klaipeda Central Ferry Terminal (ferries from Germany & Sweden) - 39 EUR
  • Transfer by minivan from/to: (price for one way for up to 7 people):
    Palanga airport -  99 EUR
    Klaipeda Central Ferry Terminal (ferries from Germany & Sweden) - 65 EUR


  • English speaking local tour guide services for 5 days (Days 2-7 excluding a free day in Nida), including guide’s accommodation in Ventė, ferry across the Curonian Lagoon, tickets for public buses from/to Nida and local ferry in Klaipėda – 1195 EUR for a group of 1-10 people


  • 15 % discount from tour package for people from 3 yrs. old (max 1 person per room) for extra bed in double/twin room
  • Children under 3 yrs. old – free of charge in parents room without extra bed
  • Minimum group size:
    2 people (or 1 person with a supplement) on fixed departure dates;
    – 4 or 6 people (departures on any other date May-September on request)

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