SELF-GUIDED CYCLING TOUR: DZUKIJA NATIONAL PARK
8 days/ 7 nights
Price depends on the hotel category/ number of people traveling/ season/ language of guide
Private transfer from/to the airport
Accommodation at the homesteads, hotels of selected category
Bike rental with luggage carrier
Guidebooks and maps about cycling in the Lithuania
Excursion in Vilnius, Kaunas
„Grikinė babka“ baking workshop
DAY 1 : Vilnius
Arrival in Vilnius, transfert to your hotel. Bike rental. Discover Vilnius, its Old Town, which is part of Unesco World Heritage, the Cathedral Square, Pilies Street, St Anne‘s Church, the Gate of Dawn and many other beautiful places. Overnight at the hotel of selected category.
DAY 2 : Vilnius – Trakai – Aukštadvaris (57 km by bike)
Morning cycle to Trakai, where you will be able to visit the 14th century island castle, housing an exhibition of findings, applied art, and remains of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes lifestyle. In the late afternoon cycling to Aukštadvaris – nice town in regional park. Due to the numerous hills (up to 250 m) and lakes Aukštadvaris surroundings are one of the most beautiful Lithuania. Overnight in Homestead in Aukštadvaris „Bielinio sodyba“ or similar.
DAY 3 : Aukštadvaris - Varėna (54 km by bike)
Cycling to the South of Lithuania through Dzukija National park. Although at first glance an environment looks here pretty simple, there are many nature secrets kept around. 249 species of animals and birds live there that are included into the Red book of vanishing species. So accurate visitors can see here many rare species living in Dzūkija National Park territory. Amazing variety of flora here is also astonishing. Forests of Dzūkija National Park are the richest in mushrooms in Lithuania.. Overnight in Homestead in Varėna surroundings „Vila Ūla“ or similar.
DAY 4 : Varėna – Zervynos – Marcinkonys – Kapiniškės - Druskininkai (69 km by bike)
Morning cycle to Zervynos - ethnographic village - architectural monument of national importance, with 48 farmhouses with 8 announced as ethnographic. Later cycling to Marcinkonys - the village which is surrounded by large forests. In town there‘s a tourism information center of Dzukija National park. After Marcinkonys cycle to Kapiniskes – there‘s etnographic homesead where you have an oppurtunity to see how to bake „grikinė babka“ – the most interesting dich in region of Dzukija. Overnight at the hotel of selected category.
DAY 5 : Druskininkai – Merkinė - Alytus (69 km by bike)
Morning cycle to Merkinė - this is one of the oldest residential areas in Lithuania, of famous and glorious past city. The main value of Merkinė - archaeological heritage (the mound and the city cultural layer). Few kilometers away from Merkinė you can find Merkinė pyramid – it is believed that this pyramid is magical, can cure all diseases. Later cycling to Alytus – the capital of Dzūkija region. The city of picturesque forests, green hills has 58 thousand habitants. More than a third of the city's territory is covered by green areas. Overnight at 3* hotel in Alytus „Vaidila“ or similar.
DAY 6 : Alytus – Birštonas - Kaunas (73 km by bike)
Morning cycle to Birštonas - a resort town in the south of Lithuania. The resort is offering bath and mud therapy, extracting mineral waters. In Birštonas is located the Nemunas Loops Regional Park. Later cycling to Kaunas – second biggest city in Lithuania, the most Lithuanian city. Overnight at the hotel of selected category.
DAY 7 : Kaunas - Vilnius (102 km by train)
Free time to explore Kaunas and Vilnius.
Overnight at the hotel of selected category.
DAY 8 : Vilnius
Private transfer to the airport. Departure.