Category Archives: Lithuania

Cycling in Lithuania / Radfahren in Litauen

Route Description Riga-Vilnius, Lithuanian part

RouteMap [iframe src=”https://cycling.waymarkedtrails.org/#route?id=232057&map=8!56.3598!25.9026″] https://cycling.waymarkedtrails.org/#route?id=269985&map=8!56.3598!25.9026 you may  order the paper version of the booklet on shop.balticcycle.eu here: http://www.balticcycle.eu/shop3/special-guides-and-maps-for-cycling/8-riga-vilnius-by-bicycle-english.html This is the LITHUANIAN part of the Route of the route description from Riga to Vilnius via the East part of Latvia and Lithuania, the so called “Land of Lakes” from 2006. And here are all pictures and maps from the booklet:       Oh!, I see,these are the texts from a bike tour in 2004 which became the basis for the 2006 booklet 2004 06 23 Wednesday (Nordkapp…

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Local bicycle routes in Lithuania

Since several years were are collecting information on local bicycle routes in Lithuania on the web site  www.veloland.lt – unfortunately only in Lithuania. The Lithuanian State tourism department published a  small brochure with the presentation of different local bike routes. It is available for free download in our web shop as pdf. View larger Lithuania – selected bicycle routes (GERMAN version) A publication made in order of the Lithuanian state tourism department gives you a very brief overview on some local routes. for more details see www.veloland.lt…

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Finally online: the Guide to the Nieman Trail!

Finally I put the texts and maps of the Nieman cycle guide together, put them into a pdf and made them available for download here ( for € 2): http://www.balticcycle.eu/shop3/de/spezialkarten-und-reisefuhrer-zum-radfahren/6-lt2-memelnemunasradweg-kaunas-.html Still the booklet is COMPLETELY in GERMAN

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Links Lithuania

Links    In our online shop http://shop.balticcycle.eu you may find: * information sorted by countries * Information packages for the BaltiCCycle.eu routes here * ready made  cycle travel packages here   Im Internetladen http://shop.balticcycle.eu/ gibt es die Infos sortiert nach Ländern, Infopakete für die einzelnen BaltiCCycle.eu-Routen hier sowie verschiedene vorgebereite Radreisepakete hier  

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LT4 Suvalkija

Pictures from this region LT4 Suvalkija Cycle circuitThus there is already a high quality route description existing, this is still an unknown border region in the triangle Russia-Poland-Lithuania?. Maybe because it was a “closed region” in Soviet times? LT4 Grenzland Suwalkija (Danzig-Kurische Nehrung)In der Sowjetzeit geschlossene Zone liegt dieser weiße Fleck auf der Landkarte im Dreieckland zwischen Litauen, der russischen Region Kaliningrad und Polen. Früher Außengrenze der glorreichen Sowjetunion besticht es heute durch die wilde Natur an der Außengrenze von NATO und Europäischer Union. Und…

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LT3 Aukštaitija

Pictures of this region [LT3] Aukshtaitija Region: The North East / Der Nord-Osten  {{picLT3}} Very well in the reach from the capital Vilnius are the rich nature areas of the Aukštaitija – literally “highlands” – in Lithuania, with the oldest national park of Lithuania    nördlich von Vilnius liegen Wälder und Seen, und der älteste Nationalparks Litauens. Wer sich ein bisschen einliest wird auch finden, dass daneben das Atomkraftwerk Ignalina steht, das von der gleichen Bauweise wie der Reaktor in Tschernobyl ist. Nun wurde das…

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LT2 Nieman Cycle Trail

Pictures of this region [LT2] Vilnius-Kaunas-Klaipeda: The Nieman Cycle Trail / der “Memelradweg” {{picLT2}} First of all I have to say, that this route is one of my favourites. Why? Because it connects the “Eastern Culture”, the Lithuanian Capital, which is close to the border to Belarus with the Baltic Sea coast. Therefor it offers you to see the two different sides of Baltic states. Für mich eine der empfehlenswertesten Routen, weil sie den “Osten”, der schon nah am Russischen Kulturkreis liegt mit dem “Westen”, der…

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LT1 Dzūkija

Pictures of this region [LT1] Dzukija: The South East / der Südosten {{picLT1}} First – leave Vilnius to the Famous water castle of Trakai. Then, turn South. You will cross the hilly land of the Regional park Auštadvaris (and you will see, why they sometimes name it “Switzerland”), then enter the deep forest of the Dzukija, cut by big and small rivers. The wooden villages in the forests have often so few land, that sometimes it is even difficult to find a cow. It’s said that the…

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Warszawa-Vilnius

Route for GPS: https://cycling.waymarkedtrails.org/#route?id=2766981&map=5!53.4415!23.8162     In the East – close to the border to Belarus – you find nature: Forests and rivers, and therefor also some National parks (Wigry in Poland, Dzukija in Lithuania. Still, this region is much less tourist than others (Mazuria in Poland or the Lithuanian coast). And the infrastructure is less developed and more like an adventure We did it in 2003: 159 cyclist “tried” this route between the two capitals of Poland and Lithuania. This route in future shall…

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Riga-Vilnius

 {{picLT3}} {{picLV3}} mehr:   LT3/LV3 in the wiki   info zu Nordostlitauen ("Aukštaitija")here   info zu Südostlettland ("Latgale")here  Well, I know, the most cyclists try the direct connection from Vilnius to Riga. But that's a route we do not recommend: it is quite boring, flat, "nothing special" leading you through industrial and agricultural areas. So, what we recommend is to turn a bit more to the East and visit the reach nature areas of the Aukštaitija – literally "highlands" – in Lithuania, with the oldest…

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