On this route you will see:
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.
- Aukstadvario RP
- Birstonas SPA
- Nieman RP
- Rambynas RP
- Nemuno Delta RP
- Curonian Spit
- Part 1: Vilnius-Trakai: velovilnius.lt/en/trakai – 35 km
- Part 2: Trakai-Semeliškės – 20 km
- Part 3, Version A) Semeliškės-Elektrėnai-Kaišiadorys-Rumšiškės-Pažaislis – 83 km
- Part 3, Version B) Semeliškės-Aukštadvaris-Punia-Birštonas-Pažaislis – 120 km
- Part 4: Cycling through Kaunas (Pažaislis- Old town hall square) – 7 km
- Part 5, Main route Kaunas-Zapiškis-Vilkija (Southern bank of Nieman river) – 32 km
- Part 5b, Alternative route: Kaunas-Raudondvaris-Jurbarkas
- Part 6 – Vilkija-Jurbarkas – 60 km
- Part 7 – Jurbarkas-Rambynas-Šilūtė – 95 km
- Part 8, Alternative Route: Jurbarkas-Tauragė-Žemaičių Naumiestis-Šilūtė – 105 km
c) Seacoast Cycle Trail Lithuania / Küstenradweg Litauen
- Šilūtė-Ventės Ragas (Ferry to Nida)
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 :
Still the booklet is COMPLETELY in GERMAN
(Below separately all parts of the book)
The Nieman Cycle Trail / der “Memelradweg”
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. The Route from the Lithuanian Capital to the Sea coast consists of three parts:
a) the “Nieman cycle trail”
from Kaunas to Šilute (Heydekrug in German).Within a project in 2004 the communities along the river made the plan for the construction of a bicycle path/route, so it starts to exist bit-by-bit.
As well there is a description of the route available in Germanand Lithuanian language. #sorry, no English!
b) The route(s) between Vilnius and Kaunas,
the capital and the second largest city of Lithuania. Despite of some parts between Vilnius and Trakai there is no special cycling infrastructure, but paved country side roads crossing small villages and towns which still reminds their past as jewish Shtetel before the war.
There are two main versions for cycling due to the fact that you somewhere have to cross the river Nieman:
the Northern route takes at least two days and is more flat, but has one main advantage: You might visit the Lithuanian ethnograpic museum at Rumšik?s.
The Southern route is provided with more hilly nature but takes at least one day more.
The “”missing link”” from Vilnius to Kaunas
c) The Sea Side Cycle Route Lithuania
of which one part is the connection between the Nieman delta and the city of Klaipeda.
New information about the Sea Side Route Lithuania:
Old General presentation of the Sea Side Cycle Route Lithuania (in English): http://www.bicycle.lt/seasideroute/
free for download
Pictures from this route
(click on any pictures to see more information)