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Easy Leisure Cycling routes for everyone in Vilnius city
Is Vilnius a Cycling city?
Definitively not. But it could be worse.
On the one hand, there is no consistent bicycle infrastructure or signing. Bikes paths still “end nowhere” or are made of two white lines, which pedestrians like to ignore …
On the other hand, Vilnius is very green city with plenty of forest and lakes around the city and even large Green areas close to the center (Vingis and Belmontas parks). In Summer time and out of the rush hours traffic is low compared to bigger cities in Europe.
So, despite of the sometimes lacking cycling infrastructure cycling is really fun in Vilnius.
In 2020 a free paper map version of the routes on the map above shall be published.
“Bicycle routes in Vilnius”. The official map for city guests (2020)
Here an overview of the planned routes on the Map:
Information on the former maps and route descriptions you may find at the end of this page
The routes are meant to be family friendly, offer nice views, avoid heavy traffic roads. You may choose version from 1-2 hours up to whole day trips.
The official map contains 3 routes:
The Green Route: To the Green Lakes
The certainly most beautiful route in Vilnius.
First it follows the right (Northern) bank of the river Neris up to the Monastery of Trinapolis and to the Manor house and Nature park of Verkiai. There it leads you through the forests to the beach at lake Balsys.
Route information: You may ride this route completely on bike and food paths, thus between Trinapolis and the Verkiai water mill the main road (no bike / foot path) is the much easier version.
detailed information here: (there’s a link to come here)  To the Green Lakes and Europe Park
The Orange Route: To Vingis Park and the TV tower
This route opens the Vilnius “beyond the Old town” to you.
See the Wooden houses in Žvėrynas, enjoy the views from the TV tower and visit Vingis park, the ” Central park” of Vilnius.
Route information: From Lazdynai to Vingis park you can ride on side walks but there is no full bike path
detailed information here: (there’s a link to come here) #3 Vilnius cityring # 9 Big city circuit / Freedom fighters’ tour Soviet Vilnius
The Blue Route: To Kairėnai Botanical Gardens and the beaches in the North East
This route leads you along the left (Southern) bank of Neris river up to beaches in Valakampiai and at the lakes Šilas, Tapeliai, Balžis, Antavilis. Nature lovers can visit the Botanical Gardens in Kairėnai.
This route lacks the more spectacular views of the other two routes, but is popular among the residents of Vilnius for the beaches in Summer, mushroom and berry picking in Autumn.
Route information: Parts of the are on-road (no foot paths). It can well be combined with Route No. 1 by riding up the river on side and coming back the other. In Summer there is a ferry called “Uperis” at Valakampiai that brings you directly to the water mill of Verkiai and lets you avoid the busy or difficult parts on other side of the river.
detailed information here: (there’s a link to come here) #7 Kairėnai ir Tapėlių / Šilo lakes
Unfortunately some routes got NOT on the paper map. They are regarded as not safe enough due to the traffic on parts of them.
Here they are marked are the GREY routes. You may find more information on our page here below:
Route to Belmontas
the spectacular views on and from Pučkoriai cliff makes this area one of the hidden treasures of Vilnius. And it’s just an half hour ride away from the city center.
more information here: # 5 Belmontas / Pavilnio regioninio parko žiedas
Route to Paneriai
deep forests hide a former Soviet military base, an old railway tunnel and a mass grave from WW II with mainly the Jews of Vilnius.
more information here: #8 Paneriai Memorial
Routes to Trakai
one of the highlights in Lithuanian is the medieval water castle of Trakai – the biggest in Eastern Europe – and there
are two options on how to go by bicycle there are three main cycling routes around the lakes in Trakai
more information here: velovilnius.lt/trakai
Seperate route descriptions for Vilnius Leisure Cycling Routes
Overview map – Überblickskarte – Apžvalginis žemėlapis
A choice of Routes for Independent Cycling in and around Vilnius
Interactive map of Vinius bicycle routes: http://www.gpsies.com/mapFolderOnly.do?id=1908 Number are of cause only for orientation
|Type||Duration||Tour / Route name||How does it fit for indepentcycling?||And bike rental costs?|
|Short trips||2 hrs.||Vilnius cityring||Very well||6 €|
|Belmontas / Pavilnio regioninio parko žiedas||Very well||6 €|
|Standart trips||3-4 hrs.||Kairėnai ir Tapėlių / Šilo ežerų||Very well||7 €|
|Paneriai MemorialemorialPaneriai Memorial||For the more experienced / MTB||7 €|
|Soviet Vilnius||For the more experienced||7 €|
|Whole day trips||6 hrs.|| To the Green Lakes and Europe Park To the Green Lakes and Europe Park||Very well||10 €|
|Trakai||For the more experienced||10 €|
interaktyvus maršrutų žemėlapis / Interactive route map / Karte mit schönen Fahrradrouten in, um und aus Vilnius: