Experience calm wilderness and reconnect with nature in one of the most fascinating corners of Lithuania – Curonian Spit. Explore local fishermen villages and get to know it’s long history that dates back to the Late Stone age.A picturesque walk all along the Curonian spit - a magic narrow piece of land between the Baltic sea and the Curonian lagoon. It is one of the UNESCO world heritage sights – during your walk you will pass through the white sand beaches as well as thick pine forests. You will stay in the old fishermen villages that turned into tiny resort towns.The Curonian spit is easily walkable, there is plenty of forest, sand and fresh air and no high altitudes. The route is easily adaptable and modified – can be done from both ends, can be interrupted or extended. We picked some most picturesque routes and views for you to enjoy not missing out any highlights on the way.
Day 1. ARRIVAL / KLAIPEDADepending on your arrival time this day is for Klaipeda sightseeing. Explore the only Lithuanian seaport, walk in the old town and enjoy the views of passing ships.Accommodation: centrally located 3* hotel in KlaipedaDay 2. KLAIPEDA – SMILTYNE – KLAIPEDAThis day you will walk a circular route along the northernmost part of Curonian spit. On the way you will pass Ethnographic fisherman’s farmstead and old ships’ ground as well as Sea museum and aquarium. You will walk on both sides of the Curonian spit.Hiking for the day: 3 hours (8 km, elevation gain – 18 m)Accommodation: centrally located 3* hotel in KlaipedaDay 3. JUODKRANTEIn the morning a taxi will pick you up from Klaipeda and drive you to Juodkrante. After dropping your luggage at the guesthouse, driver will drop you at the Amber bay where you will start your walk. You will go into an old forest, walk the trail where you will get acquainted with typical flora of the Curonian spit. You will also walk through the trail on the Hill of Witches. We made sure to include another highlight of the Curonian spit – a cormorant colony which is largest in Europe.In the evening relax at Juodkrante beach.Hiking for the day: 6 hours (13,5 km, elevation gain – 52 m)Accommodation: family run guesthouse/apartment/bed&breakfast in Juodkrante or Pervalka (subject to availability)Day 4. PERVALKA – PREILATaxi will pick you in the morning from Juodkrante and you will be dropped at the Grey dunes – another picturesque trail in the Nagliai nature reserve (get a ticket from the ranger - 2€. There you will start the day’s walk and will be going further south along the coast of Curonian lagoon to Preila. Before entering Pervalka village you can have a picnic.Hiking for the day: 6 hours (15 km, elevation gain – 47 m)Accommodation: family run guesthouse or apartment in PreilaDay 5. PREILA – NIDAThis day you will walk from Preila to Nida, visiting Vecekrugas – the highest dune in the Curonian spit for 360 degrees views. There are more hills to climb on the way – if you feel so. Do not miss out the Nida civil airfield where you can use the chance to walk on a real runway.Hiking for the day: 6 hours (13,5 km, elevation gain – 55 m)Accommodation: 3* hotel or a guesthouse in NidaDay 6. NIDAA relaxed day in Nida with some short walk around the town and its main points. Visit Parnidis dune to get a breathtaking views to a Death Valley, reach the lighthouse of Nida which is showing the way for the ships on both sides of the Spit. Go to the Baltic seasiden and come back through the forest to the lagoon side.Hiking for the day: 6 hours (8,5 km, elevation gain – 45 m)Accommodation: 3* hotel or a guesthouse in NidaDay 7. DEPARTUREOptional transfer to Klaipeda / Vilnius