Travelling by bicycle is a great way to get to know the beautiful Lithuanian coastal region, its culture and ethnic pictures. From the town of Klaipeda there are three-way bicycle tracks extending for more than 200 km, encircling the most beautiful Lithuanian coastal areas. One section runs through the Curonian Spit, the other leads north towards Latvia, and the third goes down along the Lagoon to Rusne Island. These routes are unique in their beauty and cover almost the entire Lithuanian sea and lagoon shores.
Klaipeda–Curonian Spit–Nida: 52 km
The bike path leading and trailing along the Curonian Spit is the most impressive in Lithuania. The journey begins by ferry from Klaipeda, a Lithuania's maritime port, and heads towards Nida. The route goes along the Curonian Spit National Park, recognised by UNESCO as one of the most unique natural and cultural heritage objects in the Baltic Sea region. The landscape of the Curonian Spit is the creation of nature and human hands. Here are the most charming pine forests, wind-blown sand dunes, displaying magnificent views of the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon. Scattered settlements Juodkrantė, Pervalka Preila and Nida are eye-catching with authentic fishermen's houses, reed-lined roofs, seacoast lighthouses, wooden Witch Mountain sculptures protecting the secrets and a unique cormorant and gray heron colony situated nearby. The spacious golden sandy beaches tempt travellers to rest and freshen in the sea waves.
Klaipeda–Latvian border: 49 km
This route is for those looking not only for beautiful nature, but also interested in historical heritage. Take the bicycle paths from Klaipeda and reach Sventoji, with three fisherman's daughters in the dunes and the suspended “monkey bridge”. Along the way you will see the famous places of Pajuris the Regional Park: the highest Lithuanian seaside cliff – Olandu Kepure, old Curonian cemetery Karkle, Plaze Lake of glacial origin and Nemirseta coastal dunes. The summer capital town Palanga will entice with its beautiful beaches, sunsets on the pier, romantic love alley, and the Amber Museum.
Klaipeda–Rusne Island: 115 km
If you choose this route, you can visit many villages and towns, with characteristic seaside architecture. The route will culminate in the nature of Nemunas Delta Regional Park with the largest concentration of waterfowls in the Baltic Sea region. The Arctic-European-East African bird migration route stretches along the park area. It is different from other routes in its rich flora and fauna. However, human activity here is also important. Regular floods and natural disasters forced people to defend themselves, so they protected these low areas with water dikes, which you will not find anywhere else in Lithuania.