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Klaipeda–Palanga–Sventoji–Palanga–Klaipeda (2-day tour, approx. 88 km/55 miles)

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Start your tour in the harbour city of Klaipëda which sprung up from the German-founded brick castle of Memelburg in the 13th century. Travel through Giruliai Forest to the North and explore the Seaside Regional Park. After crossing a former Soviet military polygon you‘ll find yourself on a historical border between the German Reich and the Russian Empire! Visit Palanga – a coastal resort town famous for its old wooden villas and the Amber Museum. Relax in the broad sandy beaches enjoying beautiful coastal scenery and lapping sea-waves, may tempt you to take a dip!
Overnight stay in Palanga or Sventoji (1 night).

SIGHTS:
Seaside Regional Park (the Dutchmen’s cap Olandu kepure – a 24-metre-high cliff, the fishmen's village of Karkle, Plaze Lake, the former lifeguard station in Nemirseta), Palanga Botanical Park and Amber Museum, amber processing studio, a church of St. Mary, J. Basanavicius Pedestrian Street and a pier heading 470 hundred metres into the sea in Palanga, cable bridge over the Sventoji River, Samogitian Pagan Sanctuary (Zemaiciu alka), a reconstructed paleoastronomic observatory and pagan place of worship from the 14th century, and impressive sculpture of ‘the Fisherman’s Daughters’ in Sventoji.

TRAVEL SERVICES:

For a package of cycling tavel services, including bicycle rental, transfers, accommodation, catering, museums, tour guide, etc., contact local incoming tour operator based in Klaipeda City:

For more information on the Lithuanian Seaside Cycle Route, its publications (cycling guide and map) and travel services for cyclists look at tourism information centres (TIC) along the route in Klaipeda and Palanga:

For information on bicycling and specialised services, like rental of quality trekking bicycles and tourist equipment, and delivery/collection services look at the BaltiCCycle website. You may use on-line reservation form or contact by mobile phone +370 699 56009 (in English/German/French/Esperanto), +370 615 91773 (in English/Russian), or E-mail: rent @bicycle.lt