Three countries self-guided cycling: Lithuania – Belarus – Poland

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Three countries self-guided cycling: Lithuania – Belarus – Poland

Tour Description

11 Day 10 Nights
Places visited: Lithuania

Explore on your own (self-guided) a borderland of Lithuania, Poland and Belarus which is the land of gentle hills, sandy plains, vast primeval forests, crystal clear lakes and deep river valleys. The tour starts in the Lithuanian capital city Vilnius and finishes in the Polish capital city Warsaw, both cities famous for their Old towns designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The tour also includes the Čepkeliai - Dzūkija National/PAN Park with Druskininkai Resort in Lithuania, visa free Grodno region with Augustow Canal in Belarus, Masurian Lakeland with Wigry and Biebrza National Parks in Poland. Experience a wide variety of towns, villages and countryside for an excellent introduction to the very distinct characters of these different countries, especially Belarus, which still remains a blank spot on the map for many foreigners. Now you have a chance to fill up this gap!

Tour program itinerary

1 Day: VILNIUS

Arrive in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. Individual transfer to the hotel (not included) and check-in at the hotel. 19:00 (7:00 pm) welcome meeting with Baltic Bike representative.

OVERNIGHT: Vilnius; HOTEL: COMFORT HOTEL LT ***

2 Day: VILNIUS-TRAKAI Insular Castle-DRUSKININKAI Resort (cycling ~35 km/22 miles, by coach ~125 km)

After breakfast a guided tour of Vilnius Old Town. Afternoon trip to Trakai, the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Here you may visit the famous 14thC Gothic island castle erected on a small island in Lake Galvė. Start your first cycle ride through picturesque countryside on gentle hills, then transfer by coach to Druskininkai which is one of the best climatic and wellness springs resorts in Europe. Arrive in Druskininkai, check-in and optional dinner at the hotel. OVERNIGHT: Druskininkai; HOTEL: REGINA***

3 Day: ČEPKELIAI – DZŪKIJA NATIONAL/PAN PARK (cycling ~43 km/27 miles, by coach ~45 km)

Morning transfer to the Čepkeliai - Dzūkija National/PAN Park, the largest park in Lithuania overgrown with pine forests (90% of the territory) and one of 13 wild PAN parks in Europe. Here begins your cycle route which goes through a few ethnographical villages. En route you can also visit Grūtas Park, which has a unique distinction in Lithuania of being the place where all unwanted statues of Lenin were taken after Lithuania regained its independence from the Soviet Union. Optional dinner at the hotel. OVERNIGHT: Druskininkai; HOTEL: REGINA***

4 Day: DRUSKININKAI-LIŠKIAVA-GRODNO (cycling ~32 km, by coach ~70 km)

Morning ride on picturesque road along the Nemunas River. Today’s cycle route passes through Liškiava famous for its 17-18thC Dominican monastery ensemble with an impressive church on the Nemunas River bank. In the afternoon transfer to Grodno in Belarus, the region capital and mysterious place for those, who are fond of history, culture and architecture (Grodno is visa free region for foreigners!). Arrive in Grodno, check-in at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Grodno; HOTEL: SLAVIA***

5 Day: GRODNO - the region capital of Belaru

After breakfast a guided tour of Grodno historical old town located on steep bank of the Nemunas River. The most interesting sights of Grodno include a Cathedral Basilica of St Francis Xavier, Kolozhskaya Church of St Boris and St Gleb (12thC), Old and New Castles, Great Choral Synagogue, Sovetskaya Street, Soviet Square and others. In the afternoon free time for shopping and sightseeing on foot in the Old Town or going for a cycle ride around the city and its extensive parks at the Nemunas River. OVERNIGHT: Grodno; HOTEL: SLAVIA***

6 Day: Along AUGUSTOW Canal (cycling ~63 km/43 miles, by coach ~11 km)

After breakfast transfer by minibus outside Grodno city. Today’s loop cycle ride will start from a soviet style village and lead you on a country road towards the Augustow canal which was built in 19thC to connect water basins of the Nemunas and Vistula Rivers. This Canal is very special and protected as a historic monument. Continue cycling along the canal on paved roads and forest trails. En route you can explore several locks and weirs which were renovated 10 years ago. OVERNIGHT: Grodno; HOTEL: SLAVIA***

7 Day: AUGUSTOW TOWN & CANAL (cycling ~53 km/33 miles, by coach ~100 km)

Morning bus transfer to Poland. Start our cycle ride from the town centre of Augustow, a small but appealing town, the gateway to the Suwałki region at the Netta River and Augustow Canal bearing the town's name. Today’s cycling leads you to Wigry National Park along several lakes and Augustow canal using extensive network of cycle trails. Arrive in Gavrych Ruda and check into the hotel for 2 overnight stays. Optional dinner at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Gavrych Ruda (Wigry National Park); HOTEL: HOTEL NAD WIGRAMI***

8 Day: WIGRY NATIONAL PARK (cycling ~47 km/29 miles)

Today’s circular cycling route leads you on marked trails around Wigry Lake which is the largest, one of the deepest (73 m) and most beautiful in Podlasie region. En route you can explore a former Camaldolese monastery with a church and 17 hermitages, built by the death-obsessed Camaldolese monks in 17thC. Visiting Suwalki Town on the Green Velo route might be of interest for long distance riders (extra loop of 15 km/9 miles). Optional dinner at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Gavrych Ruda (Wigry National Park); HOTEL: HOTEL NAD WIGRAMI***

9 Day: BIEBRZA NATIONAL PARK (cycling ~48 km/30 miles, by coach ~35 km)

Transfer to Biebrza National Park which protects vast and relatively untouched fenlands with a unique variety of plants, rare wetland birds and mammals such as Elk and Beaver. Today’s cycle route leads you along the GreenVelo route to Goniadz. Check-in and optional dinner at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Goniadz; HOTEL: BARTLOWZINA*** or similar

10 Day: GONIADZ – WARSAW (cycling ~39 km/24 miles, by coach ~180 km)

Morning is dedicated for the final cycling ride along the Royal Route (Polish: Trakt Królewski) through Biebrza National Park and then transfer by bus to Warsaw, capital of Poland. Check-in at the hotel followed by a guided tour of Warsaw Old Town. OVERNIGHT: Warsaw; HOTEL: METROPOL*** or similar

11 Day: WARSAW

Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour.

Included in tour:

  • 10 nights stay in hotels, including all taxes
  • Breakfast daily
  • Transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned mini/-bus
  • Luggage transport as per itinerary
  • Guided tours in Vilnius, Grodno and Warsaw (any entrance fees are payable individually)
  • Special permission for entrance to Grodno Region in Belarus (visa free region)
  • Emergency contact numbers for our English or German speaking representatives
  • Individual information package (city guides, maps, programme and route description)
  • GPS Tracks

Excluded in tour:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Bicycle rent
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips

Important tour notice

  • Discount for extra bed in double/twin room – 15 %
  • Minimum group size on fixed departure dates – 4 people, any other dates May-September – 6 people.