BaltiCCycle Reunion Meeting is held this time in Neringa, Lithuania, on October 9-12. We will resume our bike season.
Neringa is near Klaipėda, it is a very special place located on the narrow spit separating the Baltic Sea from the Curonian Lagoon. It is included in the list of World Heritage of UNESCO as a site of cultural landscape. It is famous by impressive sand dunes and fishermen villages. A scenic cycling trail wings along the spit.
We cycled through Neringa on our routes “From the Baltic to the Black Sea” in 2005 and “Around the Baltic Sea” in 2006.
The accommodation in Apartmens “Gintaras”, address: 12-18, Kalno street, Juodkrantė, map. The place is arranged in the middle of Neringa, in the resort of Juodkrantė.
We will organize transport from Poland for free – thanks to donation of Cyclists for Cultural Exchange program. How to reach Juodkrantė yourself you can find here. The schedule of ferries from Klaipėda here.
October 9 (Thursday)
October 10 (Friday)
arrival (possible cycling from Klaipėda to Juodkrantė)
11:00 – 18:00 excursions:
- bike excursion to Dead Dunes
- excursion by foot to Hill of Witches
19:00 – 23:00 evening at a fire with beer
October 11 (Saturday)
08:00 – 12:00 cycling to Nida (visiting some sites)
12:00 – 17:00 boat excursion (visitng Ventes Ragas, Minges village as well as other sites; captain’s fish soup)
18:00 – dinner in café Smilga, slide shows and films from 2014 expeditions, presentation of BC 2015 and 2016 plans
October 12 (Sunday)
departure and individual program recommended:
- visiting Sea Museum and Dolphinarium
- visiting Klaipėda’s Old Town
Note: depending on the weather or other circumstances the program can be corrected.
Though it is a late autumn there are still often coming visitors to Neringa on weekends therefore we have to book rooms in advance. Price per person per night is 9 Eur. The following are in our disposition:
1-room apartments – 3 persons (could be 2 persons but then price for 3)
2-room apartments – 4-5 persons
3-room apartments – 5-6 persons
All apartments have a small kitchen and a bathroom with a shower.
There are a few supermarkets nearby, as well as café Smilga where you can order breakfast and other meals.
It is a possibility to rent a bicycle for 8 Eur/day in Klaipėda, it can be delivered to Juodkrantė by Baltic Bike Travel.