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The Commonwealth self-guided cycling tour: Lithuania - Poland: Vilnius – Trakai – Druskininkai Spa Resort – Dzūkija, Wigry & Biebrza National Parks – Suwalki – Augustow – Warsaw
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The Commonwealth self-guided cycling tour: Lithuania - Poland: Vilnius – Trakai – Druskininkai Spa Resort – Dzūkija, Wigry & Biebrza National Parks – Suwalki – Augustow – Warsaw

The Commonwealth self-guided cycling tour: Lithuania - Poland: Vilnius – Trakai – Druskininkai Spa Resort – Dzūkija, Wigry & Biebrza National Parks – Suwalki – Augustow – Warsaw
from 1499 Eur

9 days self-guided supported bike tour from Vilnius (Code G6)

Tour distances: cycling ~321 km/~200 mi., by coach ~503 km/313 mi.

2024 TOUR DATES*
G6-1. 12.07 - 20.07.2024 (en)
G6-2. 16.08 - 24.08.2024 (en)
G6-3. 06.09 - 14.09.2024 (en)
* English speaker tour guide (for groups from 8 people or more) or driver/guide (for groups up to 7 people)

TOUR PRICE per person (from 6 people):
Double/Twin room - 1499 EUR
Single room - 1769 EUR

ITINERARY

Day 1 Friday (Lithuania): Arrive in Vilnius

Arrive in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. Individual transfer to the hotel (not included) and welcome meeting at the hotel with tour guide Check-in at the hotel for 2 overnight stays.
OVERNIGHT: Vilnius; HOTEL: COMFORT HOTEL LT***

Day 2 Saturday (Lithuania): VILNIUS & TRAKAI

After breakfast a guided tour of Vilnius Old Town. Afternoon return trip to Trakai, the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Start your first cycle ride on gentle hills around Galvė lake. En route we'll stop in Trakai where you may visit the 14thC island castle built on a small island in Lake Galvė. (Cycle ~23 km/14 miles, by minibus ~55 km)
OVERNIGHT: Vilnius; HOTEL: COMFORT HOTEL LT***

Day 3 Sunday (Lithuania): Along the Nemunas River to DRUSKININKAI Resort

Transfer by minibus to Merkinė. Cycle ride to Druskininkai which is one of the best climatic and wellness springs resorts in Europe. Today's cycle route goes via Liškiava famous for its 17-18thC Dominican monastery ensemble on the Nemunas River bank. Arrive in Druskininkai, check into the hotel for 2 overnight stays. Afternoon free in the resort or going for a circular ride in the woods. Dinner at the hotel (included). (Cycle ~32 km/20 miles or 48 km/30 miles, by minibus ~100 km)
OVERNIGHT: Druskininkai; HOTEL: REGINA***

Day 4 Monday (Lithuania): DZŪKIJA NATIONAL PARK by bike

Morning transfer to Dzūkija National 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 our cycle route through the woods and ethnographical villages. Afternoon trip to Grūtas Park, which has a unique distinction of being the place where all unwanted statues of Lenin were taken after Lithuania regained its independence from the Soviet Union. (Cycle ~52 km/33 miles, by minibus ~55 km)
OVERNIGHT: Druskininkai; HOTEL: REGINA***

Day 5 Tuesday (Lithuania-Poland): SUWALKI LAKELAND & TOWN

Morning bus transfer to Poland. After crossing the border we start cycling on rolling hills with picturesque views to beautiful lakes and Polish countryside. Wigry National park is our destination. En route we visit Suwałki, the largest town and the capital of the historical Suwałki region. Check into the hotel for 2 overnight stays. Dinner at the hotel (included). (Cycle~55 km/34 miles, by coach ~85 km)
OVERNIGHT: Wigry National Park; HOTEL: NAD WIGRAMI*** or similar

Day 6 Wednesday (Poland): WIGRY NATIONAL PARK

Circular bike tour on marked trails around Wigry Lake which is the largest with 15 islands, one of the deepest (73 m) and most beautiful lakes in Podlasie region. En route explore a former monastery, built by the death-obsessed Camaldolese monks in 17thC. The whole complex, complete with a church and 17 hermitages, is spectacularly located on a peninsula in the lake. (Cycle ~47 km/29 miles)
OVERNIGHT: Wigry National Park; HOTEL: NAD WIGRAMI*** or similar

Day 7 Thursday (Poland): AUGUSTOW & BIEBRZA NATIONAL PARK

Short transfer to Augustow, a small but appealing town, the gateway to the Suwałki region at the Netta River. Today we cycle along the GreenVelo route 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. Arrive in Goniadz, check-in and dinner at the hotel (included). (Cycle ~57 km/36 miles, by coach ~28 km)
OVERNIGHT: Goniadz; HOTEL: BARTLOWZINA*** or similar

Day 8 Friday (Poland) GONIADZ – WARSAW

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. Dinner in local restaurant (included). (cycle ~39 km/24 miles, by coach ~180 km)
OVERNIGHT: Warsaw; HOTEL: METROPOL*** or similar

Day 9 Saturday (Poland): Warsaw

Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour.

Price includes:

  • 8 nights stay in 3* hotels (rooms with shower/WC or bath/WC), including all taxes;
  • Breakfast on days 2-9;
  • Welcome meeting with a glass of wine or beer;
  • 4 x 3-course dinners (1x Druskininkai, 1x Wigry,1x Goniadz, 1x Warsaw);
  • Welcome meeting with a glass of beer or wine;
  • Mineral water at your disposal on cycling days;
  • Rent of trekking bicycle with waterproof pannier (+ helmet on request);
  • English speaking guide escort on days 2-8;
  • Transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned mini/-bus;
  • Luggage transport;
  • Excursions as shown in itinerary;
  • Entrance to Grūtas Park of Soviet Sculptures, Wigry Monastery;
  • Individual information package (one per room);

Price doesn't include:

  • Arrival and departure transfers;
  • Lunches and 4 dinners;
  • Tips;

Optional extras:

  • Supplement for an E-bike/Pedelec (Bosch driving system) with a waterproof pannier – 155 EUR per person;
  • Pre-tour accommodation in Vilnius 3* (price per room per night with breakfast and city tax):
    Double/twin room - 95 EUR;
    Single room - 85 EUR;
  • Post-tour accommodation in Warsaw 3* (price per room per night with breakfast):
    Double/twin room - 110 EUR;
    Single room - 99 EUR;
  • Arrival transfer (price for one way):
    from Vilnius airport (by car for up to 3 people) - 39 EUR;
    from Vilnius airport (by minibus for up to 7 people) - 65 EUR;
  • Departure transfer (price for one way):
    to Warsaw-Chopin / Warsaw-Modlin airport (by car for up to 3 people) - 49 EUR / 115 EUR;
    to Warsaw-Chopin / Warsaw-Modlin airport (by minibus for up to 7 people) - 65 EUR / 149 EUR;

Notes:

  • Discount for extra bed in double/twin room – 15 %
  • Minimum group size:
    - 6 people (3 x fixed departures)
    - 12 people (any other date May-September on request)
  • Maximum group size – 15 people with one guide and 21 people with two guides!
  • Language of cycling tour guide/-s (for a group from 8 people) or driver/guide (group up to 7 people): 
    DE - German speaker tour guide or driver/guide, 
    EN - English speaker tour guide or driver/guide,

The trip is booking throughout the year.

More information and reservation: info@klaipedatours.lt