Countryside

Dzūkija bicycle tour, Marcinkonys surroundings (36 km)

Dzūkija bicycle tour mapThe course extends 27 kilometers. It runs through valley of Skroblus river where number of clear springs flow, where unique flora and fauna create a unique natural surroundings and a marvelous Bakanauskas swamps is here also located. The village of Margionys will be one of the most interesting stops odf the route as it is famous for its cultual traditions.

Plungė

Plungė is located in the North West Lithuania. It is a town including more than 23 000 inhabitants in the territory of 11,78 square kilometers.  Plungė is one of the main cities in Žemaitija, second most important after Telšiai. Rich history, great geographical location and sophisticated local society create a wonderful entire of the town.

 

Kuršėnai

Kuršėnai is the biggest city in Lithuania which is not declared to be a center of region.  Located just 25 km west of Šiauliai between 2 train stations (Pavenčiai train station and Kuršėnai train station) and 2 important highways (Šiauliai – Palanga and Šiauliai - Mažeikiai), it is alive for almost  430 years. According to Lithuanian department of statistics, in the beggining of 2009, 13617 inhabitants lived there in the territory of  12 sq. km divided into 2 sides by the river Venta.

Zarasai

Zarasai is a beautiful town located in North East Lithuania, 3 km from the border with Latvia. Despite the fact that in comparison with other Lithuanian cities it is quite small as it includes just 8000 inhabitants, it is a center of Zarasai district and also it is an active participant of various national as well as international cultural and educational projects.

Kernavė

Kernavė is a unique Lithuanian 5 mounds complex in Baltic states. It reveals the old disappeared culture, civilization and the most important periods of Lithuanian history. The town was included into UNESCO World Heritage list in 1994 and nowadays is a marvelous Lithuanian corner where visitors are able to feel the power of past in this vicinity.

Ventė Cape (Horn)

Ventė Cape is an idiosyncratic  recess in Lithuania located in Šilutė district on a peninsula in the eastern side of Curonian Lagoon. More than 50 thousand visitors come each year there in order to get acquainted with one of the most important spot of birds migration in the world. In addition, visitors are able to admire the beautiful landscape which opens from the top of the unique old lighthouse located there.

Veliuona

This little settlement is the center of Veliuona parish in Jurbarkas district. It is located on the right shore of Nemunas covering the area of 12000 ha with a bit more than 900 inhabitants. Veliuona town is one of the most beautiful and interesting Lithuanian towns. According to archeological researches, this area was first populated in a stone age, 10.000 years ago. What is more, it is a very important historical area as for centuries there stood a famous Veliuona castle.

Varniai

Varniai, LithuaniaVarniai is the little town located in Samogitia (Žemaitija), in the region of Telšiai, with only approximately  1300 inhabitants.

Mosėdis Stone Museum

In the North West of Lithuania there is a little village named Mosėdis, which is famous for its unique Museum of Rare Stones. More than 150 000 different stones (the smallest probably weights less than a gramme, and the largest more than 50 tons) and pebbles are being exposed in the area of 8 ha in Bartuva river’s field. The story of the museum began when its former, doctor Vaclovas Intas, suddenly saw a marvelous 50 kg weighting stone in a neighbor village after being out on rounds in 1957.

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