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Latvia   I   Lithuania

Packaged Tours

Adventure tour in Gražutės regional park

hiking, biking and kayaking

8 days from/to Visaginas

 Day 1. Arrival Arrival to Visaginas, where you are welcomed by your guide. Transfer (~15 minutes) to our first guesthouse on lake Smalvas in the Gražutės Regional Park. Dinner at your accommodation, tour presentation, safety briefing and meeting other participants. Sauna in the evening. Day 2. Hiking We start our day with some light morning exercise, followed by delicious breakfast. After breakfast we set off on a tour around nearby lakes – Trilypis, Skaidrys, and Švento. All of these lakes are part of Smalvo conservation area, which was designed to protect some of the rarest species of birds and plants in Lithuania. The nature here is dominated by pines, green mosses, and picturesque lakes formed following the Ice Age. There is an opportunity for an open-water swimming at all the lakes we visit today – so you can later compare your experiences. We lunch during one of the lake stops. In the afternoon, we make a tent camp by Švento lake (eng. „Saint‘s“) and meet our local host, who shares what it‘s like to live in a 2-persons village. Later on, we relax in a traditional Russian-style „banya“ (sauna). We dinner with our local host, whilst learning more about the area and its cultural traditions. In the evening, there is free time for you to take a walk around the lake at your own pace, or simply enjoy the quietness and stillness of the surrounding nature. Hiking 6-15 km. Day 3. Hiking Greeting the morning with light exercise, optional swimming in the open water of the cleanest Lithuanian lake Švento and breakfast. Today we get a chance to observe the headwaters of Šventoji, one of the longest Lithuanian rivers, which then falls into Luodis lake and carries all the way on to the Baltic Sea. There is also a stop for a packed lunch, after which we continue to the village of Salakas. In the afternoon we arrive at our guesthouse. After dinner there will be free time to explore Salakas village on your own, as well as take a walk along the “Elk’s” exploratory pathway. Sauna in the evening. Hiking 14 km. Day 4. Kayaking In the morning after breakfast we get to the clear waters of Luodis lake and continue our tour by kayaks. We provide all equipment, such as paddles and life vests. We make a few stops on some peninsulas and islands of Luodis lake, giving you a chance to capture beautiful nature views and have a sneak peek on local wildlife. Luodis is considered a heaven for fishing enthusiasts, and it is likely that we’ll meet some fishermen along our route. Our way then leads us through the waters of Šventoji river to our next guesthouse. In the afternoon, we take a short walk to a nearby village to meet a local honey-maker Janina, who will shed the light on secrets of honeymaking and give us a try of some best honeys she makes. Dinner at Janina’s farmstead, sauna at a guesthouse. Kayaking 15 km. Day 5. Kayaking The second day of kayaking on Šventoji river, reaching Antalieptės reservoir. Antalieptės reservoir is made up from 26 lakes, which were artificially joined together to form a single lake, powering up a hydroelectric power station at Antalieptė. The reservoir is full of little islands, majority of which are a natural habitat for variety of bird species. Arriving at our guesthouse for the next two nights. Kayaking 12 km. Day 6. Free day Today is a free day for you to enjoy peace and quietness at Antalieptės reservoir. You can either stay at a guesthouse, take a leisure walk around, use a boat to paddle through the lake, or go for a circular hike to a former water mill and now a museum of radio sets at Tiltiškės. Depending on the season, guided berries and mushroom picking. Packed lunch will be provided, dinner at a guesthouse over open fire. Sauna in the evening. Day 7. Cycling Today we are working our way through the forest by bikes. Our route goes mostly on unpaved forest roads, and we will visit local wood workers at Degučiai village, a natural landmark “Spruce sisters”, and a 100 year old wooden old believers’ chapel. Upon arrival at a final guesthouse, we enjoy delicious dinner and share our final tour experiences with each other. Cycling approx. 31 km. Day 8. Return Breakfast and a transfer to Visaginas, from which you can get a connection to Vilnius or Kaunas airport.
Included in the price: - Accommodation for 7 nights: in rooms for 2-4 persons with shared facilities on all days except     day 2; Camping in tents* on day 2 - Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with an exception of days 1 and 8, where only one meal per day is provided) - Transfers to and from Visaginas - Transportation of personal belongings between accommodations - Canoe hire, bike hire and other necessary camping equipment hire - Craftsmen's workshops - English/Russian speaking local guide. - Sauna daily - Travel insurance certificate *Please note that camping grounds are not equipped with facilities.
Not included: - personal expenses Important information: - tick protection is recommended Dates: 05.05. - 12.05.2018 02.06. - 09.06.2018 23.06. - 30.06.2018 30.06. - 07.07.2018 21.07. - 28.07.2018 04.08. - 11.08.2018 18.08. - 25.08.2018 01.09. - 08.09.2018
LATVIA OUTDOOR Sebastian Boldt Hellersdorfer Weg 35 12689 Berlin Deutschland
+49 157 319 450 66  +371 29 14 60 34 info@latvia-outdoor.de
LATVIA OUTDOOR

Latvia  I   Lithuania

Packaged Tours

Adventure tour in Gražutės regional park

hiking, biking and kayaking

hiking, biking and kayaking

Day 1. Arrival Arrival to Visaginas, where you are welcomed by your guide. Transfer (~15 minutes) to our first guesthouse on lake Smalvas in the Gražutės Regional Park. Dinner at your accommodation, tour presentation, safety briefing and meeting other participants. Sauna in the evening. Day 2. Hiking We start our day with some light morning exercise, followed by delicious breakfast. After breakfast we set off on a tour around nearby lakes – Trilypis, Skaidrys, and Švento. All of these lakes are part of Smalvo conservation area, which was designed to protect some of the rarest species of birds and plants in Lithuania. The nature here is dominated by pines, green mosses, and picturesque lakes formed following the Ice Age. There is an opportunity for an open-water swimming at all the lakes we visit today – so you can later compare your experiences. We lunch during one of the lake stops. In the afternoon, we make a tent camp by Švento lake (eng. „Saint‘s“) and meet our local host, who shares what it‘s like to live in a 2-persons village. Later on, we relax in a traditional Russian- style „banya“ (sauna). We dinner with our local host, whilst learning more about the area and its cultural traditions. In the evening, there is free time for you to take a walk around the lake at your own pace, or simply enjoy the quietness and stillness of the surrounding nature. Hiking 6-15 km. Day 3. Hiking Greeting the morning with light exercise, optional swimming in the open water of the cleanest Lithuanian lake Švento and breakfast. Today we get a chance to observe the headwaters of Šventoji, one of the longest Lithuanian rivers, which then falls into Luodis lake and carries all the way on to the Baltic Sea. There is also a stop for a packed lunch, after which we continue to the village of Salakas. In the afternoon we arrive at our guesthouse. After dinner there will be free time to explore Salakas village on your own, as well as take a walk along the “Elk’s” exploratory pathway. Sauna in the evening. Hiking 14 km. Day 4. Kayaking In the morning after breakfast we get to the clear waters of Luodis lake and continue our tour by kayaks. We provide all equipment, such as paddles and life vests. We make a few stops on some peninsulas and islands of Luodis lake, giving you a chance to capture beautiful nature views and have a sneak peek on local wildlife. Luodis is considered a heaven for fishing enthusiasts, and it is likely that we’ll meet some fishermen along our route. Our way then leads us through the waters of Šventoji river to our next guesthouse. In the afternoon, we take a short walk to a nearby village to meet a local honey-maker Janina, who will shed the light on secrets of honeymaking and give us a try of some best honeys she makes. Dinner at Janina’s farmstead, sauna at a guesthouse. Kayaking 15 km. Day 5. Kayaking The second day of kayaking on Šventoji river, reaching Antalieptės reservoir. Antalieptės reservoir is made up from 26 lakes, which were artificially joined together to form a single lake, powering up a hydroelectric power station at Antalieptė. The reservoir is full of little islands, majority of which are a natural habitat for variety of bird species. Arriving at our guesthouse for the next two nights. Kayaking 12 km. Day 6. Free day Today is a free day for you to enjoy peace and quietness at Antalieptės reservoir. You can either stay at a guesthouse, take a leisure walk around, use a boat to paddle through the lake, or go for a circular hike to a former water mill and now a museum of radio sets at Tiltiškės. Depending on the season, guided berries and mushroom picking. Packed lunch will be provided, dinner at a guesthouse over open fire. Sauna in the evening. Day 7. Cycling Today we are working our way through the forest by bikes. Our route goes mostly on unpaved forest roads, and we will visit local wood workers at Degučiai village, a natural landmark “Spruce sisters”, and a 100 year old wooden old believers’ chapel. Upon arrival at a final guesthouse, we enjoy delicious dinner and share our final tour experiences with each other. Cycling approx. 31 km. Day 8. Return Breakfast and a transfer to Visaginas, from which you can get a connection to Vilnius or Kaunas airport.
Included in the price: - Accommodation for 7 nights: in rooms for 2-4 persons with shared facilities on all days except     day 2; Camping in tents* on day 2 - Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with an exception of days 1 and 8, where only one meal per day is provided) - Transfers to and from Visaginas - Transportation of personal belongings between accommodations - Canoe hire, bike hire and other necessary camping equipment hire - Craftsmen's workshops - English/Russian speaking local guide. - Sauna daily - Travel insurance certificate *Please note that camping grounds are not equipped with facilities.
Not included: - personal expenses Important information: - tick protection is recommended Dates: 05.05. - 12.05.2018 02.06. - 09.06.2018 23.06. - 30.06.2018 30.06. - 07.07.2018 21.07. - 28.07.2018 04.08. - 11.08.2018 18.08. - 25.08.2018 01.09. - 08.09.2018
LATVIA OUTDOOR Sebastian Boldt Hellersdorfer Weg 35 12689 Berlin Deutschland
+49 157 319 450 66  +371 29 14 60 34 info@latvia-outdoor.de