Lake District Fat Biking

Lithuania · 4 nights

Ride deep into the heart of Lithuania’s lake district on this five day Fat Biking adventure.

Overview

This is an exhilirating Fat Biking adventure through the heart of Lithuania's beautiful Lake District.

Explore hidden forests and woodlands that are rarely visited, cycle around picturesque lakes and go off-road testing your limits deep into some of the country's most remote and wild nature spots.

By night, rest up with a hearty dinner and a sauna in your cosy guesthouse and toast the day's adventures.

Included
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Ground Transfers
  • Equipment

The P l a n

The Plan

  • 1
    Day

    Arrival at Visaginas with a transfer to your cosy guesthouse in Gražutės Regional Park plus a short introductory fatbike ride in the evening before dinner.

  • 2
    Day

    Start your day with some light morning exercise, followed by a delicious breakfast. After breakfast you set off on a cycling 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 will be a stop for some rest and a lunch over an open fire halfway through the route. This is also a perfect opportunity to test the open lake waters and enjoy a refreshing swim in hot weather. After the stop you'll continue, following a number of picturesque lakes and a river Šventoji. You'll arrive at the guesthouse closer to the evening for a hearty evening meal and a well deserved sauna.

  • 3
    Day

    Start the morning with light exercise and hearty breakfast. Today you'll cycle alongside Antalieptės reservoir. The reservoir is made up of 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. The route will run through Salakas village, where you'll get an opportunity to visit Gražutės Regional park visitor centre, including an ethnographic exhibition of the Salakas region, an exhibition about the Regional Park's natural environment and a Sea Museum. This is also the perfect time to enjoy your packed lunch. After lunch you pedal en-route to Aukštaitijos National Park and arrive to a traditional guesthouse in the evening for dinner and a sauna.

  • 4
    Day

    In the morning after breakfast cycle to the Ginučiai water mill through the vast park's area - passing lakes and through the forest. Your lunch break will be at pretty Ginučiai. Then stop at Ladakalnis, a pagan worship hill with a stunning view of 6 different lakes. Legends say that sacrifices to the Balts' goddess of life Lada were made on top of this hill. You'll then cycle through some of the wildest parts of Aukštaitijos National park, while learning more about the legends and stories connecting you with the natural sights you pass, like fresh water streams and lakes Laumiakys and Laumekelis. Upon arrival at your final guesthouse in Palušė village, enjoy a delicious dinner.

  • 5
    On departure

    Chill this morning with a swim before breakfast or head out on a ride before your transfer home. Transfer to Ignalina train station is in the morning, from which you can get a connection to Vilnius or Kaunas airport.

Lake District Fat Biking

Dates Departs Duration Price
Sunday
30 Sep 2018
Thursday
4 Oct 2018
on arrival 5 days $591.00/pp
Monday
15 Oct 2018
Friday
19 Oct 2018
on arrival 5 days $591.00/pp
Monday
22 Oct 2018
Friday
26 Oct 2018
on arrival 5 days $591.00/pp
Monday
3 Dec 2018
Friday
7 Dec 2018
on arrival 5 days $591.00/pp
Monday
17 Dec 2018
Friday
21 Dec 2018
on arrival 5 days $591.00/pp
Dates Departs Duration Price
Sunday
30 Sep 2018
Thursday
4 Oct 2018
on arrival 5 days $591.00/pp
Dates Departs Duration Price
Monday
15 Oct 2018
Friday
19 Oct 2018
on arrival 5 days $591.00/pp
Monday
22 Oct 2018
Friday
26 Oct 2018
on arrival 5 days $591.00/pp
Dates Departs Duration Price
Monday
3 Dec 2018
Friday
7 Dec 2018
on arrival 5 days $591.00/pp
Monday
17 Dec 2018
Friday
21 Dec 2018
on arrival 5 days $591.00/pp