A perfect tour for nature lovers wanting to get off the beaten tourist track while in Lithuania. A guided hiking tour in Gražutės Regional Park will let you fully appreciate Lithuanian beauty. Hear the whispering wind in the crowns of trees, inhale the tangy smell of pines, give your eyes and mind an opportunity to unwind and refuel. Enjoy the healing powers of the surrounding nature, and experience a deluxe feeling of calmness.
Gražutės Regional Park can be reached by train or coach from Vilnius in 2 to 2.5-hours.
Starting right from the Visaginas Railway Station, we'll head off towards Smalvos lake.
A local guide will lead you on a 10 kilometer hike through dense forests, along beautiful lakes and close to spongy swamps. Expect to hear about local flora and fauna, pick some edible herbs and berries along the way (in summer) and possibly spot some wildlife.
Time for a break
There will also be a stop for lunch, during which your guide will show you how to prepare a traditional lunch over a campfire, encouraging you to learn and take part in cooking. This is also an opportunity to take a refreshing swim in open waters of a wild lake in summer, or play a bit of ice hockey in winter.
The tour will end at the same spot as you started, Visaginas Railway Station, from which you can catch a return train to Vilnius. Alternatively, you could plan for some extra time to spend in Visaginas, for example, take an excursion to Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant.
Why choose this tour?
No worries about way finding and your personal safety
Enjoy the fresh and shining faces of your loved ones during (and long time after!) the hike
Strengthen your immune system and get a therapeutic effect from breathing the pine forest air
Get a first-hand insight into local's life and traditions
Save at least 5 hours of your time, which you would have spent planning the route and solving other organizational questions
Local English-speaking guide
Open fire lunch (vegetarian on request), fresh vegetables and a hot drink