A campsite in Lithuania: a showcase of natural beauty and cultural heritage

Camping has never seemed a more attractive way to vacation. It is inexpensive, has little impact on the environment, and has a low risk of COVID-19 as an outdoor activity.

During the pandemic, interest in camping increased 500 percent orders increased in 2021. in the summer.

Camping is also a low-carbon holiday. A study by PKF consultants comparing the effects of travel RVs with CO2 emissions on aircraft, car rentals and hotel accommodation found that emissions were lower. in all classes RV travel.

Lithuania is a compact country where you can travel from north to south in three hours. It boasts beautiful beaches, lush landscapes and historical sights, making the Baltic nation perfect for a road trip.

There are four best routes you can travel on Travel around Lithuania, built to show the breadth of Lithuanian natural beauty and cultural values.

“Camping routes lead to the most impressive places in Lithuania and show how it is to travel in our ethnographically diverse country,” says Inga Valentonienė, Head of Tourism Products and Marketing at Lithuania Travel.

“Relatively short driving distances allow you to observe rapidly changing landscapes in just a few days: from huge meadows or sand dunes to archaic-looking cities.”

As in many Baltic countries, outdoor camping is allowed in the Lithuanian countryside (there are some restrictions in national parks).

1 – Three waters in the West

Discover the three most outstanding Lithuanian water bodies in this 620 km long campsite route where you will visit the Baltic Sea, the Curonian Lagoon and the Nemunas Delta.

The route is littered with natural beauties, such as a UNESCO heritage site, the Curonian Spit – a white sand trail connecting the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon.

Along the way is Cape Venta, an essential part of one of the main bird migration routes and one of the first ornithological stations in Europe. Nearby is Samogitia, the last region of the country to preserve ancient pagan traditions.

2 – three capitals in the south

This southern campsite route is a 470 km long stretch and passes through three different capitals – Vilnius, Kaunas and Trakai.

The historic capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts one of the most picturesque medieval castles in Europe. Vilnius contradicts ancient and modern architecture next to high-rise church towers. Kaunus is a mixture of Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance buildings.

You can fly in a hot air balloon in Vilnius and Kaunas. For those who want to relax, there are spa retreats – nearby balneological resorts – Druskininkai and Birštonas. These places offer the opportunity to recover and drink from local water sources.

3 – Lakes and manors to the north and east

This 690 km route demonstrates the natural beauty of northern and eastern Lithuania. Along the way, in the Aukštaitija (Aukštaitija) region, all campers are invited to park next to the oldest Lithuanian national park. Here visitors can engage in the wild side of Lithuania, rich in wild mushrooms, berries and swimming in the forest.

This route is rich in history and culture with Lithuanians Museum of Ethnocosmology In Molėtai and the possibility to explore the 19th century.

4 – The Way of the Cross

Camping 1400 km route Around Lithuania may seem like a hike, but overgrown with 29 cities, three capitals, the largest Lithuanian island Rusnė and leading to the castle-surrounded “Paradise Road”, meandering the Nemunas, this trip is definitely worth it.

Visitors can discover the famous Lithuanian summer resort-Palanga on the Baltic Sea coast, ride through the seven hills of Telšiai, the so-called capital of Samogitia, and visit the popular Hill of Crosses. place of pilgrimage.

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