Welcome to the guided motorcycle tour of Lithuania! This tour is a week-long, 1200km journey around Lithuania that will take you on roads big and small, visiting numerous landmarks and cities, and will see you driving on breathtaking roads that are simply made for motorcycling. The tour offers a nice balance of riding, sightseeing, and relaxing to make it a perfect holiday trip.
The tour starts and finishes in Lithuania’s capital city Vilnius, which is easily accessible both thanks to Lithuania’s membership in EU and Schengen area, and if you are flying in, you will have an excellent selection of flights from destinations in Europe.
From Vilnius we will ride west towards Jurbarkas, avoiding highways and stopping to explore some key landmarks along the way – natural phenomenons in Aukstadvaris Regional Park and medieval castles and fortifications of Kaunas 9th fort and Panemune Castle. From there we’ll continue towards the Baltic Sea and after visiting a few interesting museums you’ll have some quality time to relax by the sea in Nida – one of the nicest resort towns along the coast of Baltic sea that is located on the Curonian Spit (UNESCO World Heritage Site). From here we’ll then head north / north east and stop by at few unmissable sites, such as the Cold War museum, Motorcycle museum, and the famous Hill of Crosses in Siauliai city. After visiting some unique micro-breweries in Birzai (take care on those beer tasting sessions, we’ve got a lot of road to cover!) we’ll then spice things up with some canoeing in Aukstaitija National Park – home of some of the most beautiful rivers, lakes, and forests. After a few days on the road and plenty of things to remember, we’ll close the circle and arrive at Vilnius where we’ll make sure you experience the best this amazing city and its UNESCO protected old town has to offer, before saying goodbye to your fellow riders.
Tour key facts
Duration: 7 nights
Mileage: ~1300 km (800 miles)
Accommodation: Hotels and rural tourism resorts
Tour type: Guided with option to rent a motorcycle
Skill: Suitable for most riders
Special requirements: no special requirements for citizens of EU and EEA countries. Visa may be required for residents of other countries.
What is included in the tour
Tour prices are inclusive of the following:
- Airport transfers
- 7 Nights accommodation*
- 7 Breakfasts
- Full use of the leisure facilities in hotels and resorts
- Entry and guided tour of all planned museums, castles and attractions
- Tolls and ferry to Curonian Spit
- Transportation of motorcycle in case of a breakdown to a service station
- Services of tour guides
Not Included in the package:
- Attractions and activities other than those listed in the itinerary
- Drinks and food other than listed in the included items above
* Please note that accommodation standards in rural tourism resorts may sometimes vary from what you might be used to in the Western Europe. You should be prepared for the rural / folklore accommodation theme of the tour and we trust you will enjoy the uniqueness of this trip!
Detailed tour itinerary
Meet and greet in Vilnius
We’ll pick you up from the airport if you’re flying in, or meet you in the city if you’re arriving by other means and transport you to the hotel. If you are renting one of our motorcycles, we’ll pick it up along the way. If your arrival time allows, we’ll visit the KGB museum. You’ll have free time during the evening, but don’t stay up too long as we’re starting early tomorrow!
Day 2 (230 km)
Vilnius – Aukstadvaris – Kaunas – Jurbarkas
After you’ve had breakfast in the hotel, we’ll pick you up and if you are renting we’ll head to pick up the motorcycles. The theme of the first riding day is nature and forts & castles, as winding roads will first take us to Aukstadvaris Regional Park where we’ll first explore a couple curiosities of nature. One of them – Velnio Duobe (Devil’s Hole) is literally a massive hole in the middle of the forest and a swamp in the bottom! We’ll then head towards Lithuania’s second largest city Kaunas and visit the 9th Fort – a military fortification which was built in late 19th century and was used by both Soviet and Nazi occupants in the first half of 20th century. From here we’ll take a beautiful road winding side by side with Nemunas river and see a 16th century Panemune castle, as well as stop by at a curious museum of olden equipment before finishing the day in a 3 star hotel in Jurbarkas town.
Day 3 (250 km)
Jurbarkas – Silute – Nida – Klaipeda
Today we’ll continue on beautiful country roads westwards and our first stop is Uostadvaris lighthouse and water collection plant. From there we’ll continue to Klaipeda and visit the Sea Museum before crossing the Curonian Lagoon to enter the beautiful Curonian Spit (UNESCO site) boasting massive sand dunes and finally reaching the resort town of Nida. After spending some relaxing time in Nida we’ll return to Klaipeda where our accommodation for the night is a beautiful modern baroque guest house.
Day 4 (190 km)
Klaipeda – Palanga – Telsiai – Siauliai
After breakfast we’ll head of to seaside town Palanga for a tour of the town centre, pier, and the Amber museum. From Palanga we’ll head east where we’ll visit a Cold War museum and Soviet nuclear weapon launch base. Afterwards we’ll continue towards Telsiai and visit the Motorcycle Museum! To finish the day we’ll head towards the city of Siauliai where we’ll spend the night in a rural tourism complex a few miles away from the city.
Day 5 (120 km)
Siauliai – Pakruojis – Pasvalys – Birzai
Our first destination will be the Hill of Crosses – a famous pilgrimage site with some 400,000 crosses packed on a single hill! We’ll then continue eastwards and stop at some local tourism sites such as the Pakruojis Manor and Balsiai water mill. In the afternoon we’ll arrive at Birzai town where a tour of authentic local micro breweries (with tasting!) awaits with dinner and accommodation in a local hotel. Careful with the beer as we’ve got a lot planned for tomorrow!
Day 6 (160 km)
Birzai – Paluse
Today we’ll ride towards Aukstaitija National Park – home of lakes, rivers and dense woods. After all the museums and sightseeing it’s time to relax in the nature and do some light exercising! Our main activity awaits in Paluse village where we’ll park the motorcycles for the day and enjoy the beautiful nature by embarking on a canoeing trip! We’ll spend the night locally in a nice rural tourism site.
Day 7 (120 km)
Paluse – Vilnius
We will finish the the tour where we’ve started it, in beautiful city of Vilnius. Here you will embark on a guided tour of Vilnius old town and visit a number of landmarks and museums. In the evening there will be plenty of free time for you to relax and have a nice meal or rest before your trip home tomorrow.
Airport transfers and departure
We will arrange an airport transfer if you’ve got a flight to catch!
Contact us to book the tour
If you would like to book Lithuania guided tour please contact us and we will get in touch to discuss your requirements.