Favorite place - new routes!
The Neman loops hike, beloved by the most loyal hikers and a star of TrekTours, returns. It will be 7 times more powerful! Our most popular and time-tested routes, as well as several new routes, await you. Hike through the valleys carved by the river Neman, the celebrated forests, and the cozy resort towns. When hiking, you’ll have only one question, meandering like the river Neman in your head: how can it all be so beautiful?
We’ll be waiting for our dedicated trektourers and new hikers in Prienai on May 14. Your 8 km, 15 km, 20 km, 25 km, 34 km, 50 km with the Medical SPA Eglės Sanatorija or even 72 kilometers of adventure will start here. The latter will be a great workout before the Coastline trek in the fall!
If the child is under 16 years old, at least one adult must register and participate tohether.
8 km: the name of the village Lengveniškės (Easytown) will suggest that the route will not be very hard. It is perfect for those who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city for a short time and immerse themselves in nature therapy! Don’t rush – watch the slowly changing landscape while diving from the city into a dense pine forest, breathe pine-scented air, and bless your eyes with the forest greenery. We promise you will come home as a newborn!
15 km: after starting your hike in the Prienai forest, you will travel towards Biršonas. It is one of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania, founded in 1846. At the time, the doctor of Stakliškės resort became a witness to a miracle after sending an incurable patient here! The woman was healed thanks to the Birštonas water springs, and soon the city was granted the status of a resort. During the hike, you’ll walk through the Birštonas Central City Park, famous for its playful sculptures and paths that echo the meanders of the river Neman, and taste the extraordinary water yourself at the Buvette of the Medical SPA Eglės Sanatorija.
20 km: all who choose this route will be awarded one of the most valuable geological objects in Northern Europe. What is it? The Škėvonys escarpment, the cliffs of which reach the height of as much as 33 meters in some places. When you find yourself in such a place, it’s fun getting into the researcher spirit: to examine the colorful rocks, which protect more than 100 thousand years of history, and to admire rare plants and butterflies. If you go a little further, you’ll be able to see the already mentioned and other natural beauties from a bird’s eye view. The Birštonas Observation Tower, the tallest observation tower in Lithuania, has prepared a real challenge for you. To admire the spectacular panorama of the Nemunas Loops Regional Park, you will have to climb as many as 300 stairs!
25 km: it’s time to go to the other side of the Neman river! After starting on the right bank of Neman, you will cross the bridge to the left bank, where you will see the Prienai water mill. The building, which no longer performs its function, was once built in the territory of one of the most beautiful in the region – the Butler Castle. Now its place is taken by a park with beautiful sculptures. Traveling further along the Neman loops, you will reach the even more impressive Naravai mound. Climbing to the top of the 15-meter-high hill will open up the views of the Neman and its green banks. Guided by the Neman loop, you will finish the last kilometers of the hike while exploring the city of Prienai.
34 km: if the description of the 25 km route made you interested, but you want more – this route is just for you! You will start and finish by exploring the roofs and towers of old Prienai. And there will be plenty to explore. You will pass the Prienai water mill located in the former castle site, one of the most beautiful churches in the country – the church of the Revelation of Christ, and other no less impressive feats of human handiwork. However, there will be no shortage of natural works of art on this route, the most impressive of which is sculpted by the Neman loop.
50 km with the Medical SPA Eglės Sanatorija: don’t miss anything! After choosing this route, you will visit both banks of the Neman river and all the places mentioned so far. We promise that it will not be a boring hike – an equally impressive outcrop will replace the mound, one resort town will replace another, and the winding Neman loops will make your head spin. When the route brings you to Birštonas, don’t forget to climb to the top of Vytautas Hill. Once upon a time, a castle stood on it, where Vytautas the Great lived, and distinguished foreign guests visited it. After conquering the 40-meter-high giant, at the top of it, you will be able to catch your breath and feel like a real duke, proudly watching the views of the Birštonas city and the Neman river meander.
72 km: you asked – we heard! We have prepared the longest route in the history of this hike, and it is also the greatest challenge this year SO FAR! The number of kilometers will fade against the number of beautiful images, the memorable places, the surprises, and the smiles of the hikers you meet. We will motivate you not only with medals and diplomas with the highest number but also with the longest route along with the Neman loops. After limbering up your legs and overcoming this hike, you won’t be afraid of the 100-kilometer Coastline trek challenge in the Curonian Spit in autumn!