Neman loops hike is waiting you like never before and invites you to explore the never seen wild banks of the Neman. For the fifth time, we have made our routes at the loops of the Neman river.

Our new slogan – hiking is taking us higher! After surviving the quarantine, we hit the hiking trail to remember that good uplifting emotion when we complete our goal. We have also prepared an exclusive start and finish place – Pociūnai airport. During the good weather conditions, you will be delighted by the take-offs and landings of the planes and you will even have the opportunity to fly them yourself and see the loops of the Neman river from a bird’s eye view. That’s why we assign two elements to this hike this year – water and air.

See you in Lithuanian nature – a place where you never get bored!

REGISTER

ROUTE COMPARISON

  • 11 KM
  • 8 €
  • Start 07:00 – 14:30
  • starter pack
  • rest and assistance
    stops (2)
  • water and tea
  • snacks
  • -
  • transfer if cutting short
  • storage of belongings
  • diploma
  • medal
  • 19 KM
  • 15 €
  • Start 07:00 – 14:30
  • starter pack
  • rest and assistance
    stops (3)
  • water and tea
  • snacks
  • -
  • transfer if cutting short
  • storage of belongings
  • diploma
  • medal
  • 26 KM
  • 19 €
  • Start 07:00 – 14:30
  • starter pack
  • rest and assistance
    stops (5)
  • water and tea
  • snacks
  • hot meal
  • transfer if cutting short
  • storage of belongings
  • diploma
  • medal
  • 34 KM
  • 22 €
  • Start 07:00 – 10:30
  • starter pack
  • rest and assistance
    stops (6)
  • water and tea
  • snacks
  • hot meal
  • transfer if cutting short
  • storage of belongings
  • diploma
  • medal
  • 50 KM
  • 28 €
  • Start 07:00 – 08:30
  • starter pack
  • rest and assistance
    stops (10)
  • water and tea
  • snacks
  • hot meal
  • transfer if cutting short
  • storage of belongings
  • diploma
  • medal

DISCOUNTS

Pupils, seniors and children up to 7 years of old can choose a price type with a discount.
Durig the collection of starter packs all participants registered with a discount will be asked to provide a document confirming their status.

ROUTE INFORMATION

Pociūnai airport, Kaunas municipality, Prienai. (GPS: 54.655596, 24.049134)

The hike is radial – start and finish at the same place.

Completely different. Exceptional start and finish place – Pociūnai airport has created an opportunity to show you another bank of the Neman bend that has not been explored yet. The wild, less touched banks of the Neman loops will make you feel like a real discoverer. In addition, while hiking along the cozy edge of Pociūnai airport, you will enjoy the take-offs and landings of the planes. This route is suitable for strollers.

Even more wilderness of the Neman. Like the participants of the 11 km route, you will have the opportunity to explore the wild banks of the Neman. Also, the remote forest of Kalviai will show up on your list. You will be acquainted with another wild loop of the Neman. Pociūnai airport will remain your symbol of start and finish. This route is also suitable for strollers.

The middle choice. By choosing this route, you will explore the Salt forest, surrounded by another loop of the Nemunas. In this route, you will enjoy the view of Birštonas, located on the other side of the river. Also, you will have a chance to see the former tourism base of Birštonas, which used to accommodate up to 15 000 people a year and was a real highlight of Soviet-era tourism. You will cross the finish line in the cozy Pociūnai airport.

Don’t miss anything. While hiking along this route, you will be able to see everything we have put together in the first three routes, so it can be said that you will not miss anything. Explore the wild banks of the Neman and observe the life of Birštonas from a distance. Furthermore, you will be able to find the differences between Kalviai and Salt forests. On top of that, you will be greeted by the take-offs and landings of the planes in Pociūnai airport.

More than anyone else. All the highlights of the aforementioned routes and the challenge of the longest route are waiting for you. You will be the only ones taking a ferry to Birštonas and marching on the shores of beloved Žvėrinčius forest. You will also be hiking along the banks of Prienai, which are getting more beautiful every year. In addition, you will have a chance to observe a bird island – an exceptional place, where you can find one of the biggest colonies of little terns and common terns in Lithuania. Finally, you will be greeted by the symbol of the start and finish – Pociūnai airport.

REGISTER

Pociūnai airport invites you to try a flight by plane on the day of the hike and see the loops of the Neman from a bird’s eye view. Registration will take place on the same day, but until then we would like to know if you are interested. Please fill out this form. Let the hikes take us higher, literally!

THE PROCESS OF THE EVENT

Attention! During the hike, we invite you to pay attention to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, related to COVID-19. Also, please follow your registration timeframes!

ARRIVAL AREA
On the 25th of July (Saturday) all participants must arrive at the start area Pociūnai airport, Kaunas municipality, Prienai. (GPS: 54.655596, 24.049134)

REGISTRATION

After arriving to the start area, your ticket will be scanned (mobile versions accepted) and you will be handed out your starting package, which contains:

  • control bracelet (Only participants with bracelets will be serviced at the stops);
  • participant pass and a map with directions and support contacts;
  • other crucial information and items.

STARTING 

After registration, you are allowed to begin the hike on the designated time for your route, which can be found in the route comparison area.

HIKING
Rest and assistance stops will be set up all across the hike route, in which you are required to check-in with your participant pass. You will also be able to replenish your water supplies, have a cup of tea, grab a snack and if need be, receive first medical assistance.

TRANSPORTATION AFTER TERMINATING YOUR HIKE EARLY

Participants wishing to terminate their hike early will have to get to the nearest rest and assistance stop. From there, they will be brought back to the start area by designated vehicles. At the finish zone, participants should present their participant pass to volunteers and will receive a diploma with the exact number of kilometres walked.

FINISHING
All of the hike routes are radial, thus you will start and finish and the same placePociunai airport, Kaunas municipality, Prienai. (GPS: 54.655596, 24.049134). Here, the participants who have successfully completed their chosen route will be awarded with nominal diplomas (on demand) and medals. However, the hike is not a race, thus your time will not be recorded and there will be no rewards for the first hikers crossing the finish line.

When registering, all participants agree with hike regulations.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PARTICIPANTS PACKET?

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PARTICIPANT PASS WITH ROUTE MAP
Check-in marking table, orientation map and useful information.

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WATER AND TEA
Bottled water at start zone and refill in most stops. Tea in most stops.

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REST AND ASSISTANCE STOPS
Every 4-5 km set up stop for participant check-in, services and rest.

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Ferry
Only 50 km participants will be moved by ferry. 

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SNACKS
For all participants.

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HOT FOOD
For 25 km, 30 km and 50 km participants.

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PARTICIPANTS BRACELET
For participants identification.

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FIRST AID
First aid kit in each stop.

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TRANSPORTATION
Back to the start area if it is decided to terminate the hike.

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STORAGE OF BELONGINGS
In the starting area.

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MEDAL
After successfully completing the chosen route.

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DIPLOMA
Nominal with marked number of kilometres walked.

Not only physical fitness but also the right choice of footwear and clothing will help you overcome the distance you choose. The tips have been prepared and shared by our friends at Hiatus, an active casual wear specialist.

START LOCATION:

Pociunai airport (GPS: 54.655596, 24.049134)

EVENT DATE:
July 25, 2020

STARTING TIME:
11 KM: 7:00 – 8:30, 9:00 – 10:30, 11:00 – 12:30, 13:00 – 14:30
19 KM: 7:00 – 13:00, 9:00 – 10:30, 11:00 – 12:30, 13:00 – 14:30
26 KM: 7:00 – 13:00, 9:00 – 10:30, 11:00 – 12:30, 13:00 – 14:30
34 KM: 7:00 – 11:00, 9:00 – 10:30
50 KM: 7:00 – 09:00

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