Hike Dubysa river valley, Lithuania's Forest Trail
Long disatnce hiking tour (Self-guided)

Baltic trails Dubysa river

  • 8 days
  • ~141km
  • Dubysa river valley

Program

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN VILNIUS OR KAUNAS

Start your journey on the Baltic trails and hike Dubysa river, arrive in Vilnius in Kaunas airport. Optional transfer from the airport. Check in the hotel. Optional dinner in the hotel.

Hiking distance: 0 km

Overnight: hotel in Kaunas or Vilnius

DAY 2: DUBYSA RIVER VALLEY, DENGTILTIS – AUKSTISKIAI

Transfer from Kaunas to Dengtiltis where Forest trail section Dengtiltis – Aukštiškiai and start your journey. This section of the route leads along the highlands of East Samogitia. The Forest trail bends through the landscape of agricultural lands, crosses the Šiauliai-Tauragė railway line and through the Šimša forest in the Tytuvėnai Regional Park along small forest roads and villages.

Hiking distance: 27 km

Overnight: Guest house in Aukštiškiai 

Meals included: Breakfast

Meal options:  Dinner pre order in the accommodation

DAY 3: DUBYSA RIVER VALLEY, AUKSTISKIAI  – TYTUVENAI – SILUVA 

The Forest trail crosses the center of villages and continues as a scenic trail along the western shore of Lake Gilius. In the northern part of the lake, it turns east along the old railway dam and a gravel country road till the destination of this section has been reached.

Overnight: Šiluva parish house 

Hiking distance: 18 km

Meals included: Breakfast

Meal options: Dinner pre order in the accommodation

DAY 4: DUBYSA RIVER VALLEY, SILUVA – KAULAKIAI 

The Forest trail crosses the deep Dubysa valley and throws a wide circle through the surrounding countryside and crossing the Dubysa valley again, it reaches the village of Kušeliškė. The terrain of the neighborhood is gradually becoming more pronounced, as it leads to the area where the Dubysa Valley alternates with the southern part of the East Samogitian Highlands. The section of the route leads along the Dubysa Regional Park.

Overnight:  homestead ,,Tverijoniske“ in Kaulakai

Hiking distance: 28 km

Meals included: Breakfast

Meal options: Dinner pre order in the accommodation

DAY 5: DUBYSA RIVER VALLEY, KAULAKIAI – KIRKSNOVE 

From Kaulakiai the Forest trail is winding along the bends of the Dubysa river, where floodplain meadows change from time to time. forest massifs and small villages. In some places there are wide views of the high banks and castle mounds of the Dubysa Valley. At this stage the relief of the trail moves up and down the steep slopes of the coast, providing an unusual walking experience. 

Overnight: Guest house in Kirkšnovė

Hiking distance: 25 km

Meals included: Breakfast

Meal options: Dinner pre order in the accommodation

DAY 6: DUBYSA RIVER VALLEY, KIRKSNOVE – ARIOGALA – PADUBYSYS

Winding on the steep bank of the Dubysa Valley, the Forest trail goes through an area where extensive corn fields bloom in summer. The trail descends into the deep Dubysa Valley and winds along small paths and quiet country roads along the bends of the river, revealing wide views of the town of Ariogala at the top of the valley. 

Hiking distance: 27 km

Overnight: Guest house in Padubysys 

Meals included: Breakfast

Meal options:Dinner pre order in the accommodation

DAY 7: DUBYSA RIVER VALLEY, PADUBYSYS – VILKIJA – KAUNAS

The Forest trail leads along the very bank of the Nemunas. Turning to the right to the north, the trail crosses a small forest massif (entomological nature reserve for insect protection). The trail moves through agricultural lands. Before the village of Lazduoniai, it crosses the deep valley of the Lazduona river. Next the trail winds along a country road on the left bank of the Dubysa, where you can see rare farmsteads. The river water is clear in summer, the flow is calm and it is interrupted only by the remains of the former mill dam. In Vilkija you finish your journey and transfer to Kaunas. Check in at the hotel. Optional dinner in the hotel.

Hiking distance: 16 km

Overnight: hotel in Kaunas

Meals included: breakfast

DAY 8: DEPARTURE FROM KAUNAS OR VILNIUS

Departure from Vilnius or Kaunas airport. Optional transfer to the airport.

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Season

From May to October

Price

Starting from Kaunas:

2 persons traveling – 530.00 EUR p.p.

3 persons traveling – 530.00 EUR p.p.

4 persons and more traveling – 490.00 EUR p.p.

Starting from Vilnius:

2 persons traveling – 630.00 EUR p.p.

3 persons traveling – 605.00 EUR p.p.

4 persons traveling – 540.00 EUR p.p.

5 persons traveling – 535.00 EUR p.p.

6 persons and more traveling – 495.00 EUR p.p.

Included
  • 2 overnight in Kaunas or Vilnius at 3 star in centrally located hotels with buffet breakfast;
  • 5 overnights in a guest house per program;
  • GPX file of the Forest Trail “Along the banks of the Dubysa river valley”part;
  • Transfer from Kaunas or VIlnius to Dengtiltis;
  • Transfer from Vilkija to Kaunas;
  • The details and contacts of the pre booked accommodations.
Not included
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Water
  • Any hiking gear
Optional
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel – 55 EUR (1 – 3 persons);
  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport – 55 EUR (1 – 3 persons);
  • 7 x Luggage service to the next accommodation – 550 EUR (2 – 6 persons) .
What to bring with you
  • Every day at least 2 l water per person as a minimum 
  • Snacks and lunch for breaks and picnic
How to dress

Please, dress according to the weather forecast! Due to very changeable weather, layering is key to enjoying the hike, and rain protection is a must-have. Any comfortable shoes or hiking boots are good enough for this hike.

Level of difficulty

Long distance hike that requires endurance for walking hours and hours at steady pace. On the trail are a few steep climbs. Most of the walking time will be on small footpaths through the woods and countryside roads.

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