ROUTE INFORMATION

15 KM BEGINNERS

The shortest 15 km route is tailor made for hiking beginners, who desire to have a light walk while enjoying the magnificent views of the ancient Žvėrinčius woods and the exceptionally green Birštonas streets. The route is ideal for younger or less physically prepared hikers, who, upon completing the 15 km, will not only feel stronger and more confident about themselves, but will also get a chance to reconnect with nature. When else will you go on a hike in the woods with your family if not on a warm summer Saturday?!

Route landscape and surface:

  • 45 % River banks of Neman and nearby pathways (field and gravel trails);
  • 40 % Forest trails (roads, pathways and animal-made trails);
  • 15 % Birštonas city (pedestrian sidewalks, in a few place bicycle lanes).

👟 No extra recommendations for footwear or clothing.
👍 The route is child stroller-friendly.


25 KM VITALITY

Probably the most popular Vitality route will encourage the participants to enjoy the peace and calmness of the Birštonas city and the ancient Žvėrinčius woods, where the mighty Vytautas loved to hunt as well. The renewed Vitality route will welcome you with even less asphalt roads and instead – a sandy beach with place for swimming. Here you will be able to recover before taking on the remaining challenges across the route.

Route landscape and surface:

  • 50 % River banks of Neman and nearby pathways (field and gravel trails);
  • 40 % Forest roads (roads, pathways and animal-made trails);
  • 10 % Birštonas city (pedestrian sidewalks, in a few place bicycle lanes)

❗Medium high ankle footwear is recommended.
❗Mosquito repellent is a must!
❗Hiking with strollers is not recommended, unless you have a baby carrier, as a large part of the hike will be off-road.

⚠ Route challenges:
– minor swamps can be found across the trail;
– a steep hill in the forest, which will be climbed into with the help of a rope.


25 KM TOURIST

This years news – the Tourist route is unique not only since participants will take a ferry ride to across the Neman river, but will also get to discover multiple distinctive reliefs. The hikers of this route will trek through the wild trails around the Neman river, and after discovering the Neman twists, only rural roads and wooden trails will stand between you and the finish line.

Route landscape and surface:

  • 35 % River banks of Neman and nearby pathways (field and gravel trails);
  • 50 % Forest roads (roads, pathways and animal-made trails);
  • 15 % Prienai city (pedestrian sidewalks, in a few place bicycle lanes).

❗Medium high ankle footwear is recommended.
❗Fully leg-covering clothing is recommended.
❗Mosquito repellent is a must!
❗Not suitable for hiking with child strollers.


45 KM HARMONY

After last years’ hike, the Harmony route is doing a 180° and will lead the participants through the twisting banks of the Neman river, will guide them along the river cliff with the most stunning views and will definitely include the nature scent induced forest trails. Some of the gravel trails leading to the highest Lithuanian tree have been replaced with a secluded and preserved forest pathway, bustling with deers and roe deers.

Route landscape and surface:

  • 50 % Forest roads (roads, pathways and animal-made trails);
  • 35% Field roads (gravel);
  • 15 % Birštonas and Prienai cities (pedestrian sidewalks, in a few place bicycle lanes).

❗Medium high ankle footwear is recommended.
❗Mosquito repellent is a must!
❗Not suitable for hiking with child strollers.


70 KM ENDURANCE

The most enduring challenge will begin with the 25 km Vitality route, where hikers will uncover the twists and twines of the Neman river with the day just beginning. The second part will lead you across the 45 km Harmony route, which will have you counting stars upon reach the finish line.

Route landscape and surface:

  • 60 % Forest roads (roads, pathways and animal-made trails);
  • 30 % Field roads (gravel);
  • 10 % Birštonas and Prienai cities (pedestrian sidewalks, in a few place bicycle lanes).

❗High ankle footwear is recommended.
❗Fully leg-covering clothing is recommended.
❗Mosquito repellent is a must!
❗Not suitable for hiking with child strollers.

⚠ Route challenges:
– minor swamps can be found across the trail;
– a steep hill in the forest, which will be climbed into with the help of a rope.

More information about the hiking process and route can be found at web area HIKE.