Dear Warm Showers Community,
my girlfriend and me will arrive in Gdansk on July the 16th.
In the then following two weeks we are going to ride to Klaipeda in Lithuania.
(Hopefully by crossing Kaliningrad, atm we're still waiting for our visa.)
If you have recommendations for places to visit and routes to take in the region please let me know.
And of course we'd very much appreciate offers to stay for a night during that time!
I'd also like to know, if it's possible to buy bike-tickets/reservations for the polnish TLK-Train???
We'll be taking the train from Poznan to Gdansk.
Looking forward to get to know like-minded fellow bicycle enthusiasts, people and country. :))
In terms of train tickets you can easily find as well as buy them through www.pkp.pl
Part of this website can be displayed in foreign languages. And even if not, it is easy to manage using web translators. You can pay via your credit card and print the ticket.
It depends in what are you interested in.
Marlbork castle is quite unique.
Ships that travel by land near Elblag.
Curonian spit has a lot of POI to visit.
Nazi concentration camp is important thing to visit at leat once in your lifetime.
Mazurian region suppose to be very beautiful... but I wasn't there yet.
And so on... plus various regional events to check.
Thank you Nick!
Thanks a lot for the recommendations.
Sanne and me have been to KZ-Buchenwald on our trip during the easter-holidays. As you say, it was an experience for life.
Check this map for recommended nice routes in Kaliningrad region. http://koenigbicycle.ru/ru/routes.php
Unfortunately I don't speak russian :/
Tryin' to learn some minimal words at least, for the upcoming trip.
So 'Spaziba' anyway ;)
In the past year I did the trip Vilkyskiai-Silute-Nida-Klaipeda-Sventoji. So, a part of this trip can be similar to yours. You can take a look in my little blog, to see how these places and roads looks like: http://itchyfeetandwheels.blogspot.lt/2015/06/week-tour-in-west-lithuania.html
nice blog you got there.
Thanks for sharing your experience and all the beautiful photos from your tour. Now I'm looking very forward to our own trip through Lithuania in just two weeks. If we happen to come close to Kaunas I'll contact you via WS.
Thanks for nice words :) You are welcome there.
Have a nice trip!
Hey guys :)
thanks a lot for all the Information, I'll definitely gonna check it out.
I rode the same way 7 years ago (2009). Gdansk - Elblag - Kaliningrad - Svetly - Zelenogradsk, Curonian Split - Klaipeda. Great trip. Do not forget to visit the infocentre on Curonian split (or Kurskaja Kasa as the Russians say). And Kaliningrad is a very interesting city. On the Polish part Gdansk itself and Frombork are really worth the visit.
For a little more information you can read my blog from then:
Enjoy the trip.
great Blog, thanks for the Info and Link!!