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Aukštaitija National Park: Wild Nature Hiking

Product ID: 109798
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Take a 4 to 5-hour long guided hiking tour through some of the wildest parts of Aukštaitija National Park. See wild Lithuanian nature, pick some wild food along the trail and learn how to prepare a traditional lunch on a campfire.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Russian

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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Lithuanian dense forests and pristine ice age lakes
  • Rejuvenate and fill your body with fresh air
  • Escape the bustling city and feel the quietness of wild nature
  • Learn about and pick some edible herbs and berries
  • Prepare a traditional lunch on a campfire
Full description
If visiting Lithuania, be sure to take a day out in the Aukštaitija National Park to fully appreciate Lithuanian beauty. Hear the whispering wind in the crowns of trees, inhale the tangy smell of pines, give your eyes and mind an opportunity to unwind and refuel. Enjoy the healing powers of the surrounding nature, and experience a deluxe feeling of calmness.

Aukštaitija National Park can be reached by train or coach from Vilnius in 1.5 to 2-hours. Once you are at the meeting point, a short 15 minute transfer will take you to a small one street village Meironys, where the tour will start. From there, a local guide will lead you on a 10 kilometer hike. Expect to hear about edible herbs and berries, which you can pick along the trail, hear stories about the local forest and lake formation and possibly spot some wildlife.

There will also be a stop for lunch, during which your guide will show you how to prepare a traditional lunch over a campfire. This will also an opportunity to take a refreshing swim in the wild lake. The tour will end at the same spot as it started, Meironys village. The transfer will take you back to Ignalina where you can catch a return train or bus to Vilnius. Families with children and dogs are welcome on this tour.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Campfire lunch (vegetarian on request), fresh vegetables and hot tea
  • Entry to Aukštaitija National Park
  • Transfer from Ignalina to Meironys
What’s Not Included
  • Public transport from Vilnius to Ignalina (approximately 5 EUR) and back again
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This hiking trail is moderately easy, however average physical fitness is required to walk 10 kilometers in the forest terrain
• Please wear sensible and weather dependent clothing and shoes for this tour - comfortable trousers, a t-shirt and a waterproof jacket with a pair or trainers will be sufficient, however if available, please wear hiking boots and bring your own hiking equipment
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Product ID: 109798