LT – Naisiai to Nida

To Russia, Nida, Lithuania

12.06.24 – Day 19 solo trip to Estonia on a BMW R1150 RT

How to kill time?
Change the plans and go a longer distance!
Killing time until the 18th of June when I have an appointment for service in Riga brings me now to the Baltic coast of Lithuania.

After a coffee as a breakfast I left Naisiai at 8 am. Pretty fresh with 11 degrees C – the locals are all wearing shorts and T-Shirts.

Unspectacular ride so far as the roads are still straight until I arrived under the one and only dark rain cloud in the area. This time I was lucky and found a roof covered bus stop right in time.

The plan is to travel to the Coronian Spit.
The Curonian (Courish) Spit (Kurische Nehrung) is a 98-kilometre (61 mi) long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site shared by Lithuania and Russia. Its southern portion lies within Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia, and its northern within southwestern Klaipėda County of Lithuania.
To go there from the Lithuanian side, you need to go by ferry as the spit is only connected to the main land in Russia.

According to the map, there is a ferry from Dreverna (on the main land) to Juodkrantė (on the spit) WhenI arrived in Dreverna, no ferry available until the 21st of June.

So, let’s go to Klaipėda to get the ferry there. Klaipėda, people say, has a nice old town but when you arriving in the area, you just find industry complexes and lots of truck traffic. Not funny, so I made my way to the ferry port, payed EUR 6,80 for the motorbike and myself and after a 5 min crossing the BMW rolled for the first time on that spit.

The ones who know me, they know exactly that I wanted to go to the far end and as close as I can to the Russian border. This was a 50 km ride on one single road with a lot of road construction and traffic.. Note – no holidays yet so not many tourists and I wonder how long the traffic jam is in high season .

Not surprised about that the road to the Russian border was closed at a point and I not wanted to be stupid enough and ignore the sign.

Instead I got fuel and tried to find a room what I both managed to do successfully.

In Nida, there are a lot of apartments available but I went to the only real hotel here as there is breakfast available and I not needed to prepare something by myself. Lazy me, I know!!!
The Jurate Hotel is a great choice and a good value for the money.

As the weather in the late afternoon was really nice, let’s go for a walk and check out the area.
Walking up to the Parnidis Dune is a good exercise after riding a motorbike for almost 300 km.

Once yo-u arrived up there on the 52 m high top you have a observation deck with a view to the National Park and to Russia.

Up there is another landmark – a Sundial

Nida itself is a small town with a population of 3.400 people (2020). Main income is tourism.
The town has some cute houses, a marina, lots of restaurants and is super clean.
When you arrive here, you can hike in the dunes and along the beaches of the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon.

All in all it was a great day – got some wind when riding and a good exercise when walking around.

I will stay here for 2 nights – killing time…lol.

Here are some photos taken on the 13th of June 2024 (day 20 of the trip) when go for a hike around Nida. A refreshing morning hike through pine tree woods and along the beach.

Find the details of the trip in the link here.

Stay tuned and enjoy yourself guy’s!!

#dustysocks

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One Comment

  1. Sangjaa

    It’s nice one as well and very relax I guess

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