The Baltic Coastal Hiking Route The Baltic Coastal Hiking Route is a long-distance hiking route, part of E9. The Baltic Coastal Hiking goes along the Baltic Sea coast and the route starts at the Lithuanian-Russian border in the village of Nida in Lithuania, leads through Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and finishes at the Port of Tallinn in Estonia.
Name in Lithuania: Jūrų takas
Name in Latvia: Jūrtaka
Name in Estonia: Ranniku matkarada
The route is divided into ~ 20 km long one-day or two-day sections with accommodation and transport options.
Road surface: asphalt road, gravel road, dirt road, trail, sidewalks, wooden path, sandy, pebble and rocky beaches, seaside meadows.
Length: ~ 1420 km, 70-72 days
in Lithuania – 216 km, 10-12 days
in Latvia – 581 km, 30 days
in Estonia – 622 km, 30 days

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The Baltic Coastal Hiking trail passing through Lithuania consists of the following parts:

The Curonian Spit (Nida – Pervalka – Juodkrantė – Smiltynė – Klaipėda: 59 km., 3 days),
Seaside resorts (Klaipėda – Palanga – Lithuanian / Latvian border: 48 km, 2-3 days),
Nemunas delta (Rusnė – Šilutė – Kintai – Ventė: 59 km, 3-4 days),
Coastline of the Curonian Lagoon (Ventė – Dreverna – Klaipėda: 50 km, 2 days)

The Curonian Spit is a part of the Sea Trail passing through the Curonian Spit National Park. Its length is 59 km. The part of the Curonian Spit is divided into the following sections:

Section 64. Nida – Pervalka

Length: 18 km
Walking time: 4 – 6 h
Start: Nida, Nida port
End: Pervalka center
Route: Nida – Preila – Pervalka
Road surface: In residential areas - pavement or sidewalks, footpaths, shore promenades. Elsewhere, natural forest trails. Somewhere in the sand.
Difficulty level: Easy
The Baltic Coastal Hiking Route starts in the centre of Nida, by the port. In Nida, the trail winds along the Curonian Lagoon walkway which offers beautiful views of the expansive waters all the way to Rusnė Island on the east coast of the Curonian Lagoon. Nida features the typical architecture of the Curonian Spit region — one-storey wooden buildings with tile or reed roofs and window shutters painted blue and white. From Nida to Bulvikis Cape (shortly before the cape there is an abandoned runway), the Baltic Coastal Hiking Route winds through single-track forest trails up and down the pine-covered dunes, occasionally coming out onto beachside meadows with scarce vegetation. Rest spots and bird watching towers are available along the trail. The next section features unique open seaside meadows covered in lichens and vegetation characteristic to the Curonian Spit. The Baltic Coastal Hiking Route follows the coastal walkway in the village of Preila. It then winds through forest trails, briefly also following a pedestrian/cyclist lane and coastal paths, eventually reaching Pervalka.

Section 65. Pervalka – Juodkrantė

Length: 18 km
Walking time: 4 – 6 h
Start: Pervalka
End: Juodkrantė port
Route: Pervalka – Juodkrantė
Road surface: Sandy beach, small forest paths, asphalted walking / cycling path, asphalt in residential areas, pavement.
Difficulty level: Easy
Having departed Pervalka, the Baltic Coastal Hiking Route follows a pedestrian path to cross the Curonian Spit in an east–western direction, arriving at the coast of the Baltic Sea. The next section of 13 km leads along a beautiful, sandy beach protected by high and steep sand dunes on the east. It is called the protective dune ridge and it has been man-made in order to protect the inland from the movement of sand. Entering Juodkrantė, the Baltic Coastal Hiking Route turns eastward and crosses the Curonian Spit once again over wooded and steep dunes, to reach the Curonian Lagoon coast. The Baltic Coastal Hiking Route briefly coincides with the Hill of Witches trail. It then follows the Juodkrantė beachside walkway to the port.

Section 66. Juodkrantė – Klaipėda

Length: 23 km
Walking time: 5 – 8 h
Start: Juodkrantė port
End: Klaipėda, Birža Bridge
Route: Juodkrantė – Alksnynė – Smiltynė – Klaipėda
Road surface: Small forest and other trails, sandy beach, paved promenades.
Level of difficulty: Medium
Having left the Juodkrantė beachside walkway, the Baltic Coastal Hiking Route crosses the Curonian Spit in a southeast–northwest direction leading along single-track forest trails that wind through the steep, pine-covered dunes until it eventually comes back out onto the coast of the Baltic Sea. For the next 9 km, the Baltic Coastal Hiking Route follows the coastline along sandy beaches. The steep foredune on the eastern side protects the inland from the moving sand. After Alksnynė, the Baltic Coastal Hiking Route turns eastward, crossing a hillock covered in Pinus mugo pines, eventually approaching the coast of the Curonian Lagoon. Then the trail winds across the ridges of pine-covered dunes, providing regular views of Klaipėda Port. The route between the New and Old Ferry Port first follows a single-track path, and later a beachside walkway. Having crossed the Curonian Lagoon from the Old Ferry Port, the Baltic Coastal Hiking Route arrives in the center of Klaipėda where it follows Danės Street to the Birža Bridge.

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