GENERAL INFORMATION

START ZONE:
Smiltynės str. 13, Klaipėda, Lithuania (GPS: 55.706008, 21.110603)

DATE
September 22nd 2018

STARTING TIMES
 12,5 km In one go 11:00–14:00
 25 km In half a day  09:00–14:00
 50 km In a day  07:00–09:00
 75 km Until the dawn  07:00–09:00
 100 km In 24 hours  07:00–09:00

CLAIMING YOUR PARTICIPANT PACKAGE

On the day of the hike, the participant packages will be given out 15 minutes prior to the starting time of your route.
Advance participant pack claim will take place on the 21st of September (Friday) 17.00-21.00 in the active leisure apparel shop HIATUS which is located in shopping mall Akropolis (Taikos pr. 61, Klaipėda 91182).

KLAIPĖDA TO SMILTYNĖ

FERRY  TO SMILTYNĖ (start zone)

On the day of the event participants, arriving to the start area in Smiltynė (Smiltynės str. 13, Klaipėda, Lithuania (GPS: 55.706008, 21.110603)) from Klaipėda by foot, will be transported from the Old ferry terminal (the North horn Danės str. 1, GPS: 55.706551, 21.123784) to Smiltynė free of charge after presenting their Registration confirmation (PDF format). The ferry timetable will be adjusted for the day of the event, providing more frequent departures and prolonged working hours.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO THE FERRY TERMINAL

The closest stop to the old ferry terminal is Senoji perkėla which takes you to the starting area is served by bus no. 9. The exact locations of the stops can be found on the interactive map above. In order to help you navigate the Klaipėda city public transport network, we advise you to download the Trafi public transportation app, more information can be found here.

From bus station 
From the Klaipėda bus station, the old ferry terminal can be reached by taking the bus no. 8 (the bus runs I-VII from 5am to 11pm). You will need to depart from the bus stop Autobusų stotis stop and get off the bus at the Atgimimo stop, after which a short 10 minute walk will take you to the old ferry terminal. Detailed public transportation scheme of Klaipėda city, timetables and all routes can be found on the mobile application Trafi, more information here.

From railway station 
From the Klaipėda railway station, the old ferry terminal can be reached by taking the bus no. 8 (the bus runs I-VII from 5am to 11pm). You will need to depart from the bus stop Geležinkelio stotis stop and get off the bus at the Atgimimo stop, after which a short 10 minute walk will take you to the old ferry terminal. Detailed public transportation scheme of Klaipėda city, timetables and all routes can be found on the mobile application Trafi, more information here.

From Palanga airport (PLX) 
From the International airport of Palanga (PLX), the old ferry terminal can be reached by taking the bus no. 100 and then transferring onto bus no. 9 (the bus runs I-VII from 5am to 11pm). You will need to depart from the bus stop Palangos oro uostas stop and get off the bus at the Universiteto stop, where (without crossing the street) you will need to transfer to bus no. 9 until you arrive at the Senoji perkėla stop. After which a short 5 minute walk will take you to the old ferry terminal. Detailed public transportation scheme of Klaipėda city, timetables and all routes can be found on the mobile application Trafi, more information here.

FOR THOSE ARRIVING EARLY

Those arriving to Kuršių nerija earlier will be able to take a ferry ride to Smiltynė either at the Old ferry terminal or the New ferry terminal (Varnėnų street, GPS: 55.688661, 21.138913). For those, wishing to arrive to Smiltynė with their vehicles, it is only possible to take a ferry ride at the New ferry terminal. The transfer will be conducted under regular timetables and will be subject to regular pricing for transfers, detailed information can be found here.

THE NIDA ENTRANCE ECOLOGICAL TAX

For those planning to visit Neringa, it is important to take into account, that an ecological tax post is situated at the entrance to Neringa, more information can be found here.

PARKING

For those, arriving to the Start area from Klaipėda city, we kindly remind you, that at the old ferry terminal (North horn) after showing your registration confirmation PDF (printed and e-versions are both acceptable) you will be transported across the canal to the starting area free of charge. The ferry timetable will be adjusted for the duration of the event – the ferries will sail more frequently will have increased working hours.

We recommend to leave your vehicles at the free parking areas in Klaipėda, which can be found on the interactive map above. It is advised to park your vehicles further away from the ferry terminals, as on the day of the event and the day before major congestion will occur at these areas.

Arrival to Klaipėda

By bus Riga – Klaipėda
Riga bus station → Klaipėda bus station
The approximate duration is around 5 hours, with the cost of around 20 € one way.
(More information can be found at infobus.eu)

By bus Ventspils – Riga – Klaipėda
Ventspils bus station → Riga bus station→ Klaipėda bus station
The approximate duration is around 8 hours, with the cost of around 30 € one way.
(More information can be found at www.1188.lv and www.olex.lt)

By bus Kuldiga – Liepāja – Klaipėda
Kuldiga bus station → Liepāja bus station → Klaipėda bus station
The approximate duration is around 4 hours, with the cost of around 15 € one way.
(More information can be found at www.1188.lv and https://ecolines.net/)