TRAKAI SNOWSHOE TOUR
Take a scenic winter walk through the woods and idyllic villages to reach the medieval Trakai castle on the island. Enjoy snow on the backcountry trails, walk the frozen lake and warm up yourself with the hot tea and traditional Karaim pie. This is a perfect adventure if you are looking for winter activities combined with the sightseeing.
- Snowy trails in Varnikai Nature Reserve
- Trakai Island Castle
- Walking on the ice (subject to weather conditions)
- Hot tea and traditional pie after the tour
November - March
IMPORTANT: This tour is a subject to change in case of bad weather conditions. If there’s a lack of snow, you can cancel your booking or we can offer you a regular hike without snowshoes as an alternative.
This is a small group regular tour.
Starts at 10:00 daily from 2017.12.01 to 2018.03.15 (advance booking required)
Duration 4-5 hours. (incl. transfers from/to Vilnius)
Min. 2 person - Max. 8 persons.
Other times on request.
€30,00 per person
Private tour/other times: min. 4 persons / €120,00
Hotel pickup/drop off in Vilnius.
- Professional guide.
- Rental of snowshoes, poles and gaiters.
- Hotel pick up/drop off and transport from/to Vilnius.
- Tea and traditional pie.
- Photos of the tour made by guide will be sent afterwards.
More about the tour:
After hotel pick up and meeting your guide, you will head towards Trakai - a small town with about 5000 residents. Once a significant and powerful town, nowadays Trakai is enjoying tranquillity. The town is located next to Vilnius which is 15-miles (about 25-km) surrounded by several beautiful lakes, woods and hilly landscapes. The main attraction is the Island castle finished in the early 15th Century by Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytautas.
The snowshoe hike starts in Varnikai forest and you can explore a true winter wonderland while walking on the natural trails. Pass idyllic village of Varnikai before you will reach the lakes. Walk on ice to the castle (walking on ice - subject of change if the ice is not thick enough) where you will learn some medieval history.
Enjoy hot tea during the tour and traditional Karaim pie at the end to complete your impressions about Trakai before going back to Vilnius.