Discovering Vilnius by Bike

Baltics-by-Bike 30-07-2023

Vilnius

When you think of European cities to visit, the usual suspects might come to mind: Paris, Rome, London. But tucked away in the northeastern corner of the continent is a city that, while not as globally renowned, packs a punch in terms of charm, history, and culture.

Welcome to Vilnius, Lithuania.

A Brief Dive into History

Vilnius isn’t just any city; it’s a living, breathing testament to centuries of history. Founded in the 14th century, it’s seen its fair share of rulers, from Polish kings to Soviet regimes. Each era has left its mark, creating a mosaic of architectural styles and cultural influences.

The Labyrinth of Old Town

Wandering through the streets of Vilnius’s Old Town is like stepping into a time machine. Cobblestone streets wind their way through medieval buildings, Baroque churches, and hidden courtyards. And the best part? It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site, recognized for its unique blend of European architectural styles.

My favourite spot of the Parnu Bay

Worth to Check

Vilna totally changes during the night, the city is full of bars and restaurants, and the atmosphere is great. I recommend you to check the vibe:

My favourite spot of the Parnu Bay

The Launchpad of an Adventure

For me, Vilnius wasn’t just a destination; it was the starting point of a bikepacking journey that will take me to Tallin.

The city’s blend of history, culture, and modern vibrancy made it the perfect backdrop to begin an adventure, setting the tone for the journey ahead.

My favourite spot of the Parnu Bay

If this is not activating the yolo mode to start a bikepacking trip Im not sure what will

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The passion to discover, is what brought these adventures to me. Motivated to show you that it is possible to do, is why I created this blog. If you are reading this, we have more in common than you think - Dont let your fears stop you from doing something you will always remember.

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