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Make sure to plan your route before starting your cycling trip. That way, you’ll know how many kilometres you need to cover, what the terrain and road surface are like, and where the best spots to rest or spend the night are located.

Doing your homework will help you avoid any unpleasant surprises, so you’ll be free to relax and enjoy Lithuania’s scenic landscapes.

Plan your trip in advance

For a smooth cycling trip, we recommend packing:

  • A pump to inflate flat tires.
  • A multi-tool.
  • A tire repair kit (special patches or repair sprays).
  • A spare inner tube.
  • A travel bag with a water flask, light snacks, a set of clothes for rainy weather, toiletries, and a first aid kit. Make sure to properly secure the bag to your bike.

Stay visible and safe on the road

Cycling on the road, be sure to follow these requirements:

  • A red reflector or a red light must be attached to the rear of your bike, while spokes on both sides must be fitted with orange reflectors.
  • Cycling on the road in daylight, cyclists must either wear a high-visibility reflective vest or have white front and red rear lights lit.
  • Cycling on the road in the dark or low visibility, cyclists must both wear a reflective vest and have white front and red rear lights lit.

On the road, wear a helmet:

  • Cyclists and bike passengers under 18 years old must wear cycling helmets that are securely fastened.
  • For cyclists and bike passengers over 18 years old, helmets are not mandatory. However, you should wear one for your and others’ safety.

Follow road safety rules

Cyclists are legitimate road users, so they must follow road safety rules. Keep in mind that cyclists must not:

  • Cycle on highways.
  • Cycle without at least one hand on the handlebars.
  • Carry a passenger unless the bike has been built or adapted to carry one.
  • Ride while holding onto a moving vehicle.

If you want to turn left, turn around or cross the road, it’s recommended to dismount and wheel your bike. Remember that cyclists cannot ride across pedestrian crossings – they must dismount and cross the road on foot.

Where to cycle:

  • You can cycle only on cycling trails, pedestrian/bike trails or cycling lanes. Where neither exist, use a suitable tarmac or concrete roadside and cycle as close to the curb as possible.
  • Where there are no cycling trails, pedestrian/bike trails, cycling lanes or suitable roadside on the right side of the road, cycling is allowed on the traffic lane on the right.

For young cyclists:

  • Children under 14 years old are not allowed to cycle on public roads. 12- to 14-year-olds can ride on public roads with a cyclist’s licence.
  • Children over 8 years old can cycle on the road under adult supervision. In residential areas, cycling is permitted regardless of the cyclist’s age.

Get to know how to transport your bike

In Lithuania, you can transport your bike on trains, buses, and ferries for an extra fee.

Find out useful info for campers

If you’re planning to spend a night under the stars in Lithuania, here are the main rules of safe and orderly camping:

  • Camping is only permitted in designated areas.
  • Pitching tents and setting campfires is only allowed at sites marked with a tent sign. When in doubt, check google.maps, or another platform to learn whether the site you’re planning to rest at is a campsite. Most information boards also have contact details of local forest rangers.
  • You cannot pitch your tent closer than 25 meters to a waterbody.
  • Camping or sleeping on the beach and in the coastal dunes is not allowed.
  • Setting campfires is allowed only at campsites and sites designated and marked for such use. Use only dry fallen branches for your fire; cutting down trees is strictly forbidden.

Lithuania Travel wishes you a pleasant, safe, and memorable trip!

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