Coastline of Curonian lagoon.

Section 73. Dreverna – Klaipėda.

Practical information

Length: 27 km

Duration: 7 – 9 h

Starting point: J.Gižas ethnographic homestead in Dreverna

End point: Klaipėda, Birža bridge

Course of the route: Dreverna – King Wilhelm Canal – Klaipėda

Road surface: Paved, gravel and dirt roads.

Difficulty: Hard

Danger points: Exercise caution when walking on the side of the road! Be careful when crossing streets and major roads!

Keep in mind! There is a military site located in the northern part of the west bank of King Wilhelm Canal (nearer to Klaipėda) — this is a restricted access area, where visitors may only use specifically marked roads. Services available in Dreverna and Klaipėda.

Alternatives: Public transport and taxis may be used in Klaipėda. A tour of Klaipėda and the northern part of the Curonian Spit (Kopgalis), including the Sea Museum requires a full day. Pedestrians can take the Old Ferry from the city centre to the Curonian Spit (Smiltynė). From Dreverna, you can ferry across to Juodkrantė and continue on to Klaipėda along the Curonian Spit section of the Baltic Coastal Hiking Route (1 day hike, see description of section No. 66).