The Curonian spit.

64. päev. Nida – Pervalka.

Nida – Pervalka Along the coast of the Curonian Lagoon

The Baltic Coastal Hiking trail starts in the center of Nida, by the port. In Nida, the trail winds along the Curonian Spit or Curonian Lagoon walkway which offers beautiful views of the expansive waters all the way to Rusnė Island on the east coast of the Curonian Lagoon. Nida features the typical architecture of the Curonian Spit region — one-storey wooden buildings with tile or reed roofs and window shutters painted blue and white. From Nida to Bulvikis Cape (shortly before the cape there is an abandoned runway), the Baltic Coastal Hiking trail winds through single-track forest trails up and down the pine-covered dunes, occasionally coming out onto beachside meadows with scarce vegetation. Rest spots and bird watching towers are available along the trail. The next section features unique open seaside meadows covered in lichens and vegetation characteristic to the Curonian Spit.  The Baltic Coastal Hiking trail follows the beachside walkway in the village of Preila. It then winds through forest trails, briefly also following a pedestrian/cyclist lane, eventually reaching the center of Pervalka. This section leads through the Curonian Spit National Park.

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