Trail Kuršių Nerija (#TKN) is unforgettable trail run adventure with unreal views with lots of sand!
The Curonian Spit landscape is wild, untouched and beautiful. Running in UNESCO protected areas you will experience a real sense of freedom.
The views appearing from the highest dunes will force you to stop for a moment, breathe fresh air and admire the beauty of the nature.
Wild and wide beaches, soft sand dunes will be a real test for your legs, while the dark and chilly forest are real shelter from strong winds.
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Only the bravest, toughest and the most curious ones will choose this ULTRA track.
Imagine: it’s 6.00 AM and you are on the way to one of your biggest challenge. Nida city, dune of Parnidis are finally here; the sundial is showing nothing because of the fog, which is starting to spread out. You can feel the humidity and the wind in the air and right before your eyes you can see the magnificent sand dune and beautiful lagoon.
The siren announces start of one of the best adventure in your life. Track is leading you through Nida’s forest, the lighthouse, highest hill in Curonian spit there the view of Curonian Lagoon and Baltic sea will shock you.
Next on the way is fishermen’s city – Preila, after that long wild beach (~11km), the dark and dense forest of Juodkrantė city, where you will see the big colony of gray gooseberry’s and cormorants, the hill of Witches and more than ten highest hills and dunes. When you will overcome the whole distance you will reach about 1000 vertical meters.
And that’s not all that you are going to see – this track is the real guarantee of new impressions.
Did you ever challenged yourself like others don’t even think about it? Test our marathon!
Running Curonian marathon you will run through Neringa’s forest and WWII defensive fort bunkers which saved Klaipėda city from air attacks in WWII, also you will be able to feel the freedom of forgotten, wild, wide beach.
Continue adventure through open, once burned forest dunes, where the traces of this disaster are still visible, immerse in dark and dense Juodkrante city forest and enjoy this small beautiful fishermen’s city.
You will have opportunity to climb on “Neringa’s”, “Witches”, “Fox back’s” and other hills, also Descend to “Sins” pit there all sins disappear;
Once you reach top of the “Bears head’s” dune do not forget to turn around, you will see the panorama of Klaipėda city. Last kilometers goes near Curonian lagoon there you will see our port from other side as well as liquefied natural gas storage ship “Independence”.
Those who want to explore the Curonian Spit more will have to wander more.
In this half marathon distance you will see all places of the shortest tracks – run through Neringa’s forest and climb to few small hills and WWII defensive fort bunkers which was saving Klaipėda city from air attacks in the World war II, but also you will be able to feel the freedom of forgotten, wild and wide beach (~1,3km).
Once you’ll reach the top of the "Bear’s head” dune do not forget to turn around – you will see the panorama of Klaipėda city.
The last kilometers goes near Curonian lagoon, you will see there our port from the other side as well as liquefied natural gas storage ship “Independence”.
This track is perfect for those who want to start enjoying trail run, because this track will be fast and easy. Most of the track consists of forest roads and some sandy, gravel roads.
Of course you will need to climb on few small hills. In this track word “climb” means to go up the hill, in trail running you don’t need to run whole distance, when it’s hard, take your own pace, walk if you need and this is totally normal!
Also you will run near WWII defensive fort bunkers which saved Klaipėda city from air attacks. Running near Curonian lagoon you will see our port from other side as well as liquefied natural gas storage ship “Independence”.