Kaunas Sports & Outdoors

  • Basketball basket as bin
    Basketball basket as bin
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  • FOR  TWO :-)
    FOR TWO :-)
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  • KID  CLIMBING  A  TANK
    KID CLIMBING A TANK
    by matcrazy1

Most Recent Sports & Outdoors in Kaunas

  • Saturday bicycling

    by tomisk Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Almost every saturday starting from March until October
    fans of bicycles gathers for a trip through beautiful places of Kaunas district. Everyone may join and will be accepted warmly. Trip length 50-70km, and takes approx 6 hours.

    Equipment: If you need we can help rent bicycle

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Cycling

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    Sveicarija at Opening Ceremony of SELL Games

    by kuere Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The SELL student games are held since 1998 (Tartu, Estonia) every year and are organized by the baltic states estonia, lithuania and latvia as well as finland (tampere 2004). there are always several disciplines of sports in which you can participate, like swimming, athletics, basketball, floorball, volleyball, tennis, orienteering, judo, soccer...
    this event is very useful for the international contact and exchange of studying sportsmen.

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    Basketball in Lithuania

    by HORSCHECK Written Sep 29, 2007

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    Basketball basket as bin

    Basketball is the most popular sport in Lithuania. Interesting enough is the fact that Lithuania is ranked 5th in the FIBA world ranking. Among the biggest successes are 3 European Championships and 3 bronze medals in Summer Olympics.

    On Laisves aleja (Freedom Square) we saw a sort of basketball basket which was obviously officially in use as a sort of bin for empty plastic bottles.

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    • Trains

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    Sailing

    by ginte Updated Jun 19, 2005

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    You will find a beach near the Pazaislis Cloister. During the summer season you can rent boats or water-bikes there. Going further till the Yacht Club, you'll find lots of yahts at the shores. Some of them will take you for a journey to the Kaunas Sea. Try it;-)

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    • Family Travel

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    Ice skating indoor

    by ginte Updated Jun 19, 2005

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    A good idea to have an active sport - go for skating! Lot's of fun and good music for your pleasure. But on weekends it's full of people...

    Equipment: You can rent ice skating shoes there.

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    • Adventure Travel

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    Climbing a tank

    by matcrazy1 Updated Sep 3, 2004

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    KID  CLIMBING  A  TANK

    Look at the kid climbing a tank, on my picture. Was it a sport activity? I was not sure...

    Just in case you visit Kaunas with your kids, the tank was located in fromt of the Vytautas the Great War Museum (called Military Museum as well). There were more attractions to climb for your your kids there including a few cannons and two black lions.


    From my VT friend OlafS from Belgium:
    That's not a tank, it's a ASU-57 selfpropelled gun of the Soviet airborne troops.

    Thank you and excuse me my military ignoration, Olaf :-)


    Equipment: Young bones were recommended :-). Add comfortable climbing trainers.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel

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    Walking/hiking around

    by matcrazy1 Updated Sep 1, 2004

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    AT  LAISVES  ALEJA  -  MAIN  STREET  OF  NEW  TOWN

    Walking around Kaunas - its Old and New Town - from one place of tourist interest to next one was the best way to get closer to city and its unique atmosphere - peaceful and quiet in the Old Town and lively in the New Town.

    Do you want more relax? There were parks around of which I visited two:
    - Santakos Parkas in the old town where Neris and Nemunas rivers meet themselves,
    - Ramybes Parkas in the New Town; do not skip tiny mosque and Museum of Exiles and Political Prisoners located there.

    Equipment: Good legs :-) + comfortable walking shoes preferrably water-resistant: like good trainers or better special walking shoes (one example: Danish Ecco are very comfortable and... expensive but worth the cost).

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    Cycling in Kaunas

    by matcrazy1 Written Sep 1, 2004

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    BY  BICYCLE  IN  KAUNAS

    Kaunas surely was not, say Amsterdam, with more bicycles than cars or even... people. But I saw some locals cycling for recreation in Kaunas. There was main bicycle route crossing Kaunas from Town Hall Square on the west to Independence Square on the east. There were few bicycle racks, always empty and... I knew nothing about risk of theft of your bicycle there.

    Equipment: Bicycles used by young natives for recreation were suprisingly new and modern, much better than those black and old ones in Amsterdam :-). Excuse, a receptionist in my Minotel hotel didn't know where to find rent a bicycle agency... I am not sure whether there were any in Kaunas. My comprehensive leaflet "Kaunas/Klaipeda in your pocket" didn't give any information on that matter.

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    • Backpacking
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    Climbing in Kaunas?

    by matcrazy1 Written Sep 1, 2004

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    CLIMBING  IN  KAUNAS

    The old town of Kaunas located between Nemunas and Neris river was generally flat area although... look at Urszula on my picture taken by the Kaunas castle. Well, it was wild, small pathway across former castle moat (dry now).

    The areas around the old town, like Aleksotas district south of Nemunas river, were more hilly.

    Equipment: Comfortable walking shoes preferrably water-resistant: like good trainers or better special walking shoes (one example: Danish Ecco are very comfortable and... expensive but worth the cost).

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    • Mountain Climbing
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Motorcycling

    by matcrazy1 Updated Sep 1, 2004

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    FOR  TWO :-)

    I was lucky to join large meeting of fans of old and new motorcycles in Kaunas. I saw tenths motorcycles from all over Lithuania and I got to know that there were many fans, mainly young guys/boys, of biking in Lithuania.

    Equipment: If you are two, any motorcycle with a sidecar, maybe old like this one on my picture. Don't forget black leather clothes :-).

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    • Road Trip
    • Motorcycle
    • Budget Travel

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    Jogging along Nemunas river

    by matcrazy1 Written Sep 1, 2004

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    JOGGING  ALONG  NEMUNAS  RIVER

    I saw a few locals and/or visitors jogging along northern bank of Nemunas river and one in Santakos parkas.

    Well, there were not many jogging fans in Kaunas but they had nice areas to do it just in the same heart of the historical old town which I found unique. If you choose my hotel (Minotel) you are 1-2 min. from the place on my picture.

    Equipment: Good trainers and jogging costume like on my picture (in summer time).

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    • Hiking and Walking

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    Who will be the first????

    by satara Written May 24, 2003

    Athletics took the big part in SELL games. That's how I met VT member kuere who was a captain of Switzerland team. He is running 4th at this picture.
    Also this stadion is the main football combat's place and recently 3000 Scottish football fans were here when Lithuania won against Scotland..:)

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    Flying club

    by indre_dee Written Jun 25, 2005

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    Located in the small Dariaus ir Girëno airport, learn to fly a glider or light aircarft. Pleasure trips are also available. This is also the place to come to parachute.

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    Golf club

    by indre_dee Written Jun 25, 2005

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    The only golf course in Kaunas is a nine-hole one, and those who’ve played a round on it say that it’s quite a challenge.

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    Ice skating

    by indre_dee Written Jun 25, 2005

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    A bit out of the centre and nothing fancy, but good fun all the same. Opening hours erratic. Closed during summer.

    Equipment: Can rent everything you might need

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