River Ula is very famous river for canoeists.In this rivers is lot of felt trees so your trip will not be boring, by the way, 1-2 kilos are a little bit boring, because you can`t see anything nice around you - just a reeds.Ula`s banks are amazing, there are lot of scarps, you always could see forests. On the other hand, it's hard to find stops. I...more
In Varėna you can get: 1) By the car. From Vilnius go by A4 road and look at the signs VARĖNA From Kaunas go by road 130 (Road to Alytus) then go by 128 and 127 roads. Look at the signs Alytus and Varėna From Klaipėda go by A1 road to Kaunas and then go like from Kaunas From Gardin (Belarus) go to Lithuania (Druskininkai)....more
If you wanna see Varena city, you need to take bus Vilnius-Varena or Vilnius-Druskininkai as well. It will take you to Varena station. Of course, the best way is to go by car, as you can easily make off-the-beaten path places when - on the road Vilnius-Varena you can turn to some old authentic Southern Lithuanian villages and see "Pirciupiai...more
Mushrooms celebration is one of the funnest celebrations I even been! As Varena place is quite forested and full of mushrooms place, people naturally going to pick up it. Naturally such mushroom fiesta growed up and now it is very popular celebration in Lithuania, central celebration of Southern Lithuania (like Beer fiesta in Klaipeda for Western Lithuanians).
This celebration has lot of nationality - national music, food, costumes, people are relaxed and charing hapiness around. You can just walk from one place to another and try different food (mostly from mushrooms) and for free - local people even offer you to drink some beer or vodka "to better feel the taste of mushrooms" :)
This celebration takes place always in Varena and in the end of September.
Glukas lake and a bar near it is about 7 kilometres from Varena to the Vilnius side. It is nice place to swim and later to sit in the bar near the lake looking to it. Actually the prices here is a bit hightened as it is touristic place. On the way from Glukas lake to main road Vilnius-Varena you can see old tzarist building of railway station (it doesnt work now).
Oh, such calmness, heaven for stretched nerves…. Now you don’t shout on each other “Move it! Do it! Push me! Right! Left! OUCH!!!!”, but lay smiling, drink beer, warm your bruises in the sun and talk such nonsense as: “Ula was perfect, it’s boring to flow by Merkys, no no, next time it will be only ULA!”more
Wooden bridges are very comfortable for pedestrians to cross the river, but not for newly baked sportsmen in canoes. The stones under the bridge create strong stream that brings you directly on sharp stub and push you out from canoe with all your belongings.But what a beauty!…more