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Description of the trail:

The trail represents the landscape of the Aukštaitija National Park and one of the most impressive terrain elements – the Šiliniškės Ridge. The path starts at the Šiliniškės Observation Tower, which is the first viewing platform in Lithuania installed on the mobile telecommunications tower – thereof its specific shape. The trail waves through the hills and foothills, through the forests and lakesides to the remote villages of Šiliniškės and Stripeikiai, which have preserved traditional architecture. Initially the trail climbs up to the top of the ridge, then continues down to Lake Almajas, where you can refresh yourself on a hot day and return to the hill to enjoy the breath-taking view to cosy homesteads of Šiliniškės village. To reach Stripeikiai, follow the path through the forest. In Stripeikiai, visit the Traditional Bee-keeping Museum, which introduces with the history of beekeeping and offers to taste different sorts of honey. There is also a nice resting area at the Museum on the coast of the Tauragna River. From Stripeikiai, the route further on passes the beautiful Pakasas Mill and brings you back to Šiliniškės village and the starting point of the trail.

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In order to open the GPX file with the trail route on a mobile phone or computer, please install one of the hiking apps or maps, e.g., Wikiloc, Outdooractive, ViewRanger, OS Maps or any other GPX file reading programme or application.

Location: Aukštaitija National Park
Suggested starting point: Šiliniškės Observation Tower, Ginučiai village

Starting poing of the trail in the map: Lat: 55.38102, Lon: 25.97555


 Museum of Traditional Bee-Keeping

Hiking time: 4 h

Distance: 10 km

Marking: Marked with direction signs and yellow dots on trees

Type: Loop


Trail surface: Path, forest road


Watching tower

Getting there: by car

Rules to follow: 

Trail administrator: Aukštaitija National Park and Labanoras Regional Park Directorate, tel. +370 38647478,

Info: Aukštaitija National Park Visitor Centre, 16 Lūšių Street, Palūšė, +370 38647478,,

Closest shops: Palūšė, Ginučiai (summer time)

Closest gas stations: Ignalina