Along the route, tourists get acquainted with the urban structure and cultural heritage values of the central part of Pagramantis, unique structure of Jūra and Akmena river valleys: slopes, outcrops, ravines, park mounds, natural Lylava stream, Tamošaičiai stone, Genių, The cognitive bicycle-car trail starts in Pagramantis settlement and continues to cross Kreiviai, Pūtvė, Andriejaičiai, Burkėnai and Alijošiškės rural settlements and reaches Tamošaičiai, Balskai, Geniai, Gudlaukis and Ringiai residential areas. The route is located on the picturesque upper terraces of the Akmena and Jūra river valleys, crosses the forests of Pagramantis and Tyreliai, and passes through the Balskai dam.
We start our trip in Tauragė. During the trip you will visit the place of the Jewish genocide, the villages of Mažonai, Sungailiškės, the old grave of Ringiai. You will admire the impressive Genius outcrop, lined with the Jūra River, get acquainted with the mounds and interesting history of the Tauragė region.
1 day route, 30 km
Tauragė – Lauksargiai
You will start the journey from getting to know the city of Tauragė. After you are informed about historical and cultural heritage of the city, you will cross the Sea with a newly built pedestrian-cyclist bridge. After a bit of pedaling, you will reach the Tauragė manor, where you will get acquainted with the origins of the city, and those who want adventure can spend time in the nearby Taurai Adventure Park. Next, you reach the village of Staiginė, where you will visit the place where the Tauragė Convention was signed, which made Tauragė famous throughout Europe. There is a stopping place here, the monument has been restored. After moving across the Ežeruona stream, you cross the former border between Greater and Lesser Lithuania and reach Lauksargiai. In Lauksargiai you can get acquainted with the legacy of German culture in Tauragė region, the Evangelical-Lutheran church, railway station and school have survived here. Next you can turn towards Oplankis manor and mounds or travel to Vilkyškiai.
Signs of Lithuania Minor in Tauragė
During the tour we will get acquainted with the town of Lauksargiai - the only territory in Tauragė district, which belongs to Lithuania Minor - its history and Prussian heritage.
The length of the route is about 11 kilometers, duration (excluding stops) - 1 hour.