As hiking trails grow in popularity across Europe, one country has recently announced a new trail that will shoot to the top of any keen hiker’s list.
With the growing popularity of hiking trails across Europe, Lithuania recently announced a new trail that hikers can immediately put on the top of their hiking list.
The country revealed a newly marked 747-kilometer Forest Trail, the Miško Takas, adding to its 200+ maintained walking trails, according to a report.
The Miško Takas is already one of the most desirable walking trails for travelers in the country. The name itself means “Forest Trail,” and it passes through some of the greenest areas in Lithuania.
Hiking under a canopy of leaves, it takes around 36-38 days to complete the full path. Moreover, it links onto the E11, one of the longest hiking trails in Europe, and passes through all three Baltic States.
Travelers who want to take a longer journey can keep going on the trail to either Latvia or Poland, depending on the hiker’s direction.
Filled with woodlands galore, trail-goers taking on the entire route can expect to pass river valleys, quaint villages, Lithuania’s mineral water resorts, and also the country’s former capital, Kaunas.
And if 36 days is too long, the trail is split into segments, most of which are 5-6 days long.
One 140km section passes through Dzūkija National Park and Veisėjai Regional Park, with many opportunities for hikers to hit the lakes for some wild swimming during their hike.
Another 141km part passes through Dubysa Regional Park, meandering along the river bank to see castles, churches, and cultural sites, followed by a stretch of historic settlements, before trekking through Tytuvėnai Regional Park – a wetland bursting with rare bird species.
And for urban explorers, the Forest Trial visits the historic Kaunas, this year’s European Capital of Culture, and a city adorned with the most exemplary Modernist architecture.
This article originally appeared on Wanderlust.