The Hydra Epic traverses Lithuania from South to North, following some of the largest rivers in the region while navigating a healthy dose of singletrack as well…

When

Date: June 1

Time: 9:00 am

Details

Cost: €100

Event Website

Organizer: PAULIUS BAKUTIS

Email: paulius@hydraepic.lt

Hydra Epic trail – a 12 year product of many searchings and adventures. The trail starts in Druskininkai, near the border of Poland and Belarus, almost fully repeats the nearby water lines of rivers Nemunas, Neris or Žeimena, touching the best of nature parks, then lastly crosses the famous Gražutė regional park, then goes along the Latvian-Lithuanian border, crosses Latvia in Gauja river regional park and ends near swamps in Parnu, Estonia, Jõulumäe base. It traverses Lithuania and Latvia from south to north.

The route has both technical cross country singletracks and long fast gravel parts, which go through most beautiful lithuanian and latvian cities and countryside towns and forests. Have some of best times exploring exquisite baltic nature and challenge yourself in endurance at the same time! Along the trail you will also have to visit a handful of cities in Lithuania and Latvia: Kaunas, Vilnius, Zarasai, Sigulda, Valmiera and etc. – for sure you will be surprised how close singletracks and city centers can be and at the same time how beautiful and untouched nature is in Baltic states! You will also have to check yourself in three time limited checkpoints where you will meet our volunteers.

Total distance 700 (half) or 1250-1300km
Total ascend: 7 or 10km
Total participants: up to 100.
Recommended: mountain bike or similar

The full track will be sent out to participants several days before the event.

Participants: 18 years and older.