The best way to explore the Curonian Spit is by cycling along well-marked biking trails that meander through pine forest and along the sand dunes. Juodkrantė, 30km away, is home to Witches’ Hill (Raganų kalnas), an entertaining wooden sculpture trail in the woods with wonderfully macabre statues of devils, witches and folk heroes. Heading back towards Nida, stop off at the side of the road to catch a glimpse of the huge heron and cormorant colony in the trees. When passing through Preila, look for the rųkyta žuvis signs and stop at a smokery for some delicious smoked fish, which is much cheaper than in Nida.

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