Duration: 2.5 h.
Distance: 140 km
Route plan

1) Virtual Educational Space "Moletai differently"

Virtual educational space “Moletai differently”

Only in Moletai Tourism and Business Information Center and nowhere else in Lithuania! A unique virtual tour through time, in particular through history of Moletai! Virtual reality-technology helmets will take you almost 3 thousand years back and you will travel step by step in the virtual reality to the present days (An ancient pile settlement on the lake Luokesai; An attack of the Livonian Order against Liesenai castle; Jogaila and the first known record of the name of Moletai; Barbora Radvilaite's conversation with her brother; Jewish trading house of the 20th century; Armed struggle for independence – the battle of Giedraiciai; Lithuanian Ethnocosmology Museum, etc.). A content of this animated historical journey was developed in accordance with the recommendations of historians and archaeologists. It restores and reminds the visitors of the forgotten past.

You will also have a chance to try interactive educational games: “Pike from paradise”, “Moletai – Yes/No”, “Bike tour around Moletai”.

Price:
for adults - 5 Eur
for students, seniors - 3 Eur
Children under 7 - 1 Eur

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Duration: < 1 min. Distance: 470 m

2) Molėtai Sculpture Park

The park, opened in 1998 in Molėtai, by the lake Pastovis, is the fourth park of such a kind in Lithuania. It displays various works of wood, black, grey and pale brown granite, created by sculptors - architects from Lithuania, Wales, France and Poland.

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Duration: 15 min. Distance: 14 km

3) Lithuanian Museum of Ethnocosmology

Old Vilnius observatory was beset by city lights, dust and smoke during the seventh decade in 20th century. Searches began for a new place for observatory in Lithuania. It was decided that the most suitable area was a hill in Kulioniai village encircled by Zelva lake. Ethnic culture enthusiasts doctor Gunaras Kakaras, head of personnel at Astronomy observatory, and doctor Libertas Klimka, senior scientist at Institute of Semiconductor Physics, found common ground in areas of lithuanian culture ties with the sky, Sun, Moon, stars. An idea was born to connect ethno cosmology in Lithuania.

In spring of 1990 presidium of Science Academy signed a resolution to establish the Museum of Ethnocosmology. It became the first and only museum of its kind in the world. The essence of the museum is the relationship of a man and mankind with the cosmic world. Reflection of this connection manifests in traditions of life of the nation, heritage, science, technology, philosophy and elsewhere.

Telescope at the museum started working in spring of 1997. Ten years later museum was reconstructed. Buildings were built in the form of space ships that have landed in the area of forests and lakes. Kristapavicius and Gudaitis were the authors of this project. In 2010 there were already two telescopes designated for watching the stars at night. Scientists and students from all Lithuanian science and education institutions can perform observations at renewed Moletai observatory.

Visitors are first welcome to see gallery exposition installed at the slope of a hill. At the museum one can touch a meteorite, rise 30 meters off the ground into observation deck and take in the view of the Highlands around. Even at daylight one can look thru special telescope into the sun and see volcanoes - protuberances. Museum of Ethnocosmology is the first museum in Lithuania which works twenty-four hours.

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Duration: 15 min. Distance: 20 km

4) Antanas Truskauskas Hunting and Nature Exposition (Department of Moletai District Museum)

Visiting the Hunting and Nature exposition you will discover expositions of Antanas Truskauskas trophies from the five continents. Lion, buffalo, bear, hippopotamus, rhinoceros attracts visitors’ attention.

Exposure time: Wednesdays-Sundays 9.00-17.00. The last Wednesday of the month - Sanitary Day. Pre-orders for excursions are accepted by phone +370 698 33018

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5) Molėtai Centre of Traditional Crafts

In 2014, Molėtai Centre of Traditional Crafts was established within the complex of buildings belonging to Mindūnai Freshwater Fishery Museum.

The purpose of the Centre of Crafts is to ensure transfer of traditional crafts “from one generation to another”, to retain the method for conservation and development of alternative traditional crafts.

The Centre of Crafts pays particular attention to the crafts related to fishery, such as: weaving of fyke nets and traditional fishing nets, conventional fishery and ancient culinary heritage.

The Centre is equipped with specialised premises of ceramics and wool felting, the necessary technical basis was created in order to manufacture and demonstrate products of the aforementioned crafts. The following activities are also performed at the Centre of Crafts: candle making, embroidery, cooking of fish soup, making tea from natural herbs, decorating of Easter eggs, paper cutting, braiding of stripes.

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Duration: 10 min. Distance: 14 km

6) Traditional Craft Centre „Meniškas kaimas“

Educational programme “Young Craftsman’s Workshop”. Duration: 2 h. This programme is suitable for students from 7th grade. In “Young craftsman’s workshop” everyone will feel as a real sculptor and leather artist.

During the programme:

You will hear a story about the work of sculptor from a real sculptor;

Every participant will make a little sculpture from gypsum:

You will prepare the gypsum, pour it into a mould, then improve it and carve the gypsum sculpture which you will take together with you

You will make a present for a friend or yourself: a leather keychain or decoration.

You will prepare a leather workpiece which you will decorate with ornaments using special equipment.

 

Additional information:

If requested, for extra 2.20 Eur, you can have traditional potato pancakes with meat and herb tea.

Traditional potato pancakes with meat, herb tea and homemade pie – 3.00 Eur

Preferably, a group is at least 20 people.

Price for one person – 7.50 Eur

Forest site with a summerhouse and football pitch – 15 Eur/1 h for a group

For group leaders and teachers the programme is free.

The visit of a group is arranged in advance.

 

Educational programme “Honey-scented Candle”. Duration: 1 h. The programme is suitable for children and adults.

In this programme:

You will hear a story about beekeeping then and now, about the role of the candle in our ancestor life and nowadays.

You will make a candle out of real beeswax which will spread cosiness and honey aroma.

 

Additional information:

Preferably, a group is no more than 25 people.

Price for one student – 3.50 Eur

For group leaders and teachers the programme is free.

The visit of a group is arranged in advance.

Forest site with a summerhouse and football pitch – 15 Eur/1 h for a group

 

Educational programme “Braid Weaving”. Duration: 2 h. The programme is suitable for children from 14 and adults.

This will be especially interesting for the ones who adore crafts.

You will familiarize with traditional woven braid examples;

You will learn about significance of braids then and now;

Following an example of traditional braid, you will weave splendid bookmarks.

 

Additional information:

Price for 1 person – 5 Eur

If requested, for extra 2.20 Eur, you can have traditional potato pancakes with meat and herb tea.

Traditional potato pancakes with meat, herb tea and homemade pie – 3.00 Eur

Preferably, a group is no more than 25 people.

For group leaders and teachers the programme is free.

Forest site with a summerhouse and football pitch – 15 Eur/1 h for a group

 

Educational-festive programme “The Presents of Easter Bunny” (the programme is only available during Easter time). Duration: 2 h. The programme is suitable for children and adults. During this programme, you will make goods for your Easter table and will get acquainted with old Easter traditions.

During the programme:

You will learn about old Palm Sunday and Easter traditions;

Traditional Easter folk songs will be performed by professional singers and you will be able to sing along;

You will decorate an Easter egg with wax;

You will see an educational film about traditional pottery and then model an Easter lamb to decorate your table.

Each of you will also make a scented candle out of real beeswax.

 

Additional information:

If requested, for extra 2.20 Eur, you can have traditional potato pancakes with meat and herb tea.

Traditional potato pancakes with meat, herb tea and homemade pie – 3.00 Eur

Preferably, a group is at least 20 people.

Price for one person – 7 Eur

Forest site with a summerhouse and football pitch – 15 Eur/1 h for a group

For group leaders and teachers the programme is free.

The visit of a group is arranged in advance.

 

Educational-festive programme “Little Christmas Miracle”. Duration: 2 h. The programme is suitable for children and adults. This programme will bring magical Christmas spirit to children and adults.

During the programme:

Christmas carols will be performed by professional musicians and you will be able to sing along;

You will see an educational film about traditional pottery and model a Christmas angel;

Santa Claus will visit you and each of you will be given a small Christmas miracle – a bulb which you will decorate yourself to turn it into a symbol of Christmas kindness;

In the end, we will play games outside.

 

Additional information:

If requested, for extra 2.20 Eur, you can have traditional potato pancakes with meat and herb tea.

Traditional potato pancakes with meat, herb tea and homemade pie – 3.00 Eur

Preferably, a group is at least 20 people.

Price for one person – 7 Eur

For group leaders and teachers the programme is free.

The visit of a group is arranged in advance.

 

Educational-festive programme “Warm Christmas tree Decoration”. Duration: 2 h. The programme is suitable for children and adults. In this programme, not only the festive atmosphere will warm children and adults, but also the “warm” work…

During this programme:

You will see a musical surprise from Santa Claus;

You will learn about Christmas Eve spells;

You will make a Christmas tree decoration from wool: layer the wool and beautify it with multi-coloured wool;

You will learn a method called wet felting: shaping, rinsing…And in the end you will have the warmest and most original handmade Christmas decoration.

 

Additional information:

2 hour long educational-festive programme “Warm Christmas tree Decoration” is suitable for people of all ages.

If requested, for extra 2.20 Eur, you can have traditional potato pancakes with meat and herb tea.

Traditional potato pancakes with meat, herb tea and homemade pie – 3.00 Eur

Preferably, a group is at least 20 people.

Price for one person – 7 Eur

For group leaders and teachers the programme is free.

The visit of a group is arranged in advance.

 

Educational programme “Molio Motiejukas”. Duration: 1 h 30 min. The programme is suitable for children and adults.

In this programme you will get acquainted with clay:

You will see a film about clay moulding and burning by clay craftsmen;

You will observe traditional wood-fired ovens and will find out how they are fired;

You will make a traditional pot yourself to bring home;

You will participate in a competition with prizes.

 

Additional information:

Price for 1 person – 4 Eur

Preferably, a group is at least 20 people.

For group leaders and teachers the programme is free.

The visit of a group is arranged in advance.

Forest site with a summerhouse and football pitch – 15 Eur/1 h for a group

 

 

Educational programme “Meniškas kaimas’’. Duration 2 h 20 min. The programme is suitable for children and adults. During this programme, you will learn about traditional crafts: ceramics and candle casting.

In this programme:

You will hear live performances of Lithuanian folk songs and learn to sing a multipart song (sutartinė);

You will see a short film about traditional ceramics;

You will make a pot and a scented candle from beeswax.

 

Additional information:

If requested, for extra 2.20 Eur, you can have traditional potato pancakes with meat and herb tea.

Traditional potato pancakes with meat, herb tea and homemade pie – 3.00 Eur

Preferably, a group is at least 20 people.

Price for one person – 7 Eur

For group leaders and teachers the programme is free.

The visit of a group is arranged in advance.

Forest site with a summerhouse and football pitch – 15 Eur/1 h for a group

 

Educational programme “Wool Games”. Duration: 1 h 30 min. The programme stimulates creativity of children of various ages and helps the adults to relax.

During this programme:

You will learn about sheep breeds in Lithuania, wool types and felt products;

You will layer a base for a picture and decorate it with multi-coloured wool to get different shades of colours.

You will decorate it with diverse natural fibres: silk, linen, bamboo, cannabis;

You will felt, rinse, shape and make a warm original picture to bring home.

 

Additional information:

If requested, for extra 2.20 Eur, you can have traditional potato pancakes with meat and herb tea.

Traditional potato pancakes with meat, herb tea and homemade pie – 3.00 Eur

Preferably, a group is at least 15 people.

Price for one person – 4 Eur

For group leaders and teachers the programme is free.

The visit of a group is arranged in advance.

Forest site with a summerhouse and football pitch – 15 Eur/1 h for a group

 

Educational programme “Leather Workshop”. Duration: 1 h 30 min. The programme is suitable for students from 7th grade and adults. You will hear a story about leather crafts and observe works of the craftsman. Each of you will make either a keychain or necklace out of natural leather.

You will learn about methods and techniques of leather decorating:

You will glue a cut out leather workpiece on cardboard;

For decorating, you will use leather strings;

You will produce your craft by using tools of a real leather craftsman;

You will learn to draw ornaments or your own initials on leather;

In the end, you will varnish and paint your craft.

 

Additional information:

If requested, for extra 2.20 Eur, you can have traditional potato pancakes with meat and herb tea.

Traditional potato pancakes with meat, herb tea and homemade pie – 3.00 Eur

Preferably, a group is at least 20 people.

Price for one person – 4 Eur

For group leaders and teachers the programme is free.

The visit of a group is arranged in advance.

Forest site with a summerhouse and football pitch – 15 Eur/1 h for a group

 

Educational programme “The Path of Clay”. Duration: 40 min. The programme is suitable for children and adults. In this activity, you will see the entire way of producing clay crafts:

You will see a film about clay moulding and burning by clay craftsmen;

You will observe traditional wood-fired ovens and will find out how they are fired;

You will see a unique exhibition of pottery crafts.

You will participate in a competition with prizes.

 

Additional information:

Price for one person – 1,5 Eur

Preferably, a group is at least 15 people.

For group leaders and teachers the programme is free.

The visit of a group is arranged in advance.

Forest site with a summerhouse and football pitch – 15 Eur/1 h for a group

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Duration: 20 min. Distance: 25 km

7) Dubingiai castle site, called Castle Hill

After visiting the Asveja regional park, make sure to get to Dubingiai Castle Hill. Walking through the cognitive trail from the former island, now a peninsula, you will be able to admire the panorama of the longest, and one of the deepest and largest lakes in Lithuania.

Dubingiai castle – is an important 14th - 18th century Lithuanian culture, industry and defense center, it commemorates war with the Order of the Teutonic Knights, reformation - significant eras in our history. The castle is associated with the life and activities of prominent individuals of that age (Vytautas The Great, Mikalojus Radvila Rudas, Barbora Radvilaitė and others). Dubingiai are inseparable from the history of the rise and prosperity of the Radvilos family.

From 2012 Visitors of the castle hill are awaited by the ready for exposition fragments of the Radvila Palace, covered with a hood, along with the place of the former Evangelical Reformed Church with the Radvilos funeral pantheon. The castle hill has a cognitive trail with 6 observation stops near archaeological and natural sites. The length of the natural tract is about 1.5 km. It has wooden stairs, information stands, benches.

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Duration: < 10 min. Distance: 4.4 km

8) "Dubingiai Stud"

Dubingiai Stud is the first stage of entertainment complex Dubingiai Diamond Resort established in the surrounding of the unique nature. Three lakes, forests, long-lived oaks, spectacular sunsets drowned in the fog in the ravine behind the outdoor horse arena in summer evenings create peculiar cosiness and peace. Every spring in Žalktynė village forest not far away from us one can see the feasts of grass-snakes. Herein the uproar of cars and people specific to the city is replaced by the sounds of nature: the speech of animals, rustle of forests and ripple of water. While staying at Dubingiai Stud one can forget the city, its noise and mud and feel the natural nature.

Dubingiai Stud is distinguished not only by nature, where it is established, but also by its architectural uniqueness. 1500 sq. m. round inside arena including unique and original wooden roof constructions and cosy lighting is what distinguishes us from other Lithuanian studs. Moreover, there is the arena, horse stables, restaurant and hotel in Dubingiai Stud under one round roof. While sitting in the restaurant one can admire the horses riding in the arena, and while sitting in the terrace one can admire the elegance of horses riding in the outdoor arena.

Since the nature itself is very unique and speaks for itself, our goal is to create infrastructure joining the nature which would not put the exclusivity of the nature into the shade but maybe even stress this uniqueness. The architectural ensemble has been formed gradually and its dynamics has been a continuous process.

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