Route difficulty

Medium

Whole distance

29 km

14 km ežerais / 15 km upėmis / Pirma diena – 14 km / antra diena – 15 km

Kayaking starts at Ineiga or Utenis lake campsite. Kayak route distance - 29 km.

Ignalina district, Utena county

Map legend

Start - Finish place

Train station

Campsite

Route

Resort

No stopping

Two days route Buka – Ginučiai 1 day description

Route goes through a forest where you can find 2-3 obstacles(fallen trees). You’ll need to lift your kayaks through it. After half of the route you’ll see Vaisnoriske village summerhouses. As you pass a wooden bridge there will be 3.5 km left to a concrete bridge, after that an extra 1.5 km will bring you to Baluosas lake. Swim through it to another side of it, you should see a white bridge and Vaizdiuske village. A swim through lake should take around 20 minutes.

When you enter Baluosas lake on the left you’ll see ethnographic Suminai village, in which “Tadas Blinda” movie was filmed. There are 7 islands in the lake, in one of them – Ilgasale you can find a small lake with a stream. This island is nearby Trainiskis village. If you want to visit this island your route will take an extra 3 km.

You need to swim 200 m in a short stream after crossing a white concrete bridge until you enter Baluoskystis lake. At the end of the lake on the left you’ll see Skrezda stream flowing out, it’s length only 1 km before entering Srovinaitis lake. In that lake keep on the right until you see Ginuciai village with watermill. You’ll need to carry your kayaks across the road, it is recommended to visit XIX century mill’s museum. There is a shop, cafe and a place to bathe with below a waterfall.

You’ll continue your journey downstream a Srovė river until on your right you’ll see Almaja river, you need to swim through it to Alamajas lake. After 400 m you’ll see a paid 1.2 km long campsite.

Two days route Buka – Ginučiai 2 day description

Grįšite atgal Almajo ežeru iki Almajos upės ištakų. Plauksite Almajos upe iki Srovės upės ir pasuksite į dešinę. Get back to Alamaja river through Almajas lake. After reaching Srovė river continue your journey downstream for a 2.5 km until you get to Asėkas lake. There is a lot of fish in this lake. Keep  your right and after 800 m  you should see Dumblis river outflow. Careful, this river is deep, but only 800 m length. After you enter Linkmenas lake you’ll see Ladakalnis just in front of you. the sight from the hill is very beautiful, you can see 6 different lakes: Asėkasm Linkmenas, Alksnaitis, Alksnas, Pakasas and Ukojas.

When you enter Linkmenas keep your left and after 700 m you’ll enter second section of Dumblis river where you’ll cross a wooden bridge. After 600 m  you’ll reach Asalnykstis lake, keep your left between a shore and Gimžiškė island(one of the highest islands in Lithuania).  After a 400 m  you’ll enter a channel connecting Asalnykštis with Asalnas lake. On the left you’ll see Puzinškis village, we recommend to visit Puzinškis Oak. After that swim through Asalnas lake on it’s right, +2.5 km and you’ll enter 1 km length strait, which connects Asalnas and Lūšiai lakes. On the left Meironiai village, on yout right Pabiržė peninsula. After entering Lūšiai lake on the left you’ll see Palūšė village, row for a 1.5 km until you reach our boat base, where you finish your journey. If you want some extra fun we can rent paddle baords or boats to swim in Lušiai lake.

About Buka river

Probably the most beautiful stream in the Aukstaitija Regional Park. It starts to flow from Utenykstis lake. Only 8 km in length, a river flows calmly, untill Vaisnoriske village it is a relatively wide stream, but very shallow, after that river narrows and swift flow even chews Buka shores. River ends after flowing in to Baluosas lake.

Discount for organizers

Trip organizers of groups bigger than į kayaks, gets 100% discount for himself.

Discount for groups

Bigger groups and students get a discount.

Have questions? Want to rent kayaks? Call us +370 698 32207 or write us info@baidariuuostas.lt

Safety in water rules

Life vest is required while on water;

Don't walk barefoot in the river;

Don't jump into unexplored waters;

Don't paddle while intoxicated!

How to use a kayak

Don't push the seat with your back ir might break. Price of lower part of the seat - 45 €

Don't sit on the upper part of the seat, i tmight break. Price of upper part of the seat - 25 €

Don't use paddle as a leverage or in any other unintended way, it might break. Price of new paddle - 40 €

Don't pull kayaks on rough surfaces. Price of new kayak - 600 €

After the journey gather all the inventory and

PRESERVE

Please, gather all the trash you see around while kayaking and bring it to us. We will take care of it.