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NEMAN RIVER TRAIL
The Neman River Trail is a trail developed as a greenway, which extends over 10 km, starting in the historic village of Dokudovo, dating back to 1392 and located in Lidsky region in Grodno province. The trail runs to the Neman River and loops back Dokudovo. The outstanding natural and landscape values, watery meadows and forests of the Neman River have special significance for Belarusians, who celebrate them in their art and poetry.
The Neman River Trail provides access to many interesting natural and historical sites in the Lida Region. The trail is used not only by visitors, but serves also education and research purposes. There is potential for extending the trail along the Neman River so as to provide access to additional sites, recognized for their natural, historical or cultural values.
Main tourist attractions and towns along the trail (nature and cultural heritage)
General characteristics of the Greenway
The main backbone trail extends over nearly 10 km around Dokudovo village, and is dedicated to hikers, and in part adapted for cyclists and horse carriages (signposted in green).
Local trail loops are signposted in blue.
Local trail loops:
- Length –. 10 km
- Surface –
forestry/countryside roads – 90 %
quiet asphalt roads – 10 %
- Main users –hikers (nature tours), cyclists, kayakers
- Inter-modality possibilities (connections to closest cities/towns and options for using public transport train/bus) - local buses to Lida, then Berezovka, local train to railway station Baranovichi. Accommodation in agro-tourism farms.
- Relevant web sites or links:
Available maps and guidebooks
Greenways in Belarus – a catalogue and a brochure containing description of the trail loops and local cultural and natural heritage resources (in Russian).
Contact to Trail Organization
Jury Ogarko - Greenway Coordinator – „Dokudovo“ farm owner Dokudovo, Lidsky region, Grodno province, Belarus
tel. +37 801561 78240
Agro and Ecotourism Association, Dunin-Martinkevich str., 6, Minsk, Belarustel. +37 517 2510076, +37 517 2522781
Network of GWs in Belarus
|Photos, text: Dominika Zareba, Valeria Klitsounova, Elena Vetrova, Tsimur Kroll | Drawings: Iwona Siwek-Front|
|Project "Greenways for Belarus", implemented by the Polish Environmental Partnership Foundation and the "Agro and Ecotourism" Association, is financed thanks to the support from the Program of Polish Aid of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland in 2006.|