Quarry trek 2017 | Hike
Trenkturas invites all the hiking enthusiasts to join in a uniq summer “Quarry Trek” which is to take place in other planets look-a-like Karpenai, Mentys and Alkiskis quarrys. Hiking routes lay within the unique Akmene limestone deposits which have been formed 300 mln. Years ago, and were turned to endless horizons of moon surface like landscape and canoyns up to 40 meters’ height by human induced activity. During the event participants are see up from a close the biggest walking excavator in the Baltic states.
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Hike

HIKE INFORMATION

ARRIVAL POINT

On 29th of July (Saturday), participants ought to arrive to the start of the event in New Akmene (L. Petravicius square) by their own means and in time slot allocated according to the chosen route.

REGISTRATION

Tickets are scanned and starter packs are given once participants arrive to the registration zone. Print outs of the registration confirmations are not necessary since e-versions are accepted.

Starter pack includes:

  • control bracelet, which guarantees service at the rest and assistance posts
  • participant’s passport with a map, directions and list of contact phone numbers;
  • other information and tools related to the walk.

STARTING

Participants can start the trek right after registration, there is no collective starting.

HIKING

There will be rest and assistance stops set up along the route*, where participants can be served refreshments, refills of water supplies and receive first aid if necessary.
*number and locations of the rest and assistance stops might change as the event draws nearer.

TRANSPORT IN THE CASE OF CUTTING THE WALK SHORT

Participants wishing to cut their walk short will have to arrive at the nearest leisure and help post by their own means – they will then be returned to the starting/finish line in New Akmene by special transport. Participants who do not finish the trek will receive diplomas noting the number of kilometres walked at the nearest post after presenting their participant’s passports.

FINISHING

Finish line will be located at the starting point of the trek in New Akmene (L. Patraviciaus sq.). Participants who complete full route are the awarded with diplomas and remembrance medals.

ROUTE MAP

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ROUTE DESCRIPTION

  • 15 KM OBSERVE
  • 11 €
  • start in New Akmene 10.00-14.00
  • finish in New Akmene 14.00-18.00
  • starter pack
  • rest and assistance stops
  • water, tea
  • snacks
  • -
  • -
  • transfer if cutting hike short
  • storage of belongings
  • diploma
  • medal
  • 25 KM EXPLORE
  • 18 €
  • start in New Akmene 09.00-13.00
  • finish in New Akmene 15.00-20.00
  • starter pack
  • rest and assistance stops
  • water, tea
  • snacks
  • lunch
  • -
  • transfer if cutting hike short
  • storage of belongings
  • diploma
  • medal
  • 45 KM DISCOVER
  • 26 €
  • start in New Akmene 08.00-11.00
  • finish in New Akmene 16.00-21.00
  • starter pack
  • rest and assistance stops
  • water, tea
  • snacks
  • lunch
  • supper
  • transfer if cutting hike short
  • storage of belongings
  • diploma
  • medal

REST AND ASSISTANCE STOPS

0. Start/finish GPS: 56.321833, 22.881333 | Routes passing: Observe, Explore, Discover|
1. Karpėnai Entry GPS: 56.322583, 22.923556 | Routes passing: Observe, Explore, Discover|
2. Forest Crossroads GPS: 56.331444, 23.000167 | Routes passing: Explore, Discover|
3. Latvija Boarder GPS: 56.325917, 23.034472  | Routes passing: Explore, Discover|
4. Karpėnai Bottom GPS: 56.325917, 23.034472 | Routes passing: Observe, Explore, Discover|
5. Wheat Field GPS: 56.310139, 22.950694  | Routes passing: Explore, Discover|
6. Cement Oven GPS: 56.308944, 22.923361 | Routes passing: Explore, Discover|
7. Submerged Quarry GPS: 56.282083, 22.968056 | Routes passing: Discover|
8. Menčiai Walking Excavator GPS: 56.276944, 22.919667 | Routes passing: Discover|
9. Sablauskai Beach GPS: 56.259194, 22.884694 | Routes passing: Discover|
10. Alkiškiai Quarry GPS: 56.271361, 22.856278 | Routes passing: Discover|