River Kiauna (up to Vasiuliškės km)
Although you won’t find many places of interest on this route, we recommend this river for its many twists and turns.
The Kiauna (a right tributary of the Žeimena River) stretches through the forests and swamps of Labanoras, making kayaking on this river very fun. It’s a fun, spectacular swim, a bit more challenging than Zeimena. The narrow, always watery Kiauna meanders through the Labanoras Sengir. Tree canopies, ever-changing forests, riverside farmhouses, and clear river gates add variety to the journey. There are nice places to stop.
You will start your canoe trip from the bridge at the end of Pakiaunis village. From it, let the kayaks down the Gill. The Kiauna Landscape Reserve starts here. You will sail along the beautiful banks of the Kiauna River, observing the forests and wetland vegetation. You will pass the small and cosy villages of Stirninė, Briedinė, Jakutiškis and Vasiuliškės, located next to the Kiauna River. By the way, the politician, signatory of the Act of March 11, Kazimira Danutė Prunskienė, was born in the village of Vasiuliškės. Here you will cross a wooden bridge, and after it (about 50 metres) look out for a small swimming hole on the right-hand side, which will be your finishing point.
We strongly urge everyone – please do not leave rubbish behind. They can be disposed of at the overnight stay or at the finish line.