River Srovė (from Ginučiai mill) – Lake Linkmen (Ginučiai castle mound)
You will start your hike near the famous Ginučiai water mill (declared a state-protected technical monument of the 19th century). It has a museum where you can see authentic old-style mill equipment that not only milled grain for a long time, but even generated electricity.
Don’t miss the perfect opportunity to take a dip under the water jet coming out of the dam’s trough!
From the mill, you will follow the River Srovė until the streams fork – you will need to turn left. Next, one of the most interesting parts of the journey is the village of Ginučiai. You’ll see beautifully landscaped farmhouses, lindens and pass under two bridges. After the village of Ginučiai, you will reach Lake Asėkas by following a stream. Keep to the right side of the lake until you reach the Asėka stream. It will feel like a jungle, and if you stop for a moment, even though the current is very calm, you will hear many wonderful bird sounds.
After crossing the Asėka River, you will enter Lake Linkmen, on the western shore of which you will see the famous Ladakalnis, a hill rising 176 metres above sea level. From its summit, the views are magnificent: vast expanses of forests and lakes drowning in forests. After enjoying the beautiful views created by nature, turn right and head towards the narrows of the lake, where you will reach the finish line.
When you get off the bus, you will see the Ginučiai Mound on the other side of the road, and you can climb the steps to the top to enjoy the beautiful views of nature.