GAIA 2017 takes place on the beautiful riverside of Šalčia, Nevienionių forest, Dzūkija region, about 50km from Vilnius.
HOW TO GET THERE?
GPS Coordinates: 54.324056, 24.996944
From Vilnius take the A4 road towards Druskininkai then at Pirčiupiai turn towards Eisiskės (road 105). Cross the bridge over the river Šalčia, and between 6 and 7 km markers turn left into the forest road marked with wooden sign "Nevainionių miškas". Follow the signs.
From Kaunas take A1 to Vilnius and then turn right towards Druskininkai (road A4). Then follow the instructions for going from Vilnius.
By bus from Vilnius coach station:
- take a bus Vilnius-Varėna through Eišiškės to Žygmantiškės;
- walk forward about 800m;
- turn left into the forest road marked with wooden sign "Nevainionių miškas";
- follow the signs.
Buses from Vilnius coach station leaves at:
- Monday - Thursday: 09:10, 12:20, 14:40;
- Friday: 09:10, 12:20, 14:40, 17:40;
- Saturday, Sunday: 14:40.
The bus ride takes about 1 hour.
Buses from Vilnius to Pirciupiai go few times an hour, but in this case, there is still 7-8 km left for you to overcome..
Nearest airport is Vilnius (VNO), but it is currently undergoing reconstruction, so most flights are redirected to Kaunas (KUN).
It is also possible to fly to Warsaw or Riga and take a bus to Vilnius from there.