|GP: NEMAN RIVER TRAIL (Greenway) - Belarus|
Belarus Greenway #4
Greenways are multifunctional trails, developed in both urban and rural areas, for non-motorized users typically leading along linear green corridors, historic trade routes, rivers and railways. They are managed by local people in order to encourage sustainable development and healthy lifestyle. Greenways provide a framework for community-based initiatives and projects related to nature conservation, cultural heritage preservation, sustainable tourism and mobility. Greenways seek to address needs of locals and visitors and to provide a positive contribution to the local economy.(Sopron Declaration, Environmental Partnership for Sustainable Development,1st July 2006).
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.
Main tourist attractions and towns along the trail (nature and cultural heritage)
* Dokudovskaja Sviato-Rozhdestvo-Bogorodickaja Church built in Russian style (1865-1867);
hikers (nature tours), cyclists, kayakers
Inter-modality possibilities and accomodation
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.
Contact to trail organisation
Jury Ogarko - Greenway Coordinator – „Dokudovo“ farm owner,