In case you are searching for a place where you could look at part of the Anykščiai Regional Park from above, we would like to invite you to climb up the Observation Tower in Bijeikiai.
It is rather easy to find a way to the tower. Bijeikiai Observation Tower is between the villages of Burbiškis and Mačionys and you will reach it by driving the road 1221 (Burbiškis-Mačionys-Leliūnai).
The tower stands here from 2010. Car parking lot and passages were created as part of an infrastructure, when building the tower. Since the day it was built, the tower has many visitors and it is one of the most visited places in the region. The tower is open all year long.
It is of interesting construction, 15 meters high and offers you a possibility to see even the farthest regions. You will also be able to see the Storiai hills, situated 7,7 kilometres away, the Burbiškis Forest which is 1,3 kilometres away, the Bijeikiai Mound and, of course, Dusynas and Rubikiai Lakes, intertwined with legends. Rubikiai Lake is one of the bigger ones in the entire Lithuania, taking up the area of 968 ha. It has even 16 islands, while the biggest of them takes up the area of 16,4 ha.
Do not get surprised if anyone will call this tower Rubikiai tower, since the name of another observation tower came from the name of this lake.
The tower is situated on a hill which is 163 meters over the sea level; therefore prepare to conquer dozens of wooden stairs after arriving here. After reaching the top, you will see a breathtakingly captivating landscape, where you can sit and relax on the benches, which are provided there.
Prepare for the journey to get even higher – on the tower, you will be greeted with even more impressive sceneries of Anykščiai Regional Park at the 20 km radius. When you will finish counting the steps and will reach the very top, you will be able to admire the unforgettable sceneries of the nature in the Highlands region. On a clear day, you should also be able to see the towers of as much as three churches – Debeikiai, Leliūnai and Alanta.
What is the other reason why one should climb up to the very top of the observation tower? This always brings you a little adrenaline rush and on a hot summer day your hair will be blown by a pleasantly cool wind. Well, in case after such a wonderful experience, you will decide to get some rest, then you will find several recreational areas or a countryside farmstead.