- January 17, 2013
Bareikiškės – place of great potential
Władysław Syrokomla Museum and Tourist Information Centre, established in Bareikiškės six months ago, has already attracted great numbers of visitors. In order to make the tourist offer even more appealing, the local government of the Vilnius Region announced a competition for a lease of a tourist equipment rental shop.
The village has a great potential for small businesses. The beautiful hilly terrain is ideal for leisure activities and creates great opportunities for new tourist offers. In spring, summer and autumn the visitors of Bareikiškės can rent bicycles. Soon, a new bicycle path connecting Vilnius with Miedininkai through Bareikiškės will be open. Since the village is situated on a hilly and forested terrain, amateurs of winter sports can rent skis in winter. The beautiful sites also encourage the visitors to go nordic walking, an activity more and more popular among the locals.
The tourist equipment rental shop adjoining the museum is also a great opportunity for farmers who own horses to earn some money on the side. The visitors can be tempted to go for a ride in britzskas, carts or sleighs in winter. Thanks to the fact that the museum is mostly frequented by young people, it would be a great attraction. Also for adults.
Bareikiškės village is located in the south-east of the Vilnius Region, approximately 14 kilometres from Vilnius. Władysław Syrokomla Museum and Tourist Information Centre, established six months ago, has already attracted great numbers of visitors. Last year it was visited by over 2,500 tourists. Among those willing to learn about the museum, there are students from the Vilnius Region, Vilnius and the whole country, as well as tourists from abroad. In 2012 Bareikiškės was visited by Poles, Belarusians, Russians, and even Americans.
The museum’s directors and employees organise numerous attractions for visitors: exhibitions, poetry readings, concerts etc. A lot of them will take place next spring, for the establishment, along with the Museum of Ashmyany (Belarus) participates in a project called “Two countries – one culture and history”. Within the framework of the project there will be numerous and attractive events, both in Lithuania and Belarus. In May, a young poets’ camp for inhabitants of the Vilnius and Ashmyany regions will be organised in Bareikiškės. New exhibitions dedicated to the life of a village lyre player and an ethnographic exhibition of the Rukainių area will be opened in the museum. Within the project’s framework a tourist guide about the Ashmyany Upland will be published in several languages, along with maps and a catalogue about borderline craftsmen.
The local government of the Vilnius Region invites the citizens and investors to lease the rooms of a tourist equipment rental shop. It is a great opportunity for development of tourist services in Bareikiškės.
The local government guarantees free promotion of the shop through tourist exhibitions, its Internet site (www.vrsa.lt) and the Internet site of Władysław Syrokomla Tourist Information Centre in Bareikiškės (tic.vrsa.lt).
The total area of the shop’s rooms, adjoining the museum (at 5 V. Sirokomlės Street), is 22.28 m².
The opening price of the lease is 3.42 litas/m², or 76 litas a month. The duration of the lease is 5 years. Applications will be received by the local government of the Vilnius Region (at 50 Rinktinės) in room 207 (Halina Pietrucin, chief specialist of the Economics and Property Departnemt) on working days till 12:00. The deadline is 30th January 2013. Further information: 2 75 50 81; 2 75 01 25.
Tłumaczenie Aleksandra Christ w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Aleksandra Christ the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.