included in the tour price:- 7-day care by english- and latvian-speaking tour guide- all transfers- 6 nights in hotels and guesthouses incl. breakfast- 5 guided tours (Riga city tour, Lighthouse Ovisi, small town Kuldiga, military prison Karosta, hike in the Natural Park Pape- excursion by boat to the Sea or on river Saka- 2 x picnic- directions- luggage transport
The hikes themselves are carried out without guidance. You will be taken to the starting points, picked up at the destinations and occasionally spoiled with soft drinks in the middle of the route. But you are always in contact with your travel companion and in case of bad weather or other difficulties it is possible to shorten a hike or to participate in an alternative program.
- minimum number of participants: 2 - maximum number of participants: 6
Hiking trip along the Baltic Sea
untouched beach idyll
7 days from / to RigaDay 1 Arrival and city walk in RigaThe tour begins with your individual arrival in Riga and a transfer from the airport to your hotel. Your tour guide will show you the European Capital of Culture 2014 on a city tour and guide you through the old town, the central market and the Art Nouveau district. The overnight stay takes place in Riga.Day 2 The nature reserves Kemeri, Engure and SlitereAfter breakfast your tour guide will drive you along the northwestern Baltic Sea coast, through the Engure nature reservesand Slitere, as far as Kolka. Here you walk on a two-kilometer-long boardwalk through the high moor in Kemeri, beforeyou can enjoy a picnic with smoked fish. Overnight stays in a cozy farm by the sea.Hiking time: about 4 hours in totalTravel time: approx. 3 hoursDay 3 deserted seashore in Ovisu Nature ParkAfter breakfast you will hike to Latvia's two tallest and oldest lighthouses. After you visted the lighthouses a picnic awaits you with a wonderful view of the Baltic Sea. Afterwards we walk past theabandoned military town of Irbene with the eighth largest radio telescope on earth. A visit is recommended. Afterwards you can enjoy the sundown at the sea. Overnight in Jurkalne.Hiking time: about 3 - 4 hoursTravel time: approx. 3 hoursDay 4 the Latvian cliff and the picturesque KuldigaThe today's hike leads us along the "Amber way". Since ancient times, the Baltic Sea is called "Amber Lake" by the Latvians.After about 14 km you will reach the port city of Pāvilosta. Arrived at the destination, we take a fishing boat to the seaor on the river Saka (weather permitting). Here you have the opportunity to taste delicious smoked fish, one Specialty of the region. Overnight in a guest house.Hiking time: about 4 hoursTravel time: approx. 2 hoursDay 5 The nature park Grinu and the seaport LiepajaToday's hike takes us to Karosta. The military town was built during the time of the Russian Tsarist Empire. Over the decades, the area has become a bizarre, interesting and unique place. Surrounded by abandoned buildings from the tsarist era and Soviet prefabricated buildings stands one of the largest Russian Orthodox cathedrals in Latvia. We visit the former military prison - Europe's only one Military prison, which is accessible for tourists. Overnight in a hotel in the port city of Liepāja.Walking time: about 2 - 3 hoursTravel time: approx. 3 hoursDay 6 Wild horses in the nature reserve PapeAfter breakfast we explore the natural park near Pape and visit the wild horses living here. The varied landscape has dunes, swamps, forests and lakes with a huge biodiversity. In the afternoon there is a transfer back to Riga.Hiking time: about 3 hoursTravel time: approx. 4 hoursDay 7 individual onward journeyIndividual onward journey or transfer to the airport.