Latvia Outdoor

individual hiking tour in Zemgale and Kurzeme

Walk past castles and through the grain chamber of Latvia.

7 days from / to Riga

Day 1 Individual arrival in Riga. Welcome drink in the old town and transfer to your guest house. Dinner with Latvian specialties. Day 2 After breakfast we embark on a 3-4 hour hike in the Zemgale region, which runs along two lakes, through landscapes with a view of endless fields and through the former kolkhoz settlement Naudīte. Zemgale is one of the four historical regions of Latvia, which is called the grain chamber of Latvia because of its fertile soil. The grain grows particularly well in this sunny region and has views on landscapes with vast, endless fields. Lunch in the medieval castle "Jaunpils". Day 3 After breakfast we hike through the nature reserve around Lake Zebrus. We walk from Lake Zebrus past wild flowered meadows, through spruce forests and small ponds. At the end point, on the quiet Lake Sesavas at the edge of the forest, a barbecue picnic awaits you. There is also the possibility to swim. Later in the afternoon we relax in a country- style sauna. The sauna, traditionally wood-heated, is located in an idyllic spot in the natural park Tervete, to where you will be transported by horse-drawn carriage. Day 4 Latvia is not only a beautiful country for hiking but also a country with wide cultural heritage. Today we visit the castle of Rundale - the so-called Versailles of the Baltics. The castle is one of the most remarkable architectural pearls - not only in Latvia and the Baltic States - but probably also in the whole of Eastern Europe. The architectural picture - the castle and the large garden with an area of about 10 hectares - is built in the baroque and rococo style. The castle used to be as a summer residence for the favorite of the Russian tsarina Anna Ivanovna - the Kurlandish duke Ernst Johann Biron. On the way we visit the Latvian artist Raimonds Licitis. The descendant says of himself that his pictures are painted for future people. He lives with his wife in a 200-year-old house with a self-catering garden. Look forward to an interesting meeting and an exemplary insight into the lifestyle of the simple country population. Afterwards we visit the wine-brewer Indra, who produces unusual wines from berries and flowers. Lunch at the Schloss Rundale. Day 5 Excursion to the Kurzeme region, in the open-air museum "Pedvale", where contemporary art is embedded in the wonderful Latvian countryside near the small town of Sabile. The extensive area of Pedvale is protected by the UNESCO. Hike from Sabile to Pedvale. On the way back we make a tour through the town Kuldīga and visit the widest waterfall in Europe. Lunch in Pedvale or Kuldiga. Day 6 Today we drive to the northwestern coast where you will discover the nature reserve of Engure. First we walk on a 2 km long wooden bridge through the swamp in Kemeri. Then continue to the sea coast in Engure. From the former fishing village Engure we walk along the sea coast to the village Mersrags. Lunch in Berzciems or Engere. Day 7 Transfer to Riga and individual journey.
Your accommodation: There are 2 rooms available (bedroom and living / dining room). The bathroom will be shared with the house owners. Your hikes: You will be taken to the starting point of the hike and picked up at the end point. The hikes are supposed to be independent. You will get a written description. However, your travel tour guide can be contacted at any time and can help you with difficulties on the road.
Not included: - personal expenses Important information: - minimum participants: 2 persons - maximum participants: 8 persons lunch / dinner: half-board can be booked as an option
Included in the price: 6 x overnight stays in the guesthouse with breakfast 7 x transfers incl. excursions (approx. 1500 km) 1 x sauna visit 1 x ride with the horse carriage 1 x wine tasting with unusual wines 1 X dinner with Latvian specialties 1 x picnic Travel insurance certificate

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LATVIA OUTDOOR Sebastian Boldt Hellersdorfer Weg 35 12689 Berlin Deutschland
+49 157 319 450 66  +371 29 14 60 34 info@latvia-outdoor.de
LATVIA OUTDOOR

individual hiking tour in Zemgale and Kurzeme

Walk past castles and through the grain chamber of Latvia.

7 days from / to Riga

Day 1 Individual arrival in Riga. Welcome drink in the old town and transfer to your guest house. Dinner with Latvian specialties. Day 2 After breakfast we embark on a 3-4 hour hike in the Zemgale region, which runs along two lakes, through landscapes with a view of endless fields and through the former kolkhoz settlement Naudīte. Zemgale is one of the four historical regions of Latvia, which is called the grain chamber of Latvia because of its fertile soil. The grain grows particularly well in this sunny region and has views on landscapes with vast, endless fields. Lunch in the medieval castle "Jaunpils". Day 3 After breakfast we hike through the nature reserve around Lake Zebrus. We walk from Lake Zebrus past wild flowered meadows, through spruce forests and small ponds. At the end point, on the quiet Lake Sesavas at the edge of the forest, a barbecue picnic awaits you. There is also the possibility to swim. Later in the afternoon we relax in a country- style sauna. The sauna, traditionally wood-heated, is located in an idyllic spot in the natural park Tervete, to where you will be transported by horse-drawn carriage. Day 4 Latvia is not only a beautiful country for hiking but also a country with wide cultural heritage. Today we visit the castle of Rundale - the so-called Versailles of the Baltics. The castle is one of the most remarkable architectural pearls - not only in Latvia and the Baltic States - but probably also in the whole of Eastern Europe. The architectural picture - the castle and the large garden with an area of about 10 hectares - is built in the baroque and rococo style. The castle used to be as a summer residence for the favorite of the Russian tsarina Anna Ivanovna - the Kurlandish duke Ernst Johann Biron. On the way we visit the Latvian artist Raimonds Licitis. The descendant says of himself that his pictures are painted for future people. He lives with his wife in a 200-year-old house with a self-catering garden. Look forward to an interesting meeting and an exemplary insight into the lifestyle of the simple country population. Afterwards we visit the wine-brewer Indra, who produces unusual wines from berries and flowers. Lunch at the Schloss Rundale. Day 5 Excursion to the Kurzeme region, in the open-air museum "Pedvale", where contemporary art is embedded in the wonderful Latvian countryside near the small town of Sabile. The extensive area of Pedvale is protected by the UNESCO. Hike from Sabile to Pedvale. On the way back we make a tour through the town Kuldīga and visit the widest waterfall in Europe. Lunch in Pedvale or Kuldiga. Day 6 Today we drive to the northwestern coast where you will discover the nature reserve of Engure. First we walk on a 2 k m long wooden bridge through the swamp in Kemeri. Then continue to the sea coast in Engure. From the former f ishing village Engure we walk along the sea coast to the village Mersrags. Lunch in Berzciems or Engere. Day 7 Transfer to Riga and individual journey.
Your accommodation: There are 2 rooms available (bedroom and living / dining room). The bathroom will be shared with the house owners. Your hikes: You will be taken to the starting point of the hike and picked up at the end point. The hikes are supposed to be independent. You will get a written description. However, your travel tour guide can be contacted at any time and can help you with difficulties on the road.
Not included: - personal expenses Important information: - minimum participants: 2 persons - maximum participants: 8 persons lunch / dinner: half-board can be booked as an option
Included in the price: - 6 x overnight stays in the guesthouse with breakfast - 7 x transfers incl. excursions (approx. 1500 km) - 1 x sauna visit - 1 x ride with the horse carriage - 1 x wine tasting with unusual wines - 1 X dinner with Latvian specialties - 1 x picnic - travel insurance certificate

Latvia   I   Lithuania

Packaged Tours

individual hiking tours   I   individual round tours   I   individual bicycle tours   I   hunting tours   I   winter tours

LATVIA OUTDOOR Sebastian Boldt Hellersdorfer Weg 35 12689 Berlin Deutschland
+49 157 319 450 66  +371 29 14 60 34 info@latvia-outdoor.de