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Hiking trip in Zemgale

Through the breadbasket of Latvia.

7 days from / to Riga Day 1 Individual arrival in Riga. Welcome to Riga. After a welcome drink in the historic city of Riga, your guide will transfer you to your guest housed. Afterwards you will enjoy a local dinner with Latvian specialties. Day 2 After breakfast, we embark on a three to four hour hike in the Zemgale region. The hike leads along two lakes, through landscapes overlooking endless fields and through the former collective farm Naudīte. Zemgale is one of the four historical regions of Latvia, which is known as the breadbasket of Latvia. The crop grows particularly well in this sunny region. You will enjoy lunch in the medieval castle "Jaunpils". Day 3 After breakfast we walk through the nature reserve around the Zebrus Lake and the Sesavas Lake. The day tour leads past wild flower meadows, through spruce forests and small ponds. At the endpoint a barbecue picnic awaits you. There is also the possibility for swimming. In the late afternoon we recover us in a typical sauna. The traditionally wood-heated sauna is located in an idyllic spot in the Tervete Natural Park, to where you will be taken by horse-drawn carriage. Day 4 Latvia is not only a beautiful country for hiking but also a country with a lot of cultural heritage. Today we visit the castle Rundale - the Versailles of the Baltic. 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 overall architectural picture - the castle and the large garden with an area of ​​about ten hectares - is built in Baroque and Rococo style. The castle used to be the summer residence of the favorite of the Russian Tsarina Anna Ivanovna - the Duke of Curia Ernst Johann Biron. On our way we visit the Latvian artist Raimonds Licitis. He lives with his wife in a 200-year-old house wood with a self-catering garden. Look forward to an interesting encounter and an exemplary insight into the way of life of the simple rural population. Afterwards we visit the wine farmer Indra, which produces unusual wines from berries and flowers. Lunch will take place at Rundale Castle. Day 5 Today we make a trip to the region Kurzeme, in the open-air museum "Pedvale", where contemporary Artworks are embedded in the wonderful Latvian countryside near the small town of Sabile. The vast area of Pedvale is protected by UNESCO. Afterwards we walk from Sabile to Pedvale. On the way back we will take a tour through the small town of Kuldīga and visit Europe's widest waterfall. Depending on the progress, there will be lunch in Pedvale or Kuldiga. Day 6 Today we drive to the northwest coast, where you discover the nature reserve of Engure. First we hike on a two-kilometer- long boardwalk through the high moor in Kemeri. Then we drive to the seashore near Engure. From the former fishing village we walk along the seashore to the village Mersrags. Lunch is served in Berzciems or Engere. Day 7 Transfer to Riga and individual onward journey.

included in the tour price:

- 6 x nights in a guest house - 6 x breakfast - 7 x transfers including excursions     (altogether approx. 1500 km) - 7 x days tour guide and tour organization - 1 x sauna visit - 1 x horse-drawn carriage ride - 1 x wine tasting - 1 x dinner with local specialties - 1 picnic - travel insurance certificate

your accommodation:

There are 2 rooms available (bedroom and living / dining room). You will share the bathroom with the homeowners.

Your hikes:

You will be taken to the starting point of the hike and picked up at the end point. You will hike independently. You will receive written directions. However, your tour guide can be contacted at any time and will help you if you have difficulties.

important information:

- minimum number of participants: 2 - maximum number of participants: 8 - lunch and dinner available for extra charge
€ 680,00 per person
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