Pine forest and a sea breeze AS6_7567crres

Most of the time we’ll hike through national park in times, when the winter is giving in to the new life that spring brings along. The route takes us over aged dunes covered in pine forests, marshes and red billberries.

Wonder of nature – Long lakes (Garezeri)

We’ll explore and pass unique Long lakes created by receding ice age and the arabesque world of coastal plants.

negi_2_sia_grif_93_zvejaMouth of Gauja

Gauja is the longest river in Latvia and is the only one of the big rivers, whose mouth is not industrialized. On the wild beach we’ll take notice of the wonders the sea has washed out during the winter and continue towards Carnikava, passing a small village with street names of chemical compounds.

Lamprey Museum

Carnikava is a city known for it’s traditions of catching and cooking lamprey. Even its coat of arms has one on it. Here we’ll visit a local craftsman who’ll introduce us to the fine arts of catching and cooking this fish. You’ll be able to taste and buy some as well.

Additional information

Duration1 day
Physicality4/10
DatesYear-round
LanguageENG, GER, LAT, RUS
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Pick-up and return from hotel/hostel.
DEPARTURE TIME Leaving at 10:45 from Riga and arriving in Garciems at 12:00
RETURN TIME Leaving from Carnikava at 16:00 and arriving in Riga at 17:00
PATH
  • ~ 12 km on forest trails
  • There are a few steep climbs on wooden steps
  • Total altitude gain ~200m
WEAR
  • solid hiking boots or runners
  • a rain jacket is advised (especially during cold season)
  • small bag for water, snacks or souvenirs
INCLUDED
Train tickets Tour guide
SUGGESTED
Lamprey museum and tasting  7 Eur

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