Between pine trees, lake and airplanes
Hike in Riga
  • 5 h
  • ~15 km
  • Riga

Program

This adventurous hike will let you enjoy nature and two counties near Riga – Skulte, and Babīte. This hike will take you through two nature parks where trails will lead you through the pine forest where you will be able to recharge and enjoy picturesque views. During this hike, you enjoy nature and take in unforgettable views watching airplanes taking off and landing at Riga International Airport. And it’s only less than an hour away from the capital!

What to expect from this hike? This exciting hike will let you enjoy the trails along the Beberbeķi Nature park, enjoying the fresh air from pine trees. You will hike around the locals’ favorite Beberbeķi Mill Lake. Enjoy Skulte and its Nature Park, along with the  IL-28 the Soviet-era jet bomber monument, and take in some unforgettable sights at the Riga International Airport aircraft observatory. Good time and adventures guaranteed!

Highlights

  • Beberbeķi Nature Park
  • Beberbeķi Lake
  • Nature Park Skulte 
  • Airplane IL-28 
  • Aircraft observatory
When and where

The meeting point is at Beberbeķi bus stop at 9:40 AM. The hike starts and ends at the same point. Return back around 3 PM.

Transportation

If you choose public transport, you can reach Skulte by bus No43 leaving from Abrene Street at 9 AM (1,15 eur one way).

If you come by your own car, you can park it next to the restaurant “Verdins”, there is free parking.

!IMPORTANT!

The safety measures during the tour:

  • Please keep a distance of 2 metres;
  • Wear a mouth and nose covering when in public gathering;
  • Disinfect or wash your hands before and after touching any surfaces in public places;
  • On the tour are not allowed persons who have to be in quarantine or are having symptoms like fever, and other signs of acute infection.

Photos and video:

By booking the tour the participant agrees to be photographed or filmed. Baltic Nature Travel reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at tours organized by Baltic Nature Travel without the expressed written/oral permission of those included within the photograph/video.

Meeting point

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Tour dates
  • 27.03.2022
Participation fee

15 € per person.

Included
  • Route planning;
  • English speaking hike leader;
  • Taxes.
Not included
  • Transportation costs;
  • Food and drinks.
What to bring with you
  • 2 l of water per person as a minimum 
  • Snacks and lunch for breaks and picnic
How to dress

Please, dress accordingly to the weather forecast! Due to very changeable weather, layering is key to enjoying the hike, and rain protection is a must-have. Any comfortable shoes or sandals are good enough for this hike.

Level of dificulty

A quite easy hike with few steep climbs. Walking around the town, small footpaths through the woods, boardwalks and countryside roads.

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Annette Ihrman
Annette Ihrman
2024-06-16
The tour was very versatile and a good addition to our trip to Riga. We can recommend it!
K G
K G
2024-04-06
I joined Valdis for Gauja national park tour and experience breathtaking views, beautiful cave, Plus the experience to see the inside of luge and skeleton track. It’s an unforgettable experience to see something outside the Riga! Highly recommended!!!
Carmen Daams
Carmen Daams
2023-09-22
I took the Kuldiga trip with Valdis. The experience was amazing. The entire day was great. He is a great guide, and knows a lot of interesting information. He would definitely make your whole experience even better. Kuldiga is such a captivating city, very unique with a very special style and soul. If you are visiting Latvia, don't hesitate to take this trip, it is a "must".
Stanley Wallerstein
Stanley Wallerstein
2023-08-29
Great Tour and great guide. Baltic Nature Travel is excellent.
Maria M Andrade
Maria M Andrade
2023-08-28
Valdis organized an absolutely wonderful 10 day trip to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania trip for my sister, a friend, and myself. He arranged all details including our private chofer and tour guide up the last detail. He went far and beyond when he knew I had an accident in Estonia. We met him Latvia and he make us feel welcome. He recommended the most amazing restaurants for us and he took care of my doctor needs where he was the interpreter. In every country we had the best guys one can possibly ask for. All hotels were walking distance from city centre. Thank you Valdis we will always remembered this trip!!!!
Sarah Daniels
Sarah Daniels
2023-08-21
Thank you, Valdis, for helping my family have a wonderful two week trip to the Baltics! Your advice and recommendations were very helpful, and our tour guides in 4 different cities were each outstanding! I highly recommend a vacation in the beautiful and fascinating Baltics, and I highly recommend using Valdis to help you plan it.
Rita Derencius
Rita Derencius
2023-08-09
Tours and tour guides, Tomas and Mindaugas, exceeded my expectations. We were able to curate our tour of Lithuania. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and adapted the tour based on our input. Valdis was responsive and easy to work with. Extremely happy we chose to have private tour guides. Best trip ever!
Deniz Demirors
Deniz Demirors
2023-08-08
Valdis did amazing job to organize us a 15 day, 14 night self drive adventure trip to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Thanks to his valuable advise before and immaculate documentation with names of the locations, guides etc we had a magical experience. We hiked, biked, walked, beached and off course drive all over in all 3 beautiful countries. We felt very safe. Everyone we met were very friendly. The car was delivered to our first hotel in Tallinn and picked up from last hotel in Vilnius. They were professional and kind people. We encountered few minor issues but Valdis resolved very promptly so our program was not impacted. We met him in Riga as he was our guide. Thanks to Valdis & his team of guides we had an unforgettable time and experience. Valdis is very gently, kind, hears his clients wishes and makes adjustments in his existing programs. Job well done Valdis. Thank you very much.
Catherine Herway
Catherine Herway
2023-06-24
These are the only places on earth where eastern and western architecture can now meet in harmony. The architecture tells a social history translated into excellent English on this tour! The hotels were clean, comfortable, and safe. The food was outstanding as well, I only wish I had more time!
Artur Iwański
Artur Iwański
2023-05-03
A very good and interesting guide. Customized trips - which is very useful. If you want to get to know Latvia (which is worth it!) there is no one better. Highly recommended.

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