Hiking tour from Riga
Join our hiking tour from Riga! This hike brings you to the Medema bog, a very exciting and beautiful place to discover. The bog is located in the outskirts of Riga, but does not feel like a part of the city anymore, allowing you to enjoy remoteness, tranquility and nature. All the houses and people stay behind, and you embark on a journey through the forest and bog. Once, the Medema bog was used for peat extraction, but now only old train tracks remind of these times. The hike offers serene views of the bog and a lovely adventure of crossing it by following the former train tracks and jumping across a few drainage canals. The real highlight of the hike is a picturesque lake in the middle of the bog that looks like it is from a fairytale!
What is waiting for you on this hike? Wandering around nature in less than a 30 minute ride from Riga center. Beautiful scenery of the Medema bog. Remote and peaceful atmosphere. Wonderful bog flora. Jumping over drainage canals and bushwalking. And… a lot of fresh air!
- The Medema bog
- Bog lake
- Former train tracks
- Outskirts of Riga
When and where
The meeting point is at “Marupes kebabs” (Rozu iela 2, Marupe) at 9:45 AM. The hike starts and ends at the same point. Return back to Riga around 3 PM.
If you choose public transport, you can reach Marupe by bus No25 leaving from Abrene Street at 9:10 AM (1,15 eur one way ticket). If you come by your own car, you can park it next to the “Marupes kebabs”, there is free parking.
Participants must present a valid EU Covid-19 certificate as a proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid-19.
Safety measures during the tour:
- Please keep a distance of 2 metres;
- Wear a face mask when you are not able to keep a safe distance;
- Disinfect or wash your hands before and after touching any surfaces in public places!
You are not allowed to participate in the event if you need to quarantine or if you have any symptoms of fever or respiratory diseases.
15 € per person.
- Route planning;
- English speaking hike leader;
- Transportation costs;
- Food and drinks;
Level of dificulty
A quite easy hike, mostly on a flat surface following small footpaths through the forest and bog, as well as a bit of bushwalking. In some places you have to jump over drainage canals.
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. Comfortable hiking shoes are the best option as a little bit of bushwhacking is waiting for you on this hike, but also any comfortable shoes work just as good.
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