Lighthouse, ships and Daugavgriva fortress
Hike in Riga
  • 4 h
  • ~13 km
  • Riga


Join our hiking tour from Riga! Daugavgriva offers a wonderful combination of beauty of nature intertwined with industrial and military heritage. Valentins Pikulis Nature Trail allows to explore various landscapes of seaside nature – meadow, forest and dunes where lovely birch trees grow along with reed jungle, pine trees and grasses, but land and water play “hide and seek” depending on the season. The hike continues along the beach, going closer and closer to the Daugavgriva lighthouse, decorated with black and white stripes. A small adventure awaits you there as you have to pass a very narrow strip of concrete in order to reach the breakwater. The breakwater is a perfect place for observing cargo ships, cruise liners and small boats entering and leaving the Riga Port. Later, the hike brings you to the Daugavgriva Fortress that was built in the seventeenth century, but nowadays is included in the list of protected cultural heritage. The fortress is full of underground bunkers and passages that are still accessible – bring a headlamp with you in order to fully explore and enjoy the fortress!


  • Seaside Nature Park 
  • Valentins Pikulis Nature Trail
  • Daugavgriva Beach
  • Daugavgriva Lighthouse
  • Daugavgriva Breakwater
  • Daugavgriva Fortress
When and where

The meeting point is at the bus stop “Valentīna Pikuļa aleja” at 10:00. The hike starts and ends at the same point.


If you choose public transport, you can reach Daugavgriva by buses No3, No36, No56 (1,15 euro one-way ticket). If you come by your own car, you can park it on Parades Street 36, there is free parking.


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.

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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 organised 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
  • 12.03.2022
Participation fee

15 € per person.

  • 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, mostly on the seaside, and small footpaths through the urban area.

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What travelers say about us

Artur Iwański
Artur Iwański
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.
Giovanni Paolo Palamara
Giovanni Paolo Palamara
Very interesting trip. Definitely worth it!
Eddie Mantle
Eddie Mantle
Very professional. Valdis, guided a group of 8 around Mangasala, Riga, giving us a fascinating insight into the military history there. Looking forward to the next tour.
Zijian Hua
Zijian Hua
Valdis is an experienced guide, a local from Riga. He has a wealth of knowledge and is always able to tell you interesting history along the way. The route plan of the hiking is also reasonable. In autumn, the fallen leaves near Sigulda are also very beautiful. If you are planning to do an outdoor hike in Latvia too, then don't hesitate to join a walking group organized by Valdis.
I took the tour in Lilaste. The train ride was very relaxing. The lakes and coast were amazing. It is great exercise and a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
John B
John B
Great hike at Lilaste. Friendly tour guide. Definitely looking forward to the next hike. Highly recommended for those who want a short break from the daily routine.
Rachel Pamplin
Rachel Pamplin
I enjoyed I enjoyed my tour of Cesis: Medieval Heritage and Natural Treasures! I loved being able to do a little of many things. Exploring the old city, touring a medieval castle, and a walk through a national park. The scenery was amazing and my guide was knowledgeable and helpful! As a single female, I felt safe the entire time and and would recommend to others!

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