Hike in 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.
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 organised by Baltic Nature Travel without the expressed written/oral permission of those included within the photograph/video.
15 € per person.
- Route planning;
- English speaking hike leader;
- 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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