HIKE KEMERI - ROMANTIC TOWN, GREEN DUNE, BOG AND SULFUR WATER
This trail brings you to Ķemeri – a former sulfur water and mud resort town, once famous, it has fallen from its former glory, only architectural monuments are left to speak of the former splendour of the Ķemeri resort. Ķemeri is a very lovely town with romantic wooden architecture, perfect for all those who are artists at heart. Ķemeri is located within the Ķemeri National Park which is known for its great biological diversity, especially, bogs and swamps.
What is waiting for you on this hike? Exciting walk around Ķemeri historical resort sites with a breath of history, lovely wooden architecture, wet broadleaf forest and the Black Alder swamp boardwalk allowing you to see absolutely wild nature without getting your feet wet, peaceful hike along the Green Dune on a nice path leading through the woods and the swamp, colorful sulfur water ponds in the Swamp of the Witches, and hopefully – a lot of adventures! Oh, and let’s not forget – approximately 22 km and five hours of fresh Latvian air!
- Ķemeri bathhouse, hotel, rotunda on the Love island and other sites of the former resort
- Black Alder swamp boardwalk
- Forest trail
- The Church of St. Peter-Paul
- Ķemeri wooden architecture
- Green Dune
- Sulfur Ponds in the Swamp of the Witches
When and where
The meeting point is in front of the Kemeri train station at 10:50. The hike starts and ends at the same point. Return back around 16:00.
You have three options – train, your own car, organizer’s vehicle. Train to Kemeri departs at 09:20 from Riga train station and arrives in Kemeri at 10:18 (2,10 € one way ticket). If you come by your own car, you can park it next to the Kemeri train station, there is free parking. You can reserve a seat in the organizer’s vehicle from Riga to Kemeri and back (10 € per person).
See it on
15 € per person.
- Route planning;
- English speaking hike leader;
- Transportation costs;
- Food and drinks;
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 difficulty
A quite easy hike. Walking around the town, small foot paths through the woods, boardwalks and countryside roads.
What to bring with you
- 2 l of water per person as a minimum
- Snacks and lunch for breaks and picnic
Frequently Asked Questions
Who we worked for
Our guide Valdis Ceics was brilliant – sharing his local knowledge and fun facts, telling stories about the history of the Baltic States and how it affected the people. Not only did Valdis speak good English he also had to speak German. In fact on one occasion Valdis was only going to do the german tour, so several of us “jumped ship” and joined him.
June 6, 2019
Right from planning my trip through completion, Baltic Nature Tours team was a pleasure to work with. Ieva was always very responsive to my queries. Valdis was our tour guide and he was very good! He was very accomodating of the group’s preferences and when weather was dicey, he quickly helped pivot to alternatives. He had very good recommendations for things to do in free time as well as restaurant to try. The tours he led were very infortmative and always had a quirky fun edge. Certainly made my Baltics experience very memorable. I had a great experience and would certainly recommend them!
June 4, 2019
My wife and I had a wonderful time visiting Lithuania with the help of our guide Grazina. She was very knowledgeable about the places we visited, several of which were ‘off the beaten path’. Also, our local specialist Ieva arranged local guides for other places we visited such as the Open Air Museum of Lithuania, my grandfather’s village Zemaiciu Naumeistas, and the city of Kleipeda.
May 22 – May 30, 2019
My cousin and I had a great experience in Lithuania! Our tour guide Minda was fantastic and made the trip a special experience for us. We called him our Guardian Angel. As we drove or walked he gave us such great historical and cultural information just as we wanted. He felt like a friend or relative and was so comfortable to spend time with. We highly recommend him.
Leva did a great job helping us with our itinerary. I told her some places we wanted to go and the types of experiences we were looking for and she organized it perfectly for us. When I asked for some changes or soecial requirements like air conditioning she came through. Our only disappointment was not finding Kugelis! We found a dish that was very close though and enjoyed all of our meals. I will recommend Leva and Kimkimtravel to my fellow travelers!
Jun 5 – Jun 11, 2019
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