Bog mystery and old train tracks
Hiking tour from Riga
  • 4 - 5 h
  • ~12 km
  • Mārupe - Medema bog - Mārupe


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

The driver will arrive at the arranged time and location. The contacts of the driver will be provided at least a day before the tour starts.


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.

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Private tour price

1-person group:  160€

2 – 2 person group:  180€

3 – 3 person group:  200€

4 – 4  person group:  260€

5 – 5 person group:  300€

6 – 6  person group:  320€

7 – 7  person group:  340€

8 – 8  person group:  360€

  • Route planning;
  • English speaking guide;
  • Transportation;
  • Taxes.
Not included
  • 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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What travelers say about us

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!
Colleen Bramanis
Colleen Bramanis
We have enjoyed 2 days with Valdis who has shown us around Riga Old Town and a tour out to Sigulda. A very friendly tour guide who tailored the days to our needs with no fuss. Valdis is easy to get along , has a good sense of humour and is extremely knowledgeable. Fortunately for us Valdis is also very fluent in English. I can highly recommend him as a tour guide.
Barry Toward
Barry Toward
We have just spent 9 days travelling through the Baltic countries with Valdis as our guide. Although the itinerary and accommodation had been pre-arranged Valdis supported our trip brilliantly, bringing to life the individual countries with city walking tours, nature trails and visits to other sites. He is great fun, extremely knowledgable and became an integral part of our small group. His contribution to our holiday played a key part in making it a great and enjoyable experience (and he recommends good places to eat!)

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