Between pine trees, lake and airplanes
Hiking tour from Riga
  • 5 h
  • ~15 km
  • Riga

Program

This adventurous hike will let you enjoy nature and two counties near Riga – Skulte, and Babīte. This hike will take you through two nature parks where trails will lead you through the pine forest where you will be able to recharge and enjoy picturesque views. During this hike, you enjoy nature and take in unforgettable views watching airplanes taking off and landing at Riga International Airport. And it’s only less than an hour away from the capital!

What to expect from this hike? This exciting hike will let you enjoy the trails along the Beberbeķi Nature park, enjoying the fresh air from pine trees. You will hike around the locals’ favorite Beberbeķi Mill Lake. Enjoy Skulte and its Nature Park, along with the  IL-28 the Soviet-era jet bomber monument, and take in some unforgettable sights at the Riga International Airport aircraft observatory. Good time and adventures guaranteed!

Highlights

  • Beberbeķi Nature Park
  • Beberbeķi Lake
  • Nature Park Skulte 
  • Airplane IL-28 
  • Aircraft observatory
Transportation

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.

!IMPORTANT!

The participants must present a valid vaccine passport (proof of immunisation) with a vaccine approved by the EU or tested for the virus, or recovered from it.

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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Private tour price

1 – 2 person group  – €180

3 – 4 person group– €280

5 – 6 person group – €380

7 – 8 person group – €480

Included
  • Route planning;
  • English speaking guide;
  • transportation;
  • Taxes.
Not included
  • 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 with few steep climbs. Walking around the town, small footpaths through the woods, boardwalks and countryside roads.

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What travelers say about us

Barry Toward
Barry Toward
2022-09-18
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!)
Sam Paliwal
Sam Paliwal
2022-09-02
If you are looking to go to the Baltic's on an active vacation, make sure to check out Baltic Nature Travel as your travel advisor. We recently finished a 10-day self-driving tour of the Baltic's and wanted to have an active trip whilst not missing out on all the cultural highlights of the region. Valdis, the owner of Baltic Nature Travel was very responsive and organized a trip that included kayaking, long distance bicycle riding, hiking in different forests, cooking activities, cultural highlights, hot-air balloon riding, etc-- all in a matter of 10 days and customized the trip to our liking. We were very satisfied with his responsiveness to our needs and his ability to stay ahead and plan various activities appropriately. Just to give you one example of Valdis's ability to think ahead: in one of the hotels, they have very limited parking. On his own initiative, Valdis made a to call to the hotel and reserved a parking spot for us for the one night that we were going to stay at that hotel. It helped out a lot, as we had to leave very early in the morning. There are other numerous examples where he was available to answer questions and help us as necessary, both before and during the trip. He is an excellent guide, calm and collected and his team of guides around the region were quite knowledgeable and fluent. The accommodation for the trip were quite good and and they can be easily adjusted based on your budget. I highly recommend his touring company for your Baltic travel experience and would like to add that as a person he's very likable and easy-going.
Lajos Nagy
Lajos Nagy
2022-07-23
A perfect series of daily hiking tours and town walkarounds. I especially was amused by the jungle-like forests and friendly conversations along the way. Everything was perfectly planned and organized, I definitely recommend, worth thousand-times more than simply visiting cities in a rush.
Tom Demandt
Tom Demandt
2022-05-30
We had an excellent day hike with our guide Valdis. He was very friendly, very service minded and knowledgeable. The hike through Gauja National Park was really beautiful. Heartily recommend for anyone looking for an active day trip outside Riga.
Sergey Zhuravlev
Sergey Zhuravlev
2022-02-28
I enjoyed the hiking tour in the Beberbeķi-Skulte regions of Riga. The route was mainly through the forest, so this is a great opportunity to get away from the city bustle and daily routine and to spend a few hours in nature. The tour guide Valdis is very friendly and he has a lot to tell about the area. I am looking forward to the next tour and recommend joining it.
Sa Si
Sa Si
2022-02-15
I had a wonderful hiking tour trough Kemeri National Park with Baltic Nature Travel. Valdis is a very well informed and nice guide! I would totally recommend a tour with him!
aarpr
aarpr
2022-01-24
Really nice activities and tours by Valdis. Highly recommended. Definetely I will repeat soon.
Eimear Friel
Eimear Friel
2022-01-18
Thoroughly enjoyed my hike with Valdis and Solveiga. It was exactly what I hoped for. Perfect for someone looking to explore more of Latvia but nto sure where to go!
Fiona Koe
Fiona Koe
2022-01-18
Awesome hike, beautiful scenery. Valdis was very friendly and knowledgeable. Will recommend

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