Lighthouse, ships and Daugavgriva fortress
Hike in Riga
  • 4 h
  • ~13 km
  • Riga
  • All year round
  • Start time: 9 AM

Program

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!

Highlights

  • Seaside Nature Park 
  • Valentins Pikulis Nature Trail
  • Daugavgriva Beach
  • Daugavgriva Lighthouse
  • Daugavgriva Breakwater
  • Daugavgriva Fortress
Transportation

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

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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€

Included
  • Route planning;
  • English speaking guide;
  • transportation;
  • Taxes.
Not included
  • Food and drinks.
What to bring with you
  • 1 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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K G
2024-03-11
I joined Valdis for Gauja national park tour and experience breathtaking views, beautiful cave, Plus the experience to see the inside of luge and skeleton track. It’s an unforgettable experience to see something outside the Riga! Highly recommended!!!
Carmen Daams
Carmen Daams
2023-09-22
I took the Kuldiga trip with Valdis. The experience was amazing. The entire day was great. He is a great guide, and knows a lot of interesting information. He would definitely make your whole experience even better. Kuldiga is such a captivating city, very unique with a very special style and soul. If you are visiting Latvia, don't hesitate to take this trip, it is a "must".
Stanley Wallerstein
Stanley Wallerstein
2023-08-29
Great Tour and great guide. Baltic Nature Travel is excellent.
Maria M Andrade
Maria M Andrade
2023-08-28
Valdis organized an absolutely wonderful 10 day trip to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania trip for my sister, a friend, and myself. He arranged all details including our private chofer and tour guide up the last detail. He went far and beyond when he knew I had an accident in Estonia. We met him Latvia and he make us feel welcome. He recommended the most amazing restaurants for us and he took care of my doctor needs where he was the interpreter. In every country we had the best guys one can possibly ask for. All hotels were walking distance from city centre. Thank you Valdis we will always remembered this trip!!!!
Sarah Daniels
Sarah Daniels
2023-08-21
Thank you, Valdis, for helping my family have a wonderful two week trip to the Baltics! Your advice and recommendations were very helpful, and our tour guides in 4 different cities were each outstanding! I highly recommend a vacation in the beautiful and fascinating Baltics, and I highly recommend using Valdis to help you plan it.
Rita Derencius
Rita Derencius
2023-08-09
Tours and tour guides, Tomas and Mindaugas, exceeded my expectations. We were able to curate our tour of Lithuania. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and adapted the tour based on our input. Valdis was responsive and easy to work with. Extremely happy we chose to have private tour guides. Best trip ever!
Deniz Demirors
Deniz Demirors
2023-08-08
Valdis did amazing job to organize us a 15 day, 14 night self drive adventure trip to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Thanks to his valuable advise before and immaculate documentation with names of the locations, guides etc we had a magical experience. We hiked, biked, walked, beached and off course drive all over in all 3 beautiful countries. We felt very safe. Everyone we met were very friendly. The car was delivered to our first hotel in Tallinn and picked up from last hotel in Vilnius. They were professional and kind people. We encountered few minor issues but Valdis resolved very promptly so our program was not impacted. We met him in Riga as he was our guide. Thanks to Valdis & his team of guides we had an unforgettable time and experience. Valdis is very gently, kind, hears his clients wishes and makes adjustments in his existing programs. Job well done Valdis. Thank you very much.
Catherine Herway
Catherine Herway
2023-06-24
These are the only places on earth where eastern and western architecture can now meet in harmony. The architecture tells a social history translated into excellent English on this tour! The hotels were clean, comfortable, and safe. The food was outstanding as well, I only wish I had more time!
Artur Iwański
Artur Iwański
2023-05-03
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.

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