Hike in Riga
This hiking tour brings you to Mangalsala, a neighborhood of Riga that is known for its industrial vibe, romantic breakwater and wonderful opportunity to observe ships passing by. Screams of seagulls, lonely fishermen standing on the breakwater, powerful sea wind and a bright lighthouse – these are the most common associations with Mangalsala. And yet there is something else very special about this place – military underground secrets that invite you to come and explore them. First coastal defense fortifications in Mangalsala were built during the Russian Empire and later expanded by various armies – Latvian, German and Soviet. Many bunkers, batteries and other buildings are still visible today, making Mangalsala one of the best military heritage gems in Latvia. Military underground secrets, lovely paths through the pinetree woods, industrial vibe and the sea promises a very adventurous and exciting hiking tour.
- Bunkers, batteries and other military heritage
- Sunken ship “Lady Cotlin”
- Mangalsala Breakwater
- White sand beach
When and where
The meeting point is in front of the bus stop “Mangalsala” at 10 AM. The hike starts and ends at the same point. Return back to the meeting point around 3 PM.
You have two options – bus or your own car. If you choose public transport, you can reach Mangalsala by bus No24 (1,5 euro one-way ticket) leaving from Abrene Street at 8:43 AM and arriving at the bus stop “Mangalsala” at 9:53 AM.
The safety measures during the tour:
- 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
- 1 l of water per person as a minimum
- Snacks and lunch for breaks and picnic
- Flashlight or headlamp
- Good and adventurous mood
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 that follows small paths through the woods and country roads, goes on a wooden boardwalk and along the sea. Hiking tour involves climbing down in the bunkers (entering bunkers is on your own responsibility!).
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