Winter adventure in Latvia
Winter adventure

In Latvia

  • 8 nights / 9 days
  • Riga - Ligatne - Sigulda - Cesis - Riga
  • November - March

Program

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN RIGA & TRANSFER TO LIGATNE

Arrive in Riga and start your winter adventure in Latvia! Transfer from the airport to Ligatne and check in the hotel.

Overnight in Ligatne at boutique hotel Zeit or similar.

DAY 2: DICOVER LIGATNE AND LIGATNE NATURE TRAILS

In the morning you will visit a paper-mill village Ligatne that still looks almost the same as in the 19th century. During the walking tour around this lovely village, you will learn about the paper industry and life in the paper-mill village.

Resrvation for lunch in the restaurant “Vilhelmine dzirnavas”

In the afternoon you will walk the Ligatne Nature Trails. On the 5 km trail you will have a chance to see various species of wild mammals living in Latvia.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Overnight in Ligatne at boutique hotel Zeit or similar.

DAY 3: Hilly Hike AND Curves of the SIGULDA BOBLEIGHT TRACK

In the morning, drive to the heart of the Gauja National Park and Sigulda town, also known as the Little Switzerland of Latvia. In Sigulda you will visit the bobsleigh track and go for a soft-bob ride. On the ride you will slide down 16 turns and over 1200m. This activity promises to deliver an adrenaline-fuelled experience that will last long in the memory.

After, enjoy a 17 km hike up and down the hills in the Gauja National Park. This hike guarantees one of the most scenic views in Latvia where the valley of the Gauja River curls between hills as far as the eye can see! You will be able to enjoy not only the beauty of nature, but also take a look at the Krimulda Manor and Sigulda Medieval Castle! On the way stop for lunch in a designated fire place and have a soup cooked on open fire.

Reservation for dinner in the hotel Zeit restaurant.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.

Overnight in Ligatne at boutique hotel Zeit or similar.

DAY 4: SNOWSHOING IN SUDA SWAMP

Today you will reach places that are hidden from the eyes of others and enjoy true adventures, while going for a hike in Suda Swamp wearing snow shoes. It will be a great physical activity and the possibility to improve your knowledge in geography, geology, history and biology, as well as to discover many new things by using your senses and feelings.

Reservation for dinner in the exclusive restaurant Pavāru māja. The restaurant is using seasonal and pure farm-grown and wild products, so you can enjoy an unforgettable flavour adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch (sandwiches from the hotel restaurant).

Overnight in Ligatne at boutique hotel Zeit or similar.

DAY 5: DOG SLEDDING

The Dog Sledding tour will take you on an unusual adventure along Amata River in the vicinity of the Zvārte Rock. You will develop cooperation skills with the sleddogs and enjoy the ride, where the genuine views of Amata River will surprise you. The huskies are very loving and gentle dogs and you are going to have an opportunity to get to know this special breed.

Reservation for dinner in the Zeit café restaurant.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch (sandwiches from the hotel restaurant).

Overnight in Ligatne at boutique hotel Zeit or similar.

DAY 6: SNOWMOBILE SAFARI

The Snowmobile Safari goes through a spectacular forest which borders the Gauja National Park. The surrounding rolling hills will guarantee adventures during the ride. Your private instructor will lead you through the snow filled forest at a pace that is most suitable for you, offering a fully enjoyable snowmobile experience for both, first timers and experienced drivers.

Dinner in the Zeit café restaurant.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch (sandwiches from the hotel restaurant).

Overnight in Ligatne at boutique hotel Zeit or similar.

DAY 7: CROSS COUNTRY SKIING IN CESIS

In the morning transfer to Cesis. It is the third oldest town in Latvia, and is often called for a medieval gemstone. On a walking tour explore its lovely streets and charming ruins of the Cesis Medieval Castle.

Resrvation for lunch in the restaurant H.E. Vanadzins.

After the lunch, transfer to Ski and biathlon centre “Cesis”.  Go cross-country skiing on the tracks that are located in a picturesque coniferous forest on an elevated terrain with scenic trails. It is a popular place for national and international ski and biathlon competitions. There is a 1000m long track with artificial snow and a 2500m long track covered with natural snow, as well as the tracks are illuminated during the dark hours of the day.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Overnight in Ligatne at boutique hotel Zeit or similar.

DAY 8: SECRET SOVIET BUNKER

In the morning make a visit to the Gauja National park’s most hidden jewel Ligatne Secret Soviet bunker. Visit the 9 m underground bunker that was built for the political and state authority elite of 1980-ties.

Resrvation for lunch in the restaurant “Vilhelmine dzirnavas”

Reservation for dinner in the Zeit café restaurant.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight in Ligatne at boutique hotel Zeit or similar.

DAY 9: DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport.

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Price in double occupancy

For two people travelling is 1110 EUR.

Included
  • 8 overnights in Ligatne, boutique hotel Zeit or similar;
  • Transportation per program in a private car;
  • 3 x Sandwiches from the hotel;
  • Walking tour in Ligatne and Cēsis;
  • Gauja National Park hiking tour with lunch;
  • Snowshoeing in Suda swamp;
  • Dog Sledding tour (1-2h);
  • Snowmobile safari (2h);
  • Cross-country skiing equipment rental in Cēsis (2h);
  • Soft-bob ride in Sigulda
  • Secret Soviet Bunker tour.
Not included
  • Any meals or drinks not mentioned in program;
  • Gratitudes.
How to dress

In winter, temperatures often drop well below zero degrees Celsius. Please, dress accordingly to the weather forecast! Due to very changeable weather, layering is the key to enjoying the tour. Any warm and comfortable shoes are good enough for this tour.

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Sheila Dunk
Sheila Dunk
2022-06-04T01:33:30+0000
Absolutely brilliant day out with Valdis, we didn’t stop talking from the moment he picked me up. He was knowledgeable... about the area, answered all my questions about Latvia and was just delightful to be with.The area of the hike was stunning, we got some good spots for views and pictures, the weather was beautiful and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend the day. The hike isn’t difficult, plenty of ups and downs and with a decent level of fitness anyone can do this hike.read more
Betti Sewell
Betti Sewell
2020-11-28T17:19:37+0000
The hike was beautiful and Valdis was relaxed, helpful and informative. Highly recommended.
Chris Palin
Chris Palin
2020-11-15T07:39:38+0000
Had a great experience with Valdis. The hike was really interesting with lots of points of interest including an... abandoned bob sleigh track. A great guide, fantastic day out.10 out of 10 I would definitely recommend to anybodyread more
Elisa Bozzotto
Elisa Bozzotto
2020-10-31T21:30:28+0000
I love the atmosphere in the group and the offered trails. They show a part of the countryside that is still not yet... well know but definitely worth seeing. With woods that look like the one from a fairy story book and really good company it's definitely a suggested tou experience for the lovers of outdoors activities..The guide is super available and offer explanations and curiosity. Particularly useful is the description of how to reach the starting point with public transport (even with the specific schedule time). So I definitely recommend it 😉read more
Lina Kulikauskaite
Lina Kulikauskaite
2020-10-31T18:04:12+0000
Nicely chosen trail 🍂🌲very friendly and supportive guide. Had a lot of fun! Looking forward for next trip 👣📸
Kristīna Kļimoviča
Kristīna Kļimoviča
2020-10-05T05:49:53+0000
I am very grateful to Valdis for leading our hike through the Gauja National Park near Sigulda. It was the perfect... combination of the city sightseeing and enjoying nature. Valdis made stops at the most remarkable objects both in the city and in nature and told the most important things, which were neither too much nor too little. He really took good care of the group. Thank you for this day! Highly recommended!read more
Victor Papin
Victor Papin
2020-10-04T15:43:17+0000
Great welcoming & service, great hike.
Oskars Ikstens
Oskars Ikstens
2018-04-27T12:18:35+0000
Zane Kurševa
Zane Kurševa
2018-04-22T14:12:43+0000
Armīns Maslovskis
Armīns Maslovskis
2018-04-22T13:39:50+0000
Liene Lote Čemme
Liene Lote Čemme
2018-03-01T14:27:46+0000
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