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					       Baltic Country Holidays
       ACTIVE TOURS 2011




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Baltic Country Holidays / Lauku ceļotājs
Kalnciema Str. 40, Riga, LV-1046, Latvia,
T: +(371) 67617600, lauku@celotajs.lv
       www.countryholidays.lv




                   About Baltic Country Holidays
        Baltic Country Holidays is a small incoming operator based in Latvia and established in 1993. The company grew
        out of the Association of Countryside Travel (in Latvian: Lauku Celotajs) which united small family-run accom-
        modation providers in the Latvian countryside and offered nature tours.

Baltic Country Holidays team on one of the inspection trips                                                All our staff are passionate outdoor and
                                                                                                           nature enthusiasts. All our routes and of-
                                                                                                           fers are tried and tested by our people.
                                                                                                           We know personally all our suppliers
                                                                                                           and have established great relationships
                                                                                                           with them during many years of coop-
                                                                                                           eration.

                                                                                                           Baltic Country Holidays is focussed on
                                                                                                           small businesses providing a personal
                                                                                                           touch and detailed local expertise. We
                                                                                                           specialize in outdoor activities and wild-
                                                                                                           life tours.

                                                                                                           Our services:

                                                                                                           •	   Creation of personalised packages
                                                                                                                for groups and individuals
                                                                                                           •	   Reservation of accommodation and
                                                                                                                related services: hotels, guest hous-
                                                                                                                es, manors, self-catering as well as
                                                                                                                farms.
                                                                                                           •	   Booking of specialist guides and
                                                                                                                tour leaders
Cycling tour - Northern Vidzeme, 2010                Boating tour - The river Gauja, 2007                  •	   Car, bus, bike and boat hire
                                                                                                           •	   Our publications, professional maps
                                                                                                                and route descriptions
                                                                                                           •	   Luggage trasfer between accomo-
                                                                                                                dation
                                                                                                           •	   Support transportation for groups

                                                                                                           We’ll be pleased to work with
                                                                                                           you!




                                                       Baltic Country Holidays / Lauku ceļotājs
                                        Kalnciema Str. 40, Riga, LV-1046, Latvia, T: +(371) 67617600, lauku@celotajs.lv
                                                                                             www.countryholidays.lv / 2011




                           About Our Itineraries
None of our tours are particularly difficult and most routes are suitable for beginners. The Baltic landscape is
gentle rolling hills. The greatest attraction here is untouched nature with old forests, meadows full of flowers, long
wild sea shore, provincial towns, medieval castles and manors as well as carefully kept local traditions.




Our routes often pass national parks,          local produce. If you travel with children,
quiet country roads, go along the sea          we will give you the best advice on the
shore and small attractive towns. There        routes to take and accommodation to               Symboles
are several hundred kilometers of river to     choose since we actively travel with our
be explored in the Baltics. Either during      own kids.
springtime flooding, when the bird-cher-                                                                    walking
                                               Price. All prices featured are only indic-
ries blossom or in the colorful summer
                                               ative to give you an idea about the costs
or the golden autumn, each river offers
                                               involved. They can change depending of
exciting adventures. There are beautiful
                                               the nature of the tour, type of accommo-
sandstone cliffs and old forests alongside
                                               dation, season and services required.
many of the rivers. The best time for cy-                                                                   canoeing
cling, canoeing and walking in the Baltic      Birdwatchingand bookings
                                                  For enquiries
States is from May to September.                     welcome to contact us
Planning. In our manual you will find             via e-mail: lauku@celotajs.lv
various basic tour samples and more can             or call + 371 67617600.
                                               With all reservations we provide detailed                    cycling
be found on our website: www.tours.
countryholidays.lv. But we would like to       maps and information packs of the route:
stress our flexibility. Tours can be tailor-
made to each clients individual needs,
wishes and fitness level, various other                                                                     self-drive
services can be added. We cater also for
groups. The group’s size starts from four
persons. We can provide experienced
tour leaders/guides for your groups                                                                         scienic views
or arranged specialist guides for some
parts of the itinerary. Activities can be
mixed together in one tour. For exam-
ple, cycling and canoeing, walking and
birdwatching and insects, self-drive with                                                                   family
mushrooming. Baltic Country Holidays
has huge list of local people who does
various crafts, culinary products, organic
farming etc. In order to put an extra ex-                                                                   heritage
perience in your tours, we encourage to
visit the workshops, farms, arrange tast-
ings of wine, bread, lamprey and other


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     Grand Tour of the Three Baltic States
                Tallinn            This tour gives a good insight into the three Baltic states, featuring their bustling capital
                                   cities, tranquil nature parks, white sandy beaches, pine forests, charming provincial
                                   towns, varied landscapes, local traditions and historic sites. Highlights: three Baltic
                                   capitals - Rīga, Tallinn, Vilnius with their enchanting Old Towns; three National Parks
                                   - Gauja in Latvia, Lahemaa in Estonia and Austaitija in Lithuania; Picturesque Trakai
                                   Lake Castle; Majestic sand dunes of the Curonian Spit; Saaremaa island with its intact
                                   Bishop’s Castle, medieval churches and windmills; Historic university town of Tartu; Un-
                                   spoiled Latgale lake district with traditional pottery wokshops and gastronomy; Liepāja,
              Vilnius
                                   a city with a great atmosphere and distinctive military heritage.

                                                                                                            approx 2,600 km (12 days)
                                                    General Route: Rīga – Cēsis – Valmi-                Day 4
                                                    era – Saaremaa – Tallinn – Tartu –                  Saaremaa island ferry – Haapsalu island –
                                                    Daugavpils – Vilnius – Kaunas – Klaipe-             Tallinn (280 km)
                                                    da – Rīga                                           Sites and attractions en route: Panga cliff – the
                                                                                                        tallest cliff in Estonia, Haapsalu – charming
                                                    Day 1                                               seaside town with the castle, open–air ethno-
                                                    Arrival in Rīga. Pick up a car at the airport.      graphic museum. Free time in Tallinn. Attrac-
                                                    Maps and detailed itinerary will be at your         tions include: Old Town, Kadriorg Park, KUMU
                                                    hotel’s reception. Free time in Riga. Attrac-       art museum, Overnight at the hotel in Tallinn.
                                                    tions include: Hanseatic Old Town, the Art
                                                    Nouveau district, the wooden buildings of           Day 5
                                                    Pardaugava, Ethnographic open-air museum            Tallinn – Lahemaa – Tartu (280 km).
                                                    and an excellent opera house. Overnight at          Breakfast. Sites and attractions en route: Jag-
Turaida castle museum complex                                                                           ala juga waterfall, Kolga Landgut – one of
                                                    the hotel in Rīga.
                                                                                                        the leading examples of estate architecture
                                                    Day 2                                               in Northern Europe, Jaani-Tooma kivi – typi-
                                                    Rīga – Cēsis – Valmiera (170 km).                   cal landscape of the Lahemaa National Park,
                                                    Breakfast. Sites and attractions en route: Sigul-   Käsmu fishing village, Rakvere castle ruins.
                                                    da - Latvia’s most beautiful landscapes in the      Overnight at the hotel in Tartu
                                                    Gauja National park and the Turaida castle
                                                    museum complex. Numerous well-marked                Day 6
                                                    walking trails along the Gauja river valley.        Tartu – Aluksne – Rezekne – Preili – Aglona
                                                    Wild animals at Ligatne Nature Park. Cesis –        (330km)
                                                    a charming medieval town with impressive            Free time in Tartu. Attractions include: the old-
                                                    medieval castle ruins. Free time in Valmiera.       est Baltic university, the old observatory, Tartu
                                                    Attractions include: St. Simon’s church, origi-     Dome church and the Toomemägi hill. Return
                                                    nal Soviet cinema, castle ruins and the river       to Latvia. Sites and attractions en route: Aluk-
Curonian Spit national park with sand dunes         Gauja. Overnight at the hotel in Valmiera.          sne town - Bible museum and the castle ruins
                                                                                                        on the island of Lake Aluksne, Latgale region,
                                                    Day 3                                               which is famous for its lakes and pottery.Visit
                                                    Valmiera – Parnu – ferry to Saaremaa island         to the workshop of the traditional “black ce-
                                                    (330 km)                                            ramics” and see the pottery process. Aglona’s
                                                    Breakfast. Head to Estonia. Sites and attrac-       Basilica is one of the most popular pilgrimage
                                                    tions en route: Parnu, historic Estonian seaside    destinations in the Northern Europe, Overnight
                                                    spa resort, the ethnographic Koguva village of      at the hotel in Aglona.
                                                    Muhu island, Valjala church and hill fort, Kaali
                                                    meteorite lake – perhaps the most impresive         Day 7
                                                    meteorite crater in Europe. Free time at Kures-     Aglona - Daugavpils – Vilnius (270km).
                                                    saare. Attractions include: impressive medi-        Sites and attractions en route: Daugavpils
                                                    eval Bishop’s Castle, art galleries, craft shops    - the second largest city in Latvia and birth-
                                                    and cafes, beach and spas. Overnight at the         place of the world famous artist Mark Rothko.
                                                    hotel in Kuressaare.                                Daugavpils fortress is one of the mightiest in
The Beach on Nida Island                                                                                Europe. Cross the border to Lithuania. Auk-

                                                  Baltic Country Holidays / Lauku ceļotājs
                                   Kalnciema Str. 40, Riga, LV-1046, Latvia, T: +(371) 67617600, lauku@celotajs.lv
                                                                                                   www.countryholidays.lv / 2011




                                                     Tallinn Old Town
         TRIP DETAILS
   Package price from
   EUR 415.00
   per person in a shared double room

   INCLUDES:
   •	 11 overnight stays at hotels or
      guest houses (double or twin
      rooms, en suite, breakfast)
   •	 Maps and detailed itinerary

   EXTRA COSTS:
   •	 Single supplement
   •	 Extra meals
   •	 Tickets and entrance fees for
      attractions and sites
   •	 Any transfers required
   •	 Car hire for 12 days
                                                     Medieval Bishop’s Castle in Kuressaare              Vilnius Old Town
   •	 Road tax in Lithuania




staitija National Park - Palusee church and eth-
nographic villages. The Centre of Europe – the
spot that claims to be the geographical centre
of the continent. European Park. Overnight at
the hotel in Vilnius

Day 8
Vilnius – Kaunas (120km).
Breakfast. Free time in Vilnius. Sites and at-
tractions en route: Vilnius Old Town with its
numerous churches, university buildings and
Gediminas Hill, Trakai – picturesque castle        Overnight in Klaipeda.                          Cross the border to Latvia. Sites and attrac-
built on an island, Rumsiske - open-air mu-                                                        tions en route: Nature trails of Lake Pape with
seum of country life in Lithuania. Overnight at    Day 10                                          several bird observation towers and wild
the hotel in Kaunas.                               Klaipeda - Nida - Klaipeda (110 km).            horses. Sightseeing in Liepaja with many nice
                                                   Breakfast. Ferry to the Curonian Spit. Drive    cafe’s, white sand beach and military heritage.
Day 9                                              through the Curonian Spit national park with    Overnight in the hotel in Rīga.
Kaunas – Jurbarka – Silute – Rusne – Vente -       sand dunes up to 60 m tall. Sites and attrac-
Klaipeda (~350km).                                 tions en route: Juodkrante - hill of witches.   Day 12
Breakfast. Free time in Kaunas - the former        Dolphinarium. Ferry back to Klaipeda. Over-     Rīga
Lithuanian capital with a charming Old Town.       night at the hotel in Klaipeda.                 Return the car at Rīga International Airport.
Sites and attractions en route: Valley of the                                                      Departure.
river Nemunas with beautiful vistas from           Day 11
various castle mounds, Cape Vente - a popular      Klaipeda - Palanga – Liepaja - Saldus - Riga
bird observation point, lighthouse, the island     (330 km).
Rusne with a small ethnographic open-air mu-       Breakfast. Drive along the Baltic sea coast
seum. Free time in the port city of Klaipeda.      through the Pajurio Regional Park to Palanga.


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        Visiting castles and baronial estates
                  Tallinn

                                       This tour introduces with the cultural the cultural and historical heritage left behind in the
                                       Baltic States by rulers over the course of several centuries – six outstanding castles in
                                       Latvia and seven in Estonia, along with ancient castle ruins. The route weaves through
                                       two national parks – the Gauja National Park in Latvia and the Lahemaa National Park in
                                       Estonia. You will spend time in enchanting small Baltic towns and visit important centres
                                       of culture and history, including Tartu and the two capital cities – Riga and Tallinn. Ac-
                                       commodations is organized at baronial estates and castles whereever its possible.
                Vilnius




                                        •	        •	                                      Length	of	the	route:	~1100	km	(7	days)

                                                        General Route: Rīga – Limbaži –                   it’s building is united with a church;
                                                        Cēsis – Rūjiena – Valga – Otepää – Tartu          Ungurmuiža manor – the oldest wooden
                                                        – Rakvere – Lahemaa Nationalpark - Tal-           baroque manor in Latvia; Sightseeing in
                                                        linn                                              the town Cēsis – the old town, the ruins
                                                                                                          of the castle of the Livonian Order and
                                                        Day 1                                             the new castle. In the garden of the castle
                                                        Arrival in Rīga                                   there is a workshop of a traditional jew-
                                                        Pick up the hired car at the airport. Free        eller, which can be visited; Dikļi Manor
                                                        time in Rīga. Overnight in Rīga.                  (1896) – built in the style of neobaroque.
                                                                                                          There are collection of valuable antique
                                                        Day 2                                             furniture, fireplaces and interior articles
                                                        Rīga –Sigulda – Turaida- Bīriņi (77 km,           inside the manor. Sightseeing in the town
The ruins of the castle of the Livonian Order, Cēsis
                                                        100% Asphalt).                                    Valmiera
                                                        Breakfast. Sites and attractions en route:
                                                        Sigulda medieval castle ruins and baro-           Day 4
                                                        nial estate; Turaida museum reserve with          Dikļi – Valmiera - Naukšēni – Taagepera -
                                                        the ruins of a Livonia Order castle. There        Sangaste - Otepää – Tartu (230 km, 90%
                                                        is an observation tower and a sculpture           Asphalt, 10% gravel road).
                                                        garden on the banks of the Gauja river;           Breakfast. Sites and attractions en route:
                                                        Bīriņi Manor (built 1857-1860) located            Naukšēni manor (1843) with a nice park
                                                        near a lake and surounded by wonderful            and several household buildings; Taagap-
                                                        park, good for leisurly walk.                     era manor (1912) in Estonia – built in the
                                                                                                          style of art nouveau; Sangaste castle; The
                                                        Day 3                                             castle mount in Otepää; In the evening
                                                        Bīriņi- Igate – Limbaži - Straupe –               sightseeing on the town Tartu, a visit to
Ungurmuiža manor                                        Ungurmuiža – Cēsis - Dikļi (136 km,               the first Baltic university and the old ob-
                                                        100% Asphalt).                                    servatory on the top of the Toomemägi
                                                        Breakfast. The route leads through the            hill is recommendable. Overnight in Tartu
                                                        Gauja National Park which is situated on
                                                        the both sides of the ancient river-valley        Day 5
                                                        of the river Gauja. Sandstone cliffs and          Tartu - Alatsikvi – Rakvere – Lahemaa Na-
                                                        outcrops and dense forests are typical for        tionalpark (~210 km, 100% Asphalt)
                                                        the park. Sites and attractions en route:         Breakfast. Sites and attractions en route:
                                                        Igate Manor (1880) – built in the style           Alatsikivi castle (18-19th century) with
                                                        of neorenaissance, near the castle there          a beautiful park; The castle ruins in Rak-
                                                        is a romantic park and an old water mill,         vere; Vihula manor (19th century) with a
                                                        where there is a pub serving traditional          nice park and an interesting pond system
                                                        Latvian dishes; Lielstraupe castle (13th          in the surroundings. Overnight in Vihula
Igate Manor                                             century) – the castle is unique because           manor.

                                                       Baltic Country Holidays / Lauku ceļotājs
                                        Kalnciema Str. 40, Riga, LV-1046, Latvia, T: +(371) 67617600, lauku@celotajs.lv
                                                               www.countryholidays.lv / 2011




                                               Bīriņi manor
        TRIP DETAILS
  Package price from
  EUR 370.00
  per person in a shared double room

  INCLUDES:
  •	 3 overnights in hotels (double
     or twin rooms, en suite, break-
     fast): in Rīga (1x), Tartu (1x)
     and Tallinn (1x)
  •	 3 overnights in castles or man-
     ors (double or twin rooms, en
     suite, breakfast): in Bīriņi (1x),
     Dikļi (1x) and Vihula (1x)
  •	 Maps and detailed descrip-
     tion of the itinerary.
                                               Palmse manor
  EXTRA COSTS:
  •	 Hired car 7 days
  •	 Single supplement
  •	 Any transfers required
  •	 Tickets and entrances to the
     attractions and sites
  •	 Extra meals



Day 6
Lahemaa National Park – Tallinn (~110
km, 100% Asphalt).
Breakfast. The route leads along the
northern Baltic sea coast of Estonia
through the oldest Baltic national park
– Lahemaa. For the park huge stones at
the seaside and small fishermen’s’ villages    Sagadi manor
are typical. Sites and attractions en route:
Sagadi manor (1749–1750), there is a for-
est museum in the manor; Palmse manor
(18th century) – one of the most beautiful
in Estonia with a large park; Kolga Manor
(17-18th century). In the evening free
                                                                                               6
time in Tallinn. Overnight in Tallinn.

Day 7
Drive back to Riga (330 km)
Breakfast. Hand over the hired car at the
Riga International Airport / Departure
from Riga. Or hand over the hired car in
the Airport of Tallinn / Departure from
Tallinn.



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          Through national parks to the cliffs
              of Estonia’s northen shore
                       Tallinn



                                 The route leads through the most attractive Baltic landscapes – the Gaujas, Lahemaa
                                 and Matsalu national parks and through the Vidzeme, Otepää, and Pandivere uplands.
                                 You will sea the stony seacoast in the North Estonia and fishermen villages, visit cities
                                 and towns - Rakvere, Tartu, Tallinn. The itinerary also includes nature trails, viewing
                   Rīga



                                 towers and nature sites.

                  Vilnius


                                  •	        •	                                               Driving	35	-	100	km	daily	(7	days)

                                                  General Route: Rīga - Valmiera –                  lake which divides Estonia from Russia
                                                  Valga - Otepää - Tartu - Rakvere - Tallinn        and is the fifth largest lake in Europe with
                                                  - Haapsalu - Pärnu - Rīga                         Oldbelievers villages alongsite. Rakvere
                                                                                                    with its impressive medieval castle and
                                                  Day 1                                             the Bull as a city’s symbol. Overnight in
                                                  Arrival in Rīga                                   Rakvere.
                                                  Pick up the hired car at the airport. Free
                                                  time in Rīga. Attractions include medieval        Day 4
                                                  Old Town, Art Nouveau district, Open-air          Rakvere - Lahemaa National Park - Tal-
                                                  etnographic museum and boat trip along            linn (160 km, 100% Asphalt).
                                                  the canal and river Daugava. Overnight in         Breakfast. Sites and attractions en route:
                                                  Rīga.                                             The castle ruins in Rakvere; Road leads
Sigulda castle ruins
                                                                                                    along the northern Baltic sea coast of
                                                  Day 2                                             Estonia with picturesque limestone cliffs,
                                                  Rīga - Sigulda - Cēsis - Valmiera - Valka/        throught the oldest Baltic national park
                                                  Valga - Otepää (225 km, 100% Asphalt).            and largest national park in Estonia - La-
                                                  Breakfast. Sites and attractions en route:        hemaa, representing the nature and cul-
                                                  Sigulda medieval castle ruins and baro-           tural heritage, typical of North Estonia.
                                                  nial estate; Turaida museum reserve with          Huge bolders at the seaside and late-
                                                  the ruins of a Livonia Order castle. There        back small fishermen’s villages form a
                                                  is an observation tower and a sculpture           typical landscape.
                                                  garden on the banks of the Gauja river;           En route can visit Sagadi manor (18th cen-
                                                  Sightseeing of the town of Cēsis with its         tury) with forest museum, Palmse manor
                                                  Livonia Order castle ruins and the Medi-          (18th century) and Kolga manor (17.-18th
                                                  eval Old Town. Border crossing at Valka           century). Overnight in Tallinn.
Palmse manor (18th century)                       and Valga.
                                                  On the way to Otepää- visit Sangaste              Day 5
                                                  castle which architecture is taken from           Tallinn - Keila - Joa Koloogaranna - Keila
                                                  Windsor castle in UK. In Otepää the cas-          - Haapsalu (136 km, 98% Asphalt, 2%
                                                  tle mound and Pühejärvi lake with well            Gravel road).
                                                  maintained beach. Overnight in Otepää             Breakfast. Sites and attractions en route:
                                                                                                    Sightseeing of the Tallinn medieval Han-
                                                  Day 3                                             seatic Old Town, Kadriorg Palace park with
                                                  Otepää - Tartu - Kallaste - Mustvee - Rak-        modern art museum KUMU, the port dis-
                                                  vere (192 km, 100% Asphalt).                      trict and the ethnographic open-air mu-
                                                  Breakfast. On the way historic educa-             seum; Keila nature park with hiking trail
                                                  tion center of Tartu with its attractive          through a forest to Keila waterfall which
                                                  Old Town, university, observatory and             is 4m high; Sighteeing in Haapsalu with
Bolders at the Lahemaa seaside                    Toomemägi hill; Other attraction is Peipsi        the 13th century Haapsalu Bischop’s cas-

                                                 Baltic Country Holidays / Lauku ceļotājs
                                  Kalnciema Str. 40, Riga, LV-1046, Latvia, T: +(371) 67617600, lauku@celotajs.lv
                                                                                      www.countryholidays.lv / 2011




                                                 Waterfall in Lahemaa National Park
         TRIP DETAILS
  Package price from
  EUR 300,00
  per person in a shared double room

  INCLUDES:
  •	 6 overnights in hotels (double
     or twin rooms, en suite, break-
     fast): in Rīga (2x), Otepää (1x),
     Rakvere (1x), Tallinn (1x) and
     Haapsalu (1x)
  •	 Maps and detailed description
     of the itinerary.

  EXTRA COSTS:
  •	 Single supplement
                                                 View of Tallinn Old Town
  •	 Hired car 7 days
  •	 Tickets and entrances to the at-
     tractions and sites
  •	 Any transfers required
  •	 Extra meals



tle, medieval Ridala church and old town
with typical, romantic wooden buildings.
Overnight in Haapsalu.

Day 6
Haapsalu - Lihula - Paarnu - Rīga (299
km, 100% Asphalt).
Breakfast. Sites and attractions en route:
Paarnu historic sea and spa resort of Es-
tonia with elegant villas and white sandy
beach. Rannametsa - Toluse bog nature            Haapsalu medieval castle ruins
trail with viewing tower. Border crossing
at Ainaži. Seacoast Randu meadows and
lagoons - perfect for birdwatching, nest-
ing and migrating birds, as well as differ-
ent dragonflies and butterflies. Along the
way there is a forest hiking trail of the Bar-                                                                        6
on von Munchhausen in Dunte; Nature
trail over the dunes and through the pine
forest in Saulkrasti. Overnight in Rīga.

Day 7
Rīga
Breakfast. Return the hired car at the Rīga
International Airport / Departure from
Rīga.



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                                                            CYCLING TOUR/ INDIVIDUAL




                            Cycling Along the Baltic Sea
                    Tallinn
                                to the Curonian Spit
                                     This cycling route will take you from Riga along the West coast of the Baltic Sea of Latvia and
                                     Lithuania. On the way the route passes the sea resort Jurmala with 19th century wooden ar-
                                     chicture, the picturesque Abava river valley, geologicaly interesting steep banks of Jūrkalne,
                                     historically exiting city of Liepaja with great ambience and charming Kuldiga with the widest
                                     waterfall in Europe. In Lithuania the route goes through Palanga where Amber Museum is
                                     located and culminates at the National Park of the Curonian Spit with 60m high sand dune.
                  Vilnius



                                         •	       •	        	                                      Cycling	~25-67	km	daily	(13	days)
                                                         General Route: Rīga – Sabile –                   Day 4
                                                         Kuldīga – Jūrkalne – Liepāja – Mosedis           Kandava - Sabile - Kuldīga
                                                         – Palanga – Klaipeda – Nida – Rīga               Breakfast. Cycling: Plosti - Sabile –
                                                                                                          Kuldīga (~49 km, asphalt). Kuldīga – a
                                                         Day 1                                            charming small town with romantic
                                                          Arrival at the Rīga airport.                    wooden buildings, the widest waterfall
                                                         Transfer to the hotel. The information           in Latvia. Overnight in Kuldīga.
                                                         pack with maps and detailed descrip-
                                                         tion of the tour will wait you at the re-        Day 5
                                                         ception. Overnight in Rīga.                      Kuldīga - Jūrkalne - Pāvilosta
                                                                                                          Breakfast. Cycling: Kuldīga – Jūrkalne
                                                         Day 2                                            – Pāvilosta (~63 km, asphalt). A steep
The Ķemeri park                                          Rīga - Jūrmala - Ķemeri - Tukums                 bank of the Baltic sea at Jūrkalne. Along
                                                         Breakfast. Pick-up your bicycles deliv-          there you can spot blue cows, a typical
                                                         ered to the hotel. Cycling: Rīga – Jūrmala       local breed. Overnight in Pāvilosta.
                                                         (~30 km, 100% asphalt) – Ķemeri (~20
                                                         km, asphalt). A ride through Jūrmala -           Day 6
                                                         the most popular resort town in Latvia.          Pāvilosta - Liepāja
                                                         Beautiful beach, restored wooden villas          Breakfast. 1. Option. Cycling: Pāvilosta
                                                         and lively pedestrian streets. By train:         – Vērgale – Saraiķi – Liepāja (~55 km, 6
                                                         Ķemeri – Tukums 1 (~20 min). Over-               km of this distance - on a gravel road).
                                                         night in Tukums.                                 2. Option. Cycling: Pāvilosta – Akmeņrags
                                                                                                          – Ziemupe – Saraiķi - Liepāja (~55 km,
                                                         Day 3                                            36 km of this distance - on a gravel road
                                                         Tukums - Kandava                                 or a forest road). The route goes along
Orthodoxe St. Nikolai curch in Liepāja                   Breakfast. 1st option. Cycling: Tukums           the seashore with wild beaches and
                                                         – Vecmokas – Pūre – Kandava – Plosti             good swimming spots. The city centre
                                                         (Sabile) (~36 km, 11 km of this distance         of Liepāja offers lively cafés, restaurants
                                                         – on a major traffic road). 2nd option.          and clubs as well as military heritage.
                                                         Cycling: Tukums – Sāti – Grenči - Zemīte         You can cycle to Southern Pier with na-
                                                         – Kandava – Plosti (Sabile) (~48 km, 15          val defence system, visit former military
                                                         of this distance – on a gravel road). 3rd.       prison and Officers House. Overnight in
                                                         option. Cycling: Tukums – Abavnieki –            Liepāja.
                                                         Kandava – Plosti (Sabile) (~36 km, 22
                                                         km of this distance – on a gravel road).         Day 7 Liepāja - Mosedis
                                                         The part between Kandava und Sabile              Breakfast. Cycling: Liepāja – Grobiņa –
                                                         is very picturesque with small hills and         Bārta – Kalēti - Skodas - Mosedis (~70
                                                         with a view to the Abava river valley.           km, 7 km of this distance – on a gravel
                                                         Overnight in Sabile                              road, the rest on minor traffic roads,
Bridge of Kuldīga

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                                             View to Juodkrante town
        TRIP DETAILS
   Package price from
   EUR 650.00
   per person in a shared double room

   INCLUDES:
   •	 12 overnights at hotels or
      guest houses (double or twin
      rooms, en suite, breakfast)
   •	 Hired bicycles with bags
      including delivery
   •	 Maps and detailed descrip-
      tion of itinerary

   EXTRA COSTS:
   •	 Single supplement                     Curonian Spit – up to 60m high dune
   •	 Train, bus, ferry and entrance
      tickets
   •	 Any additional transfers re-
      quired
   •	 Extra meals /lunch boxes




asphalt). The route goes through the       Breakfast. Cycling: Kretinga – Palanga –       Day 11
Žemaitijos National Park in Lithuania      Klaipeda (~47 km, 6 km of this distance        Nida - Klaipeda
with typical stone fences around the       – on a gravel road). Resort town Palan-        Breakfast. Cycling: Nida – Klaipeda (~55
farmsteads. Overnight in Mosedis.          ga. The route goes along the seashore,         km, asphalt). Ferry:Smiltyne - Klaipeda.
                                           through the Pajūrio regional park. Over-       Overnight in Klaipeda.
Day 8                                      night in Klaipēda.
Mosedis - Kretinga
Breakfast. Cycling: Mosedis – Salantai –   Day 10
                                                                                          Day 12
                                                                                          Klaipeda- Rīga                                 6
Kretinga (~48 km, 100% asphalt). A ride    Klaipeda - Nida                                Breakfast. By train: Klaipeda – Šiauliai. By
through the Salantai regional park with    Breakfast. Cycling: Klaipeda – Juodkran-       train: Šiauliai - Rīga. Return the hired bi-
beautiful hilly landscapes and the river   te - Nida (~55 km, 100% asphalt). Ferry:       cycles at the hotel’s reception. Overnight
valley. The highlights of Krentinga in-    Klaipeda – Smiltyne. A ride through the        in Rīga.
clude the cloister, the church and the     National Park of the Curonian Spit – up to
Winter garden of the count Tischkevich.    60m high dune. Attractions of Smiltyne         Day 13
Overnight in Kretinga.                     are the Sea Museum and the Delphinium          Rīga
                                           located at the former Prussian fort. For       Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Individ-
Day 9                                      local legends visit Hill of Witches at Juod-   ual departures.
Kretinga - Klaipeda                        krante. Overnight in Juodakrante.


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                    Cycling from Latvian Capital
                  Rīga to Estonian Capital Tallinn
                  Tallinn

                                   This tour connects the two beautiful Baltic capitals of Latvia and Estonia. In between, the
                                   route passes through charming provincial towns, traditional villages, beautiful nature
                                   reserves, sandy beaches, two islands and many historic sites. Highlights include: Old
                                   Town and Art Nouveau district of Riga, Old Town of Tallinn, Turaida Castle Reserve, The
                                   picturesque River Gauja Valley, Saaremma island with wind mills, medieval churches
                                   and mighty Bishop’s Castle at Kuressaare, Ethnographic fishermen village Koguva at
                                   Muhu island - Former base of Soviet submarines at Paldiski.
                 Vilnius



                                        •	                                                     Cycling	~20-75	km	daily	(11	days)

                                                     General Route: Rīga – Pärnu – Kures-             Salacgrīva.
                                                     saare - Tallinn
                                                                                                      Day 5
                                                     Day 1                                            Salacgrīva – Ainaži – Haademeeste –
                                                     Arrival in Rīga                                  Voiste (~61 km, 99% tarmac)
                                                     Arrival in Rīga Airport. Transfer to the         Breakfast. Cycling attractive roads
                                                     hotel. Pick up the info package with the         through fisherman villages and along the
                                                     map and detailed itinerary at the hotel’s        coast. Overnight in Võiste.
                                                     reception. Overnight at the hotel in Rīga,
                                                     in the city centre.                              Day 6
                                                                                                      Võiste – Pärnu (~30 km, 99% tarmac).
Turaida Castle Reserve                               Day 2                                            Breakfast. Sightseeing of the Pärnu town
                                                     Rīga                                             – the most popular spa resort of Esto-
                                                     Breakfast and free day in Rīga. Overnight        nia. The Old town, the Ruutli pedestrian
                                                     at the hotel in Rīga, in the city centre.        street, the old fortifications. Privat trans-
                                                                                                      fer:	 Pärnu – Virtsu (~80 km, 1.5 hour).
                                                     Day 3                                            Take	the	ferry:	Virtsu – Kuivastu (~40 EEK
                                                     Rīga - Sigulda – Turaida – Ragana – Ig-          per person + ~15 EEK per bicycle, 0,5 hour).
                                                     ate                                              Cycling: Kuivastu - Hellamaa – Liiva -
                                                     Breakfast. In the morning collect bicycles       Koguva (Muhu island) (~21 km, 100% tar-
                                                     at the hotel. Cycle: the hotel – Central         mac). Overnight in Koguva.
                                                     Railway station (~0.5 hour)
                                                     Take the train: Riga – Sigulda (at 10:22,        Day 7
                                                     55 km, ~1,55 LVL per person, ~0.50 LVL           Koguva – Valjala – Pihtla – Kuressaare
                                                     per bicycle, ~1 hour). Cycling: Sigulda –        (~ 70 km, 86 % tarmac).
Cycling between Salacgrīva and Ainaži                Turaida – Ragana – Igate (~45 km, 99%            Breakfast. The route leads from the Muhu
                                                     tarmac). The route leads through the             island to the Saaremaa island over the
                                                     Gauja National Park which is located on          dam. En route sightseeing „Valjala maal-
                                                     both sides of the ancient river valley of        inn’’ – one of the most attractive hill forts
                                                     the Gauja river. Sandstone, caves, forests       in Estonia, the Valjala church and one of
                                                     and castles are characteristic to the park.      Europe’s biggest meteorite craters in Kaa-
                                                     Attractions en route: Sigulda castle ruins       li. Overnight in Kuressaare.
                                                     and Turaida Castle Reserve. Overnight at
                                                     the guest house near Igate.                      Day 8
                                                                                                      Kuressaare
                                                     Day 4                                            Breakfast. Free time in Kuressaare. At-
                                                     Igate – Limbaži – Salacgrīva (~63 km,            tractions include the Bishop’ s Castle, art
                                                     80% tarmac).                                     galleries, artisan shops, cafes, spas. Over-
Ferry Virtsu Kuivastu                                Breakfast. Cycling: Overnight in                 night in a guest house in Kuressaare.

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                                                 Art galleries, artisan shops, cafes, spas in Kuressaare
        TRIP DETAILS
  Package price from
  EUR 449.00
  per person in a shared double room

  INCLUDES:
  •	 10 overnights at hotels or
     guest houses (double or twin
     rooms, en suite (exc. day 3 and
     6), breakfast): in Rīga (1x), Ig-
     ate (1x), Salacgrīva (1x), Võiste
     (1x), Koguva (1x), Kuressaare
     (2x) and Tallinn (2x)
  •	 Private transfer Parnu – Virtsu
  •	 Maps and detailed description
     of itinerary
                                                 View of Kuresaare city center
  EXTRA COSTS:
  •	 Hired bicycles with bags, in-
     cluding delivery
  •	 Single supplement
  •	 Train, bus and ferry tickets and
     entrance tickets
  •	 Any additional transfers re-
     quired
  •	 Extra meals /lunch boxes




Day 9
Kuressaare – Tallinn
Breakfast. In the morning take a public
bus: Kuressaare – Tallinn. Free time in Tal-
linn. Overnight in Tallinn.                      View of Tallinn Old Town

Day 10
Tallinn – Tabasalu – Muraste – Türisalu –      Route: Rīga – Sigulda – Limbaži –
Keila-Joa – Paldiski (~67 km, 100% tar-
mac) - Tallinn.
                                               Salacgrīva – Pärnu – Koguva – Kures-
                                               saare - Tallinn                                                                   6
Breakfast. Free time in Tallinn or cycling
to Paldiski. Take the train: Paldiski – Tal-   1. Tag Riga
linn (45 km, 1.1 hour). Overnight in Tal-      Ankunft am Flughafen Rīga. Auf Wunsch:
linn.                                          Privater Transfer zum Gästehaus/ Hotel.
                                               Stadtbesichtigung von Riga. Info-Paket
Day 11                                         mit Kartenmaterial und Routenbes-
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport of Tal-     chreibung - an der Hotelrezeption. Über-
linn. Departure.                               nachtung in Rīga.

                                               2. Tag Riga

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                                  Cycling Along the
                              Baltic Sea Coast in Latvia
                  Tallinn




                                       The route gives a chance to enjoy one the most beautiful and diverse parts of the Baltic Sea
                                       coast. You will pass white sandy beaches, wild beaches with big rocks and steep banks. The
                                       route goes along several national parks and protected nature territories as well as traditional
                                       fishermen villages and lively cities of Liepāja and Jūrmala.
                Vilnius



                                                                                                  Cycling:	~20-60	km	daily	(11	days)

                                                        General Route: Rīga – Liepāja – Zi-               Day 4
                                                        emupe – Pāvilosta – Jūrkalne – Ventspils          Pāvilosta - Jūrkalne (~21 km, tarmac)
                                                        – Dundaga – Mazirbe – Kolka – Roja –              Breakfast. Leisure time till noon to explore
                                                        Engure – Jūrmala – Rīga                           the steep banks and the scenic seashore
                                                                                                          of Jūrkalne. It’s a place were famous blue
                                                        Day 1                                             cows grazing coastal meadows – a very
                                                        Arrival in Rīga                                   typical breed for the region. Overnight in
                                                        Transfer to the Hotel. Receive from the           Jūrkalne.
                                                        hotel reception the tour information
                                                        pack with maps and detailed description           Day 5
                                                        of the routes, sites and accommodation.           Jūrkalne – Ventspils (~50 km, tarmac).
                                                        Overnight in Rīga.                                Breakfast. On the way, can have a look
The Waterbreak at Liepāja
                                                                                                          at the Uzava church. In the afternoon,
                                                        Day 2                                             leisure time at Ventspils. The best main-
                                                        Rīga - Liepāja                                    tained town in Latvia. Places of interest
                                                        Breakfast. Receive bicycles delivered to          include the castle, central promenade,
                                                        the hotel. Free time in Rīga. Train: Riga,        open-air museum and excellent beach
                                                        Central Railway Station – Liepāja. Liepāja        facilities. Excellent live beer is brewed at
                                                        – Many nice cafes, nice beach and a park          Uzava brewery. Another option is to take
                                                        by the sea, a harbor, naval fortification         an inland tarmac road to Ventspils. Over-
                                                        and former Soviet military town Karaosta.         night in Ventspils.
                                                        Overnight in Liepāja.
                                                                                                          Day 6
                                                        Day 3                                             Ventspils – Ance - Dundaga (~55 km, 20
                                                        Liepāja – Saraiki – Ziemupe – Pavilosta           km of this distance – on a gravel road).
Cycling along the authentic Livs’ village                                                                 Breakfast. The Dundaga Castle. Overnight
                                                        (~60 km, 50% gravel road and forest
                                                        road)                                             in Dundaga.
                                                        Breakfast. In Liepāja, route leads through
                                                        the Karosta district – the former Soviet          Day 7
                                                        military town and submarine harbor.               Dundaga – Mazirbe – Kolka (~40 km,
                                                        The territory earlier was closed. There are       20km of this distance – on a gravel
                                                        military and residential buildings, a park        road)
                                                        and an impressive Russian Orthodox ca-            Breakfast. Places of interest include
                                                        thedral. Further, the 1st option offers a         Slītere lighthouse and boardwalk through
                                                        ride along the coast, stopping to see the         marsh, fisherman villages around Mazirbe
                                                        Saraiķi estate on the way. The 2nd option         and a ride through the forests of Slitere
                                                        offers an easier ride on an inland tarmac         National Park. The territory is also a home
                                                        road. Overnight in Pāvilosta.                     of the smallest ethnic group in the world
Lighthouse of Cape Kolka                                                                                  called The Livs. Overnight in Kolka.

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                                              Promenade at Ventspils
        TRIP DETAILS
  Package price from
  EUR 525.00
  per person in a shared double room

  INCLUDES:
  •	 10 overnights with breakfast in
     the accommodation as shown
     in the programme (double or
     twin rooms, en suite, break-
     fast): Rīga (2x), Liepaja (1x),
     Pāvilosta (1x), Jurkalne (1x),
     Ventspils (1x), Dundaga (1x),
     Kolka (1x), Roja (1x), Engure
     (1x)
  •	 Hired bicycles with bags
     (9 days), including delivery
  •	 Maps and detailed description
     of itinerary                             Dundaga Castle

  EXTRA COSTS:
  •	 Single supplement
  •	 Train, bus and ferry tickets and
     entrance tickets
  •	 Any additional transfers re-
     quired
  •	 Extra meals /lunch boxes




Day 8                                       at Kaltene, the sandy beach at Upesgriva      sort started. By train: Jūrmala – Rīga or
Kolka – Roja (~34 km tarmac)
Breakfast. The Cape of Kolka where the
                                            and coastal meadows near Engure. At-
                                            tractions also include bird watching tow-
                                                                                          cycling: Jūrmala – Rīga (~25 km, a cycling
                                                                                          road). In the evening, the hired bicycles      6
Gulf of Rīga meets the open sea and         ers, wild horses grazing the meadows by       shall be returned at the hotel. Overnight
waves cross. Especially impressive during   the lake. Overnight in Engure.                in Rīga.
strong winds. Overnight in Roja.
                                            Day 10                                        Day 11
Day 9                                       Engure - Lapmežciems – Jūrmala (~ 54          Rīga
Roja - Mersrags – Engure (~47 km, tar-      km, tarmac).                                  Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Individ-
mac)                                        Route goes through Ķemeri National            ual departures.
The route goes through fishermen vil-       Park. It is possible to walk Dumbrāju trail
lages with three different types of the     and visit the historic sulphur spring from
seashore – coast dotted with boulders       where the history of Jūrmala as a spa re-


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                                   Walking Nature Trails
                                   in Latvia and Estonia
                 Tallinn
                                        Tour begins in the Latvian capital Riga, which is known for its Art Nouveau architecture,
                                        and it ends in the Medieval town of Tallinn. Along the way you will enjoy lovely land-
                                        scapes, walk 15 exciting nature trails (about 40 km on foot in total). The trails crosses
                                        marshlands, meadows and forests, goes along the shores of the Baltic Sea. Highlights:
                                        Riga Old Town and Art Nouvea district - Rare coastal meadows at Ainazi - Estonian
                                        islands – Saaremaa and Hiumaa with distinctive nature, medieval churches and wind-
                                        mills - Mighty Kuressaare Bishop’s Castle - Charming medieval Old Town of Tallinn - Un-
                                        spoiled nature and sandy beaches.
                Vilnius



                                                                                                   Driving	in	total	~1270	km	(7	days)

                                                         General Route: Rīga – Pärnu – Saa-               maa island (2-3 hours); The Sõrve horn in
                                                         remaa – Hiiumaa – Haapsalu - Tallinn             the western part of the Saaremaa island.
                                                                                                          Its former military basis for Soviet army
                                                         Day 1                                            (1,5 hours). Overnight in Kuressaare.
                                                         Arrival in Rīga
                                                         Pick up the hired car at the airport. Free       Day 4
                                                         time in Rīga. Overnight in Rīga.                 Kuressaare – Kärdla (150 km, 70% tar-
                                                                                                          mac, 30% gravel road).
                                                         Day 2                                            Breakfast. Sightseeing at Kuressaare. At-
                                                         Rīga – Salacgriva – Pärnu (190 km, 100%          tractions include impressive medieval
                                                         tarmak).                                         castle, town’s centre with its art galleries,
                                                         Breakfast / Pick up your info pack with          little shops, cafes and restaurants. Ferry
Rīga Old Town and river Daugava                                                                           from Triigi to Sõru (1,5 hours). Sightsee-
                                                         the map and detailed itinerary from the
                                                         hotel’ s reception. Sightseeing and walk-        ing and walking trails (totally about 7
                                                         ing trails (totally about 10 km walking)         km walking) en route: Viidumäe Nature
                                                         en route: Nature trail over the dunes and        restricted area with a forest trail and ob-
                                                         through the pine forest at Saulkrasti (1         servation tower at the seaside (1 hour);
                                                         hour); Forest walking trail of the Baron         Panga cliff is about 22 m high dolomite
                                                         von Munchhausen at Dunte (2 hours);              cliff at the coast (1 hour); Ojarku board-
                                                         Walking trail through the very rare coast-       walk trail on the Kasari island through
                                                         al meadows at Ainazi – birdwatching              overgrown coastal area with an observa-
                                                         possibilities in spring and fall (0,3 hours);    tion tower near Käina bay (bird watching
                                                         Luitemaa walking trail near Parnu goes           available) (1 hour); Sääre nature trail on
                                                         along the sea and through marsh. There           the Kasari island which is a stripe of land
                                                         are several observation towers and bird-         covered with junipers. (bird watching
Forest walking trail of the Baron von
Munchhausen at Dunte                                     watching possibilities (2-3 hours); Over-        available) (1,5 hour); Overnight in Kärdla
                                                         night in the surroundings of Pärnu.              or Käina.

                                                         Day 3                                            Day 5
                                                         Pärnu – Muhu – Kuressaare – Sorve -              Kärdla – Haapsalu – Matsalu National-
                                                         Kuressaare (275 km, 100% tarmac).                park - Haapsalu (140 km, 90% tarmac,
                                                         Breakfast. Sightseeing in Parnu, historic        10 % gravel road)
                                                         spa resort of Estonia. Ferry from Virtsu to      Breakfast. Ferry from Heltermaa to
                                                         Kuivastu at Muhu island (0,5 hours). Sight-      Rohuküla (~2 hours). Sightseeing and
                                                         seeing and walking trails (totally up to 10      walking trails (totally about 5 km walking)
                                                         km hiking) en route: The ethnographic            en route: Walking trail at Matsalu National
                                                         fishermen’s’ village Koguva at Muhu              park boardwalk through the coastal reed
                                                         island (1,5 hours); Koigi walking trail          fields (5 hours); Sightseeing in Haapsalu;
View from Maatsalu National Park                         through marsh and forest at the Saare-           Overnight in Haapsalu.

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                                              Keila waterfall in Estonia
        TRIP DETAILS
  Package price from
  EUR 275.00
  Rate per person in a shared double
  room

  INCLUDES:
  •	 5 overnights at the hotels (dou-
     ble or twin rooms, en suite,
     breakfast): in Rīga (1x), Pärnu
     (1x), Kärdla or Käina (1x), Haap-
     salu (1x) and Tallinn (1x)
  •	 1 overnight in guest house
     (double or twin room with
     breakfast, WC and shower
     shared): in Kuressaare (1x)              Panga cliff in Saarema
  •	 Maps and detailed description
     of the itinerary.

  EXTRA COSTS:
  •	 Single supplement
  •	 Hired car
  •	 Any additional transfers re-
     quired
  •	 Tickets and entrances to the at-
     tractions and sites
  •	 Extra meals / lunch boxes


Day 6
Haapsalu – Paldiski - Tallinn (180 km,
98% tarmac, 2% gravel road).
Breakfast. Sightseeing and walking trails
(totally about 8 km walking) en route:        View of Tallinn Old Town
Walking trail at the Paldiski peninsula –
the trail starts at the fortification which
was build by the Peter 1st and leads along
the steep Baltic sea banks, sightseeing of
the former military basis of the Soviet
military (2-3 hours); Keila Nature Park –                                                                  6
walking trail through the forest to Keila
waterfall (1-2 hours); In the evening free
time in Tallinn; Overnight in Tallinn.

Day 7
Drive back to Rīga
Breakfast. Return the car at Tallinn Air-
port. Departure from Tallinn. Or return to
Riga and leave the car at Rīga Airport.



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                                                                WALKING / GROUP TOUR




           Walking Along the Baltic Sea Coast
                   Tallinn


                                        The tour begins in Latvian capital Rīga. Then proceeds along the Baltic Sea coast and
                                        pass different landscapes - white sandy beaches, coastal meadows, dunes with pine
                                        forests and steep banks. The route leads through ethnographic fishermen villages and
                                        two important port towns – Liepāja and Ventspils. On the way back it goes through pretty
                                        provincial town Kuldīga. Tour goes through two national parks – Slītere and Kemeri.

                  Vilnius




                                                                                                       Walking	~5-15	km	daily (7 days)

                                                          General Route: Rīga - Nida - Pape -              km). Sightseeing of Pāvilosta, the capital
                                                          Liepaja - Pavilosta - Jurkalne - Ventspils       of windsurfers, Grey Dune with viewing
                                                          - Kolka - Roja - Ķemeri - Rīga                   tower. Overnight in Pāvilosta.

                                                          Day 1                                            Day 4
                                                          Arrival in Rīga                                  Pāvilosta – Jūrkalne - Kuldīga - Jūrkalne
                                                          Optional: Private transfer from airport to       Breakfast. Bus transfer: Pāvilosta – Ul-
                                                          the hotel. Overnight in Rīga.                    male. Walking: Ulmale - Jūrkalne (~12
                                                                                                           km, 3 h). From Pāvilosta, hiking in one of
                                                          Day 2                                            the most beautiful parts of the Baltic sea
                                                          Rīga – Liepāja                                   coast where there are 10-15 m high steep
                                                          Breakfast. 09:00 meeting with the tour           sandy banks. These beaches are quiet
Seashore with steep sandy banks                                                                            and nice for swimming. In Jūrkalne it is
                                                          guide at the hotel lobby. Rīga sightsee-
                                                          ing tour. Half-day city tour featuring me-       possible to see the “blue” cows – a very
                                                          dieval Old Town and Art Nouveau area.            typical breed for the region. In the af-
                                                          Afternoon: coach transfer Rīga – Liepāja         ternoon bus transfer: Jūrkalne – Kuldīga
                                                          (~250 km). On the way stop for a walk at         (~45 km). Sightseeing of Kuldīga – the
                                                          Cena Heath trail (~5 km, 2 h). Sightsee-         ancient town of Courland (Kurzeme) with
                                                          ing of Liepāja, famous for its nice beach,       the widest waterfall in Europe (240 m)
                                                          cozy pubs and restaurants, music festi-          and old brick bridge across the river. Visit-
                                                          vals, interesting history, military heritage     ing of Riežupe sand caves which has been
                                                          and one of the oldest church organs in           artificially made escavating sand for glass
                                                          Europe. Overnight in Liepāja.                    making. Bus transfer: Kuldīga – Jūrkalne.
                                                                                                           Overnight in a guest house in Jūrkalne.
                                                          Day 3 Liepāja – Pape – Pāvilosta
The widest waterfall in Europe at Kuldīga                 Breakfast. Bus transfer: Liepāja – Nida          Day 5
                                                          (~65 km). Walkig: Nida - Pape (~ 8 km,           Jūrkalne - Ventspils – Kolka - Roja
                                                          2,5 h). Walking along the Baltic Sea coast       Breakfast. Coach transfer: Jūrkalne
                                                          area. Access to this territory was strongly      – Ventspils (~45 km). Sightseeing of
                                                          restricted in the Soviet times. Trail passes     Ventspils with its renovated convent
                                                          Pape Lake (the former sea lagoon) nature         type castle, Old Town, market place and
                                                          park. Its a place for great diversity of nest-   promenade along the sea. Coach trans-
                                                          ing birds. Marked nature trail goes along        fer: Ventspils - Slītere lighthouse (~ 70
                                                          the lake, leading through some late-back         km). Walking in the Slītere National Park
                                                          ethnographic fishermen villages. Possi-          on a special hiking trail near the Slītere
                                                          bility to visit the Nature House, the bird       lighthouse (1,5 km, 0,5 h). Coach trans-
                                                          observation tower, and to watch wild             fer: Slītere lighthouse -Mazirbe (~ 10 km).
                                                          horses in their enclosed area. Coach             Walking: Mazirbe – Košrags – Pitrags -
Walking in the Slītere National Park                      transfer: Pape – Liepāja – Pāvilosta (~110       Saunags (~10 km, 3 h).Walk through the

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                                              Seashore and a fisherman’s boat near to Roja
        TRIP DETAILS
  Package price from
  •	 EUR 450,00 for 10-13 persons
  •	 EUR 415,00 for 14-17 persons
  •	 EUR 365,00 for 18-20 persons
  Rate per person in a shared double
  room

  GENERAL INFORMATION:
  •	 Relief: flat, walking along the
     seashore, maximum height
     difference - 15 m
  •	 Roads: mainly forest trails,
     plunk trails in marshes, gravel
     roads, sandy beach along the
     sea.

  INCLUDES:
  •	 6 overnights with breakfast             Walking at the Ķemeri National Park
     in the hotels (double or twin
     rooms, en suite, breakfast)
  •	 English speaking guide from
     the 2nd day till arrival in Rīga
     on the 6th day
  •	 Escort bus from the 2nd day
     till arrival in Rīga on the 6th
     day
  •	 Maps and detailed description
     of the itinerary

  EXTRA COSTS:
  •	 Single supplement
  •	 Any additional transfers re-
     quired
  •	 Extra meals / lunch boxes
  •	 Tickets and entrances to the
     attractions and sites


Slītere National park through old fish-
ermen villages where lives one of the
                                            Roja – Jūrmala - Rīga
                                            Breakfast. Hiking: Roja – Kaltene (~8 km, 3
                                                                                             started. Bus transfer: Jūrmala – Rīga. On
                                                                                             the way stop at Jūrmala, resort town. End    6
smallest ethnic group the Livs, decents     h). The route leads along the coasts of the      of guide services. Overnight in Rīga.
from ancient Finno-Ugric tribe. Coach       Rīga gulf through a very attractive stony
transfer: Saunags – Kolka – Roja. Stop at   area – the beach is studded with many            Day 7
Kolka – visit Kolka horn where the Baltic   stones of different size. Bus transfer: Ka-      Rīga
Sea meets the Rīga gulf and the waves       ltene – Ķemeri. Stop at Mērsrags - possi-        Breakfast. Optional: Private transfer from
are crossing forming a long dune. Stop      bility to visit the bird observation tower.      the hotel to airport or extra days in Rīga
at Purciems –walking (1 km, 0,5 h) hiking   Walking at the Ķemeri National Park - it is      or in the countryside. Individual or group
trail to the White Dune.                    possible to walk Dumbrāju trail and visit        departure.
Overnight in Roja.                          the historic sulphur spring from where
Day 6                                       the history of Jūrmala as a spa resort

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       Centre-based family tour at Ventspils
                     Tallinn   Founded in 1290, Vetspils has developed from small trading port to the most afluent
                               Latvian town with modern new town, well - restored Old town, clean and well equipped
                               white sandy beaches, arty fountains, flower sculptures, manicured parks and various
                               attractions. Whole town is family oriented but kids particularly enjoy the Blue Flag beach
                               with different swings, climbing and sliding options as well as Kids Town. Therefore each
        Ventspils


                    Rīga
                               day allows at least some time which can be spent there. Self-drive excursions feature
                               scenic sea coast, traditional fishing villages, Slītere National Park, wooden architecture
                               of Kuldīga as well as few castles and lighthouses. Driving there is easy since roads are
                    Vilnius    rather empty.
                                                                                                          Center - based (7 Days)

                                               General Route: Rīga - Ventspils                   Seaside Park with Tarzan Trail for kids.
                                               - Kolka - Pāvilosta - Ēdole - Kuldīga -           Overnight stay at the hotel Jūras Brīze.
                                               Ventspils
                                                                                                 Day 5
                                               Day 1.                                            Ventspils - Kolka -Ventspils
                                               Arrival in Rīga.                                  Pick-up a car at the hotel and head out
                                               Private transfer from the airport to the          to Kolka. On the route visit Ventspils
                                               hotel. Overnight in Rīga.                         Radio Astronomy Centre (former Soviet
                                                                                                 spy station), now its used for scientific
                                               Day 2                                             purposes only, stop at Slītere National
                                               Rīga - Ventspils                                  Park with a few walking trails, a light
                                               Free morning in Rīga. Attractions in-             house and viewing platform, visit old-
Rīga Old Town
                                               clude: charming medieval Old Town                 fashioned fishing villages at Livonian
                                               with lively outdoor cafes, Art Nouveau            coast (home of the world’ s smallest eth-
                                               buildings, museums, landscaped parks.             nic minority the Livs) and Cape of Kolka
                                               Recommended activities: Take a boat               where Gulf of Rīga meets the Baltic Sea.
                                               tour along the Rīga canal and River               Try locally smoked fish. Overnight stay
                                               Daugava; Natural History Museum; Doll             at the hotel Jūras Brīze.
                                               art Museum and creative workshop;
                                               Overnight stay at the hotel Jūras Brīze.          Day 6
                                               The hotel is located at a pleasant, green         Ventspils - Pāvilosta - Ēdole - Kuldīga -
                                               residencial area. Blue Flag beach is              Ventspils
                                               about 20 minutes walking distance. Well           Today the route goes opposite direction
                                               equipped Kids Town with things to do              from Ventspils, towards Pāvilosta. On the
                                               for all ages is just next door.                   way visit Jurkalne steep shore, try to spot
Ventspils Old Town                                                                               famous blue cows (ancient breed typical
                                               Day 3                                             for this coast), visit fishing port, marina
                                               Ventspils                                         and windsurfers town Pāvilosta. Then
                                               Explore Ventspils Old Town with pro-              turn inlands and along Ēdole (medieval
                                               manade, market place, Livonian Order              castle) head to Kuldiga, charming provi-
                                               Castle, ancient crafts house, cow parade          cial town with well preserved wooden
                                               and Southern Pier with viewing tower.             architecture and the widest waterfall in
                                               Overnight stay at the hotel Jūras Brīze.          Europe. Overnight stay at the hotel Jūras
                                                                                                 Brīze.
                                               Day 4
                                               Ventspils                                         Day 7
                                               Visit Kids town and Seaside Open-Air              Ventspils - Rīga
                                               Museum, have a ride by Mazbanitis (nar-           Drive to Rīga and leave car at the Rīga
Ventspils Harbour Promenade                    row-gauge steam train) and walk along             International Airport.

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                                                 Kids Adventure Park in Ventspils            Kids Town in Ventspils
        TRIP DETAILS
  Package price from:
  EUR 930.00
  2 adults + 1 child in a family room

  INCLUDES:
  •	 one night at the hotel in Rīga
     (family room, en suite, break-
     fast)
  •	 five nights at the hotel in
     Ventspils (family room, en
     suite, breakfast)
  •	 car rental for 7 days
  •	 Maps and detailed descrip-
     tion of the itinerary
                                                 Ventspils Blue Flag Beach
  OPTIONAL EXTRA COSTS:
  •	 a bed for extra children
  •	 additional room
  •	 child’ s car seat
  •	 bike rental
  •	 Any additional transfers re-
     quired
  •	 Extra meals / lunch boxes
  •	 Tickets and entrances to the
     attractions and sites


Other	attractions	for	kids	
in Ventpils:
•	 Kids	 Adventure	 Park,	 Scate	 park,	 BMX	
park, Acqua Park, Ancient crafts House.

 Šlītere Light house                             Travellers at the Jūrkalne steep coast




                                                !
                                                Route:
                                                Rīga – Ventspils – Kolka – Pāvilosta –
                                                Rīga

                                                1.Tag Rīga
                                                Ankunft in Rīga. Mietwagen Übernahme
                                                am Flughafen Rīga. Übernachtung in
                                                Rīga.

                                                2.Tag Rīga – Ventspils
                                                Am Morgen: Zeit zur freien Verfügung in
                                                Rīga. Sehenswert sind die Altstadt mit
                                                ihrem hanseatischen Flair und netten


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           Multiactivity Holidays in Gauja
         National Park and the Gulf of Rīga
                  Tallinn
                                      The route starts and ends in Riga. In between, it goes through the Gauja National Park
                                      and then loops along the coast of the Baltic Sea. Planned activities are cycling, walking
                                      and canoeing. But further down on the itinerary we recommend looking at the various
                                      optional activities. A “Time Travel” experience offers an excursion to a former Soviet top
     Ventspils                        secret nuclear bunker at Ligatne, while exploring medieval Cesis and its Livonan Order
                                      Castle by night will give another historical insight. During the tour kids can enjoy beauti-
                                      ful nature and learn about local flora and fauna, get interested in a bit of history, learn
                                      traditonal crafts and enjoy various other activities.
                 Vilnius



                                                                                                                                       (7 Days)

                                                       General Route: Rīga - Sigulda -                   Piķenes bank, Velnalas (Devil’s) cliffs and
                                                       Līgatne - Cēsis - Saulkrasti - Rīga               Ķeizarkrēsls returning to Sigulda at the
                                                                                                         Olympic Bobseld Centre. Overnight in
                                                       Day 1                                             Sigulda. Evening meal at the hotel.
                                                       Arrival in Rīga. Optional: Private transfer
                                                       from the airport to the hotel. Optional:          Day 4
                                                       Evening meal at the hotel. Welcome                Sigulda
                                                       meeting – depends upon arrival time               Breakfast. Bus transfer: Hotel – Cīrulīši,
                                                       and arrangements. Overnight in Rīga               Cēsis. Canoe trip on the River Gauja
                                                                                                         from Cēsis to Līgatne (~17 km, ~5 h)
                                                       Day 2                                             with a stop to see the Kvēpene hill fort.
Open-Air Ethnographic Museum                           Rīga-Sigulda                                      Other attractions include the Ķūķu cliff
                                                       Breakfast. Free time to explore Rīga. At-         and rapids, the Spriņģu cliff and the old-
                                                       tractions include: charming medieval Old          fashioned wire ferry at Līgatne which still
                                                       Town with lively outdoor cafes, Art Nou-          operates every day using just the power
                                                       veau buildings, museums, landscaped               of the river flow. Picnic lunch at Skaļupe.
                                                       parks. Bus transfer Rīga – Sigulda (~60           (Soup cooked on the campfire, sizzling
                                                       km). On the way stop at the Open-Air Eth-         sausages on sticks and similar). Kids can
                                                       nographic Museum, a collection of tra-            learn how to set a campfire and cook in
                                                       ditonal buildings (17th-20th cent) from           the wild. Transfer to the hotel in Sigulda.
                                                       different regions of Latvia. Overnight in         Free time for rest or individual activities.
                                                       Sigulda. Evening meal at the hotel.               Evening meal at the hotel.

                                                       Day 3                                             Day 5
                                                       Sigulda                                           Sigulda - Līgatne - Cēsis
Krimulda castle ruins
                                                       Breakfast. Walking in the surroundings of         Breakfast. Transfer to Līgatne. Līgatne
                                                       Sigulda (8 km). The route starts from ro-         Nature Trails. An impresive park cover-
                                                       mantic medieval Sigulda castle ruins and          ing 200 hectares with enclosures for
                                                       continues along the Gauja river valley            local wildlife including wild boar, bears,
                                                       to Turaida Museum Reserve with its me-            wolves, lynx and birds of prey. There is
                                                       dieval castle, viewing tower, traditional         4,5 km of walking trails as well as a 5 km
                                                       estate buildings, working smithy where            long bicycle/car route. It is located in the
                                                       coins can be forged and sculpture gar-            Gauja River’s ancient valley deep in the
                                                       den. Then the route continues past Gut-           forest with beautiful views from a 22m
                                                       mana cave, and a winding road to Krimul-          high viewing tower. Sections of the trails
                                                       da castle ruins. Lunch Option to take a           are suitable for disabled visitors. Option
                                                       cable car across the Gauja river valley and       1: Walking the Nature Trails (~5 km). Well
                                                       return to Sigulda. Walking tour (8 km)            maintained forest trails, boardwalks and
Sandstone banks at the river Gauja                     continue taking the scenic route along            steps with viewing points. Transfer to

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                                            Livonian Order Castle in Cēsis                  Cable car across the Gauja river valley
         TRIP DETAILS
    Package price from
    •	   EUR 899,00 (EUR 590,00)*
         for 6-8 persons
    •	 EUR 785,00 (EUR 475,00)*
         for 9-11 persons
    •	 EUR 666,00 (EUR 356,00)*
         from 12 persons
    Rate per person in a shared double
    room
    * price for kids up to age 11

    GENERAL INFORMATION:
    •	 Children from age 6 upwards
    •	 1 cycling tour (~17 km)
    •	 4 walks (~5-10 km)                   Canoe trip on the River Gauja
    •	 1 canoe tour from Cēsis to
       Līgatne (~17 km, 4-5 hours)
    •	 3 guided excursions
    •	 Level of difficulty: easy

    INCLUDES:
    •	 6 overnights with breakfast
       in the hotels (double or twin
       rooms, en suite, breakfast)
    •	 Escort bus from the 2nd day
       till arrival in Rīga on the 6th
       day
    •	 Hired bicycles with bags
       (1 day), including delivery
    •	 Canoe rent (1 day)
    •	 Lunch and dinner as per pro-
       gramme
    •	 Entrance tickets and fees as       the ancient Gauja River valley. Along        in medieval style will show you the se-
       per programme                      the Nature Trails there are special bike     crets of the Old Town and Livonian Or-
    •	 Maps and detailed descrip-         racks allowing you to leave your bike        der Castle, revealing local legends and
       tion of the itinerary              for a short walk to watch some animals.      stories on the way as you follow with
                                          Then cycle to Lāču Miga guesthouse for       lantern in hand.
    EXTRA COSTS:                          lunch. Lunch at Lāču Miga. Transfer to
    •	 Single supplement                  Līgatne Rehabilitation Centre. Excursion     Day 6
    •	 Any additional transfers re-       to Līgatne Underground Bunkers. Hid-         Cēsis - Sigulda - Saulkrasti - Rīga
       quired                             den 9m under a rehabilitation centre is      Breakfast. Bus transfer: Sigulda–
    •	 Extra meals                        a former Soviet top secret location, ex-     Saulkrasti-Rīga (~60 km). Enjoy walking
    •	 Additional tickets and en-         tending for 2000 square metres. It is the    along Saulkrasti’s white sandy beach
       trances                            only bunker of its kind to have survived     walking to the large White Dune (~4.5
    •	 Guides / tour leader               intact and was designed to serve as a        km). Transfer to the hotel in Rīga. Meal at
                                          command post in the event of nuclear         the hotel. Overnight in Rīga
Lāču Miga. Option 2: Cycling Līgatne      war. Sip a Russian tea in the Soviet can-
Railway Station-Nature Trails-Lāču Miga   teen. Transfer to the hotel in Sigulda.      Day 7
(~17 km). Scenic tarmac road with roll-   19:00 Meal at the hotel. When dusk sets      Rīga
ing hills weaving through forest and      in: Lantern tour in Cēsis. A guide dressed   Breakfast. Individual departure.


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                                 Soft Adventures at the
                   Tallinn
                                  Gauja National Park
                                        The tour is based in the picturesque Gauja National Park with its main value – the river
                                        Gauja ancient valley. The tour will allow to enjoy cycling through forests filled with birds
      Ventspils   Rīga                  songs, visit several castles, stop at charming provincial towns and take old fashioned
                                        ferry across the river. Walks at Līgatne Nature Trails give insite into local wildlife - brown
                                        bears, moose, wild boar and others. Canoying the river Gauja allows different perspec-
                                        tive to the river bank with wonderful views to the sandy outcrops.
                  Vilnius




                                                                                   Daily	cycling	distances:	~30-55	km (8 Days)

                                                        General Route: Rīga - Valmiera - km), picturesque trail along Gauja River
                                                        Cēsis - Sigulda - Rīga                           Valley. Canoeing from Cēsis to Līgatne
                                                                                                         (~17 km, 4-5 h) which is one of the pic-
                                                        Day 1                                            turesque parts of the river Gauja where
                                                        Arrival in Rīga                                  sand stone banks are visible. Cycle from
                                                        Additional: Transfer to the hotel. Pick up       River Gauja to Līgatne Nature Park (~4
                                                        the info package with maps and the de-           km, 98% tarmac). Cycling at the Līgatne
                                                        tailed itinerary at the hotel’ s reception.      Nature Park (5,1 km, 100% tarmac) is ex-
                                                        Attractions of Rīga include medieval             cellent way to watch local wild animals
                                                        Hanseatic Old Town, Art Nouveau district,        (such us brown bear, woolves, foxes, red
                                                        Central market and boat trip along the           deers, wild boar and elks). Further nature
                                                        canal and the river Daugava. Overnight           trails possible: the trail of the untouched
Sigulda castle ruins
                                                        in Rīga.                                         nature in the fern glen (1,3 km) and the
                                                                                                         trail along the river Gauja (1,3 km). Cycle
                                                        Day 2                                            from the Nature park to the guest house
                                                        Rīga-Strenči - Valmiera                          (~4- 9 km, 100 % tarmac). Overnight in
                                                        Breakfast. Pick up the bicycles at the ho-       Līgatne.
                                                        tel. Cycle from the hotel to the Central
                                                        train station (~0.5 hour). Take the train:       Day 5
                                                        Rīga – Strenči. Cycling: Strenči - Valmiera      Līgatne - Sigulda
                                                        (~33 km, 50% tarmac, 50% gravel road).           Breakfast. Cycling: Ligatne – Nurmizi -
                                                        Overnight in Valmiera.                           Sigulda (~30 km, 40% gravel road, 60%
                                                                                                         tarmac). Visit picturesque sandstone
                                                        Day 3                                            outcrop Raganu katls (witch’es cul-
                                                        Valmiera - Cēsis                                 deron), Peter’s cave, Satezeles castle hill,
View to the Turaida Castle                              Breakfast. Cycling: Valmiera - Cēsis (~55        Kraukļu cliff and Paradise hill with exel-
                                                        km, 5% tarmac, 10% gravel road, 85%              lent view to the Gauja river valley. Over-
                                                        forest trails), en route sightseeing of          night in Sigulda.
                                                        Sietiņiezis white sandstone cliffs and
                                                        Ērgļu red sandstone cliffs by the river          Day 6
                                                        Gauja. Free time in Cēsis. Attractions in-       Sigulda
                                                        clude impressive Livonian Order castle,          Breakfast. Cycling: Sigulda – Turaida
                                                        Old Town and St. John’ s Church. Over-           – Krimulda - Sigulda (~30 km, forest
                                                        night in Cēsis.                                  trails, gravel road and tarmac) en route
                                                                                                         can visit Sigulda castle ruins, Gutmana
                                                        Day 4                                            cave, Turaida Museum Reserve, with
                                                        Cēsis - Līgatne                                  the castle museum, observation tower
                                                        Breakfast. Cycle from the guest house            providing excellent view across the river
Cycling trails in Ligatne Nature Park                   to Cīrulīši. Walk the Cīrulīši trail (4,5-7,2    Gauja ancient valley, history museum

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                                              Park of The Livonian Order Castle in Cēsis        Cable car and bridge across river Gauja
        TRIP DETAILS
   Package price from
   EUR 425.00
   Rate per person in a shared double
   room

   GENERAL INFORMATION:
   •	 4-5 Cycling tours
   •	 2-3 Walking tours
   •	 1 Canoeing tour

   INCLUDES:
   •	 7 overnight at hotels or
      guest houses (double or twin
      rooms, en suite, breakfast): in
      Rīga (2x), Valmiera (1x), Cēsis
      (1x), Līgatne (1x) and Sigulda          Krimulda Manor and park
      (2x)
   •	 Hired bicycles with bags
      (6 days)
   •	 2-seated canoe boats (1 day)
   •	 Maps and detailed descrip-
      tion of the itinerary
   •	 Luggage transfer from Cēsis
      to Līgatne

   EXTRA COSTS:
   •	 Single supplement
   •	 Any additional transfers re-
      quired
   •	 Extra meals
   •	 Tickets and entrances

and sculpture garden, the olympic Bob-
sleigh track with opportunity to have a       Ērgļu red sandstone cliffs by the river Gauja
ride yourself. Overnight in Sigulda.

Day 7
Sigulda - Rīga
Breakfast. Take a train from Sigulda to
Rīga. Free time in Rīga. In the evening
return bicycles at the hotel’ s reception.
Overnight in Rīga.

Day 8
Rīga
Breakfast. Additional: transfer to the Rīga
Airport. Departure.




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                                  Canoeing in Kurzeme
                   Tallinn
                                  Western part of Latvia
                                  The route covers spectacular ancient Abava river valley. The territory is interesting with
                                  its biological diversity as well as natural and historical monuments and scenic land-
                  Rīga
                                  scapes. The ancient cult places, settlements, famous Sabile wine hill, Pedvale open-air
                                  art museum - are only few attractions on the route. The small Abava river fall provides
                                  extra excitement for boating experience.
                  Vilnius



                                                                                                                                (7 Days)

                                                 General Route: Rīga - Tukums - Ren-               Day 4
                                                 da - Kuldīga                                      Renda - Kuldīga
                                                                                                   Breakfast at the guest house / Take the
                                                                                                   prepared lunch boxes. Transfer to the
                                                 Day 1                                             river. Canoe tour along the river Abava,
                                                 Arrival in Rīga                                   Renda – “Seržu valks” (20 km). Its beauti-
                                                 Transfer from the airport to the hotel.           ful and tranquil course with some small
                                                 Overnight in Rīga.                                rapids, fords and swift sources. There is
                                                                                                   no much civilization and facilities along
                                                 Day 2                                             the way but good chance to observe
                                                 Rīga - Tukums                                     some wildlife along the river banks.
                                                 Breakfast at the hotel. Leisure time in           Sites at Renda: Īvande waterfalls, tiny
The old brick bridge in Kuldīga
                                                 Rīga. Attractions in Rīga include beauti-         but nice. Dinner and overnight near
                                                 ful medieval Old Town, Art Nouveau dis-           Kuldīga.
                                                 trict, boat trip along the Riga canal and
                                                 the river Daugava as well as impressive           Day 5
                                                 Central Market.                                   Renda - Kuldīga
                                                 Train Rīga – Tukums (~1 hour, 30 min-             Breakfast at the guest house / Take the
                                                 utes). Dinner and overnight near Tu-              lunch boxes. Canoe tour in the river
                                                 kums.                                             Abava, “Seržu valks”– the river Venta (16
                                                                                                   km). During this course there is no much
                                                 Day 3                                             civilization and access to the river from
                                                 Tukums - Renda                                    outside is rather limited. Dinner and
                                                 Breakfast at the guest house / Take the           overnight in Kuldīga.
                                                 prepared lunch boxes. Transfer to the
Kandava town                                     river. Canoe tour along the picturesque
                                                 river Abava, Abavas Rumba (waterfall)             Day 6
                                                 – Renda (20 km). There are several swift          Kuldīga - Rīga
                                                 sources, especially at the places where           Breakfast at the guest house. Leisure
                                                 are dolomite outcrops. Sometimes there            time in charming Kuldīga – the capital of
                                                 are small rapids, however during spring           the former Duchy of Kurzeme (16-18th
                                                 floods those might disappear all togeth-          cent), Old Town with well preserved
                                                 er. The course can be done without get-           wooden architecture, the Ventas rumba
                                                 ting out of the boat until Abavas Rumba.          – one of Europe’s widest waterfalls ( 249
                                                 Beginners better take a boat around               m) and the old brick bridge across the
                                                 its side. Sites en route: the windmill of         river.
                                                 Svente, different sand stone cliffs and           Collection of the boat. Public bus trans-
                                                 outcrops. Dinner and overnight near               fer Kuldīga – Rīga (3 hours). Overnight in
Sabile town                                      Renda                                             Rīga.

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                                               The Abava River                                   Near the the Abava river fall
        TRIP DETAILS
   Package price from
   EUR 435.00
   Rate per person in a shared double
   room

   INCLUDES:
   •	   2 overnights in Rīga (double
        or twin rooms, breakfast)
   •	   4 overnights in guest hous-
        es in the countryside (dou-
        ble or twin rooms, en suite,
        breakfast)
   •	   Lunch boxes (3 days)
   •	   Canoe boat (2 seats, 3
                                               Road to Medieval Historical Centre of Kuldīga
        days)
   •	   Maps and detailed descrip-
        tion of the itinerary

   EXTRA COSTS:
   •	   Single supplement
   •	   English speaking canoe-
        guide (3 days)
   •	   Rīga city sightseeing in
        English language (2 hours)
   •	   Kuldīga town sightsee-
        ing in English language (2
        hours)
   •	   Any additional transfers re-
        quired
   •	   Extra meals
   •	   Tickets and entrances                  Canoe tour in the river Abava


Day 7
Rīga
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the air-
port. Departure.




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