Hiking in Astonishing Seaside Nature

Departure form Riga by train (35 minutes)

Pine forest and a sea breeze – both of these are characteristic elements of Latvian coastal nature. This journey we will start with train ride to Carnikava – an ancient fishermen village, known in Latvia as a popular lamprey fishing ground for more than a hundred years. Our lamprey of the River Gauja is a much more ancient creature than fish, possibly even a million years old. We will have a Golden Lamprey tasting and continue with a hike (~7 km). The hike includes two beautiful natural sites – Mouth of Gauja and Garezeri lakes.

After Golden Lamprey tasting we will continue deeper in nature, slowly leaving the fisherman village type of houses and turning our face in the direction of green pine tree forests. We will follow river Gauja to see how it meets with Sea.

Oh, SEA! It doesn’t matter if the weather is nice – it is always awe-inspiring to see the wide horizon. To touch the sand, to touch the water and to feel the breeze. Our journey will continue with another natural site. We’ll explore and pass unique 3 Long lakes (“Garezeri”) created by the receding ice age. The Garezeri Lakes and their surroundings are a unique natural area with high ecological and geological significance. That is the reason why this area is part of natural park, which was made to protect rare coastal habitats. In this area, you will see rare species of plants, birds, and even bats. The route takes us over aged dunes covered in pine forests, marshes, and red bilberries.

Departure to Riga by train

Duration: ~ 8 hours, including travel time


  • Local guide & storyteller
  • Soup and hot tea during picnic pause
  • Transportation (by train)

Suggested for comfort:

  • Water & snacks for personal usage
  • Comfortable boots & rain jacket
  • Extra socks