Latvia – Local produce & hiking – 1 day

This 1 day Experience gives you a taste, literally, of the beauty of Latvian nature while also supporting local farmers. The perfect trip for you and your family or friends when you are in Riga and want to experience the great outdoors for a day. Photos made by Solveiga Kaļva

Highlights

Support local farmers at Riga central market

Our adventurous local partner Baltic Nature Travel, will be your host for this Experience and pick you up at Riga Central Station. Together you will explore the Riga Central Market and your guide will tell you all about farming in Latvia and the local produce, as he helps you pick up the ingredients you need for your traditional Latvian picknick lunch later. By going to the market, we support Latvian farmers who sell their produce on the market.

You will then travel to Sigulda by public transport to start an amazing 6 hour hike in Kemeri national park with fantastic views along the way that are some of the most scenic landscapes in Latvia. A definite must see, with winding paths, castles and caves!

When it’s time for lunch, you can try out the fresh products we bought and experience the culture via your taste buds. You won’t be disappointed!

For more information, please see the full description of the Experience below. Or go straight to the website of Baltic Nature Travel to book your 1-day Hiking and Local Produce in Latvia Experience.

Important notes:
Clicking on the link to go to the website of Baltic Nature Travel means that you will be redirected to the website of Baltic Nature Travel and will leave the website of Positive Impact Tourism.

We love to hear your feedback, so please feel fee to give us your input on the experience, our partner Baltic Nature Travel and how we can work with them to improve the positive impact of the experience.

Hiking and Local Produce in Latvia Experience

Would you like to explore the beauty of Latvian nature, richness of cultural heritage and support local farmers by trying out fresh food from the market? Then this hiking tour is for you! We have an exciting adventure in mind – a short exploration of the Riga Central Market, a 15 km long hiking tour in Sigulda and a picnic with local goods from the market.

First, you will go to the Riga Central Market, one of the largest markets in Europe, where we will support Latvian farmers by buying fresh and tasty goods for your traditional lunch. Your guide will tell you about the different local products and the history of farming in Latvia. Next, you will take a train or a public bus to Sigulda and experience a sustainable way of traveling together with locals. Then you will hit the hiking trail and start your adventures in nature. Sigulda, once known as a summer resort, is famous for countless hiking trails that go up and down the banks of the Gauja River, romantic castles and manors, some of the most scenic landscapes in Latvia, impressive sandstone outcrops and the largest cave in the Baltics. On this hiking tour you will have a chance to see it all: lovely hiking paths through the woods, Emperor’s View, Devil’s Rock, Pikene Cliff, Krimulda Manor and Medieval Castle Ruins, Gutman’s Cave, Sigulda Medieval Castle Ruins and New Castle. During the picnic you will have an opportunity to try out what you have bought in the Riga Central Market and get to know the culture via your taste buds, at the same time supporting local farmers.

The hiking trail is well-established, but it requires rather good physical shape as it involves a lot of climbing up and down. The hike takes about six hours.

We will meet in front of the Origo Clock (Riga Central Station), visit the Riga Central Market and take a train or a public bus to Sigulda together.

When booking the hike, please, let us know if you have any food allergies.

Highlights

✨ Supporting local farmers at Riga central market
✨ Visit Sigulda town and ancient castle ruins
✨ Enjoy awesome views of primeval Gauja River valley
✨ See the Gutman Cave – the biggest cave in the Baltics

Meeting point
Origo Clock (Riga Central Station), address: Stacijas laukums 2, Riga, Latvia

*Note from our partner:
Please dress accordingly to the weather conditions, wear appropriate footwear (sandals or hiking shoes depending on weather conditions would be ideal).

Important notes:
Clicking on the link to go to the website of Baltic Nature Travel means that you will be redirected to the website of Baltic Nature Travel and will leave the website of Positive Impact Tourism.
You will book directly with Baltic Nature Travel who is the single formal and material party for the entirety of your booking and travel procedures; PIT is not a party in your arrangements. Booking this experience in Latvia means you declare to have understood this and agree to it.

We love to hear your feedback, so please feel fee to give us your input on the experience, our partner Baltic Nature Travel and how we can work with them to improve the positive impact of the experience.

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