Cena Moorland is Latvia’s second largest bog, and it is a specially protected nature territory – a nature reserve as well as Natura 2000 territory. The area of Cena Moorland used to be similar to Latvia’s largest bog – Teiči bog (19 587 ha), but due to human activities it has decreased to 6000 ha at the moment. Peat mining is still taking place in the bog, and it is possible to see the field of peat mining.
During the hike you will be able to see the vast swamp, as well as a military road that was built during World War I and is marked by an “alley” of large pine trees. Cena Moorland in spring is especially appealing for birdwatchers. 10 of Latvia’s and Europe’s protected bird species as well as several other small birds have been observed here.
The trail is not marked in nature and is not intended for walking without a “Bog-shoeing” guide.
Trekking boots with waterproof membrane or rubber boots are required.
Features and amenities
A hike that is usually suitable for anyone who enjoys walking. The route is usually less than 4 km. Suitable for older people and children from 6 years. This is the simplest of our itineraries and is suitable for families with children or junior high school students and those who want to experience the magic of intact marshes without special physical strength tests.
~ 4 km
32 km from Riga near Cena Moorland footpath trail
A natural raised bog (85%), forest trails(15%)
Suitable for children
English, Russian, Latvian
Bog shoeing trip can be varied with the length of the route and the duration of the hike from 3 hours up to the whole day.
What to bring
You should wear comfortable clothes and footwear. Take swimwear and camera with you. And don`t forget high spirits!
NB! For groups we can design a private programme that best suits your wishes, time limits and budget!