Bog-shoe Hiking Tour at Lauga bog

Booking: info@purvubrideji.lv

Overview

Lauga bog is located near Birini. During the hike you will be able to see the world of moss, small pine trees, bog river, tiny dark lakes and smell wild rosemary. The astute visitor will notice the carnivorous plant of sundew, and a variety of birds – wood sandpipers, white wagtails, tree pipits, and also hear cranes further away. The developed part of the bog has a large cranberry farm – one of the first artificial cranberry farms in Latvia.

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

Skill
Moderate hiking is usually suitable for beginners who want a little challenge. There will be some obstacles in the area, such as fallen trees or wrecks. The route is usually 4-7 km long. Suitable for older people with active lifestyle and children aged 8-10 years.

Distance

6 km

Duration

4 hours

Location

59 km from Riga at parking area on the edge of the Lauga Bog

Season/s

All year

Condition

A natural raised bog (92%), recultivated peat quarry (8%)

Amenities

Information boards, drop Toilet

Languages spoken

English, Russian, Latvian

Guided group prices (EUR)

Groups smaller than 8 persons, 160,00EUR per group

Groups of 8 or more, 20,00EUR per person

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.

Getting there

It’s best to go by car. Click on the link to open the destination coordinates in the navigation application when using waze or google maps or using coordinates 57.266325, 24.690257

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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!