Bog-shoe Hiking Tour at Sudas-Zviedru mire

Booking: info@purvubrideji.lv

Overview

The nature of the Sudas-Zviedru mire is untouched and wild. Hiking takes place outside the Sudas Mire Reserve. Legends say that one of the larger depths had some money box sinking. During the Swedish War a bridge was built over this bog and all troops crossed it. The horse traces can still be seen. During the passage of migratory birds the bog is an excellent place for bird viewing. There are times when flocks of hundreds of birds – geese and cranes – can be seen flying over the bog land, the sound of their cries lingering in the air. The astute visitor will notice the carnivorous plant of sundew.

There is a picnic area with benches and a campfire near the bog. On request we can provide a large soup pot and hammocks for a relaxing stay.
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

3-6 km

Duration

2-4 hours

Location

60 km from Riga at near the road A2

Season/s

All year

Condition

A natural raised bog (90%), forest trails (5%), asphalt road (5%)

Amenities

Suitable for children

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 2 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 57.177937, 24.979694

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!