Sep 27 – The most challenging hike of the year with bog shoes

27. September You will have the opportunity to join the group and enjoy the mysterious landscape of the Northern bogs with the largest bog lakes in Latvia and quite a lot of exciting places. Let’s go on a hike to Kodaja bog, which is really impressive. During the hike we will see the Kodaja lake and smuggling trails, many lakes that have created a beautiful labyrinth near the Estonian border.

This is the longest route, so we will count on at least a 6-hour hike. Definitely need waterproof shoes (rubber boots) so that you do not get wet even before the swamp, where paths may have rotted and rivers have left the shores. The guide will help you discover the secrets of the swamp and the bogshoes will allow you to get to where it would otherwise be impossible. This will also be a great opportunity to collect cranberries, which are now especially delicious.
The event is held in Latvian with the possibility of translation into Russian and English.

The number of participants is limited!

Trekking boots with waterproof membrane or rubber boots are required.

Features and amenities

Duration: ~ 6 hours
Skill: challenging (moderately difficult)

Moderately difficult hikes will be suitable for active participants with hiking experience. For beginners, older people and children up to 10 years old this route is usually tiring. There will be obstacles in the area, such as fallen trees or wrecks, places to cross ditches or streams. The route is usually 7-10 km long.

Location: at 11:00 near the Staicele Tourism Information Center
Closing time: until 18:00
Participation fee for the hike: 20 EUR; 10 EUR (7-17. years old). Guide services and bog shoe rental are included.
(Bring: dinner and water)

APPLY FOR THE HIKE: by writing info@purvubrideji.lv
(indicate number of participants, shoe size and contact telephone number)
If you have any questions, call +371 20120101

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 57.835632, 24.747475

* By participating in the hike, you agree to the publication of photos on the social networks of purvubrideji.lv.
* The hiking regulations can be found here.
* The route leads through protected nature areas