Slitere NP

 

Tour routes in Sl?tere National Park

Welcome to Sl?tere!

There are 9 new routes for hiking, skiing, cycling, canoeing, and self-drive and nature sightseeing tours developed in Sl?tere National Park Just print out the route description with attached map and enjoy your trip! Every route description includes: short description of points of interest, information about available tourism services and accommodations, contact information for bike/boat rentals, tourism information boards etc. Nature sightseeing, animal and bird watching tours is suggested in a company with experienced guide. 

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Welcome to Sl?tere!

There are 9 new routes for hiking, skiing, cycling, canoeing, and self-drive and nature sightseeing tours developed in Sl?tere National Park Just print out the route description with attached map and enjoy your trip! Every route description includes: short description of points of interest, information about available tourism services and accommodations, contact information for bike/boat rentals, tourism information boards etc. Nature sightseeing, animal and bird watching tours is suggested in a company with experienced guide. 
  
If you plan to stay in the territory of the National Park more than one day choose one of offered accommodations and call Lauku celotajs for booking.

There is more practical information available also in our travel guides and tour maps.


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Hiking 


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The Kolkasrags circle

This route is meant for hikers who want a bit more than just a stroll from the car park to a popular destination.  This is an interesting way to look at the Kolkarsags promontory (the Cape of Kolka) from different viewpoints. 

Season Year-round
Length ~3 km
Time 1-2 h
Difficulty Easy
Road cover Forest roads, beach, paved and gravel roads
Beginning Kolkasrags car park
End Kolkasrags car park
Route Kolkasrags visitor centre – Kolkasrags – the Kolkasrags Pine trail – firing range – Kolkasrags visitor centre
Alternatives You can go in the opposite direction on the route.  You can also continue on to the Uši campsite, walking along the beach or one of the forest roads (another 3 km).
Distance from R?ga 150 km
Logistics A circular route which ends where it began.
Note Bring this information sheet with you when you go on the route.  During the spring and autumn, dress warmly, and bring binoculars for bird watching with you.
Route description/ map

 


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Learn about Mazirbe

This is a route for active hikers, and it covers Mazirbe and its surroundings.  Here you will find information about the Liv people and their culture.  The Liv nation has lived on the shores of the sea in this region for many centuries.

Season Year-round
Length 7-10 km
Time ~ 2 – 3 h
Difficulty Easy
Road cover Mostly paved and gravel roads
Beginning Mazirbe church
End Mazirbe church
Route Mazirbe church – M?rakme?i – Liv People’s Hall – Boat Cemetery – Baltic Sea shoreline – Mazirbe church 
Markings Some parts of the route will be marked by colours on the trees
Alternatives You can start at the Liv People’s Hall. You can follow the marked bike route Kolka-Mazirbe-S?krags, or you can follow the seashore to Kolka (~20 km), spending the night in one of the seashore villages.
Distance from R?ga 170 km
Logistics A circular route which ends where it began.
Note Bring this information sheet with you when you go on the route.
Route description/ map

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Along the seashore and coast

The territory of the Sl?tere National Park has a sandy beach that is around 40 kilometres long and is appropriate for short hikes or ones that take several days.  There are no insurmountable obstacles for people on foot between Melnsils and S?krags. Route descriptions show the distance in kilometres between major populated areas.  This will allow you to plan a route that is in line with your abilities and your interests.

Season Year-round
Difficulty Easy
Route Here are a few hiking routes:
•    Mazirbe-Vaide
•    Vaide-Kolkasrags
•    S?krags-Kolkasrags (two days, spending the night at Košrags or Vaide)
•    Melnsils-Kolka
Logistics Plan a circular route which leads back to the point of origin. 
Note Bring this information sheet with you when you go on the route.
Route description/ map

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Cycling


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Sl?tere circle

This route is appropriate for active tourists who are interested in coastal landscapes and the culture of the Liv people.  The old forest road passes through five Liv villages: Mazirbe, Košrags, Pitrags, Saunags and Vaide. Some trace of the old days and fishermen lifestyle is still found here. From Košrags the route takes the ”Apakšce?š” – a lonely old forest road between Košrags and D?mele passsing the Bažu bog. After D?mele the route returns to Kolka.

Season May-September
Length ~50 km – one day or two days, spending the night at tourism facilities
Time ~1-2 days
Type of bicycle Mountain bike
Difficulty Medium
Road cover Forest roads along approximately 2/3 of the way, paved roads elsewhere
Beginning Kolka (car park or other location)
End Kolka (car park or other location)
Route Kolka-Vaide-Saunags-Pitrags-Košrags-D?mele-Ezermuiža-Melnsils-Kolka
Markings The Kolka – Košrags part is marked by yelow colour on trees
Alternatives You can ride the route in any direction, or start at Košrags or Melnsils, because it is a circular route.
Distance from R?ga 150 km
Logistics A circular route which ends where it started
Note The forest roads, particularly between Košrags and D?mele, can be a mess, particularly after spring rains.  There are a few sandy areas which will be more difficult to traverse.
Route description/ map

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Liv villages

This route is appropriate for active tourists who are interested in coastal landscapes and the culture of the Liv people. The old forest road passes through five Liv villages: Mazirbe, Košrags, Pitrags, Saunags and Vaide. Some trace of the old days and fishermen lifestyle is still found here. Returning by the Ventspils – Kolka road.

Season April-October
Length ~28 km, doable in one day
Time ~5 h if you stop and look at the villages
Type of bicycle Mountain bike
Difficulty Medium
Road cover Approximately half of the route is paved, while roads in the forest are gravelled in some places and paved in others.
Beginning Mazirbe, Liv People’s Hall
End Mazirbe, Liv People’s Hall
Route Mazirbe-Košrags-Pitrags-Saunags-Vaide, then the P 124 road back to Mazirbe
Markings Between Mazirbe and Vaide, the route is marked with yelow signs on trees.
Alternatives You can ride the route in the opposite direction or continue along the Kolka-Mazirbe-S?krags bike route that has been established by the Sl?tere National Park (passing through the forest back to Kolka, this will add 11 km to your route).  Because this is a circular route, it can be started or finished anywhere.
Distance from R?ga 170 km
Logistics A circular route which returns to where it began
Note The forest roads between the Liv villages can be in poor shape – they’re sandy and can have big puddles when it rains, and tree roots on the surface.
Route description/ map