Category Archives: Latvia

Cycling in Latvia / Fahrradfahren in Lettland

New Bike Map Latvia!

On the tourism fair  “Adventur” in Vilnius I’ve found e  new cycling map for Latvia. It is just a very non detailed overview map, but at least it unites local and long distance routes (such as the  EuroVelo-Routes). Available for free download on shop.balticcycle.eu http://www.balticcycle.eu/shop3/en/latvia-maps-tours-information/98-latvia-bike-map-2015.html   This Latvia Bikemap is a unique first-edition, which combines the best Latvian signposted cycling routes and Greenways, highlighting the uniqueness, cultural and natural heritage of Vidzeme, Kurzeme, Zemgale and Latgale regions. Vidzeme Tourism Association has prepared this map for…

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[LV4 (LV1b)] Zemgale: The South / der Süden

  [LV1b] Zemgale: The South / der Süden  {{picLV1b}} Here I will add some basic information on the part to Latvia South of Riga. on the one hand it is a region full of history with the famous castles of Jelgava, Rundale and Bauska, on the other hand the territory is flat and not very interesting for cycling. Und hier kommt was auf Deutsch hin   Basically, we would go south from Riga to Bauskas, Panevezys, Ukmerge and Vilnius. We don’t really want to go…

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[LV] Local cycle routes in Latvia & Riga (Map)

City tours in and around Riga at: http://www.rigabiketours.com/ There are more offers, but we can’t make any recommendations, because we don’t know them personally ;). This is the English language adoption of information concerning local / regional  cycling routes in Latvia. http://velokarte.divritenis.lv/ (Explation to the original map see below) Bicycle routes (by Ingus Salinieks, member of Velo Informacijas Centrs) https://maps.google.com/maps/user?uid=203675236885923899343&hl=lv&ptab=2 Kartes ©2014 Google – Informācija par karti ©2014 Google – Pakalpojumu sniegšanas noteikumi EuroVelo 10 Latvijas posms » Atjaunināts Nov 24, 2011 EuroVelo 10 galvenais maršruts EuroVelo…

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[LV2] Vidzeme / Nordost-Lettland

[LV2] Vidzeme: The North East / Der Nord-Osten Cycling between Riga and the Estonian border / Radfahren zwischen Riga und der Estnischen Grenze REGION VIDZEME Map on www.openstreetmap.org http://www.openstreetmap.org/?relation=270230Main routes / www.balticcycle.eubetween Riga and the Estonian border a) to the North ATTENTION! do NOT use the main motorway along the coast (heavy traffic) but the road via Limbazi b) to the North Easth (Valga/Valka) Unfortunately the direct gravel roads between Sigulda and Cesis are UNCYCLEABLE and we propose to ride a small piece along the main motorway…

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[LV3] Route description Riga-Vilnius, Latvian Part

RouteMap https://cycling.waymarkedtrails.org/#route?id=269985&map=8!56.3598!25.9026 you may  order the paper version of the booklet on shop.balticcycle.eu here: http://www.balticcycle.eu/shop3/special-guides-and-maps-for-cycling/8-riga-vilnius-by-bicycle-english.html This is the LATVIAN part of the Route of the route description from Riga to Vilnius via the East part of Latvia and Lithuania, the so called “Land of Lakes” from 2006. And here are all pictures and maps from the booklet:   LATVIA Riga Sorry, we so not say much on Riga, the capital on which you could buy dozens of books. Here the minimu hard facts (for more try to…

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[LV2] Riga-Tallinn

 Between the two quite different capitals – the cosy medieval Tallinn and the Metropolis Riga there are two worlds: In the Estonia you may find a National Cycle Route network which was signed long years ago, in Latvia only in 2010 some regional routes started In Latvia there almost no signs, bad gravel roads, very few bicycle pathes and specially around the capital a hell of a traffic  Still the safest and most comfortable way to leave Riga in the direction of Estonia is to…

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