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Neue Fahrradkarte für Lettland

Auf der Tourismusmesse „Adventur“ in Vilnius habe ich eine neue Fahrradkarte für Lettland gefunden. Es handelt sich zwar nur um eine sehr grobe Überblickskarte, aber sie vereint lokale Routen mit (zumeist geplanten) Fernrouten (wie die EuroVelo-Routen). Ich stelle sie in unserem Internetladen als pdf kostenlos zum Herunterladen zur Verfügung (unten stehend die Beschreibung auf Englisch) 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…

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Hints, Links, Background Latvia

    The Coat of Arms The coat of arms combines symbols of Latvian national statehood (three stars, the sea and the sun) as well as symbols representing ancient historical districts: Kurzeme and Zemgale are depicted by a lion, Vidzeme and Latgale are depicted by the legendary winged silver creature with an eagle’s head, a griffin. Geography Latvia is the central country of the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). On the world map Latvia is to be found in North-eastern Europe, on the east…

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A short history of Latvia

A SHORT HISTORY OF LATVIA Based on a text of Raimonds Cerūzis, The Latvian Institute Legendary History The territory known today as Latvia has been inhabited since 9000 BC. In the first half of 2000 BC, the proto-Balts or early Baltic peoples arrived. This era became famous as a trading crossroads. The ‘route from the Vikings to the Greeks’ mentioned in ancient chronicles stretched from Scandinavia through Latvian territory along the river Daugava to the Ancient Russia and Byzantine Empire. Latvia’s coast was known as…

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[LT3 / LV 3] Riga-Vilnius

 {{picLT3}} {{picLV3}} mehr:   LT3/LV3 in the wiki   info zu Nordostlitauen ("Aukštaitija")here   info zu Südostlettland ("Latgale")here  Well, I know, the most cyclists try the direct connection from Vilnius to Riga. But that's a route we do not recommend: it is quite boring, flat, "nothing special" leading you through industrial and agricultural areas. So, what we recommend is to turn a bit more to the East and visit the reach nature areas of the Aukštaitija – literally "highlands" – in Lithuania, with the oldest…

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