One day tour to the Līgatne on the Gauja River. The village of Līgatne was built around the paper mill, still extant, on the River Līgatne in the 19th century. We will visit Ligatne Nature park trails- where you can watch wild animals and birds native to Latvia. later will visit Bunker in Ligatne was built during cold war and had intention to preserve Latvian Soviet nomenclature in case of nuclear assault from USA.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Riga, Latvia|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Departure time from your hotel at 09:00 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:00 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable outdoor clothing, walking shoes.|
|PRICE (ONE PERSON)||
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Transportation
From Riga we are moving to Līgatne. Depend on traffics its takes around 1h.
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM:Ligatne Nature Trails
on the banks of the Gauja River, among the woodland crossed with ravines, there are more than 5 km of trails where you can watch wild animals and birds native to Latvia. It will take you approximately 2-2.5 h.
12:00PM – 1.00PM: Lunch
Lunch time in local restourant.
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM:Lustuzis
Is a favorite visitable natural site. More and more tourists visiting Ligatne wish to perpetuate themselves and their friends in pictures against the mighty cliff. Therefore a special sight platform was created on the foot of the cliff ensuring rich landscape and at the same time protecting the natural monument from human-induced cracking. Possible to taste local wines here.
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Secret Soviet bunker
Nine meters under the ground there is a well-equipped bunker with a total area of more than 2000 square meters, whose secrecy grading was removed only in 2003. This was one of the most strategically important places in Soviet Latvia in case of a nuclear war. This is a powerful autonomous self-sustaining structure with all necessary and high-end (for that time) equipment. All authentic underground furnishings have been retained.
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Vienkoči park
Located on the bank of the River Ligatne in the territory of Gauja National Park. The work of creating the park started in 2003. It is opened to visitors since 2007. The territory of the park is 9,25 ha. The principal role of Vienkoci park is popularizing wooden craft and log-boat products, maximal usage of natural materials and environment cleanness. The park is divided in several areas, which help to create different atmosphere and arose different feelings. The areas are: the museum territory; landscape environment; wild nature; classical garden; modern area. Alongside the trails of the park there are wooden sculptures – animals (included in the Red Book), characters from fairytales and legends, objects created according to historical sources. In the glen you can see miniature watermills and models of historical buildings.
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Return
Return to Riga.