Bog Boardwalk in Kemeri National Park and Baltic Seaside Tour

Tour Type

Nature Tour + Hike

Tour Duration

~7 Hours

Location

Vidzeme - Central Latvia

Tour Season

April - November

Immerse yourself into peace and well-being of the beautiful world of bogs without worrying about getting your feet wet. Learn about this amazing Nordic nature wonder and experience Kemeri National Park in full by tasting water from a sulfur spring. Explore forests, lakes, beaches and finaly visit the lovely Jūrmala seaside resort town before returning to Riga from this tour in Latvia.

About The Tour

Tour Description

Experience walking the bog loop trail "Great Ķemeri Bog" in Ķemeri National Park on this one day tour from Riga.

During the walk you will get to know about bog creation process, animals and plants you can meet there, not to mention the gorgeous bog sights with many smaler and larger lakes which reflect the world in their calm and dark waters.

Starting with September bog has cranberries that you are welcome to pick and taste while enjoying beautiful bog nature.

Besides the bog, tour will take you also to other sights of the Kemeri National Park and through the Baltic sea fishing villages which will be a great addition to the bog walk.

This tour in Latvia ends with a visit to the seaside resort city Jūrmala to mix in a little bit of civilization into the tour and perhaps go for a swim in the Baltic sea while visiting the beach.

Tour Highlights

  • Walk the Great Ķemeri Bog
  • Following a boardwalk will take you into the amazing world of bogs which is so important to ecosystem of our planet and has formed for thousands of years. This is home to variety of birds (wood sandpipers, white wagtails, cranes, tree pipits), bugs as well as rare plants that can be discovered while taking a nice walk and occasionally enjoying fresh scent of rosemarine plants.

  • Enjoy local snacks on the outdoor picnic
  • We are offering different typical local snacks (pastry, pīrāgi) with non-alcoholic drinks.

  • Taste sulfur water spring and enjoy natural forests
  • Besides the bog, we will visit another shorter boardwalk trail to a beautiful wetland forest where sulfur smell will be in the air. Ķemeri National Park is a place where people arrive from around Latvia to collect the sulfur water and use it for their health. Also we will take you to a sulfur water spring to see what kind of magic it hides.

  • Explore lagoon lake Kaņieris trail and climb the bird watching tower
  • Discover local bird species, enjoy a view from the bird watching tower and walk on surface of the lake on a unique floating trail. Walk on a floating trail not only offers views from unique angle, but also immerses you into the world of wildlife sounds that are all around you here.

  • Short insight into the Latvia Baltic sea fisherman life (fishing boats, tools)
  • There are many fishing villages located next to the sea where people's life in the past was tightly connected with going into the sea to fish. Nevertheles things have changed a bit in the modern days, many families are still into this traditional way of life to make a living and you will have a chance to shortly walk through one of such families inner yard where their fishing equipment is located.

  • Get to know Jūrmala seaside resort
  • Seaside resort Jūrmala is a city uniting many ancient fishing villages under one name. For over one hundred years it's a place for people to enjoy fresh pine tree and sea air, sun, healthcare, culture and so much more. We are taking you on a nice stroll through central part of the resort with a visit of the white sand beach and you are welcome for a swim as well of course.

  • Learn about Baltic seaside
  • Visit Ķemeri National Park

Additional information

  • Total distance walked during the tour is ~10 km (~6 miles).
    The whole distance is easily walkable for everyone - good wooden trails all the way with the opportunity to sit down.
  • Please bring swimsuit if you will want to go for a swim.
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress according to the weather and wear proper shoes for walking.
  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
  • Infant seats are available on request during the booking.

Map of the tour

Tour Price and Booking

From 50 EUR*
Price includes:
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Outdoor picnic
*Price is provided for the complete groups! To get quote for your group size click "+Inquire / Book"!
From 50 EUR*
Price includes:
  • Rental car with unlimited mileage
  • Detailed itinerary
*Price is provided for the whole tour program!
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About this region of Latvia - Vidzeme and Kemeri National Park

Kemeri National Park

Vidzeme (Central Latvia)

Reviews of this tour on TripAdvisor

"Great tour and great guide"

Reviewed June 11, 2017
Lily from Taiwan

I joined the bog tour and it's fantastic. The guide, Rihards, is so knowledgable and organized the tour very well. If you want to explore the beautiful landscape of Latvia,it's the best choice.

Visited June 2017

"Knowledgable and off the beaten path"

Reviewed November 26, 2015
Ryan from USA

If u like nature, history, and are tired of just drinking good beers in Old Town hook up with these guys. We did the Kemeri and Cena bog tour...really different and cool. Rihards was a wealth of history and geography and the picnic lunch of tea and Latvian pastries was great. Bogs were unique and serene. It was about 6 hours for the tour, about 6 miles of wooden walkways covered.

Visited November 2015