Country Holidays

Tour routes in the Rāzna National Park


Welcome to the Rāzna National Park!

There are 3 new routes for cycling, self-drive and horse riding developed in the Rāzna National Park. The new tourism products are aimed for tourists who are self planning their travels. 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. 

If you plan to stay in the territory of the National Park more than one day choose one of offered accommodations or call Lauku celotajs for booking.

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

Cycling
Horse riding Self-driving

Cycling


By bicycle around the Lake Rāzna
The route includes all the perimeter of the Lake Rāzna and the most interesting sights in its surroundings.
Season May – September
Distance ~ 46 km.
Duration To be covered in one day. You may choose a 2- day tour staying overnight at some tourist accommodation in the lake’s vicinity.
Type of bike Mountain bike, suitable for gravel roads.
Difficulty Medium, due to large amount of gravel roads.
Road cover
Approximately half of the whole length - gravel or dirt roads.
Route Lipuški – Zosna – Bulāni – Čornaja – Vilkakrogs – Kaunata – Lamaši - Lipuški.
Beginning Lipuški
End Lipuški
Markings not marked
Distance from Rīga 280 km (via Rēzekne)
Alternatives You may start the route also in the opposite direction or from any other place. The route may be extended till Mākoņkalns (4 km there and back from Lipuški) and E. Vasilevskis’ kiln (there and back – 4 km).
Logistics A circular trip, returning to the starting point.
Note! Route P 55 (Rēzekne – Krāslava) is narrow and winding, therefore you must be careful at the Čornaja – Kaunata stage. Gravel roads can be bumpy, and country roads may be difficult to pass during rain at the northern part of the Lake Rāzna. Everyone is responsible for his own and his children's safety during the course.

Self-driving


Along the Rāzna National Park
The route presents the Latgale’s "sea" – the Lake Rāzna, and also leads to the highest and most attractive summits of the park and the whole Latgale. The route reflects the diverse heritage of the historic region of Latgale - pottery and religious traditions.
Season April - October, recommended - the summer months.
Distance ~ 100 km
Beginning Lipuški
End Lipuški
Duration Covered in two days, by choosing to stay overnight at some of the national park’s tourist accommodations.
Road surface Approximately 40% of the whole length - gravel or dirt roads.
Route Lipuški – Zosna – Lūznava – Ismeri Čornaja – Kaunata – Ezernieki – Dagda – Andrupene – Mākoņkalns Lipuški
Distance from Rīga 280 km (via Rēzekne)
Markings Not marked
Logistics Circular trip, returning to the starting point
Alternatives You may also start the route in the opposite direction or from any other place. The route may also include the Lielais Liepu kalns (hillock), but in case of bad weather, you cannot reach it by car. The National Park (Lipuški) is easily reached from Rēzekne (route P 55), Krāslava (P 55) or Malta (P 56).
Note! Gravel roads can be bumpy. The stage Andrupene – Mākoņkalns may be difficult to pass for larger vehicles. 


Horse riding


The Latgale Trotters
You are welcome to tour the Rāzna National Park on horseback in the most beautiful display of every season: during bird-cherries’ blooming, in blossoming meadows, with pink autumn leaves or in deep winter snowdrifts.

The Rāzna National Park and its surroundings with the picturesque landscape of knoll Latgale elevation are important for several reasons:
  • At least 80 households raise horses.
  • The household „Rudo kumeļu pauguri” where you can daily watch the Latgale trotters.
  • Traditions from pre-war period of the 20th century– cart racing, also known as „popular driving”.
  • Horse riding, driving in a cart or coach, mounting "a bull" and many other interesting experiences.
The most suitable time for horse riding All year long, but particularly so in the most beautiful display of every season: during bird-cherries’ blooming, in blossoming meadows, with pink autumn leaves or in deep winter snowdrifts.
Route and its distance The distance from Riga to the Rāzna National Park is 250 km, therefore no one goes there for one day only – better reserve a full weekend; turmoil will be the least just during working days.

Alternatives The national park is very diverse: pottery craftsmanship, cultural heritage of old-believers and Catholics, well-arranged nature trails, climbing the Mākoņkalns hill or going by boat at “Latgale sea” – the Lake Rāzna, hiking among the highest Latgale hills, fishing in Ežezers - the richest in islands. Diversity is the feature of the park.

Note Everyone is responsible for his own and his children's safety during the course.

 
Supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norvegian Financial Mechanism

Information & booking - phone: 67617600, e-mail: lauku@celotajs.lv