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Heritage Agritourism routes

We offer ten routes through Latvia and Lithuania to enjoy the offers of historical heritage agritourism.  You will learn about various areas of agriculture, including farming, fishing, food production and craftsmanship.  The routes can take several days and are of various lengths, and they can be travelled by car or by bike.  The routes include agritourism destinations, as well as recommended accommodations.

What are the individual tours?
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12 days
Total distance cycling 470 km
Lithuania, Latvia

Latgale – Aukstaitija: visiting open farms in the borderland of EU

This route includes some of the most authentic experiences that can be found in the regions of blue lakes in eastern Latvia and Lithuania.  No masses of tourists are here, and local residents are sincere and hospitable.  You will find traditional villages, many religious objects and farms that represent agricultural heritage.  You will ride through the Rāzna National Park, which is alongside the lovely Lake Rāzna.  You will visit traditional farms and ancient castles, as well as the Aglona Basilica, which has been a destination for pilgrims for many years.  There is also a bread museum in Aglona.  From there you will ride through Daugavpils, which has an impressive 19th century fortress that includes the Mark Rothko Art Centre.  Along the way you will find potteries where traditional ceramics are offered.  You will learn more about breeding horses and cows, as well as about how traditional cheeses are made and herbal teas are prepared.  Next you will ride through the Aukštaitija National Park that is on the border between Latvia and Lithuania.  You will see ethnographic villages with wooden castles, as well as many lakes.  It is worth visiting the Stripikiai Beekeeping Museum, the local open-air art museum, as well as the European Centre.  To be sure, you will enjoy local Lettigalian beer, as well as zeppelins, which are a traditional dish in Lithuania.

Agri Heritage
This publication has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Latvia Rural Tourism Association "Lauku ceļotājs" and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.