Country Holidays


Publications of "Lauku ceļotājs"

Our publications in English: accommodation catalogue „Country Holidays”, maps and travel guides for touring Latvia by car, bike, boating or hiking offer practical information and are most useful to plan and experience your holidays in Latvia. We have inspected all sites and tested all routes which are described. See below the details about contents of each of our publications.

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Publication Description

The Slitere National Park Tourism guide

  • This is the first traveller’s guide, so comprehensive in its contents and scope, which has ever been published on a national park and a Natura 2000 site in Latvia. 
  • For the first time, such a traveller’s guide in Latvia is based on local stories. More than 30 local residents, people from the administration of the Slītere national park and the Regional council of Dundaga were all involved in creation of this guide.

 In the Slītere Traveller’s guide you will find:

The most significant events and facts on the history of nature and people which are related to the Kurzeme penninsula, the Livonian coast and the Slītere national park;

Worth seeing and knowing,– descriptions of more than 100 natural and cultural heritage sites, especially highlighting the 12 treasures of Slītere;

Touring itineraries – a variety of routes for walking, cycling, boating, bird and animal watching and driving; Annual events – a calendar with time schedule of the regular events, taking place in the Slītere national park;

”Green” and practical advice for every mode of touring the Slītere national park.

Services and facilities – accommodations, food, equipment rentals, banks and other practical information.

The map of the Slītere national park.

Languages: Latvian, English

Price: Free of charge in the office of the Latvian country tourism association.By post upon request, covering the postage costs.

With the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Communitys under the project POLPROP-NATURA (LIFE07 ENV/LV/000981)


Baltic Cycling map 2010

This cycling map of the Baltic States has brief descriptions of 14 cycling routes with a total length of more than 3,700 km. The map includes information about boating routes along the rivers and in the sea. These provide different perspective to the landscapes as well as add another experience. The necessary inventory should be arranged in advance (see “How to Book a Tour”). The map also has information about 403 tourist accommodation. Baltic Country Holidays has inspected all of the routes, but please understand that the information and the situation can change very quickly. The routes pass several protected environmental areas and NATURA 2000 territories as well as historic sites and cultural monuments


Hiking map

The map covers 23 hiking routes with a total distance of more that 500km. There are six popular hiking teritories with trails that are appropriate for different tastes. Most of the routes are 10km long and are along "corridors" made by nature or people. Some go along the seashore, others go down lovely forest roads or along river valleys which serve as good guideposts. The map also has information about 283 tourist accommodations. The map is produced under the project ""Sustainable use and management of nature resources in the Natura2000 sites - popular and potential tourism destinations in Latvia."

Great Views in Latvia

The new map includes 101 great views' sites in Latvia created by nature or people - viewing towers, hills, riverbanks from where travellers can enjoy the landscapes of Latvia in different seasons. For each site, there is a description, a photo and contact details to book excursions or other services, where provided. Tourist accommodations provided by the Latvian Country Tourism Association are also included. The map is available from the office of "Lauku ceļotājs", and as a free supplement to the catalogue "Country Holidays 2009-2010".
The map is produced under the project ""Sustainable use and management of nature resources in the Natura2000 sites - popular and potential tourism destinations in Latvia."


Country Holidays 2009-2010

The catalogue features 366 vacation sites in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia: B&B, self-catering cottages and apartments, guesthouses, hotels, castles, manor houses and campsites with colour photos, full descriptions and contact information.

The catalogue offers sections with  hotels and guesthouses in the Baltic capitals Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn and self-drive tours and cycling tours in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia.

This year we started a new section with open farms (animal breeding, crop, food production, etc.), craftsmen, and other, offering guests to observe their production processes, try one's hand at crafts, taste and buy fresh local produce.

A Baltic states map is enclosed to the catalogue where all the accommodations are marked with special symbols.

Languages: English, German, Latvian, Russian