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Guest house
Guest house Latvia, Kurzeme, Engures novads


Contact information

Vita Beļavniece, Viesturs Serdāns
Tel: +371 63181222; +371 29414022
Atpūtas bāze "Valguma pasaule",
Smārdes pagasts,
Engures novads,
LV 3129, Latvia
Travel directions (by car)
Take the road Riga - Ventspils (A10), go until crossbreed to Smarde, turn to the right. After ~ 8.5 km there will be roadsign "Valgums 1". Take this road to the right and go ~ 1,5 km, where will be a guest house.

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The Barefoot Path begins at the Valguma Pasaule Recreation Centre by Lake Valgums, which is surrounded by forest. The recreation centre includes a hotel and restaurant, and offers nature-based services such as the Barefoot Path and other walking trails.

The Barefoot Path is a 2.6 km long trail through the natural environment, along which visitors walk barefoot and experience a variety of surfaces including pine cones, glass balls, small stones and shingles of various shapes, moss, fine sand, clay, river water, turf, gravel, reeds, chipped wood, pinewood logs, wooden poles and millstones. Walking barefoot has a number of positive health effects:

it strengthens the immune system;

it improves blood circulation and stabilises blood pressure;

it strengthens the leg and foot muscles, joints and ligaments; and

it enhances relaxation, and aids mental and physiological stability.

The walk is led by an English-speaking guide. Before the walk, visitors receive a briefing. It is recommended that visitors wear comfortable outdoor clothing, appropriate for the weather. After walking the barefoot path, visitors usually feel energised, strong and happy. The walk finishes with a relaxing herbal foot bath.


The restaurant is on the banks of Lake Valgums and at an historical location where the Soviet Union had a base for government leaders. Today this is a lovely place for active or calm recreation. Elegant dishes are offered in the glass room, and soup is cooked on a campfire.