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No 50214
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Self drive tour Independent travel Latvia

Baltic's Road

Day 1 Bauska and surroundings

Tourist attractions

  • The Ribbes windmill - The windmill is one of the best preserved architectural monuments of its type in Latvia, and it offers an educational exhibition, “The Path of the Grain.”
  • Vilis Pludons’ homestead  - Vilis Plūdons (1874-1940) was an outstanding Latvian poet, a representative of the style of National Romanticism, and a schoolteacher.
  • Bauska - Today Bauska old town with reconstructed City Hall and the restored Bauska Castle is one of the most interesting Latvian historical town centres. Bauska is known for its annual events - Ancient Music Festival, Bauska town festival, country music festivals, and other events.
  • The Bauska City Hall  - The restored city hall offers a chance for people to weigh themselves and measure their height with old-time measurements.  
  • The Bauska Castle  - It is one of the most important military and political elements of the Livonian Order. Today the castle houses a museum.
Accommpdations Taverns
Distance driving 30 km

It will take at least 90 minutes to tour the Ribbes windmill.


Day 2 Iecava - Doles sala

Tourist attractions

Accommodations

Taverns
 
 
Distance driving 150 km

You must register in advance for a tour of the builder’s workshop, and that will take at least an hour or hour-and-a-half. During the course of this day, you can visit no more than five of the offered destinations.


Day 3 Sigulda - Turaida - Amata - Аraisi

Tourist attractions

  • Sigulda, Turaida - Two cities within shores of Gauja with a lot of places worth seeing.
  • The Vienkoci Park  - You can examine mock-ups of the Nurmiži Castle and other buildings including the Sand House, and you can also take part in thematic events.  Men can produce equipment to drain birch juice from trees, wile women can try their hand at jewellery making from natural materials.  
  • The historical centre of the Ligatne Paper Factory village - The history of Līgatne cannot be separated from the paper factory which was once the only factory of its kind in Latvia.
  • The Amata River valley - The Amata is one of Latvia's swiftest river, and water tourists congregate there each spring to engage in extreme activities.
  • The Lake Castle of Araisi - The Lake Castle of Āraiši is of pan-European importance. It is a reconstructed Lettigalian lake castle from the 9th or 10th century, and it is the only place in the Baltic States at which visitors can learn about how people lived more than 1,000 years ago.
  • Kokle master Andris Roze - Andris Roze is one of very few kokle makers in Latvia who manufactures the instrument and helps others to do so at master’s classes.  
Accommodations Taverns
Distance driving 50 km

You must contact kokle master Andris Roze in advance to meet with him. This will take at least an hour or hour-and-a-half. During the course of this day, you can visit no more than four of the offered destinations.


Day 4 Cesis and surroundings

Tourist attractions

  • Cesis - The history of Cēsis begins at the Riekstu hill, which is 18 m high and the surrounding area.
  • The Eduards Veidenbaums Memorial Museum -  The memorial museum for Edvards Veidenbaums (1867-1892) was established at his homestead, “Kalači.” The great poet and translator lived there from the age of five.
Accommodations Taverns
 
 
 
Distance driving 20 km

This day is dedicated to touring the oldest parts of the town of Cēsis and the area around it.


Day 5 Valmiera - Oleri - Koni

Tourist attractions

  • The ruins of the Valmiera Castle - The castle was burned down in 1702 during the Great Northern War, and the city’s walls were torn down in the late 17th century.
  • The "Adzelviesi" hemp farm - The farm produces hemp from which it produces hemp butter, roughly ground seeds, as well as hemp oil.
  • The Oleri Estate -  The oldest elements of the Oleri Estate date back to the 17th century.
  • The Klimpas farm - The farm breeds more than 150 sheep.
  • A monument to soldiers who fell during liberation battles in Rujiena  - The monument is in the Bērtuļi cemetery and has a brass plaque that reads “With deep thanks to fallen heroes of the Latvian people.  The 10th Rūjiena Vanagi district.”  
  • The Sower sculpture - This 1939 monument was designed by Kārlis Zemdega and is dedicated to Agriculture Minister Arturs Alberings from the first period of Latvian independence.
  • The Trumpeter of Talava monument - Monument designed by Kārlis Zemdega was installed in 1937 and was initially known as a monument to soldiers who liberated and fell in Rūjiena.
  • The Koni windmill - The windmill processes wool with equipment that is 100 years old and is used to produce handmade blankets and pillows that are stuffed with sheep wool, as well as souvenirs that can be commissioned and purchased.
  • A commemorative sign for the Baltic Way - This is one of few open air objects to honour the globally unique Baltic Way demonstration, during which several million residents of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia joined hands in an unbroken chain that stretched from Tallinn all the way to Vilnius.
Accommodations Taverns
Distance driving 60 km

Choose just one farm to visit (Adzelvieši or Klimpas), and the tour will take at least an hour or hour-and-a-half.