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Self drive tour Independent travel Latvia

Freedom’s Road

Day 1 Riga - Pinki - Babite

Tourist attractions



Distance driving 50 km

You can spend a day at the park that commemorates the Christmas battles.  There is a marked trail, and you can also visit the local museum.  Contact the site in advance if you want a guide to accompany you.

Day 2 Dzukste - Lestene

Tourist attractions

Accommodations Taverns
Distance driving 10 km

You must register in advance to visit “Geidas,” and the tour will take at least an hour or hour-and-a-half.

Day 3 Saldus and surroundings

Tourist attractions

  • Saldus - Modern Saldus attracts with its activities - town days, the music festival "Saldus Saule", as well as a variety of sightseeing objects, among which A/S 'Druvas Partika " can be mentioned, where you can watch how the ice cream is made and Saldus Food Factory, where you can taste the delicious candy "Gotina" and watch the production process.
  • The Puteni farm  - This farm features fowl and pets, as well as a hike “along the path of Baron von Behr.”  The owners teach visitors about traditional annual rituals, including the preparation of caraway seed cheese and other Latvian dishes.
  • The Oskars Kalpaks Memorial Museum, “Airites”  - “Airītes” is a museum found at the place where the first commander of the Latvian Armed Forces, Col Oskars Kalpaks and other Latvian soldiers (including three officers) fell during a battle on March 6, 1919.


Distance driving 45 km

You must register in advance to visit “Puteņi.” The tour will take an hour or hour-and-a-half.

Day 4 Skrunda - Durbe - Grobina

Tourist attractions

  • A rock to commemorate the battle at Skrunda  - The rock is in the square outside the Skrunda Cultural Centre.  It was installed in 2005 in honour of the victory of Col Oskars Kalpaks and his battalion over the Bolsheviks.
  • A train wagon to commemorate deportations - The wagon commemorates the 2,916 innocent people from Skrunda and the surrounding area who were deported to Siberia in cattle wagons.
  • The Rudbarzi Estate  - After a reconstruction in 1883, the building became an ornate example of Mannerism and Renaissance architecture.
  • Durbe - The smallest city in Latvia was given the rank of a city in 1893.
  • Grobina - From the 6th century until the 8th century instead of the current Grobina the largest known Scandinavian trade and warrior colony in the Baltic States was located.
  • The ruins of the Grobina castle  - The Livonian Order built a castle made of bricks and fieldstones in this location in 1253.
  • The Grobina castle hill  - This ancient Courlandian castle hill has remnants of an ancient city.
Accommodations Taverns
Distance driving 70 km

During the course of the day, you can examine important evidence about the history of Latvia.

Day 5 Liepaja

Tourism attractions

  • The Liepaja fortress  - An impressive set of military structures between the Baltic Sea and Lake Liepāja and Lake Tosmare.
  • The Liepaja Museum  - The museum has more than 120,000 objects which focus on the history of Liepāja and Southern Kurzeme from the Stone Age to the 19th century.
  • The Liepaja Crafts Centre  - This is a unique opportunity to watch the work of various craftspeople (amber workers, jewellers, weavers, seamstresses, etc.) and purchase their masterful work.
  • The Liepaja Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity  - The church was built between 1742 and 1578 after a design by J.K. Dorn and for the needs of the local German congregation.
  • Zivju Street  - The word ''zivju'' means ''fish'', and the name of the street is derived from a fish market that once existed at the end of the street near Kurši Square.  One of the most popular destinations for tourists is the Latvian alley of fame for musicians (since 2006), with bronze replications of the palms of hands of 35 Latvian musicians.
Accommodations Taverns
Distance driving 20 km

You can stroll through central Liepāja, but we suggest that you take a bike to Karosta.  Register in advance for a tour of the Karosta prison.