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„Ceļvedis pa Lībiešu krastu” tapis ciešā sadarbībā ar lībiešiem un tas domāts ceļotājiem, kuriem interesē lībiešu kultūra un tradīcijas. Ceļvedī uzskaitīti galvenie ar Lībiešu krastu saistītie vēsturiskie notikumi, interesanti fakti, aprakstītas 23 vietas, kur var iepazīt lībiešu mantojumu, minēti svarīgākie ikgadējie notikumi, kā arī pievienota maza latviešu - lībiešu vārdnīca. 

 

Ceļvedis pieejams latviešu, angļu, vācu un igauņu valodās elektroniskā formātā šeit, kā arī  iespējams saņemt "Lauku ceļotāja" birojā Kalnciema ielā 40, Rīgā

 

 

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Sadarbībā ar biedrību "Etniskās kultūras centrs "Suiti"" esam  izdevuši jaunu ceļvedi, kas domāts tūristiem, lai  iepazītu dzīvās un krāšņās Suitu tradīcijas. Ceļvedī ir īsi aprakstīti galvenie ar Suitu novadu saistītie vēsturiskie notikumi, interesanti fakti un 23 tūrisma objekti, kur var iepazīt suitu mantojumu, minēti svarīgākie ikgadējie notikumi, kā arī pievienota mazā suitu vārdnīca.

 

Ceļvedis pieejams latviešu, angļu, krievu un igauņu valodās elektroniskā formātā šeit, kā arī  iespējams saņemt "Lauku ceļotāja" birojā Kalnciema ielā 40, Rīgā

 

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Ventspils novada pašvaldība un Dundagas novada pašvaldība sadarbībā ar Lībiešu institūtu un Lauku ceļotāju aicina lībiešus un ikvienu interesentu, kam rūp lībiešu kultūras mantojuma saglabāšana uz trīs semināriem, kuri notiks Ventspilī 7. martā,  Kolkā 9. martā un Rīgā 14. martā.  Semināros tiks prezentēts kopsavilkums par paveikto - Lībiešu kultūrtelpas iekļaušanu Latvijas Nacionālajā nemateriālā kultūras mantojuma sarakstā  un stāstīts par tālākiem  plāniem, kas ir jāpaveic, lai lībiešu kultūrtelpa tiktu iekļauta Pasaules UNESCO nemateriālā kultūras mantojuma sarakstā.

 

 

 

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This manual presents themed heritage agritourism farm visits and routes for tour operators, groups and individual travellers in Latvia and Lithuania. The topic introduces the tradition of agricultural and its continuation in modern farming in both countries. Tour visits demonstrate, in an attractive way, the country living of today – innovative small farms and craft businesses that are based on traditional occupations and that have successfully adapted to modern needs by producing competitive products and finding their market niche. Tour manual includes 10 agriheritage routes and 5 tour routes of heritage and contemprorary gardens in Latvia and Lithuania. 

Manual is available in English and German languages. 

From 18th - 27th January tour manual will be distributed in international fair “Internationale Grüne Woche”.

 

Printed tour manual is available in "Lauku ceļotāja" office  - Kalnciema street 40., 3rd floor,  working days 9:00-17:00.

TOUR MANUAL (pdf, 10.0 MB)


The brochure introduces the Baltic Coastal Hiking route along the Baltic Sea coast between Riga and Tallinn. The 1200km route is part of the European long distance hiking route E9. Any part of the itinerary can be chosen for a hike of 60 days, a daily hike around 20 km. The whole route is divided into 8 sections revealing the variety of the seacoast and allowing hikers to choose their preferences. The brochure describes the highlights in each section, offers practical tourist information and includes a hiking route map.

 

Baltic Coastal Hiking tourist brochure and map (PDF, 18 MB)

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The “central artery” of Gauja National Park is the River Gauja with many tributaries. Many of these are rapid and swift, with clean, unpolluted water enriched with water coming from many springs, and therefore they are suitable for spawning of salmon-like fish — the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), brown trout (Salmo trutta), and stream trout (Salmo trutta fario). After a longer trip, the salmon-like fish travel in autumn to their birth places, and thus this is the time best suitable not only to watch the fish, but also enjoy what is happening on the riverside. The best time to go is late October, beginning of November. The local guides on staff of the Nature Conservation Agency take visitors to the best salmon watching spots.
http://www.entergauja.com/en/enter-gauja/routes/spawning-of-salmon-like-fish-in-gauja-national-park


This great jubilee is celebrated with a great variety of events all over the country. Full calendar of events is published at www.lv100.lv . 
Seven Routes of Latvia’s Statehood have been developed within the programme for celebration of the centenary of Latvia as a state. They offer destinations and farms to visit, with wealthy stories of memories and beautiful landscapes all around. The routes lead to all regions of the country, and each route is devoted to a particular theme of Latvia’s formation as a state. All route descriptions and itineraries are found here https://www.celotajs.lv/en/c/brand/lv100?lang=en .
 


Mushrooming season starts in our forests after the unusually warm and dry summer. The Kārļamuiža country hotel, located in Gauja National Park offers one day mushrooming tours in natural forest environment. The forest terrain in the selected mushrooming spots is easy to walk, covered with moss, fallen leaves and small plants. There is a great variety of mushrooms in the forest, but the most popular edible mushrooms are the various Boletus, Russulas, and Chanterelles. The hotel provides a fungi guide to help safely make difference between edible and non-edible species, and to orientate in the forest. The hotel restaurant chef offers dishes from wild mushrooms. 


Whether the Baltic Coastal Hiking route is ready or not? This is a question we – creators of the route – receive almost every day. And today we are happy to announce that the Baltic Coastal Hiking route web page – coastalhiking.eu – is ready for English, Estonian and Latvian speaking hikers. Therefore there should not be any doubts about your early autumn hiking destination.

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On September 2, the popular Straupe farmer’s market invites everyone to celebrate the rich harvest. This summer has been generous, so the market offers a wealth of countryside goodies from gardens and fields. The market sells a variety of foods, animals and poultry, plants and seedlings, and handicrafts.
Straupe’s farmers’ market is a member of the Slow Food International Earth Markets alliance. The produce that is sold on the market conforms with the Slow Food philosophy – it is locally grown, seasonal and of good quality. It has been grown and produced in a responsible way.