Active rest and adventures
The active rest and sports track is located in the Daugavpils Stropi Forest. The length is approximately three kilometres (1.1 km – elevation, 2.8 km – plain).
Central Beach offers a wide choice of leisure activities for everyone – a pedestrian route for walks, which is illuminated at night, a bicycle path for cyclists, an open area for sports activities with the outdoor exercise equipment, a free beach volleyball court and other. A unique lake pontoon construction is available for visitors of the beach. The construction consists of the lake promenade, the 25-meter outdoor swimming pool with 4 lanes, jumping tower and children’s swimming pool.
In Daugavpils, near Lielais Stropu Ezers lake, there is a tourism attraction – adventure park “Daugavpils Tarzāns”. Obstacle park is suitable for children as well as for adults for active leisure. It will be interesting for both children and adults, since the tracks are tailored to different interests. The park consists of 9 obstacle tracks with different degrees of difficulty.
On the right bank of the Daugava River, in the vicinity of Gayok district the Bruģu Street promenade has been built. It is aimed at giving the streets a new, functional look and meaning. After completion of the Bruģu Street promenade, Daugavpils city acquired a new, facilitated area for strolling and enjoying the splendour of nature.
Boat rental “Beibuki” in Daugavpils offers trips along the Daugava River with motorised raft “Sola” and boat “Dina”. When going on trips along Daugava River it is possible to choose and coordinate the length, duration and direction of the water route.
There is a 3km long pedestrian pathway on the shore of Lielais Stropu Lake. The promenade connects the Central Beach and the “Stropu vilnis” Beach. It is a great place to go for a walk, breathe in the fresh air, and spend time actively.
Music Square in Esplanade Rest Park is a place for rest and walks in Daugavpils. The central theme of the new recreation and walking area is the sounds of music in an urban environment. There are various music instrument in the open air which allow to both hear and feel the music in its various forms. There are 10 different outdoor musical instruments – drums, xylophone, tube bells and other interesting objects.
Visitors of the centre can use 25 m swimming pool with 6 lanes, depth 1.35 m – 1.85 m and 12 m x 6 m small swimming pool, depth 0,95 m. For relaxation, the excellent solution is the spa zone which additionally offers the sauna, steam bath and massage baths to combine with a refreshing swim.
Daugavpils Ice hall, hockey, figure skating
Esplanade Rest Park is the first bike park in the Baltics covering an area of 4 hectares in the urban environment. This park includes a variety of areas – a skatepark, an asphalted cycling track, an adventure trail and a children’s area. The park is multifunctional and is adapted for 8 different vehicles – mtb, bmx, street, balance bike, skateboard, longboard, roller skates and scooter.
Lielais Stropu Lake is the largest water body in Daugavpils that attracts many holidaymakers during the summer season. Every year International Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) designates a Blue Flag Award for high environmental and quality standards to Central Beach of Lielais Stropu Lake.
“Wake It” Wakepark is located at Rugeļi Reservoir in Daugavpils and it is suitable for both professionals and beginners. The track features one kicker. There is an opportunity to rent SUP boards and easily glide across the surface of water or hold competitions for speed.
“E-bike” offers electric bicycle, go-cart and SUP board rental service at Central Beach of Lielais Stropu Lake.
Entertainment and leisure complex “Orange Bowling” invites visitors to enjoy modern bowling with 10 lanes and world famous brand “Brunswick” equipment. “Orange Bowling” welcomes guests to play air hockey, billiard and various non-gambling games.
Mučas boat rental – unforgettable boat trips on lakes and rivers.
Those in favour of active leisure and nautical tourism are welcome to try SOT (sit-on-top) kayaks, equipment and various nautical tourism routes.
The first escape room in Latgale. Escape room is a quest game in reality, intelectual entertainment for a 2-5 people team.
The Pearl of Olimpija is Speleoclimatic chamber with a magnificent microclimate, made from salt layers, which over 250 million years ago. Offers: 25 m swimming pool, bathhouses, salt bathhouse, bio-bathhouse and hot tubs-spa.
Daugavpils Tennis Club offers 4 outdoor tennis courts and a rental of equipment. The tennis courts are located in a picturesque place – Stropi pine forest. There is a rental of tennis rackets and balls, as well as professional coach service is available.
Boating with canoes offers various routes around Lielais Stropu Lake and Mazais Stropu Lake.
The Blue Flag beach of Lielais Stropu Lake “Stropu Vilnis” offers rental of water bikes, row-boats and kayaks.
Inflatable water attractions are available on “Stropu Vilnis” beach of the Lielais Stropu Lake that has been awarded the “Blue Flag”. Attractions are provided by the “Chill&Grill” camping.
“SotKajak Daugavpils” offers boat trips along Daugava River with a “Sikspārnis” boat. During the trip, passengers can see the Unity Bridge, Daugavpils districts, Daugavpils Fortress and get to know the biological diversity of the river and its coasts.
Horseback riding allows you to enjoy the splendor of nature in different seasons. On horseback you can enjoy a completely different view of your surroundings and regain inner peace. The horse riding arena in Mežciems offers family holidays, riding lessons, horse camps and equestrian events, and picnic facilities. Photo shoots and individual horse riding are also possible.
Sports equipment rental for outdoor activities is open all year round. The rental point is located between two sports and well-equipped tracks – an Active Rest and Sports Track in the Stropu forest and a promenade along the shore of the Lielais Stropu Lake.