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Nature Park “Daugavas Loki”

Nature Park “Daugavas Loki” was created to preserve the unique natural complexes, natural, cultural and historical values and little transformed landscapes of the ancient valley of the Daugava on the site of Naujene to Kraslava. The bends of the ancient valley of the Daugava are considered to be the oldest geological formations in Latvia. The Nature Park “Daugavas Loki” was recognized as the NATURA 2000 territory in 2004, but in 2011 this park was included in the Latvian National UNESCO World Heritage List.

Liksna Manor Park (Liksna paths)

Walking paths was made by the inhabitants of Liksna village in 1999 and from then every year this paths has been extended. There are walking paths, well-equipped recreation places, creative forms of wood and metal, including the Love Tree.

Silene Resort & Spa****

For accommodation Silene Resort & Spa offers comfortable villas with all modern conveniences, free Wi-Fi and individual parking, cozy rooms in our hotel, as well as equipped locations for camping. For more active leisure Silene Resort & Spa offers: a rope course “Lynx trail” with various obstacles, the 400-meter flight over the lake, paintball, “Bear Hunting” game and equipment rent(various elektroskooters and bicycles, boats, catamarans, water motorcycles and many others things).

Big boulder of Nicgale

Big boulder of Nicgale is the biggest known boulder in Latvia. Length of the boulder is 10,5 m, width – 10,4 m, but height – 3,50 m.

Sightseeing Tower in Vasargeliski

After climbing 21 meters high tower, You will see a picturesque views on Daugava river bend and Nature park “Daugavas loki”, including view, that was depicted on the banknote of 10 lats (LVL).

Dinaburg Castle Trail

Appoximately 1 km long trail, that goes to ruins of the Dinaburg Castle and castle model. Trail offers a great opportunity to experience the knights’ environment – bridges, springs, steep slopes, narrow paths, a true medieval spirit and magnificent nature.

Markova Mound and Cognitive Trail

In the surroundings of Markova Mound, there is a 1.6 km long Markova cognitive trail, where such objects as Markova Mound, Markova Cemetery, Putānu Streem, Putānu Streem Boulder are located.

Slutiski Scarp

Slutishki Scarp is located in Daugavas Loki Nature Park and it is the biggest outcrop of Quaternary rock on the territory of Latvia which is located in Daugava river’s valley. Its height is 40.9 m, but length – 400 m. There is a recreation place on the Slutishki Scarp.

Jezupova (Juzefova) Manor Park and Maria’s Trail

Jezupova (Juzefova) Manor Park was built in the 19th century in Dutch style. Nawadays only a small part of the park, which contains more than 100 different species of plants, has survived. In the park are located benches, bridges, swings and 1 km long Maria’s Trail. This is a favorite spot for newlyweds.

Lukna Lake

Lukna lake is a favorite place for fishing, bird watching and active recreation. There is a well-equipped recreation place and a boat station and pier “Višķi uz viļņa” on the beach near the Viski Technical School, while at the beach of Ostrava, there is both a bird observation tower and a recreation place in. Licensed fishing in Lake Lukna is organized by Višķi Parish Council.

Ostrova Birdwatching Tower

There is a sightseeing tower on the narrow peninsula between lakes Lukna, Viski and Boltaru, from which these lakes and the hilly landscape of the surroundings can be seen. A well-equipped recreation place “Udensrozes” is located near.

“Silene” Nature Park

Nature park ir situated near to the border of Belarus and includes 24 lakes, some of which are located in both countries. European pond turtle, fire-bellied toad, great crested newt and forest dormouse can be found in the marshes and lakes of the park. Black storks, black kites and lesser spotted eagles nest in park’s forests.

Pogulanka (Saliena) River and arch-shaped stone bridge

Many kinds of plants and animals were discovered in the valley of Pogulanka River. Also a number of natural monuments and cultural-historical objects were found here. At the end of the 19th century arch-shaped stone bridge was built across the river.

Recreation place “Višķezers”

It is located on the bank of lake Viski and offers recreational facilities: accommodation, sauna, banquet hall, sports ground, camping and campfire sites, well-maintained beach, boat, catamaran and bike rental.

Recreation area “Sventes Rasa”

Recreation area “Sventes Rasa” offers you a great rest on the shore of Lake Sventa: guest houses, picnic places, catamaran rental, windsurfing equipment rental, boat rental, fishing and a wonderful sunset.

Lielais Stropi Lake

The lake is the only freshwater body in Latgale, whose beaches every year are awarded the Blue flag – the award by the International Foundation for Environment Education (FEE) – that indicates cleanliness, safety, and developed infrastructure. The lake is a popular leisure and recreation place for the city inhabitants and its guests.

Sudmali Mound

The mound was registred the first in 1882 by A.Bilensteins. In 1926 E. Brastins published the description of the mound. There was an expedition lead by J. Graudonis in 1968. There is a well-equipped recreation place.