A cognitive route that includes the Dviete floodplain and the nature park “Pilskalnes Siguldiņa”, flora, fauna, geological and cultural values, historical stories of Bebrene and Eglaine, the romance of the small town of Ilukste.
This is gastronomic tourist route that is placed in the territory of Latgale and that unites seven tourism objects and home producers related to the shmakovka drink. An exciting story awaits you about the guilty pleasure of Latgale – shmakovka. You will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the history of drink creation, production and distillation process, as well as to try the real taste of Latgale at every stop on the route.
The cycle route Nr.35 is an itinerary that includes architecture monuments of the two cities such as churches, castles and a fortress, as well as the landscapes of one of the most astonishing stages of the Daugava River. While travelling around this route, you will have an opportunity to get acquainted with Latvian, Russian and Polish cultural and historical heritage, with the most popular sightseeing places and with the daily life of the local community.The full length of the route is 122.8 km.
This cycling route leads 56,5 km across the Daugavpils neighbourhood Griva with its traditional building and the Daugavpils District nature parks of Medumi and Svente, that is a part of the Protected Landscape Area „Augšzeme“. There are several churches on the way and places where the famous Latvian poet Rainis has spent his childhood — … >>
Route. The route is suited to active boaters who love long boat trips and enjoy discovering interesting nature, cultural and historical monuments. Because of high waves during windy time, the route is not suitable for boaters with little or no experience. The route will not fit to lazy ones as it requires strength and strenuous … >>
1. Buildings of Mols manor and park
Viski, Viski parish, Augsdaugava region
The building was established in the late 19th century. The castle was built for the birth of Polish landlords – Mols. It was the castle with two towers. The castle was destroyed during the World War I. The barn, the shed and the 2-storeyed living building as well as the open-planed park, where you can observe 75 species of trees and shrubs, have survived till nowadays.
Have a look into the working process of the modern farm and agricultural product processing, visit Rainis House in Berkenele where the poet’s personality and worldview began to form and the first verses were born. Find out about farming in the Berkenele apple garden in Rainis childhood times and nowadays.
Get to know local craftsmen and rural producers’ work, visit lots of farmsteads and Skrinda Family Museum of Vabole. Try your hand in ancient crafts: weaving, woodcarving and smithcraft. Dare to shoot a bow and arbalest, treat yourself with local delicacies during the excursion route and taste a traditional meal of Vabole.