Daugavpils district cycling route No. 786 “Sventes ezera loks” leads along Svente lake – one of the deepest and clearest lakes in Latvia. Svente lake with its surrounding territory forms the nature park “Svente”, which, in its turn, belongs to the protected landscape area “Augšzeme”. Along the route, you can enjoy the picturesque landscape and see the renovated Svente manor, which currently has a hotel and a restaurant, the Museum of Military Vehicles, the Jaunsvente manor park, stop and walk along the Svente lake promenade and the forest trail “Egļukalns”, which delights everyone with ravines, moss-covered boulders, mighty oaks and trenches of World War I. After a successful trip, it is possible to enjoy the culinary heritage of Latgale in the adjacent cafe – bakery “Rudzupuķes”, while the nearby guest houses “Sventes rasa”, “Saules nams”, “Ezermala”, “Pakrasti”, “Pumpuri” offer not only accommodation, but also a wide range of recreational opportunities (bath, boat, bicycle and catamaran rental, fishing, etc.).
The total length of the route is about 27 km. There are gravel and dirt roads everywhere. Attention should be paid to the fact that the quality of gravel roads can change depending on weather conditions and road maintenance intensity. There are many accommodation opportunities along the route and nearby it.
Naturally, visually and informatively the route is very diverse. It is possible to get to know the Latvian and Russian cultural and historical heritage, the most popular tourist objects and the daily life of the local inhabitants.