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Bogshoeing Tour To Great Kemeri Bog

guided hike

Bogshoeing Tour To Great Kemeri Bog

Paused through April 3rd. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Russian
guided hike

Bogshoeing Tour To Great Kemeri Bog

guided hike

Bogshoeing Tour To Great Kemeri Bog

Paused through April 3rd. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Russian

What you'll do

If you are looking for an unusual landscape and longing for silence, head to one of Latvia’s bogs. It is the best antidepressant in the world and a great place to recharge. This can be private tour i.e. it's just for you and for the people you choose. I'm gonna pick you up from your accommodation in Riga or from any other location you prefer. We'll take my car and drive up to an hour from Riga city center. We end up in the Kemeri bog where you probably won't meet any other tourists, because the site I'll take you is away from the typical travel agency routes and you can't get there by public transport. And of course bogshoes allow us access places which are hard or even impossible to reach by foot. Bog shoeing trip can be varied with the length of the route and the duration of the hike from 2 hours up to the whole day. After the hike, we will drive back to Riga where I can drop you off in any location you prefer. Bogshoes are like snowshoes – except you wear them in bogs when there is no snow. These footwear allow us access to the places where it is hard or even impossible to reach by foot. What makes it especially great is that bogshoeing does not require any special knowledge or skills. It is simple and suitable for people of all ages who can move around by foot. Discounts for different size groups: 2-3 persons: 30% 4 persons: 45%

Your hosts

Kristaps was born into a family of geographers and since his birth he have been studying nature with great interest. He is bog connoisseur and researcher who introduced bog shoe hiking in Latvia. Since 2015, he have been active in organizing active and educational hiking trips in various bogs of Latvia with bog / snow shoes.
Kristaps
Kristaps
Ieva
Ieva

What's included

Drinks
Hiking breaks for tea or coffee.
Transportation
I will pick you up in a car at your hotel in Riga or around.
Equipment
I'll provide you with bogshoes/snowshoes and if you don't have hiking shoes, then I can also offer rubber boots (on…

Where you'll be

The Great Kemeri Bog is a popular tourist destination in Kemeri National Park, offering visitors a chance to explore the bog and its inhabitants. During the hike you will be able to see the world of moss, small pine trees, deep pools, tiny dark lakes, and smell wild rosemary. The astute visitor will notice the carnivorous plant of sundew, and a variety of birds – wood sandpipers, white wagtails, tree pipits, and also hear cranes further away.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Unless you can ascend to the fifth floor, the hike will be for you as well.

More tips

Hiking takes place throughout the year. The length and duration of routes can be customized to your ability. In total, the event will take 4 hours including hiking and the way to the event venue and back. Dress according to the weather and be sure to bring your camera or charged phone with you.

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Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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Kristaps
Bogshoeing Tour To Great Kemeri Bog
New experience
$155/person
New experience
$155/person