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Latgale beauty across Belarus border

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Route type: Centre based
Duration: 4 to 7 days

Total distance: 75 km / 46 miles

This is really great trail for beginners! Visit the southeast part of Latvia that has the border with Belarus which is the last European country with dictatorship. Besides that, you will be amazed by the beauty of extraordinary flow of Daugava river in this region. The landscape has many meanders of the Daugava that looks truly idyllic and inspiring. The picture of the Daugava taken in this region is one of Latvia’s symbols that is used even on the banknotes of ten Latvian lats. You will be riding along the exact border of Belarus and the fantastic river valley. This horse riding vacation also brings you through the special native villages of Selija. On this equestrian trek you can truly sense the green nature of Latvia and enjoy the landscape of one of the most beautiful places in Baltic.

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985 EUR
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Day 1
Hardness: Easy to moderate Experience: Novice

Instructions and training

Arrival in the district of Ādaži in Alderi and settling down in guest house. Safety briefing and acquaintance. Refreshing the skills of equestrian or instructions (tuition in accordance to information left while reservation of vacation). Minimum 3 hours riding in Ādaži district and/or full day horseback riding training. The next morning leave for the starting point of the selected route.

Day 2
Hardness: Very easy Experience: Beginner

Zvainieki Circle horse riding route:  Kaplava - Zvainieki - Kaplava (8 km)

Arrival at Kraslava region and visiting the typical horse farm of Latgale, you will be introduced to the history of the farm. This horse riding route continues with horseback riding along Zvainieki Circle of nature park “Daugavas loki” (Meanders of Daugava). In the park you can very often see wild animals, listen to bird songs and feel the beauty of the Daugava valley. If you are someone who loves fast galloping on horseback then this is a great place for you, because the selected route provides the possibility of fast horseback riding through the fields and wood paths. This region has a lot of wild and rural territories.

Day 3
Hardness: Very easy Experience: Beginner

Priedaine circle horse riding route: Kaplava - Priedaine - Kaplava (17 km)

Breakfast at 09:00 and 5 hours horseback riding along Priedaine Circle of the nature park „Daugavas loki” with a picnic on the bank of the Daugava (Sproģi ravine, Sproģi great pine, Saulkrasti, beach of Ulmanis, Priedaine’s sight tower, meadow of Pauls etc.), sights of the Daugava and Stirbļi pine forest.

Day 4
Hardness: Easy Experience: Beginner

Kaplava horse riding route: Circle via Kaplava (20 km)

About 7h long horseback riding trip via Kaplava and unfamiliar spruce forest in the Latvian-Belarusian border area. I will not lie if I say - mysterious, dreamlike and a bit eerie… in the snaky road of unfamiliar spruce forest which in the first stage looks never-ending. But there is the end! It opens to a view on the wooden farmsteads built in the beginning of the last century, forgotten luxury and today’s reality.  You will gain a real insight into the cultural history of the small villages of Latgale: Lielborne, Veckaplava, Vecborne and Kaplava. Enjoyment of the nature park “Daugavas loki” (Meanders of Daugava) landscapes, including a visit to the Veckaplava Russian Orthodox church. Visiting the complex of wooden buildings that has gained a status of state significance for its value of historical heritage.  Visiting also Borne  Evangelist Lutheran church, house and buildings of Vecborne baron Engelhard.

Day 5
Hardness: Easy Experience: Beginner

Sight on Belarus from horseback: Kaplava - Plusi (15 km)

Horse ride to Latvian – Belarusian border area to visit 3 sightseeing places:  The sight on Belarus - Europe's last dictatorship with the lake, village, fields and woods of Pļusi, Kaplava-Pļusi border crossing point, Matulišķi. While on horseback you can see the mosaic like scenery of Belarus over the border, without ever crossing it.

Day 6
Hardness: Easy Experience: Beginner

Selija landscapes horseback riding route: Selija circle (15 km)

This part of the horse riding route includes a calming ride through mysterious, narrow wood paths with the typical landscape of Sēlija – hillocks, fields, small forests and separate farmsteads. After the 2 hour horse ride you will be returning back to Kaplava village.

Day 7
Hardness: Very easy Experience: Beginner

Kaplava - Alderi (Transfer)

Return to Alderi overnight with and/or transfer to airport or direct transfer to airport. End of your vacation.

Essential information

What is included in price?

Pick up and transfer from Riga airport (port, railway, central bus station)
All inland transfers
Accommodation (double, twin and triple rooms)
Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Guide and assistance during all your stay
Horses with saddles and riding equipment
Rent of a helmet (wearing is mandatory)

What is NOT included in price?

Any flights, ferries and other transport to Baltics are not included in price
Additional meals or snacks others than mentioned above are not included in price
Any alcoholic drinks are not included in price
Entrance fees to museums (except if specially mentioned in route program that is included in the price)
Any other services that is not mentioned in “What is included in price?” list

Other useful information about wearing and what to bring you can find in Good to Know section of our website.