Jūrų takas - Maršrutas

Jūrmala and Rīga

The most popular resort city and the capital of Latvia
Jūrmala – Vecāķi: 84 km, Day 21 – Day 24
 
This section of the Baltic Coastal Hiking Route goes through the resort city Jūrmala and the capital of Latvia, Riga. In Jūrmala, sandy beach stretches along the coast, but hikers may go through the centre of Jūrmala and see Jomas iela. This city is liked by summer holidaymakers and has a lot of SPA hotels, cafés and live music on summer evenings. Jūrmala is characterized by unusual wooden architecture in the historic seasonal dwelling area and also by mansions and villas built in the modern era. The coastal dune forests are permeated with a dense web of trails suitable for walking and stick-walking. Jūrmala and the forests of the Pierīga region on the outskirts of the capital are separated by the Lielupe River. To get from Priedaine to Riga, go through the Kleisti forest roads and trails and take the suburban streets to reach the Daugava River which you will have to cross to get to the very heart of Riga: the Town Hall Square. You can walk through Riga on foot and get to know different neighbourhoods located in the city or you can use public transport, namely train or bus.

EAtkarpa 21. Ragaciems - Dubulti.

The Historic Resort of Jūrmala

In Ragaciems village, you can clearly see the whole length of the Jūrmala coast. The first third of this day's itinerary is part of the Ķemeri National Park where you can get to know historic fishing villages, the Ragaciems village fishing area with net huts and a fish market, dune habitats, as well as watch birds in the estuary of the Starpiņupe River. Starting from Jaunķemeri to Dubulti, the walk takes you across the widest sandy beach of the Gulf of Riga through the historic resort in Jūrmala and the longest city in Latvia. Keep in mind that on warm and sunny summer days there will be a lot of beachgoers.


EAtkarpa 22. Dubulti - Lielupe - Bulduri.

The Most Popular Beaches in Latvia

Plačiausias Rygos įlankos smėlio paplūdimys driekiasi nuo Dubultų iki Lielupės upės. Tai didžiausia Jūrmalos kurorto vertybė, siūlanti daugybę paplūdimio kavinių ir įvairių poilsio galimybių. Pakrantės kopų miškus juosia tankus takų tinklas, skirtas tiek pasivaikščiojimams, tiek šiaurietiškam ėjimui. Jūrų tako dalis nuo Lielupės paplūdimio iki Jūrmalos buities muziejaus priskiriama Ragakapos gamtos parkui. Iš čia atgal į Buldurus galima patogiai patekti einant Buldurų prospektu ir 5. līnija.


MAtkarpa 23. Buldurai – Rygos centras.

Per miškus į Rygą

Maršrutas yra alternatyvus būdas, norint iš Jūrmalos patekti į Rygą, einant mišku. Už Lielupės tilto Jūrų takas vingiuoja per Priedainę, kurioje galima pasigėrėti mediniais pastatais. Toliau maršrutas eina lygiagrečiai dešiniajam Lielupės krantui, tada pasuka palei pietinę Bolderajas kopos dalį ir kerta Kleistų mišką, vingiuodamas palei Lačupės kapines. Istoriniais Pardaugavos keliais – Buļļu ir Daugavgrīvas gatvėmis per Dzegužkalną, palei Zunda kanalą ir Agenskalno įlanką veda iki Dauguvos, kur Akmens tiltu kerta Dauguvą ir sustoja Rygos Rotušės aikštėje.


MAtkarpa 24. Riga City Center - Vecāķi.

Riga Old Town – a UNESCO World Heritage site

Initially, the itinerary takes you on a small stroll around Riga City Center, Riga Old Town, leads along the City Canal through Kronvalds Park, via Alberta iela (Art Nouveau buildings) and further on via Miera iela through the Lielie kapi Cemetery, via Kokneses and Ostas prospekts through Mežaparks and then it reaches Jaunmīlgrāvis and crosses Mīlgrāvis . Then it meanders along Vecāķu prospekts up to Ziemeļblāzma and the banks of the Old Daugava River (Vecdaugava) separated by only a couple of kilometers from Vecāķi. After a two-day hike through Riga, the Baltic Coastal Hiking Route leads you out to the beach again.