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Kuldiga and surrounding

Charm of the old town of Kuldīga and the widest waterfall of Europe

Snēpele – Pelči – Kuldīga – Renda: 53 km, 2 days

In the 16–17th century, Kuldīga served as the residence of Duke Jacob Kettler of Courland (Kurzeme) and Semigallia (Zemgale). During his 40-year reign, the Duchy saw an economic boom. Cobbled streets of Kuldīga, old buildings, the river Alekšupīte, running through the town, St. Catherine’s Church and organ music concerts in it, gourmet restaurants and a country delicatessen shop in the town centre is a great travel experience to enjoy in a leisurely ambience of a small town. The red-brick bridge over the river Venta is a landmark of the town. The widest waterfall of Europe, Ventas rumba (width 100–100 m) lies on the Venta. Since it is only about 1.6–2.2 m tall, once a year you can watch flying fish there, when during spawning in spring, vimba breams jump over the waterfall. Vast Kurzeme woodlands stretch from Kuldīga.

E92-й этап. Snēpele – Kuldīga.

Venta valley and Riežupe Nature Park

Along the main street of Snēpele, the Forest Trail takes the road V1294 and after 0.3 km opposite Ķepšu lake turns right onto a small country road. Along this road, the Forest Trail bends to Slipiņciems, before crossing Sprincupe along the dam, where a pond has been created. Then the Forest Trail goes in the direction of Pelči. Nearby Pelči, the trail bends along Pelču Dambu ponds, leads to the Kuldīga–Pelču road (V1293) and further stretches through the Kuldīga garden areas – “Kurzemīte” and “Rumba”, until it reaches the Venta bank and the Kuldīga bypass. From there to the Old Brick Bridge, the Forest Trail for 2.4 km leads along a beautiful Venta coastal path, where there are wooden bridges and footbridges in wetter places and across streams town of Kurzeme.


H93-й этап. Kuldyga–Renda.

Ventos slėniu ir Riežupės gamtos parku

Už senojo plytų tilto per Ventą Miško takas trumpai eina daubų išraižytu dešiniuoju upės krantu, Krasta gatve ir keliu Vetklinika–Paleja, tuomet kerta Kalnmuižos mišką, Riežupę ir toliau iki Mazrendos driekiasi plačiais Rendos miško keliais. Reljefas čia lygus, nes atkarpa yra Kuršo žemumos Pieventos lygumoje. Mazrendoje maršrutas pereina smėlio ir žvyro karjerą ir Kuldigas gatve veda į Rendos centrą. Visas maršrutas eina Ventos slėnio gamtos rezervato ir Riežupės gamtos parko teritorija.