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Cycling in Latvia

Latvia In A Nutshell

Like the other Baltic States, Latvia is mostly flat, heavily wooded and a cost-effective location for an interesting cycle tour. Watch out for the mosquitoes.

When I Went To Latvia

7th - 14th June 2013 (red)
4th - 7th July 2013 (blue)

Where I Went

Latvia's Scenery

Lots of trees and empty, windswept beaches.



Latvia's Road Quality

Main roads are mostly good. Occasionally you get one like the picture below.

All other roads and tracks seem to be gravel, often deeper than you'll enjoy with thinner tyres. Mountain bikes tyres would be advisable if you're planning on avoiding the main roads although traffic is light away from the bigger towns.

Latvia's Accommodation & Costs

Latvia is generally more expensive than Lithuania but cheaper than Estonia.

The three campsites I used averaged 7 (ranging from 5 to 9). My four hotels averaged 33 (ranging from 21 to 40).

Language

Russian could be a useful backup but lots of people spoke English.

Reasons To Go To Latvia

Easy cycling, uncrowded roads, cost, your instatiable love of trees.

What Others Say

Comments may be edited for concision. If the comment was taken from elsewhere, click the author's name for the full comment.

Loved Riga and Sigulda. The Cesme beer in Riga was addictive!


Len DeMoss (August 2014)

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Have you cycled in Latvia? Tell me what you think and I'll include your comments here. Also, if you have a blog, web site or Facebook page that includes an account of your trip, send me the URL and I'll include a link below. Include your name if you want your comment to be attributed to you. Or do you have a question about Latvia? Ask me and if I can answer it I'll add the information to the page.




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