From Riga: Ligatne Village and Gauja River National Park …

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Discover the natural beauty of the Gauja River National Park on a trip from Riga. Explore the historical center of the Paper mill's village in Ligatne and visit national importance nature sites.


  • Discover the natural beauty of the Gauja River National Park
  • Explore the historical center of the paper mill's village in Ligatne
  • Visit the natural sites of national importance like Lustuzis cliff
  • Learn about the history of the area and the Paper mill
  • See the Nuclear shelter built in Soviet times and the rehabilitation center


Explore the natural beauty of Ligatne Village on a guided hike. Discover the village's natural forests and Devonian period sandstone outcrops. See the historical center of the paper mill's village. Ligatne is also proud of the historical Ligatne paper mill, which was built in 1815 by two enterprising men. In the middle of the XIX century it was the main manufacturer of quality writing paper throughout the Russian Empire. At present, the ancient paper mill entrusts its memory stories only to tourists. Stop in the center of Ligatne and set off on a hike. Enjoy the view of the cliffs from the opposite bank of the fairy tale Ligatne River. Climb the observation deck equipped above the cliff. Stop at the Nuclear shelter built in Soviet times. Above this strategic secret object, a rehabilitation center was built and is still operating today. Ligatne Village is winner of “European Destinations of ExcelleNce” project, internationally known under the acronym EDEN competition as emerging tourism destination.


Guided tour of Ligatne Village Transfer to and from Ligatne Village Visit to natural forests and sandstone outcrops Exploration of historical paper mill's village View of Lustuzis and Anfabrikas cliffs Visit to human-made caves Observation deck access Walking trail experience medium difficulty route with terrain changes (5 - 6 km distance) Visit to a Soviet-era nuclear shelter

Important Information

  • This is not easy walking tour, participants should be trained a little.

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