Bogshoe hiking in Latvia
If you are looking for an unusual landscape and longing for silence, head to one of Latvia’s bogs. While in some European countries natural bogs have almost disappeared, you will be able to enjoy walks full of silence in pristine bogs in Latvia. No cars, people, bells and whistles surrounding you. It is the best antidepressant in the world and a great place to recharge.
Walking in swamps and bogs in bogshoes is exotic, environmentally friendly and, of course, practical. Guided bogshoe hikes help you learn many new and fascinating facts about the nature, origin, flora and fauna of swamps. The recommended duration of a bogshoe hike is about 2 to 4 hours; this creates a nice atmosphere and fills you up with new-found knowledge.
The Great Kemeri Bog is a popular tourist destination in Kemeri National Park, offering visitors a chance to explore the bog and its inhabitants. During the hike you will be able to see the world of moss, small pine trees, deep pools, tiny dark lakes, and smell wild rosemary. The astute visitor will notice the carnivorous plant of sundew, and a variety of birds – wood sandpipers, white wagtails, tree pipits, and also hear cranes further away. See Map