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Getting Here

GPS coordinates:

  • X: 561263, Y: 6345479
  • Lat: 57.2482678, Lon: 25.0152719

By car/bus

Please follow Road E77/A2 (Vidzeme Highway) until you reach Augšlīgatne. From there, take the road V283 to Līgatne following the road signs. Once in Līgatne (~ 5,5 km drive), please follow the signs directing to the Ligatne Nature Trails.

By public transport

Please note that coming to the Līgatne Nature Trails by public transport is not very convenient, yet, not totally impossible. If you still wish giving it a try, the options are:

  1. public intercity buses running along E77/A2 highway, operating on routes Riga –  Cēsis, Riga – Madona, Riga – Alūksne, etc. to the bus stop “Augšlīgatne”.
  2. train Riga – Cēsis, Riga – Valmiera or Riga – Valka to the station “Līgatne”.

There is a small local bus connecting Līgatne train station, public bus stop “Augšlīgatne” and Līgatne village where the Līgatne Nature Trails are situated (the closest stop is called “Gaujasmala”). The bus runs several times a day on working days and twice a day on weekends and holidays. Once in Līgatne, just follow the signs to the nature trails.

All timetables for public transport (including the small local bus) can be found here www.1188.lv

If the timetables for the small local bus do not suit you, you should be prepared to walk about 11 km from the train station and about 10 km from the public bus stop to the Līgatne Nature Trails and the same distance back.The Ligatne Nature Trails can also be reached on a bicycle following the signs from the center of Ligatne or by taking a cycling route along the River Gauja (Sigulda-Ligatne). There are bicycle stands at the entry of the Nature Trails and next to observation sites.

By bicycle

  • following the signs from the center of Ligatne;
  • along the cycling route along the River Gauja (Sigulda-Ligatne)
  • arriving at Līgatne railway station by train and cycling about 11 km to the nature trails (please see in the “Public transport” above). Please note that bicycles are only allowed on trains, but not public buses in Latvia!
  • There are bicycle stands at the entry of the Nature Trails and next to observation sites.

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