Set of active tourism maps consist of three maps: Cycling routes, Nature trails and Water routes.
These are the first active tourism maps in Latvia, issued by Tyvek®, is made from a highly durable synthetic fiber material. It is waterproof, untearable and does not fade in the sun ensuring the longevity of the map usage.
Active tourism map “Velomaršruti” (“Cycling routes”) invites you to get to know Latvia through the most environmentally friendly means of transport – bicycle. To find the route that suits you best, look at the details of each route: the length of the route, the coverage and the starting point coordinates. Taking into account the nature, landscape and cultural history of the route, the quality and accessibility of the infrastructure, the authors of the map have chosen the 12 most interesting bicycle tracks. For more information, see the details of each route. A large part of the cycle runs along public roads, so be careful and follow the rules of the road! Make sure you are well visible to other users of the road and remember to wear a safety helmet!
Active tourism map “Dabas takas” (“Nature trails”) invites travellers to explore nature trails and observation towers all over Latvia. The map allows users to choose the most suitable hiking route based on the trail’s length, difficulty level, coverage and starting coordinates (for viewing towers – coordinates only). Given the natural landscape, infrastructure and accessibility conditions, the authors of the map chose 24 particularly interesting trails and provides more information about each of them with detailed area maps. It should be kept in mind that the nature trail infrastructure and observation towers are mostly built of wood, so it is advised to double-check the condition and accessibility of the sites before going there.
Active tourism map “Laivošanas maršruti” (“Water routes”) invites travellers to get acquainted with the Latvian rivers. The map provides information to help you choose the best track, based on recommended boat routes, time length, and season. Given variation of scenery and stages for active boating, the authors of the publication have chosen 13 routes, for which more information is provided accompanied with a detailed map. Before going on a boat trip, we recommend you to find out whether the water level in the river is sufficient and which boat will be the most suitable. In the springtime, and when there is rapid water in the rivers, better boating skills are needed, so be careful! Use a lifejacket (it is mandatory for children under the age of 12)! And do not forget to keep the river clean behind you!