About: Likes long walks on the beach. LONG walks. 7 hours being the minimum and weather isn’t relevant. Are you in?
I like walking. Eh, to be honest this “walk” along the seaside was more like a hike since we mostly traveled through the dunes and forest. Anyway, there is something I really like about being outside and hiking. Is it the feeling of movement? Or nature relaxes me? Or maybe I just feel free when I am outside. And by outside I don’t mean busy streets of Riga. :D I am thinking about places where I can see far away and only human beings there are the ones I came together with. No crowds of strangers, no judging, no wondering about “is this appropiate” and “why is he/she staring??”.
Also I love a good hiking challenge, I like to expand my comfort zone regarding outdoors. It is fun to explore new places, find the right path and you never know what obstacles you will have to overcome to reach the destination. Sometimes there are none (like this hike, quite relaxing it was!), sometimes there are plenty things to get over. I have always been an adventures loving spirit, I had just forgotten it for a while, but, hey! I am back! :) As well as my diverse personality, I so eagerly tried to put in a box.
More about adventures and my relationships with them you can read in this post. :) + cool pictures of awesome little adventure I had!
Details about this hike, if you are ever in Latvia and wanna have an outdoors-y holiday.
Distance: about 28km, between debouchments of 2 biggest rivers of Latvia: Gauja and Daugava. In therms of populated places: from Carnikava to Mangaļsala.
Logistics: To get to Carnikava take a train or bus, or car. To leave from Mangaļsala take the bus nr.24 or car.
That’s it, easy-peasy. :)
Speaking about hiking, check out my 5 times longer post :D about 60km hike in Latvia’s forests. I share tips and emotional insights! And it has 2 parts. I know, apparently I really wanted to remember every little detail of this hike. :D
Do you like to hike? Share your favourite hiking trails or trails you wanna try!