October 12, 2015
Through forests and beaches of Adazi
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Day by Day Programme
This destination offers a short 3 days based stay for Equestrian Horseback Riding Vacation guests wishing to explore the true beauty of Latvia in a limited time. Based in the Adazi region, guests are invited to ride through beautiful hilly pine forests and wild landscapes before heading to the spectacular white sand beaches of Lilaste nature park. These areas have been specially protected and now you can explore their untouched charm on horseback. A nature reserve spans from Vidzeme seaside at Lilaste to White Dune and features many protected plants. The reserve leads along the beautiful beaches and special dunes now covered with pine forests.
About 40% of the Adazi region is covered by forest, amidst which there are numerous lakes. Many economic activities are prohibited here due to the level of protection offered through its status as a nature reserve. Horses provide the perfect means by which to explore the land and to make the most of the wild beaches. The sound of the waves, scent of the meadows and the freshness of the sea make this a beautiful Equestrian Horseback Riding Vacation.
A short break combining riding in charming forests and on the spectacular beaches of the Baltic Sea. Riders will explore the Lilaste Nature Park and the protected species within it. This is a great programme for those who want to make the most of a short holiday!
Day by Day Programme
Day 1 – Pine Forests and Lakes in Adazi:
You will be collected from Riga airport before heading to your accommodation and preparing for riding. Today you will ride along beautiful, hilly, pine forest trails and through wild landscapes. This places have been protected and now you have the opportunity to explore the wild areas on horseback. You will see the rare plant species and the numerous pretty lakes. Since 2004 the area has been included in the Natura2000 network of EU protected natural areas.
Day 2 – Lilaste Beaches:
A day spent on the white sand beaches of Lilaste nature park. Today you will sense your closeness to real untouched nature and will be able to explore the rugged beaches for which Latvia is famous. With almost 500km of shoreline there are plenty of places for riding and today you will make the most of it, riding over the fine sand.
Day 3 – Forests near Gauja River:
Today you can ride through the forests and meadows along the river Gauja, also visiting the Adazi military polygon. This day offers wide diversity as you will have an insight into soviet military heritage as well as the natural environment.
After riding you will be transported back to Riga airport or other point of departure.
Food & Accommodation
Accommodation for this ride is in 3* and 4* hotels. Both are situated near beautiful lakes and guests generally share double/twin rooms.
In most cases single supplement is available on request and at an added cost.
There are three meals served each day with some lunches taken as outdoor picnics during the rides. Each meal is usually 2 or 3 courses and there are often specially selected menus where guests can have a limited choice or 2 out of 3 courses. National dishes are usually included for some of the meals.
Vegetarians are regular guests here and can expect meals such as tasty salads, risotto with vegetables and parmesan or apple strudel with vanilla ice cream.
This Equestrian Horseback Riding Vacation is organised through our Latvian tour operator whose staff have more than 30 years experience. They use their own horses and guides for all of their routes, transporting the horses to different Latvian destinations in order to offer different programmes (available on other pages of our site). Their riding holidays are designed to show you the beauty of the Baltic States, away from the tourist rush and stressful everyday lives. Any route can be altered or shortened to create your perfect trip or to accommodate for the less experienced rider.
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