ROUTE – KARSAVA-LUDZA
Natural park "Numernes valnis". The 20-metre observation tower is located in the park, offering expansive views of Karsava region.
Malnava Roman Catholic Church and Karsava St. Eufrosinia Orthodox Church.
Plant for the production of shmakovka "Latgolys šmakovkas”. “Latgolys šmakovka” is a museum and also a small distillery, where you can have guided tour around Malnava manor. Stories are telling that years ago Adolf Hitler was there and that bunkers made for him still can be found there. Shmakovka's host Jānis will explain shmakovka's production processes starting from beginnings until present days. Offers informative story about the history of the Malnava manor and the traditions of the production of shmakovka in Malnava and a visit of the plant "Latgolys šmakovka".
Malnava's bakery "Dzīles". Malnava's bakery "Dzīles" is culture mark “Latvian heritage” carrier in Latgale. Hostess Aina Barsukova offers to learn bread baking both according to already ancient methods and modern recipes.
Saloon "Cinderella's dream". The opportunity to plunge into the atmosphere of fairy tales and the world of magic, dress up in a stylized vintage garments of different historical periods.
Ludza craftsmen center invites you to learn ancient crafts, to take part in pottery, weaving and sewing workshops. In the exhibition room you will see local craftsmen’s works. The Center regularly organizes Latgalian Green Fairs.
The route can be adjusted according to the interests and needs of each excursion.
Approximate length of the route is 115 km, approximate duration is nine hours.