DISCOVER REZEKNE

Take an excursion around the city and discover Rezekne from another point of view! In the Latgale Culture and history museum you will get acquainted with city history, by visiting largest churches, you will get better understanding about various religions and their influence on development of the city. Excursion will also reveal contemporary Rezekne – Center of Creative Services of Eastern Latvia “Zeimuļs” and the Embassy of Latgale GORS.

The route can be adjusted according to the interests and needs of each excursion.

Approximate length of the route is 5 kilometers, estimated duration is 1 hour 30 minutes.

VISIT THE OLDEST CITY IN LATVIA – LUDZA

Inquisitive and saturated excursion route through oldest city in Latvia – Ludza (city rights since 1777).

In the course of the route, you will have opportunity to look at magnificent Ludza Catholic church, get acquainted with regional history in the museum, on the top of the castle hill, you can immerse yourself into the dreams about ancient times, while in Craftsmen center, together with local masters, you will learn new skills.

The route can be adjusted according to the interests and needs of each excursion.

Approximate length of the route is two kilometers, estimated duration is two hours.

VISITING CRAFTSMEN IN REZEKNE MUNICIPALITY

View, learn and try your own hands agility, while visiting local masters.

The route can be adjusted according to the interests and needs of each excursion.

Approximate length of the route is 30 kilometers, estimated duration is three hours.

DIVERSITY OF RĀZNA NATIONAL PARK

During the route, you will have the possibility to view national park almost from the flight of the bird – from Mākoņkalns (Cloud Hill, 248 m a.s.l.), and Lielais liepu kalns (The Great linden hill, 289,3 m a.s.l.). Visit of the Nature education center will open up a wider view about flora and fauna in the park's water, forest, meadows or lake shore territories. Andrupene swamp path will allow to discover the treasures of nature in all their greatness, while in Andrupene open-air museum you will have possibility to taste Latvian heritage dishes. In the end of the day, you can enjoy calm rest in recreation complex “Ezerkrasti”.

The route can be adjusted according to the interests and needs of each excursion.

Approximate length of the route is 70 kilometers, estimated duration is four hours.

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.

ROUTE – VILAKA-BALVI-RUGAJI

In the Forest museum you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the forester’s tools, as well as with stuffed animals, animal skins and horns of cloven-hoofed animals, which over 20 years has been collecting and exhibiting the forestry specialist and the owner of the museum Anna Aze. Here you will see such a unique exhibit as flourished pine trunk’s prong found in the Ziguri forests, because as research of forest scientists has shown, this can only be seen once in a thousand years!

Museum of cultural history "Vēršukalns". Here you can forget about the daily routine and stress, try rustic oil, jams together with freshly baked white bread, blood sausage, rustic soup, discover the richness and depth of the souls of the Susaji parish inhabitants, participate in traditional events and Latvian folk fests.

Balvi Regional Museum. Digital, interactive exhibition on cultural heritage of Northern Latgale with the opportunity to visit artisans and workshops.

Rural holiday house "Rūķīši". Preparing a fish soup from local fish, black bath with open Kubla, in the morning - healthy breakfast.

The route can be adjusted according to the interests and needs of each excursion.

Approximate length of the route is 96 km, approximate duration is seven hours (not counting accommodation).