The Forest Trail is a long distance hiking route, part of E11, in the Baltic States that leads through the most forested lands and national parks of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The route starts from the Polish – Lithuanian border near the town of Lazdijai, leads through Latvia, turning into Riga, and finishes in Tallinn, Estonia.
There are 3 sections of the Forest Trail through the vicinity of Aizpute: Kalvene – Aizpute and Aizpute – Kazdanga – Snēpele.
Baltic Forest Hihing – South Kurzeme: https://baltictrails.eu/en/forest/itinerary/26?lang=en
Recreation complex “Lauku Kūrorts” on weekends (by appointment also on weekdays) offers buggy and quadricycle rental for adults and children for trips on a specially designed track. Visit www.laukukurorts.lv for available times, their reservations and pricing.
Address: “Ūdensrozes”, Kazdangas pagasts
Phone: (+371) 26446670
GPS: 56.717733, 21.770106
Grasshopper park in Cīrava
On the one side of the Mill pond, opposite the Cīrava manor complex, there is a scenic park with a beautiful rock garden. The park has walking trails with wooden sculptures created by the sculptor Gatis Selderiņš, a kaleidoscope, a swing, and place for outdoor exercise. As well the former kindergarten boiler house has acquired a new look, which was painted by the artist Imants Liepiņš.
Entirely grown design objects and furniture – if you believe in the unbelievable, you can see the invisible! Book your visit in advance (summer season!).
Phone: (+371) 28449044
GPS: 56.71750, 21.48075
Boat rental is offered for active recreation in Aizpute along the river Tebra and Dzirnavu pond. The offer includes a paddle boat and 2 canoes.
Book your visit in advance!
Address: Liepājas iela 8, Aizpute
Phone: (+371) 28835364
The Sound Trail “Skaņo Taka”
Cīravas Mežaparks has a new nature trail “The sound trail”. It places five different sound objects that haven`t been used in Latvia before in five different locations in the trail. Sound objects are made of metal and can create sounds.
The authors of environmental arts objects are the metal artists Jacob Voļatowski and Armands VecHawk.
Phone number: (+371) 26121069, (+371) 25435898
Sculpture symposium “Cirava Park Legends” organized by the association “Cita Abra” was held at the park of Ciravas castle. Symposium was attended by eight representatives of Latvian fine art, and a wooden sculpture trail was created with freely available artwork for everybody.
Sculptures are made of wrapped and parched in the wind ash trees, without altering their natural position.
Phone number: (+371) 25435898
Rope park “Cietais rieksts”
Rope park offers activities for lovers of active recreation, where you can try out your strenght on different heights and complexities, overcoming vertical and horizontal obstacles in the tower of a unique construction.
Address: Ūdensrozes, Kazdangas pagasts, Aizputes novads
Phone number: (+371) 26446670
The water tower was built in 1960 and was used until 2009. In 2009., the city’s water management structure changed and the tower was completely excluded from the common water supply system. The tower’s highest point is 27m from the ground. Right now the industrial heritage object -Aizpute`s water tower is opened as view tower. Address: Atmodas iela 32 C, Aizpute, (+371) 28617307; Entrance cost: 1 EUR
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 – 18:00, Saturday 10:00 – 15:00, Monday, Sunday – CLOSED!
BOOK YOUR VISIT IN ADVANCE!
Wakeboard park “Fun Wave”
Leisure complex “Lauku Kūrorta Ciems” offers WakeBoard park “Fun Wave”. Cable wakeboardis a surface water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of water in which the skier`s rope and handle are pulled by an electrically-driven cable. Wakeboarding is suitable for women and man in any age.
Address: Ūdensrozes, Kazdangas pagasts, Aizputes novads
Phone number: (+371) 28332737, (+371) 26706009
Orient in Aizpute county
Aizpute county Tourism information and Life-long eduacation centre created historical photo orienation game “Orient in Aizpute county”, which allows to explore Aizpute and Aizpute county from historical point of view. All you need is photo camera or phone with camera and good mood. Route you can take by walking, by bicycle or by car. Be […]
Do you know Aizpute?
Aizpute county Tourism information and Life-long eduacation centre created historical photo orienation game “Do you know Aizpute?”, which allows to explore Aizpute from cultural haritage point of view. All you need is photo camera or phone with camera, pen or pencil, comfortable shoes and good mood. Be active and participate! Rules: using map find the […]
Aizpute county Toursim information and Life – long education centre in cooperation with leisure complex “Lauku kūrorts” worked out a photo orientation game “Explore Aizpute!”, which allows explore and see Aizpute from different point of view. All you need is photo camera or phone with camera, comfortable shoes and good mood. Be active and participate! […]
In Spring 2017, SERDE implemented the State Culture Capital Foundation project “Local history”, under which in Balvi ,Daugavpils, Alsunga, Kuldīga and Aizpute meetings were held with the local people, who are connected with local history research. In all areas there were “Local history laboratories”, during which the audience was presented with an art group SERDE […]
Aizpute county Tourism information and Life – long education centre offers velo routes around Aizpute city and county.
Phone: (+371) 28617307
E – mail: email@example.com
More routes avaiable: http://www.velokurzeme.lv/en/booklet/
Boating in Tebra!
The Tebra has served as a lively transport artery, on which barges from the Sakas harbor supplied goods to the knight’s castle, and by which logs were floated. At present, the Tebra is one of the most desireable boating rivers in western Kurzeme. The river is suitable for recreational boating all season. At high water, it is desireable to have previous boating experience.
Web page: www.upesoga.lv
Boating in Durbe!
The river is suitable for relaxed boating all season. There are fabulously beautiful places which change to more usual scenery, even boring scenes. Beautiful long rapids suddenly turn into almost standing water.
Web page: www.upesoga.lv
For active recreation, nature watchers and walking enthusiasts Kazdanga manor park has been built 190 metres long pedestrian pontoon bridge, as well as a new view tower across Dzirnezers. Tower is 2,7 metres high above the water level for watching diversity of a nature and bird watching. Also are made two tracks, which leads to the dock. A pontoon dock connects both Dzirnezers shores, creating 7 km long natural path where to go for walks, exercising and watching. Access to the trail is adapted for people in wheelchairs.
Address: Kazdanga manor park
Laser tag “Plan B”
The Laser Tag game is analog to paintball. It is technological game, the aim of which to neutralize the adversary with infrared beams, which are completely harmless. Laser Tag is suitable for professional sportists, for children’s teams and for active relaxation with friends and family. Dressing rooms, toilets and showers are included in the “Plan B”. There is also available three with electricity, water and grill-equipped gazebies (about 25 people in each) where guests can spend time before and after the game.
Adrese: “Ūdensrozes”, Kazdangas pagasts, Dienvidkurzemes novads
Telefons: (+371) 26446670
Kazdanga manor park
Nowadays in the 196 hectars sized Kazdanga manor park made in the 19th century, there are interesting walking paths, bycicle paths, wooden sculptures, a system of paths and bridges. Kazdanga manor park is one of the biggest and dendrologicaly richest Latvian manor house parks. Kazdangas Tourism Center offers tours of the park guide, and creative […]
Leisure complex “Kurzemes pērle”
In the bank of lake Sepene, is a campsite with 12 little, two bedded houses, a fire place, and lean-to. Also for renting there is a guest house with a hearth and a beautiful terrace with a view to the lake. “Kurzemes pērle” also offers different kinds of activities for the guests – water bicycles, fishing, quad bikes, volleyball courts, sauna, etc. For more detailed information and prices, visit our webpage. Open during summer season!
Address: “Būdnieki”, Kalvenes pagasts, Aizputes novads
Phone: (+371) 28658466
Misiņkalns nature park
Misiņkalns park was created in beginning of 20 century. The park area is currently around 28 hectares. Misiņkalns is the highest point in Aizpute city. It reaches a height of 95,4 m. A landscaping view over Aizpute is seen from the top of the higest piont. Renewal of plantations in the park opened in 1992. It is possible to get to know different species of rare plants and gardens, as well as enjoy the wilderness. The park now pervades restored walking paths and bike routes. In the park area is located Misiņkals Motorcycle race track, where EU-wide competitions takes place.
Address: Brīvības iela, Aizpute
Cīrava forest park
For those who enjoy and beautiful scenery, a walking path with places to sit and small bridges have been created. The greatest part of this path goes along the river Durbe, revealing many bends and the mischief of beavers, as well as hornbeam, birch, aspen and pine groves. Admirers of active relaxation will like the big cable bridge, the climbing wall, swings and different Beaver path activities.
Phone: (+371) 26121069, (+371) 25435898
E – mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hiking in Cīrava forest park
!! HIKES ARE NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL 9th OF JUNE DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY Attractive, commands unifying, spirit race supportive hiking struggling with 3 – 5 hiking leaders. Physical activities are suited according to age group. The hike takes palce 1 – 3 hours. Offer for both – adults and children (from 10 – 30 person per group). At the end of hike we are offering cosy resting in park around fire place with tea (EUR 1,50 per person) or soup (EUR 2,50 per person; during school time).
Phone: (+371) 26121069, (+371) 25435898
E – mail: email@example.com
Water atractions and canoe boats
The association “Pimarmētra” offers to enjoy the water activieties in Cīravas mill pond, water reservoir of your choice. Offer: 5 waterballs, 3 water crickets or aquaskipers. Also offers canoe boats from a few hours of water tourism in Durbes river to a multi-day adventure on the water. Offers: 8 canoes with oars and life – jackets, boat trailer.
Phone: (+371) 27878004, (+371) 25435898
E – mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Misiņkalns race track
The motorcycle race tracks hold regular international or Latvian competitions in various classes of motocross. Amateurs and proffesionals can use special practise time slots.
Address: Brīvības iela 54, Aizpute
Phone: (+371) 29397995
Aizpute public swimming area
The site provides a natural swimming area for leisurely recreation, camping and bonfires; it has changing rooms, WC, parking lot and fire place.
Address: Laža water reservoir, Jelgavas iela, Aizpute
Bird watching route – Aizpute
For slowly and leisurely relaxation we are offering to get to know different bird species, who are living among river Tebra in Misiņakals nature park (Aizpute).
Bird watching route – Cīrava
For still and slowly nature un landscapeing viewers we are offering to get to know different bird species, who live’s in beautiful scenery Cīrava forest park.
Bird watching route – Kazdanga
For slowly nature viewers we are offering to get to know different bird species, who are living in Kazdanga Manor park territory.
Other bird watching routes in Aizpute county
For nature and bird viewers enthuziasts we are offering other bird watching routes in Aizpute county – Apriķi, Cīrava forest, Gaiļu pond, Kalvene, Laža wather reservoir, Meti, Ormaņkalns, Padures priediens, Plece swamp, Tebra river, Tīdu lake and other places, where to enjoy birds and nature diversity.
Kazdangas manor park
Nowadays in the 196 hectars sized Kazdanga manor park made in the 19th century, there are interesting walking paths, bycicle paths, wooden sculptures, a system of paths and bridges. Kazdanga manor park is one of the biggest and dendrologicaly richest Latvian manor house parks. Walking paths – KAZDANGA MANOR PARK (LV) Address: Jaunatnes gatve 1, […]
Laža – Padure manor park
The manor has been built in 1871 and in the same time the park was made with man – made pond. In park grows rare tree species. After the first agrarian reform which took place in the 1920′s, the Manor land was parceled out to farmers who has been Latvia’s freedom fighters. In 1929, land […]
Riga Zoo branch “Cīruļi”
Excellent recreation in the countryside among interesting, exotic and forest animals. Sharp-eyed visitors will definitely encounter tree-frogs in “Cīruļi”. The Zoo has the largest herd of kiangs kept in captivity in the world, as well as brown bears, wolverines, wolves, lynxes, wild boars, Latvian blue cows and other domestic animals. Enterance ticket prices*: Adults: 4,00 […]
Tha rabbit farm “Kalvenes trusis” breeds and sells purebred rabbits, organizes exhibitions, as well as offering interesested persons “Rabbit Hotel” in a geographically educational and humorous style, where 15 – 20 different breeds of rabbit from all over the world can be seen. Open in summer season (June – August) from Tuesday till Sunday (11:00 – 18:00). Bigger tourist groups book your visit in advance in you want to visit us in other time. Entrance fee: EUR 2,50
Address: “Eglaines”, Kalvenes pagasts, Aizputes novads
Phone: (+371) 29721317
Web page: www.kalvenestrusis.lv
Horse riding in Kalvene
The place is small and is found in the country side, in a quiet place. With that, a relaxing and peaceful interaction with the horses is guaranteed. We offer horse rides with two horses, we organize races for cart riders. In the summer period we offer a horse boarding-house. We are located just 4,5 kilometers from the A9 Rīga-Liepāja highway and 16 kilometers away from Rīga zoo branch “Cīruļi”. Price list: Horse ride (1 hour): 10 EUR; Riding lesson (1 hour): 8,50 EUR
Address: Pērbone, Kalvenes pagasts
Phone: (+371) 26159219
E – mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Training apiary “Strops”
Beekeeper Baiba Tikuma’s introduction to bee keeping in the apiary in summer will give you information about the life of bee community, as well as an opportunity to try out the beekeeping trade, or experience the relaxation and helth cures in the bee “healing room”. In the winter season, visitors are offered bee product tasting and wax candle making. Book your visit in advance.
Address: Cīravas Ķēniņi, Cīravas pagasts
Phone: (+371) 26446701
A rhododendron garden made in cooperation with Cīrava municipality and the people from Cīrava. There are over 150 different color and 50 sorts of rhododendrons , but it is planed to expand the collection. Blooming time – May, June.
Web page: www.cirava.lv
Cīrava stone crain
Cīrava stone crain defines area witch includes 106 larger stones arranged in a specific orientation against the cardinal points. The stones are from 1 to 1,2 metres around and the stone crain is 2 km long. Also in stne crain territory are located three different sized Mūrnieki large stones.
Address: “Mūrnieki”, Cīravas pag., +371 2649157
Čiekuru Stone is located to South from Rokasbirze. Although the stone is stuck on the ground, presumably, a long time ago that it has moved from a nearby field. The stone surface, one side (upper part) is convincing 7 dimples spherical shapes. They (depths of 0,4 – 0,8 cm, diameters 5,5 – 6 cm) carefully formed in stone, which by nature are quite rough and strongly stuch on ground.
Address: Aizputes pagasts, Aizputes novads