Bog-shoe Hiking Tour at Kangari bog



Kangari bog is located near the Great Kangari hills, that is one of the most impressive and extensive natural structures of its kind in Latvia in terms of appearance and landscape. The ice age left behind this wall-like terrain, which is up to 27 metres high and at the top of which the Rīga-Ērgļi road has been built. The Ķoderi castle hill, also known as the “Big Man’s Bed” is found here. During the hike you will be able to see the world of moss, small pine trees and tiny dark lakes. If you are lucky, you will hear cranes further away and, if you look closely, you will see the the carnivorous plant of sundew. Great place to try a swim in one of the pools.

The trail is not marked in nature and is not intended for walking without a “Bog-shoeing” guide.

Trekking boots with waterproof membrane or rubber boots are required.

Features and amenities

Moderate hiking is usually suitable for beginners who want a little challenge. There will be some obstacles in the area, such as fallen trees or wrecks. The route is usually 4-7 km long. Suitable for older people with active lifestyle and children aged 8-10 years.


~ 5 km


3-4 hours


41 km from Riga at parking area


All year, highly recommended in winter


A natural raised bog (80%), forest trails (10%), footbridge (10%)


Information boards, viewing platform, drop toilet

Languages spoken

English, Russian, Latvian

Getting there

It’s best to go by car. Click on the link to open the destination coordinates in the navigation application when using waze or google maps or using coordinates 56.919628, 24.730156

What to bring

You should wear comfortable clothes and footwear. Take swimwear and camera with you. And don`t forget high spirits!

NB! For groups we can design a private programme that best suits your wishes, time limits and budget!

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