Bog-shoe Hiking Tour at Pirtsmeza bog



The swamp is a 2-hour drive from Riga to the Salaca River near the Estonian border. Pirtsmeza swamp is in the nature reserve “Ziemeļu Mires”. Suitable for active hiking, here’s the right place to test your courage. During the hike you will be able to see the world of moss, small pine trees, deep pools and smell wild rosemary. 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.


4-6 km


4-8 hours


145 km from Riga at parking area on the edge of the Pirtsmeza Bog


All year


A natural raised bog (75%), forest trails (25%)

Languages spoken

English, Russian, Latvian

Bog shoeing trip can be varied with the length of the route and the duration of the hike from 3 hours up to the whole day.

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 57.920889, 24.789417

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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