Bog-shoe Hiking Tour at Ruksu bog



It is hard to believe that when you wade on the swinging surface of the marsh, there is a layer of peat under your feet six meters thick, and even pines that have not reached human height have already crossed the threshold of hundreds of years. 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 the smell of wild rosemary. Bog is an important nesting and residence place of birds – cranes, herring gulls, mew gulls. Only 10 km from the mire lies the Slītere lighthouse and the ancient sea shore.

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

A hike that is usually suitable for anyone who enjoys walking. The route is usually less than 4 km. Suitable for older people and children from 6 years. This is the simplest of our itineraries and is suitable for families with children or junior high school students and those who want to experience the magic of intact marshes without special physical strength tests.


~3 km


2-3 hours


165 km from Riga at parking area


All year


A natural raised bog (95%), forest trails (5%)


Suitable for children

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 57.598718, 22.362009

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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