Bog-shoe Hiking Tour at Saklaura bog



Saklaura mire is located farthest north of our hiking trails. Part of the bog is in Estonia. This is a human activity intact bog with pools and small pine trees. Here is the largest bog lake – Ramata Lielezers (162 ha). 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

Moderately difficult hikes will be suitable for active participants with hiking experience. For beginners, older people and children up to 10 years old this route is usually tiring. There will be obstacles in the area, such as fallen trees or wrecks, places to cross ditches or streams. The route is usually 7-10 km long.


6-14 km


from 5 hours to 2 days


170 km from Riga near the edge of the Saklaura Bog


All year


A natural raised bog (85%), forest trails (10%), gravel road (5%)

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 57.970778, 24.965167

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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