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Jūrmala Beach Bike Tour from Riga

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30 EUR

Explore secluded forest paths, admire grand wooden architecture, cycle by the seaside and more on a fun day trip to Jūrmala beach!

Duration: 6 hours
    Available in
  • English
We took a relaxed and beautiful ride out of Riga and into the lovely pine forests. Our guide beguiled us with fascinating stories of modern day life in Latvia as well its tempestuous past. We spent some time on the beach drinking local beer and then went to the pedestrian street to eat lunch where the locals ate. A great way to see and experience more of Latvian life. Highly recommend the tour.
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Reviewed by Celeste

Highlights

  • Enjoy a relaxed day trip to the popular seaside city of Jūrmala
  • Admire grand wooden architecture
  • Stop by interesting historical sights
  • Discover Latvia’s beautiful nature

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Description

This relaxed bike tour takes you from Riga along a cycle path to one of Latvia’s most beautiful beaches.

After passing through the suburbs of Riga, we’ll enter the no man’s land between the city and Jūrmala beach. Cycling along a secluded forest path, we’ll have plenty of opportunity to take in the Latvian nature before arriving at our destination.

Once we reach Jūrmala, we’ll ride along beautiful streets, admire impressive architecture and cycle through seaside forests. An ideal way to wind down after the ride is to take a nice break for lunch before hitting the beach.

The ride is around 25 kilometres each way, and there is the possibility of returning either by bicycle or by train. This tour is suitable for cyclists of most abilities as the ride is very flat.

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What’s included & not included

  • Comfortable bicycle
  • Safety helmet
  • Fun and friendly guide
  • Water
  • Lunch

Meeting point

Riga Explorers Club (R. Vagnera Street 14)

Reviews from travellers (7)

4.7/5

S
We were lucky enough to tag along on a cycling tour to the Jurmala Sea Resort area. Our guide James is a fantastic fountain of knowledge! Our group of 5 were treated to a scenic ride through the backstreets and countryside of Latvia with a swim in the Baltic Sea and an authentic Latvian lunch (hint: whatever you do don't order the 'Herring in a Fur Coat'!).

This was a fantastic experience, and a great way to see Riga/Latvia. Thanks James!
M
I was the only one on the tour, so I had my guide to myself! I got a good bike, and we spent the next hours getting from Riga out to the coast. The very knowledgeable young man who guided me told me a lot of interesting stuff about Riga and Latvia, and we discussed everything from middle ages-history to the cold war, to what kind of trees we could see to animals to literature, language and movies. Needless to say, I found it to be well worth the 45 euros that it cost.
When we came to Jurmala we ate food at a restaurant serving traditional dishes and beer. Then, came the thunderstorm and rainfall of the decade! So we took the train back! I can recommend this company!
A nice day in a autumn forest
We started in the old city center. Quickly we went to the Island of Ķīpsala. Here we had a nice view of the old city. The guide explained something about the buildings that we could see from the vieuw point.
After a short round on Ķīpsala and seeing some nice restored buildings.
Than we started our journey to Jūrmala. It was a long but fun ride. Nice rouds throu the forrest.
Jūrmala has very nice buildings, only al the new appartmentbuildings aren't very nice the old houses are very nice.
If you aren't sporty the way back to Riga center is a hard task. So we went by train. This wasen't very expensive.
We had a nice day and learnt some nice things about Riga and Jūrmala.
E
Great tour and guide Didzis
Really enjoyed this tour. Great way to see the countryside around Riga. The guide was very laid back and interesting - learnt lots about Latvia from him. We had a nice in lunch when we arrived in Jurmala. We cycled there and back but there was the option of taking the train back. The tour was great but if you'd like feedback on how to make it even better, I'd suggest having short stops along the way at points of interest to tell interesting stories as only the person cycling beside the guide can hear what is being said. Also incorporate some tourist attractions in to the tour if possible.

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4.8/5

Agnes was the perfect guide!
Our guide instantly understood the interests of our group - we didn't only go to shops, but saw bits of Riga we wouldn't have discovered on our own. Agnes has very good history knowledge, but she doesn't overkill you with information. Also, she had a very good energy, sense of humor and excellent English, so we thoroughly enjoyed our 3hr walking tour and didn't notice the time pass so fast! She also suggested us a perfect lunch place (Galerija Istaba) and conveniently ended our tour nearby. All in all, 10 out 10 experience, thank you Agnes!
Great tour
We were a party of 4, first time in Riga, and found the tour to be very enjoyable. Agnes had a wealth of knowledge and a great sense of humour. We found the tour to be interesting and were glad we took part. It was good to hear all the history behind the Central Market and the history of the Latvian people and their relationship with food. Would recommend this tour, especially for those first time visitors.
Perfect bike tour showing gems a bit outside from the city center.
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Tour operated by: E.A.T. Riga Tours