Destination – historical heritage of bronze to late iron age

Full day hike. Historical heritage of bronze to late iron age

Pick up at hotel at 7:30

1,5 hours ride to the point of destination – Raiskums village, vicinity of Cesis, (Riga 87 km)

Short hike to the introduction point – ”Green Class” – a forest accustomed campsite. The overview of the hike, short chill-out, tea, coffee, water.

Full day (6 hours) hike in the most natural and ancient forests of Gauja wally to discover:

  • Baltic Finn stone pile burial site – 5th century BC
  • most ancient dwelling sites along the lakeside
  • medieval border stone in the deep ice age valley
  •  “Sepultura ignotum” or Unknown grave
  • the most striking medieval stronghold of the upper Gauja valley- Castrum Sotekele .
  • picnic lunch* on Gauja river side (camping)  – tasting of fresh and newly  oven/fire baked exceptional local product delicacies
  • historical activities available (archery range, javelin games, blade run)
  • Pick up in the middle of forest and drive back to civilised world.

Hiking difficulty: medium

Approximate time in the wild: 8 h

walking shoes requested. walking sticks provided. drinking water provided. terrain – rough, environment – every type of post Ice Age Northern forest growth.

Contact information:

Tour leader: Andris Geidans, +3712 9 161 120

email: raiskums@vesturiskiaktivs.lv,