Offering various routes and the possibility to create an individual route according to customer's wishes:
- "Forest lake tour"
An exciting forest road route to the Stanku mill's lake and Aklezers with boggy shores. One of the stops will be at the Zvirgzdes dune, which is considered to be one of the largest inland dunes in Latvia. On the way up, there is a charming view over the forest from the top. At the end of the tour there is an opportunity to visit bee farm"Dzintarlāse", where you can see bee hives, listen story about bee life in the bee hive and find out how to make wine and spirits from honey. Duration of the tour - 2 hours.
- "Riekstukalns and Observatory"
An active and beautiful excursion from Vecumnieki along Zvirgzde forest roads to Riekstukalns, where the Baldone Observatory is located. On the way to the Baldone Observatory picturesque stops at Zvirgzde dunes and Aklezers are organized. The Observatory has a unique opportunity to look closer to the planets of the solar system through the unique large field-space telescope, the largest in the Baltics and one of the largest such telescopes in Europe. The Baldone Observatory is the only professional observatory in Latvia making observations in the optical range.
Duration of the tour ~ 3 hours (without observation visit)
The Observatory visit must be applied in advance.
More about the observatory:
- "Daugava bank"
The route leads from Vecumnieki through Zvirgzdes and Tome forest to Ķegums HES. The route is a dynamic enough and consists of countryside and forest roads of different quality and importance. During the tour there is a chance to schedule a picnic. The length of the tour without a picnic is ~ 2.5 hours.
An expedition is a customer-selected route on the gravel and small forests road in any part of Latvia, by prior arrangement and according to wishes and route possibilities. Expedition for one day or for two or even three days is possible, depending on the region of Latvia and the length of the route. Prices are matched individually to each spot and depend on the duration of the trip and the area in which it will take place.
You can read the terms and conditions for the tour here
OpenExcursions are held every day.
Apply for a visit at least two hours in advance!
Price"Forest lake tour" - EUR 65
"Riekstukalns and Observatory" - EUR 85; Observatory visit in addition
"Daugava Coast" - EUR 75
"Expedition" - by agreement
Wood Carver's Farm “Jūras” have wonderful works by the creative craftsman Juris Audzijonis – a statue of the Christ, a church, a mill, and a gazebo.
Guest house 40 km far from Bauska. Open: from March to December.
6 rooms, 12 places.
Sport and entertainment park „Pīlādži”, motorcycle track, tent sites and sports fields, swimming.