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Riekstukalna Trail

Welcome to Baldone! Walk the Great circle of the Story trails and discover the natural, historical and cultural richness of Baldone with the help of the audio-guide in Latvian, Russian, English or Lithuanian! At each main tourism attraction site there is an information stand with QR codes. To listen to the stories, scan the QR code of the corresponding language. It is possible to download all audio-guide files here.

Search: Scan QR codes in Google Play or App Store

GOOGLE MAP OF THE TRAIL (google maps view)

Trail “Riekstukalns” is a part of the Great Circle of Baldone Story Trail

Marked up to Observatory of Baldone and back to the beginning with RED feet.

10 km (5 km in one direction) / easy / 4 audio-guide objects / 3 hours

Important information!

Road - asphalt, gravel, footpaths. Not advised in winter and snow, when the trail is not visible, and in windy conditions. Some fallen trees on trails, steep slopes.

The start. The Forest Gallery

Foto: I. Sietiņa, glezna: I. Mīlberga "Baldones koka arhitektūra"

15 paintings were made in the “Baldone Story trail” during the “3. Plain-air painting of Baldone region 2020”. The participants painted objects of the trails, which are also described in audio-guides.

Concrete footbridge on Zaļā Street near Lauku street

GPS 56.74791, 24.39691

Baldone Audio-guide objects

1. The Pladu Bog

Foto: Z. Ulmane

The “Pladu” bog is 14 hectares wide peat bog, where the mud was extracted in 1960s.

GPS 24.4017, 56.7589

2. The Hill “Riekstukalns”

Foto: SIA "Riekstu kalns"

In summer “Riekstukalns” offers activities for both children and adults. In winter “Riekstukalns” is covered with the biggest number of skiing and snowboard tracks in all Baltics.

Open hours and other information about Sports and Leisure Centre “Riekstukalns”:


GPS 56.774972, 24.401793

3. The Tower of “Riekstukalns” and the hills of Baldone

Foto: E. Ose

From the steel tower with height19.2 meters you can see the skyline of Riga with its historical towers and skyscrapers, as well as nearest hills of Baldone.

The trail of the tower begins near the parking area.

GPS 56.77502, 24.4017

4. Baldone Astrophysics Observatory

Foto: Baldones novada domes arhīvs

A story about the history of the observatory as well as achievements of its scientists. Nowadays observatory hosts both scientifical research and excursions (the excursions must be applied in advance)


Observatory, Baldone perish, Baldone region
GPS 56.7734, 24.4041

Place to eat at the end of the hike:

Family Restaurant “Burgers 66”

Rīgas Street 67-5, Baldone
Phone No. +371 20 066 611

Foto: Baldones novada domes arhīvs

Souvenirs in shop “Meldra”, stand “Made in Baldone”

Rīgas Street 67-, Baldone (2020)

Phone No. +371 22454932

Foto: Baldones novada domes arhīvs

Tourism Information Centre of Baldone

Mercendarbe manor, Mercendarbe, Baldone region

+371 28692654, turisms@baldone.lv


See you in Baldone!