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From Riga: Jurmala Sea Resort Bike Tour

Product ID: 198586
Spend 2-3 hours exploring the resort town of Jurmala on a bike. Admire unique architecture including beach-front villas, the Concert Hall, and Lielupe Fishing Museum. Peddle along the sandy beach and dunes as you feel the rejuvenating sea breeze.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Russian

Pickup included

Your hotel in Riga or Jurmala
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a 2-3-hour cycling tour in the resort town of Jurmala
  • Cycle along the white sandy beach and scenic dunes
  • Admire the historic and modern wooden villas
  • Visit the Lielupe Fishing Museum and see the exhibits
  • Spend a day outdoors with a refreshing sea breeze
Full description
Start the tour with pickup from your hotel in Riga or Jurmala then drive for 30-40 minutes to Jurmala. Get kitted out with a bike and helmet (available upon request) then listen to some brief instructions. Set off to explore the special cycling routes of Jurmala which are designed to make biking very easy and safe.

Make your first stop at the Turtle Monument located on Riga Beach near the historical Baltic Beach Hotel. Admire the architecture of this historic bathing house which was built in 1907. Then, bike along the sea coast or street on the other side of the dunes to be protected from the wind. Marvel at the wooden villas which were built in the first half of the 20th-century. Observe the soviet-style architecture of these now private beach houses which reflects the popularity and wealth of this resort town.

Next, stop at the historical Dzintari Concert Hall which was built in 1936. Learn about the world-famous opera singers who have performed here and the buildings glorious acoustics that has been well known across Europe and USSR throughout the 20th-century. Arrive at the nearby park and climb up the tower where you will have the chance to take pictures of Jurmala from an aerial perspective.

Continue along the route into the quiet Jurmala streets lined with more historic and contemporary villas. Make a short pitstop at the Lielupe Fishing Museum. Visit the exhibition and learn about the fishing industry in the 19th-century. See the black sauna "pirts" (a type of local bath), ice cellar, fish smoking house, and the historic thalassotherapy center which used seawater as a form of therapy. On the way back, peddle along the dunes, until you arrive at the start point. Take the return transfer back to Riga or your hotel in Jurmala where your tour concludes.
Includes
  • Transfers to/from Riga
  • 2-hour bike rental
  • Helmets (available upon request)
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People who can't ride a bike

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Please dress suitably for outdoor activities
• Basic cycling experience required