Bicycle Routes in Liepāja district

In Liepāja region there are a lot of beautiful landscapes, interesting and unique nature objects and objects of the cultural history.
Bicycle Routes in Liepāja district
The routes are made on the basis of the existing road system and there are not any specially equipped bicycle paths. There are different kinds of roads - paved and gravel roads, trails, forest roads, the beach. Several routes are marked. For each route you will find not only a description of the sights, but also information about accommodation, catering, shops (a pictogram in the map) and medical service. The GPS coordinates are given for the most of the sights. Services of the accommodation are depicted with pictograms.

Bicycle Routes:

1) Between the lake and the sea (18 km) - The route is meant for nature lovers. It leads by gravel road and unpaved road along the lake and seashore. The bicycle route is of medium degree difficulty, suitable for active people. The quality of the road is dependent on the weather. This route is advised for biking in summer. The route can be explored equally well in both directions. It is recommended to choose the direction so that while driving along the beach the wind blowes from the back. The best time when to take that route, of course, is the sunrise or sunset hours as the sun rises in the Liepāja Lake but sets in the sea. It is also the best time to watch the birds nesting in the lake.
2) Liepāja - Bernāti - Jūrmalciems - Pape (56 km) - From Liepāja to Bernāti you can go along the beach or the road Liepāja - Klaipēda (A11). You can use the road along the lake Liepāja (see the route No.5), too. Starting from Bernāti the route is marked with signs and painting on the trunks of the trees. The route leads through the small coastal villages along the forest and rural roads and ends in Pape at the guest house "Pūķarags". This route is more suitable for active cyclers, and requires physical training, because in some stages the roads can be sandy and more difficult to pass.
3) The trail of natural processes (14 km) - After World War I Pape was one of the largest fishing villages in Kurzeme. Fishing had been the main source of income for
generations for the local people. They used only natural materials for the construction of their houses- wood, reeds, straw, boulders, most of the old houses have reed roofs. Pape Nature Park as a nature reserve zone was established in 2003 to protect the natural diversity of Pape und Naturpark von Pape. Nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg war Pape eines der größten Fischerdörfer Lettlands. Die Fischerei gab die Existenzmittel für die Ansässige schon seit vielen Generationen. Für den Bau der Fischerhäuser wurde nur Naturmaterial verwendet: Holz, Lehm und Schilf. Der Großteil der alten Häuser hat ein Rohrdach. Der Naturpark Pape als geschützter Landwirtschaftsraum wurde 2003 eingerichtet, um die Zug- und Nistvögel, aber auch um die Vielfalt der Natur des Nida-Moores, des Pape- Sees und des Seeküstengebiets zu schützen. Pape ist einer der
bedeutendsten und größten Migrationsorten für Zugvögel im Baltikum. Im Park sind 2 Naturwege eingerichtet, die zur aktiven Erholung und Naturerkundigung zu Fuß oder mit dem Fahrrad 0 1km 2km einladen. Lake Pape, Nida bog and the Baltic Sea coast as well as to protect the nesting and migratory birds as Pape is one of the most significant and largest resting, feeding and wintering place for migratory birds in the Baltics. Two nature trails are established in the territory of the park - going there on foot or by bike you can visit the most interesting sights of Pape Nature Park.
4) Rucava (9km) - The route leads mostly along the gravel roads. The route is marked with painting on the trunks of the trees.
5) Liepāja - Šķēde - Medze - Kapsēde - Liepāja (58,3 km) - The route leads mostly along the roads covered with asphalt. Only a small stage of the route - about 5.5 km - is a gravel road. The route presents the diverse landscape features and the objects of cultural history. A map, reference signs and the signs marking the bicycle route in the most important junctions will help to orient.
6) Aizpute - Cīrava - Apriķi - Aizpute (47 km) - Driving along the route you have the opportunity to see the romantic town of Kurzeme region - Aizpute, the manors in the vicinity of Aizpute and other important sites of the cultural history. The route leads along the roads with less intensive traffic. The road from Cīrava to Dzērve and to
Apriķi is a gravel road, the rest of the route - roads covered with asphalt. A map, reference signs and the signs marking the bicycle route in the most important junctions will help to orient.
7) Aizpute - Kazdanga - Bojas - Aizpute (25,5 km) - Driving along the route you have the opportunity to see the romantic town of Kurzeme region - Aizpute, the manors in the vicinity of Aizpute and other important sites of the cultural history. The route leads along the roads with less intensive traffic. The road from Valāta to Bojas is a gravel road, the rest of the route - roads covered with asphalt. A map, reference signs and the signs marking the bicycle route in the most important junctions will help to orient.
8) Liepāja - Aizpute - Kazdanga - Valtaiķi - Skrunda - The bicycle route goes along an asphalt road. There are no significant tourism sights in the section Liepāja - turning to Aizpute, the route goes along highway Liepāja - Rīga. We suggest two ways how to do this route:
9) Let's visit Pāvilosta! (6 km) - The road surfacing along the route - asphalt, gravel, sand. You can orient yourself following the names of the streets in the central part of Pāvilosta and following the signs marking the bicycle route along the Saka river's left bank.