Kuldiga is possibly the most picturesque town in Latvia; the former capital of the Duchy of Courland and home to Europe’s widest (though definitely not the highest) waterfall. While difficult to get to, it is worth making the journey to spend some time there, especially if you are already riding in Kurzeme (west Latvia).
There are a few ways to ride to Kuldiga from Riga, however the most direct and popular goes through Jurmala and Tukums. This route is approximately 160 km in total, best split over 2 or 3 days. Those with less time should consider catching the train directly from Riga to Tukums then riding from there, making the trip only around 90 km.
Along the route are many of Latvia’s beautiful sights, the long sandy beaches of Jurmala and its impressive collection of architecture, the Kemeri National Park and swamp, the old towns of Tukums and Kandava and the Abava valley. There are plenty of guesthouses along the way that can provide accommodation for weary riders.
Trekking bikes can be hired from our shop in Riga, complete with helmet, panniers and a repair kit, and of course we will provide maps and advice for your trip. Below are some photos taken on a recent ride from Riga to Kuldiga.