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One of the best bike paths in Riga, here you have it.
Marupe same like Jaunmarupe are suburbs of the Latvian capital, Riga.
Overall it’s a wealthy area with a lot of private houses and low-rise apartment buildings, all built mostly in the last two decades. The municipality is one of the most affluent in the country, hence the roads there are better than in Riga, as is the Marupe – Jaunmarupe bike path.
Marupe – Jaunmarupe Bike Path: Basics
It is not close to the city center, getting there also isn’t straight forward.
But it is a good quality road that isn’t too busy, it is flat and mostly straight, and it isn’t too short, hence for many it is one of their favorite places where to go cycling in Riga.
DISTANCE: around 4.5 miles / 7.2 km one way;
DIFFICULTY: easy (it is all flat and mostly straight);
STARTING POINT: Rozu street, Marupe
From there on just follow the same street – Rozu street.
If you don’t have a bicycle, you can rent one in Riga.
It is very easy to rent a bicycle in Riga.
Getting to Marupe – Jaunmarupe Bike Path
Getting there isn’t easy and takes around 30 minutes from the city center.
If you will be coming from the Riga city center or old town, it is better to take the Riga – Marupe bike path, known also as the green bike trail, first. At the end of the path you will end up somewhere here.
From there cycle to the left, and set your navigation to this shop.
Because from there there is a good quality sidewalk all the way until the Rozu street, where the bike paths starts again.
Have you been to Latvia? Have you tried cycling in Riga or somewhere else? What was your experience of cycling in Latvia?