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Riga – Marupe bike path is one of the greenest bike paths in Riga.
It is also one of the lesser known by tourists. Having lived in Riga for over 15 years even I learned of it only recently.
The bicycle path starts from the Riga city center / old town, from the Vansu bridge, and goes all the way until Marupe, an affluent suburb of Riga. If you enjoy cycling, and don’t want to cycle on the roads, this is one of the best options where to go cycling in Riga.
Riga – Marupe Bike Path: Basics
It isn’t a well-kept bike path, but it is okay.
If you like more off the beaten track kind of places, then you will like it. One half of the bike path is more like a regular sidewalk, other half goes through parks, under railway bridge and through lesser visited neighbourhood.
DISTANCE: around 4 miles / 6.5 km one way;
DIFFICULTY: easy (it is mostly flat with only a few tiny uphills);
STARTING POINT: Vansu bridge;
TIPS: follow the signs closely, it is easy to miss them in some places. If you don’t have a bicycle, you can rent one in Riga. It is very easy to rent a bicycle in Riga.
At the end of the path you will end up somewhere here.
Marupe – Jaunmarupe Bike Path
If you are up for a longer ride, take the Marupe – Jaunmarupe bike path.
These bike paths aren’t connected, but at the same time they are close to each other. If you will decide to do so, from the finishing point – it isn’t marked in any way – cycle to the left, and set your navigation to this shop. From there head for the Rozu street. There is a good quality sidewalk all the way until there.
Have you been to Latvia? Have you tried cycling in Riga or somewhere else? What was your experience of cycling in Latvia?