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PRIVATE BEAUTY OF RIGA TOUR – 15K

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Enjoy the variety of Riga - the architectural pearls from different centuries and at the same time a city which is also well-known for its parks - relaxed and well-landscaped as well as the old port with cozy cafes and … and you will explore the beauty of Old Town from other side of the river Daugava. This running tour will show you Riga as a beautiful mix of old times and modernity.
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TOUR DETAILS

  • Tour Type

    private tour
  • Tour Distance

    15 km / 9.3 mi
  • Tour Duration

    2h
  • Level of Difficulty

    easy
  • Tour pace

    individual
  • Tour days

    Mon - Sun
  • Start times

    Individual tour start times. Please select a preferred tour start time during the booking process.
  • Tour Language

    English, Latvian or Russian (optional)

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Details

Our running tour starts with passing by Freedom Monument which has been Riga's central landmark for around a century. We will run through the park where the Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns) is situated and the canal is passing through which makes the park for a perfect relaxing run next to the water. A bridge with hundreds of locks placed there by lovers to pledge their relations makes this place very special.

We will continue our jog reaching a park called Esplanade which dates back the 12th century as a staging point for enemies to attack the area. The mixture from different times you can see enjoying Orthodox Cathedral with its golden roofs, the Latvian Art Academy and the National Art Museum – all of them situated in the park.

The run continues in the Art Nouveau district in the quiet center of Riga, which presents the creations of the Art Nouveau (Jugendstil). Riga is a well-known Art Nouveau capital. You will enjoy that amazing part of history passing Albert Street where every building is a unique masterpiece of construction and design.

Next up we run through Kronvalda Park and reach a place called Andrew Harbor - space to sit by the water away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is a constantly changing area. Two harbors were opened there in 19th century – Andrew’s harbor and export harbor. Now it is developed into a significant culture, art and entertainment center. And great place for watching the sunset at some cozy café …

Enjoying the fresh river breeze we cross the river Daugava and enjoy the stunning view of Old Town from the other side of the river. We return to our starting point by running back across the so called Stone Bridge and dive into Old Town with its narrow cobble-stone streets rich with buildings from different centuries – House of Blackheads, Dome Cathedral, Three Brothers … and many many more.

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MORE TOUR INFO

  • Pick-up service:
    Pick-up service from your hotel/apartment or another meeting point is possible and will be checked by the tour provider individually.
    If your hotel/apartment should be too far away from the city centre or not close to the tour route, then we will meet you at our standard meeting point.

    Standard meeting point:
    We meet you at: The Latvian National Opera – near by the Old Town and Monument of Liberty from the other side. Big white building. You will not miss it! Let’s meet in the front of it!
    The Latvian National Opera, Aspazijas 3, Riga
    Google Maps link: Latvian National Opera

    Meeting details:
    The tour provider will get in contact with you to provide you with more detailed information after the tour was booked.
    Please, bring along your mobile phone in case we need to contact each other.

    • Private guide/tour
    • Individual pace
    • Digital photos
    • Pick-up service
    • Route Tracking
  • DO YOU CANCEL IF IT RAINS?
    No we do not cancel our tours if it rains or snows. We consider only a cancellation if we expect a heavy thunderstorm or it is very icy. If this happens we will let participants know in advance either via email or by phone. It is however, very rare that conditions are so bad, that we have to cancel, so if you are in doubt, pack some wet weather gear and expect to run.

    WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
    Road running shoes are recommended and whatever you are comfortable running in. It is always a good idea to check the weather conditions before travelling to Riga, so that you know what temperatures to expect.

    In summer, you can easily just wear a t-shirt and a pair of shorts/tights, but if the temperature is not very high, it would be advisable to take some light jacket. It is important to remember sunscreen, hat and sunglasses if you happen to run on a really hot day.

    During the colder months, we always recommend people to wear an extra layer in addition to what they would normally wear as we have short stops along the run, in order to take photos.

    IS THERE WATER ON THE TOUR?
    Water is not included so we always recommend our guests to bring their own water on a warm day.

    HOW FAST DO YOU RUN ON THE TOURS, DO I HAVE TO BE AN ELITE RUNNER TO PARTICIPATE?
    Not at all! Our private tours are customized to suit your running pace and we take all the time you need.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO STORE BAGS AND CLOTHES AT THE PLACE WE START?
    Unfortunately there is no storage for bags. Please, travel light.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PICTURES ALONG THE WAY?
    Yes, you can bring your camera and snap away. The running guide will also take pictures along the route, and if there is a certain place you would like your picture taken, then simply ask your guide. The pictures will be sent to you after the tour by email.

    DO YOU HAVE A HOTEL PICK-UP SERVICE?
    We offer for our private tours an optional hotel pick-up service. The hotel or apartment building should be on or close to the tour route. Please let us know your complete hotel or apartment address during the tour reservation process and we will check if we can meet you at your hotel/apartment.

    HOW DO I BOOK AND PAY FOR A TOUR?
    All tours are booked and paid for through our online booking system on our website.

    HOW LONG DO THE TOURS TAKE?
    This depends on the length of the tour (how many kilometers / miles) you choose. This information is available in the tour description.

    IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT/RESTRICTION FOR THE TOURS?
    This is at your discretion. It is the responsibility of you as a participant to ensure that you are healthy and able to participate in the tour. Children under the age of 18 are the responsibility of their parents or guardians.

    IN WHAT LANGUAGES WILL THE TOUR BE?
    Right now the tours will be in either English or Russian or Latvian.

  • If you need to cancel a booked service, it is mandatory to email Go! Running Tours by respondng on the booking confirmation email or via our contact form: Get in contact with us.

    You are entitled to cancel your booking up to 4 workdays before the booked tour date, free of charge. There will be in this case be a full refund of the tour and service fees.

    If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the booked tour date, or if you do not attend the tour, there will be no refund.

    If the tour provider is not able to accept the tour, or if the tour provider was not able to carry out the booked tour, Go! Running Tours guarantess a full refund of the tour and service fees.
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BOOK EARLY - GIVE US SOME TIME
We recommend to book your running tour minimum 2-3 days before your preferred tour date. Especially during the different high seasons, when many guests like to join our runs.
That will give the guide/city manager enough time to arrange together with you the last tour details like the meeting point, start time and to organize a personal tour guide for your unique and fun running experience.
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  • 2. Select date/start time, # of runners
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  • 8. Tour guides reach out to you within 24h
  • 9. Guides will arrange tour details with you
  • 10. Tour is confirmed and set

guarantee GUARANTEE

  • We guarantee your money until you have done the tour! In case of that the tour can't be arranged or any other not self-inflicted circumstance, we will provide a full refund within 24h.

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