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Sport and leisure activities

Aerial sports

Local aero-clubs organise flights over tourist regions by plane, glider and helicopter. Hot-air balloons excursions are also available. www.altius.lv


Fly-fishing, by boat or on ice.

Information – www.countryside.lt


The best-known bird-watching spot is Lake Engure. www.lob.lv


Bicycling – Latvia is quite flat which is ideal for bicycling excursions. www.bicycle.lt

Hiking – The low-lying national and regional parks are home to countless signposted paths.

Horse riding – There is no lack of stud farms or horse trails in nature parks and tourist regions.


Saunas, called pirts, are an integral part of everyday life in Estonia and people go to them to bathe, relax and chat. An invitation to take part in this activity is an honour and it would be unseemly to refuse.

Water sports

Canoe, kayak, rafting – In summertime, the peaceful lakes and rivers are ideal for water sports. In April-May, after the snow has melted, the water is faster flowing.

Swimming – The Baltic Sea reaches between 16° and 22°C in summer. www.blueflag.org

Winter sports

Skiing, sledging, snowmobiles, horse-drawn sleighs, ice fishing, ice yachting, bobsleighing, and of course, ice hockey and skating.

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