Bicycle tours in Riga can be a real eye-opener and a discovery. Our city has so much more than the Old Town to offer. Riga is very different depending on which part of the city you are in. We have 3 different routes for you to choose from, all created to show Real Riga sort to speak. The longer we will cycle the more locals and fewer visitors we will see.
Tours will be informative, relaxed, and fun:)
All of our tour guides have great experience in doing bicycle tours in Riga and are ready to take you on this journey!
The tour starts in our office in Old Riga at Pils iela 14 (next to Grand Palace hotel) where firstly we brief you on cycling rules in Riga! You can choose the bikes that suit you best – size, ATB, touring, etc, maybe an e-bike (+7 EUR). We get, reflective vests, and helmets (optional), and off we go!
Here are the descriptions of the routes.
This area developed in the 16th, and 17th centuries as one of the first suburbs of Riga.
It was inhabited by different nationalities – Russians, Jewish, and Latvians, therefore it was very multicultural.
Moscow suburbs lies along the right bank of river Daugava and was not only used as a docking port for various goods coming from the east but also had ship-building companies, sawmills, and other businesses.
During World War Two here were created 2 Jewish Ghettos.
On our way memorials, the oldest public parks in Riga, and beautiful wooden architecture!
This part of Riga has the ruff lineament and a special aura around it! So join us to explore this special part of Riga.
Riga is divided into two parts, opposite Old Riga, on the left bank of Daugava, lies Pārdaugava, or simply – over the Daugava.
From the 17th century, it was common for wealthy German landlords to build manors and spend summers here. Expansion of this part really sped up when the first bridge was built thus connecting both parts of Riga.
Because this part of Riga was more quiet and peaceful it was also a place for many writers, poets, and painters to seek inspiration.
On our way, we will see both World War monuments and discuss Soviet and Nazi occupations of Latvia.
We will also cycle around Kipsala island, which got its name from fisherman Kipis. This island will amaze you with Old wooden buildings, in which many fishermen used to live in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The central part of Riga, developed when old defense bastions were taken down in 1863. When the job was done we first created a boulevard circle. But that was only the beginning… industrial revolution and the growth of population generated the building of 800 Art Nouveau apartment houses.
On our way, we will see Freedom Monument, Orthodox Cathedral, Dailes Theater (the first professional Latvian theater), Laima chocolate factory, football and hockey stadiums.
We will see places of the old KGB headquarters and execution spots. At the end of the tour, we will hit the special Andrejosta port.
Join us to explore the Center of Riga.
Pils iela 14 (next to Grand Palace hotel)
All these tours will make you see the real Riga, with all its beauties and flaws. Entertaining and relaxing after the tour you will be more than happy.