The Baltic Coastal Hiking Route

The Baltic Coastal Hiking Route is a long distance hiking route, part of E9. The E9 route starts at Cape St.Vincent in Portugal and ends in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.
In terms of landscapes and views, the most multifaceted section of the Baltic Coastal Hiking Route in Latvia, which includes both sandy and rocky beach, coastal meadows, reeds, dunes, sandstone outcrops, forests, capes and small coves, fishing villages, pubs, estuaries of small rivers. The Baltic Coastal Hiking Route winds through Carnikava, Saulkrasti, Zvejniekciems, Salacgrīva and Ainaži. It traverses small streams that you can wade across in the summer.
In this section of the Baltic Coastal Hiking Route you will find the estuaries of the Gauja River and the Salaca River which can be bypassed via bridges. Carnikava and Salacgrīva are famous for lampreys, which are cooked according to special recipes used by the local fishermen. In Dunte, you can visit the museum of the famous teller of tall tales, Baron Munchausen. Randu Meadows is a notable migratory and nesting site for birds. Shortly before reaching Estonia, the itinerary takes forest trails to pass around the coast overgrown in grass and reeds.
The E9 route crosses 10 countries: Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The Baltic Coastal Hiking goes along the Baltic Sea coast and the route starts at the Lithuanian-Russian border in the village of Nida in Lithuania, leads through Latvia and finishes at the Port of Tallinn in Estonia.

Name in Lithuania: Jūrų takas

Name in Latvia: Jūrtaka

Name in Estonia: Ranniku matkarada

Length: 1419 km , 70-72 days

in Lithuania – 216 km, 10-12 days
in Latvia – 581 km, 30 days
in Estonia – 622 km, 30 days
The route is divided into ~ 20 km long one-day or two-day sections with accommodation and transport options.


27. Saulkrasti – Lauči- The Gate To The Rocky Seashore Of Vidzeme
28. Lauči- Tūja The Bygone Times Of Sailing Ships
29. Tūja- Svētciems The Rocky Beach of Vidzeme
30. Svētciems- Ainaži  The Lamprey Kingdom

lat: 57.368107; lon: 24.400892

Hiking "Lauči - Tūja" (Day 28 of Baltic Coastal Hiking)

Address:"Lauči", Skultes pagasts
A very beautiful stretch of the Vidzeme coast with many rocky headlands and rocks in the sea, mixed with small, sandy bays into which small rivers and urges flow in the summer. read more ››

Lauči stone

Address: Skultes pag.
More than 2 m high and about 70 ton heavy sea stone, also called ''The king of the stones''. Washed out from the sea in 1853. read more ››

The Small Lauči stone

Address: Lauči, Skultes pag., Limbažu nov.
Is located about 150 m from the Big Lauči stone in Riga direction, in the seashore. Its height - 2m, girt - 9,6m.
This stone also is a tenable state-importance nature object. read more ››

"Lauči Zeichen-Stein"

Address: Skultes pag., Limbažu novads
It can be found between the Big and Small Lauči stones, at the edge of a little stream. Sometimes after larger storms this rock is covered with sand. read more ››

Lauču akmens

Address:Skultes pag., Laučakmens
Phone:+371 26350536
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