Season April-October, recommended during the summer
Length Ap 80 km.
Duration ~ 8 h (bez objektu apskates)
Type of bike Mountain bike, particularly for the latter half of the route from the Smārde saloon
Difficulty Medium in two days, comparatively hard in one
Road cover Gravel and earthen roads for about half the distance
Beginning Ķemeri railway station, where there is a free car park
End Ķemeri railway station
Route Ķemeri – Jaunķemeri – Bigauņciems – Lapmežciems – Ragaciems – Klapkalnciems (via the forest route between the P 128 road and Lake Kaņieris) – part of the Lustužkalns Circle bike route – „Valguma pasaule” – Smārde – the Dunduri meadows – the Krāči hills – Kūdra - Ķemeri
Markings The Lustužkalns Circle bike route is marked with orange markings, and part of it coincides with this route
Alternatives You can travel the route in the opposite direction. In Ķemeri you can return by train from Smārde or Kūdra to avoid the most difficult part of the route, between Kūdra and Ķemeri.
Distance from Rīga 45 km
Logistics Circular route, returning where it started
Note! The A 10 highway between Rīga and Ventspils is inappropriate for biking, because it is narrow, of poor quality and with intensive traffic, particularly in the area between Sloka, Kūdra and Smārde. Some parts of this route are difficult. There is a peat cement factory nearby, and that means that there can be glass and other sharp objects on some parts of the route – watch out! During the tourism season, travel along the Jūrmala-Tukums highway is not recommended, because there will be kilometres of parked cars along the way. This is the so-called Slow Mile, and you are advised to take the forest par thereof. Watch your bike and equipment always. You must be responsible for your own safety and that of your children when you travel the route.
This tour info is provided by rural tourism association "Lauku ceļotājs" www.celotajs.lv