Key words for this route could be “With one foot in Vidzeme, with the other in Latgalia”. You will experience connections and differences between the roots of the 2 historical and cultural regions. You will also witness the balance between the compelling force of nature and man’s eternal ambition to utilize it to his advantage. This is unusual in some ways even challenging route, because on this journey, tracks lead through areas far from the main roads and places that people would rarely wonder into.
This trip literally takes you off the beaten track. If you woud have to get from Jekabpils to Rezekne or vice versa, there is a wide and good quality road to do that, but we invite you to go “out of the ordinary”. Take the small roads through forests and plains to see new places and new horizons, for example, rarely seen landscapes like periodically flooded meadows and wetlands by Lake Lubans and hills around Rezekne. You will go through plains, areas with rolling hills around you, dense forests, and broad fields. There are lakes and picnic spots along the route, in the summertime, go ahead and indulge yourself in a refreshing swim!
Lake Lubans is not only the largest lake in Latvia, but only a few know that it is the largest diked lake in Europe – the total length of dams in Lake Lubans is 36 kilometres! You will enjoy a beautiful ride overlooking the expanses of the lake along one of these dams!
Yes, during the trip you will see several churches, including the oldest wooden church in Latgale. Each church is like a little surprise because they are so different, and you never know what to expect!
Besides that, we have a bog walk, craftsmen’s workshops, and other things up our sleeve for this route.
You will not regret exploring this area!