Three Outdoor Activities for the Weekend in Latvia

The weekend promises sun and warm weather up to +20 C. Next week, temps will drop again, so we suggest three outdoor activities for Saturday and Sunday.

Big Clean-Up

On Saturday, April 22, the annual "Big Cleanup" is taking place throughout Latvia, where everyone can join into bigger and smaller movements to collect trash, plant trees, and otherwise tidy up one's surroundings. Over 1,000 locations are holding community cleanups, but you can certainly spend the time in your own backyard. This year's organized cleanup map is available here. The full information is available on


The Babīte Experimental Rhododendron Breeding Nursery is starting to bloom with the early rhododendrons, as well as selling plants of different rhododendron breeds. Though full-bloom is expected later, if you are a fan of the flower, it is already worth going for a visit. Opening hours are 9 AM to 6 PM every day.

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Photo: LU Rododendru selekcijas un izmēģinājumu audzētava "Babīte"

Trail Run

The 'Roebuck' (Stirnu buks) trail running series is back this year, with a monthly race (you choose its length) up and down hills, through forests and fields. On April 22, the race takes place at Dīvaliņa meadows, near Valmiera. There is still time to register, or it can be done on the spot. The full information is available at

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