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For the first time, we are organising a winter hike in a fairylike place in Latvia – Tervete Nature Park. And the term “fairylike” applies in this place like no other.

Above all, being in the woods is really magical in winter, when the trees swing from heavy snow and it creaks under the feet. And of course, this is where the fairytale characters of the writer Anna Brigadere are recreated in wooden sculptures.

Nature lovers will be able to admire the power of the forest and climb one of the tallest wooden observation towers in Latvia with an observation deck, located 25 m above the top of pine trees. Another unique highlight of this winter hike is history. Hiking trails will take you through the wooden castle of Tervete, which demonstrates the power of the ancient tribe Semigallians, which you can also feel climbing the hillforts.

Winter hikes always stand out with their coziness. So nature only must take care of the snow, and in any case, we will take care of the fun of the hike – bonfires and hot tea in the forest in winter.

ROUTE COMPARISON

  • 15 KM
  • 14 €
  • Start 08:00 – 13:00
  • Tervete nature park ticket
  • starter pack
  • rest and assistance
    stops (3)
  • water and tea
  • snacks
  • -
  • transfer if cutting short
  • storage of belongings
  • diploma
  • medal
  • 24 KM
  • 22 €
  • Start 08:00 – 12:00
  • Tervete nature park ticket
  • starter pack
  • rest and assistance
    stops (5)
  • water and tea
  • snacks
  • hot meal
  • transfer if cutting short
  • storage of belongings
  • diploma
  • medal
  • 32 KM
  • 27 €
  • Start 08:00 – 10:00
  • Tervete nature park ticket
  • starter pack
  • rest and assistance
    stops (7)
  • water and tea
  • snacks
  • hot meal
  • transfer if cutting short
  • storage of belongings
  • diploma
  • medal

DISCOUNTS

Pupils, seniors and children up to 7 years of old can choose a price type with a discount.
Durig the collection of starter packs all participants registered with a discount will be asked to provide a document confirming their status.

The hike is radial – all participants start and finish in the same place and more than 95% of the route trails march through the forest density.

Hikers on all routes will explore the enclosed Tervete Nature Park with its many fabulous attractions, including a variety of ingenious sculptures, a dwarf town, a wooden fairy tale castle suitable for children and adults alike, and a 25-meter-high wooden observation tower.

Also, participants will pass a swan lake with an impressive observation deck, visit another wooden castle in Tervete and climb the Tervete hillfort.

In addition, hikers on both longer routes will pass the Pūtēļu Sand Quarry, which is also equipped with a cross-country motorcycle race track, and 32km participants will be able to explore an abandoned Soviet Union military rocket launch base.

THE PROCESS OF THE EVENT

ARRIVAL AREA
On the 29th of February (Saturday) all participants must arrive at the start area the Tērvete Nature Park, “Tērvetes sils”, Tērvetes pag., Tērvetes novads, LV-3730, Latvia (GPS: 56.487390, 23.373172)

REGISTRATION
After arriving to the start area, your ticket will be scanned (mobile versions accepted) and you will be handed out your starting package, which contains:

  • control bracelet (Only participants with bracelets will be serviced at the stops);
  • participant pass and a map with directions and support contacts;
  • other crucial information and items.

STARTING
After registration, you are allowed to begin the hike on the designated time for your route, which can be found in the route comparison area.

HIKING
Rest and assistance stops will be set up all across the hike route, in which you are required to check-in with your participant pass. You will also be able to replenish your water supplies, have a cup of tea, grab a snack and if need be, receive first medical assistance.

TRANSPORTATION AFTER TERMINATING YOUR HIKE EARLY

Participants wishing to terminate their hike early will have to get to the nearest rest and assistance stop. From there, they will be brought back to the start area by designated vehicles. At the finish zone, participants should present their participant pass to volunteers and will receive a diploma with the exact number of kilometres walked.

FINISHING
All of the hike routes are radial, thus you will start and finish and the same placeTērvete Nature Park, “Tērvetes sils”, Tērvetes pag., Tērvetes novads, LV-3730, Latvia (GPS: 56.487390, 23.373172). Here, the participants who have successfully completed their chosen route will be awarded with nominal diplomas (on demand) and medals. However, the hike is not a race, thus your time will not be recorded and there will be no rewards for the first hikers crossing the finish line.

When registering, all participants agree with hike regulations.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PARTICIPANTS PACK?

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PARTICIPANT PASS WITH ROUTE MAP
Check-in marking table, orientation map and useful information.

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WATER
Bottled water at start zone and refill in most stops.

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REST AND ASSISTANCE STOPS
Every 4-5 km set up stop for participant check-in, services and rest.

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TEA
In most stops.

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SNACKS
For all participants.

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HOT FOOD
For 24 km and 32 km participants.

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PARTICIPANTS BRACELET
For participants identification.

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FIRST AID
First aid kit in each stop.

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TRANSPORTATION
Back to the start area if it is decided to terminate the hike.

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STORAGE OF BELONGINGS
In the starting area.

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MEDAL
After successfully completing the chosen route.

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DIPLOMA
Nominal with marked number of kilometres walked.

Preparation

Hike With Your Own Dishes!

Being so close to nature, we have a responsibility to care for it. Therefore, in order to reduce the amount of plastic used at the event – we will not hand out disposable dishes at the Tea and Lunch Points!

If you agree that nature conservation is in our hands, we invite you to bring your own dishes: a cup (for everyone), a bowl and a spoon (for those hiking 24 or 32 km).

We will take care of the ones who forgot – we will borrow reusable dishes, which we will strongly ask you to return at the last point or at the finish, as we will use them for other hikes after washing. CupCup helps us with this initiative.

Not only physical fitness but also the right choice of footwear and clothing will help you overcome the distance you choose. The tips have been prepared and shared by our friends at Hiatus, an active casual wear specialist.

Hiatus discounts

START LOCATION:
Tervetes Nature Park, “Tērvetes sils”, Tērvetes pag., Tērvetes novads, LV-3730, Latvia
(GPS: 56.487390, 23.373172)

EVENT DATE:
February 29, 2020

STARTING TIME:
15KM: 08:00 – 13:00
24KM: 08:00 – 12:00
32KM: 08:00 – 10:00

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