Aviation military objects and the history of the airport “Riga”

Marupe
No age limit
5 h
12 km
Easy
Latvian language

It is rumoured that from Skulte planes were sent on long secret missions, and spies were hiding in the area of ​​the Riga airport. Let’s follow them.

During the hike we will discover the communications bunker and the water tower in Marupe, the longest shooting range in the Baltics, an abandoned mink farm and other military and non-military objects, about which I will tell interesting stories. We will also get to the place where directly overhead it is possible to see planes taking off and landing.

The meeting point – is at the bus stop “Marupe” – bus route nr. 25 (Rožu street 2, Marupe). It is convenient to park your car here, but the hike will end in the village of Skulte.

You can get to Riga from Skulte by bus nr. 43 (there is no public transport between Skulte and Marupe).

There are no special requirements for clothing. An umbrella or raincoat may come in handy, spare shoes or socks as well – we will walk on roads with different surfaces.

Take a lunch snack and drinks with you, we will have a picnic in a comfortable place in Skulte immediately after the end of the hike.
Shops will be available at the beginning and end of the hike.
There won’t be much facilities along the way.
Torches may be useful for darker rooms, and binoculars – for trying to peer into the cockpit of an airplane.

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