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Weekend destination: torch hike in Mangalsala

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUPargajieni.lv active tourism portal offers residents and tourists to enjoy the coming of winter with an exciting torch hike in Mangalsala. The start is planned for 6 November. The hike will commence at 17:00 in Mangalsala at Stavvadu Street bus stop.

«We will commence the hike with showing the island’s history and geography. One particularly interesting place is the bunker built by the Latvian army. Participants will be able to learn some interesting facts about the island’s military importance in the past three hundred years. During the Soviet era the island was used to store munitions,» – organizers say.

«We will then travel to the island’s western sine, which is full of different calibre artillery batteries, old cannon emplacements, bunkers and underground tunnels. Here we will learn why the island is so heavily militarized and events took place in the surrounding area,» – organizers continue.

The hike will conclude at the final spot of 24th bus (Mangalsala) around 21:00.

The route of the hike is ideal for families with children or groups of friends. Participants should take with them clothes appropriate for the weather, as well as food and drink.

It is possible to get to the start using the 24th bus line or 224th shuttle bus line. People with cars can leave their vehicles close to the starting area.

Entry fee is EUR 4 for individual participants; EUR 3 for couples; EUR 1.50 for schoolchildren. Entry is free of charge for children of pre-school age with parents. The price of a single torch is EUR 1.50.

It is possible to apply by e-mail (janis@pargajieni.lv) or by phone (26980327).

Ref: 102.109.109.7988


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