Bike route maps
Bicycles and cycling in general has become very popular among the lovers of active recreation and healthy lifestyle, tourists, as well as environment friends. That is why the Tourist Information Center of Madona Municipality has created 3 bike routes which include the most beautiful places of the municipality, creating opportunities to spend quality free time and promoting health and active lifestyle. Creation of new bike routes is also one of the tools of how to attract larger number of tourists-cyclers to Madona region.
printed materials prepared in respect to these routs include both accurate and
comprehensive calligraphic information, as well as the description of the most
notable nature and tourist objects which may be seen on the way.
bike route "Surroundings
of Kāla Lake and Gaiziņkalns" is 47 km. It
is very scenic and full of panoramic views as well hilly, taking you both up
and down the hill by turns. The route takes you through the Vestiena protected
landscape area, also including the highest peak in Latvia – Gaiziņkalns. The
route is exciting also because you have a chance to visit several interesting
rural farms - seeing various domestic animals, birds, and orchards - visit two
municipality's museums, as well as to take a rest at the bathing grounds of
second bike route "Get to
Know Madona" is only 19 km, but it is
intended for getting to know the city better and having a laid-back recreation.
The city itself also features scenic relief which highlights its natural
character, vastness, peace, and harmony. The route
also takes you a little bit outside the city borders, allowing you to refresh
at the bathing ground of Lake Rācenis. At the end of the ride, looking from the
Mountain Lisa you can see a panoramic view of Madona, which according to both
locals and visitors is one of the neatest towns in Vidzeme. Unbelievable view
which is particularly beautiful when it is growing dark outside.
third bike route "Around the Lake Lubāns" was established in collaboration with the Tourism Development Center of
Rēzekne Municipality and it is unique because a part of it takes you along the
largest lake in Latvia, which is also a pride of our municipality. The total length is 57
km, but the route is easy if the weather is not making it any harder. A
large variety and rare species of birds may be observed in the surroundings of
the Lake Lubāns, that’s why the ride is interesting and gnostic. The other
treasure of the lake is fish, which, if ordered in advance, may be purchase for
making a fish soup on a bonfire, for example. Birds and bogs, dams and fish
ponds, bathing grounds and recreation areas – these are the possibilities
offered by the one and only wetland of Lake Lubāns.
material is made in three languages - Latvian, English, and Russian to make its
use easier for foreign tourists.
The bike route maps may be founds in
the attached PDF files.
of Kāla Lake and Gaiziņķalns
- Get to Know Madona!
the Lake Lubāns
have also prepared GPS and KML files for those cyclers who used navigation
- The Surroundings of Kāla Lake and Gaiziņkalns GPX KML
- Get to Know Madona! GPX KML
- Around the Lake Lubāns GPX KML
(If you would like to
use the .GPX or .KML files on an Android device (phone, tablet), go to https://play.google.com/store, search for .GPX, and
install (if you don't have one) one of more than 200 applications which support
the respective files. .GPX files are also
supported by the handheld GPS devices, for example, Garmin)
route maps are available at the following locations (possibly it will be
- Tourist Information Center of Madona
Municipality, 10a Skolas Street, Madona;
- Virši Gas Station,
49a Rūpniecības iela, Madona;
- Information Center of the Lubāns Wetland,
Aiviekste Hydroelectric Station, Ošupe parish;
- Tourist Information Center of Rēzekne
Municipality, 31 Krasta Street, Rēzekne
maps are created by: Karšu izdevniecība
Jāņa Sēta SIA
Tourist Information Center of Madona Municipality, 2015
Where You can rent a bike in Madona?
All of the routes may be found on
www.visitmadona.lv under the section Tourist info, routes.