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The trail stretches along the circles of Ālande River through the town of Grobiņa. There is a number of information stands along the route, each telling of the history of Grobiņa. On the way you shall see the Grobina castle mound, the old town and the ancient burial grounds. Grobiņa, once called as Seeburg (Sea castle or Lake castle), is the first inhabited locality in Latvia recorded in written sources. It has been inhabited already in the Stone Age and later – at the beginning of the 1st century AD – Grobiņa becomes the center of the Ancient West-Balts tribe Curonians. Up to the 9th century Grobiņa had been a vast, city-like settlement of Curonians and Vikings, well known in the world of that time. The park and the trail is suitable for walking, cycling, and is accessible for parents with baby-strollers and for people in wheelchairs with an assistant. You may also enjoy the Ālande River Park by boat.
In order to open the GPX file with the trail route on a mobile phone or computer, please install one of the hiking apps or maps, e.g., Wikiloc, Outdooractive, ViewRanger, OS Maps or any other GPX file reading programme or application.
Suggested starting point: Grobiņa Livonian Order Castle Ruins
Starting point in the map: Lat: 56.53513 Lon: 21.16260
Hiking time: 1 h (one way)
Distance: 2,6 km (one way)
Marking: Not marked, but can easily follow the trail
Trail surface: Wooden boardwalk, gravel.
During rain and in winter the trail is slippery
(in summer season)
Getting there: by car, by bus
Rules to follow:
Trail administrator: Grobiņa County Municipality, +371 22024940, firstname.lastname@example.org
Closest shops, gas stations: Grobiņa