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Ligatne is a town in Latvia.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

From Riga, take a coach from the main bus station to Augsligatne circa 90 mins (on the way to Cesis). A local bus takes you the last 6 Km to Ligatne.

By car[edit]

Take the Cesis road (Brivibas iela) out of Riga. Augsligatne is 17 km after Sigulda, and Ligatne is 6 km down a road to the left after Augsligatne.

Get around[edit]

Everything in Ligatne is basically within walking distance, although you may wish to take a taxi to the ex-soviet bunker at Skalupes (5Km).


  • Līgatne nature reservation contains bear, lynx, Moose|elk, European bison, roe deer and red deer, as well as many species of birds.
  • Theathered Ferry across the Gauja River (closed in winter).
  • Līgatne village, with peculiar 19th century wooden architecture.
  • Līgatne paper mill, in operation since 1816.


  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Skiing


  • Lacu miga (the bears' den) Hotel and Restaurant, Gauja iela 22


  • Lacu miga (the bears' den) Hotel and Restaurant, Gauja iela 22


  • Lacu miga (the bears' den) Hotel and Restaurant, Gauja iela 22, a modern log cabin construction hotel overlooking the aforested river Līgatne valley. tel: (+371) 64153481 info@lacumiga.lv [1]

Get out[edit]

  • Zvartes rock, forest trail and Witches' Meadow on the banks of the Amata River.
  • Soviet bunker at Skalupes - a huge underground complex designed to be a control headquarters in the event of a nuclear war.
  • Sigulda
  • Cesis
  • Riga

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