Iron Curtain Trail (EV 13, Latvia)

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By Robertas 31.05.2019 16:44:18

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Labdien,

for couple of years I was cycling along Latvian coast checking places along the EV13 trail. At some point I've came to a conclusion to summarize my findings and prepare brief article for the rest travelers. Since this forum  is full of local cyclist, I'm asking for your contribution to review an article and let me know if any corrections or clarifications is necessary. The article can be found HERE.

Paldies!
Rob


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By creative_77 31.05.2019 18:50:52

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Robertas wrote

Labdien,

for couple of years I was cycling along Latvian coast checking places along the EV13 trail. At some point I've came to a conclusion to summarize my findings and prepare brief article for the rest travelers. Since this forum  is full of local cyclist, I'm asking for your contribution to review an article and let me know if any corrections or clarifications is necessary. The article can be found HERE.

Paldies!
Rob


The article is very nice written.
smile 
It is possible to save a lot on water and beer and camping.

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By Eduards 05.06.2019 13:23:13

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You say this route is especially good if one is interested in millitary herritage and points of interest from soviet times. While thats true this route is not complete with Karaosta and Carnikava only. There are A LOT military watchtowers from Kolka to Liepaja, very close to route. Some of them are really impressive and you can climb there for special expierence. I hope someone else will provide coordinates for few of them.

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By Robertas 10.06.2019 14:39:49

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thanks for the feedback, folks! I will definitely pay attention marking additional POI on the route wink


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By JanisRo 10.06.2019 15:44:46

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https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ie … PjFikk&z=8
here is soviet army objects map in Latvia (not full list, but most completed I known). Some of these is used now by army of Latvia or privates. Red dots are rocket launching bases; blue ones - other objects.

Some information You can find here too: https://www.celotajs.lv/cont/wrth/milit … ml?lang=en


Kāpēc tad jūs braucat ar to riteni, ja jūs visu laiku krītat? (© dakteris)

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By Inars 10.06.2019 20:35:59

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Here posted Soviet army object map not updated (from Kolka to Liepaja). Most of them small border guard posts today realy does not exist.
Some real objects (watch in sattelite mode)
57.616861, 22.062294
57.596567, 21.898535 long range gun at this place, I see myself wink
famous Irbene radiotelescope and army town 57.564367, 21.864549
57.377868, 21.526650 (Last object from very big military complex. This summer will be opened as a tourist destination.)
57.340745, 21.489361 (nato object, restricted area)
Pavilostas rocket launch base too restricted area.

I made 100km MTB track from Ventspils to river Irbe mouth and back smile
This forest hides two routes - railway from 1917 to 1961;  soviet tank (occupation period)
tank poligons  57.410560, 21.573119 Ventspils; 57.572030, 21.910992  Irbene. One big concrete bath in Irbene left from this objects