Every adventure starts with a single step – and each step can lead to new roads and new destinations. Destinations less travelled, bring explorer’s pleasure of discovering unknown or forgotten places. The road of 580 km between the city of Rīga and St. Petersburg could seem tiny on a world map, but it keeps memories of 13th century and merchant’s towns that dominated trade along the coast of Northern Europe (the Hanseatic League), great postal service, evolution of nations and movement of mighty armies. Nowadays this is the superior destination for unique travel experiences and is inviting visitors to rediscover all its diversity.
Regardless of whether you travel with a family, you are a nature lover, adventurer or interested in culture – there is a special Via Hanseatica route created for each. Behind each route there is a set of attractions to feel, taste and smell.
And hey! – there are some friends waiting for you on this trip. Russian businessman Mark, his wife Nadia and their two children already had their Via Hanseatica adventure– snapshots of what they experienced while travelling on this route can be seen in their travel story– a combined travel guide and love story. Altogether with useful information for travelling through Via Hanseatica, we offer you to rush in to experience of the muted nature, abundant culture and welcoming community.
Via Hanseatica might take your time, your energy, sometimes even your patience and some of your money, but – you already know – the road is quite generous in giving back. It will uncover the world for you; it will bring new friends, great load of emotions and experiences. It will give you the joy of living and exploring.