If you want to experience something exciting and unusual in Saldus municipality, try one of the activities that require courage, strength and creativity!
Adventures at the Viking Settlement
The organization “Wirsaitis” provides a possibility for young people to spend time in nature, at a settlement in the forest, and to learn basic survival skills, for example, to start a campfire, shoot a bow or an air gun, and to throw an axe in a specially built area. Camping in the forest is also possible. They offer various creative workshops – leather braiding, making beeswax candles or torches. Children can play sack fight or other outdoor games. There is a picnic area with a campfire site.
Paintball park “Dāre”
Paintball park “Dāre” offers to combine thrilling adventure and unforgettable emotional experience. Equipment is provided to the players, and the group is divided into two teams. An instructor accompanies the players to the playing field, which is a wooded area with wooden structures, surrounded by a net and safe for spectators. The instructor offers a new scenario and a new goal for each game. All games are watched by a referee. There is a gazebo with a grill for a picnic, a volleyball court, WC, and tent sites. Special offers for groups of over 20 people.
Brocēni Forest Park and Ropes Courses
The forest park is a great place to enjoy the forest and go for walks along the walking trails (approximately 3km long). There is a rhododendron garden in the forest – visitors can enjoy more than 60 blooming rhododendrons in early summer.
Two ropes courses – “Brocēni Air Trails” – will let you enjoy the perfect outdoor adventure. The low ropes course is available for everyone at any time and no equipment is needed. The high ropes adventure course (approximately 8m above the ground) can only be used with safety equipment and when accompanied by an instructor. The visits need to be booked in advance. To book your adventure, please call instructor Olga (mob. +371 24933055) preferably at least 24 hours prior to your visit. The ropes course can be used free of charge.
Indoor Climbing Wall
The indoor climbing wall is located at “Mežvidi”, Novadnieki parish, near the border of Saldus town. Instructors will help both children and adults. All the necessary equipment is provided. Climbers need to wear suitable clothing and footwear. The cost is EUR 1.00 (which will be used to maintain the equipment and to ensure compliance with safety rules). Access through the main entrance of the administrative building.
Ropes Course at Oskars Kalpaks’ Museum
The compact low ropes course, which is especially suitable for young adventure seekers, is located in the park next to the Oskars Kalpaks’ museum and the memorial site “Airītes”.
Brocēni and Saldus Horse Riding Club
Horse riding, riding lessons, carriage and sleigh rides.
Zvārde Shooting Range
Everyone is welcome to test their shooting skills. Experienced instructors are there to help and instruct about safe and proper use of firearms. Guns are available for rent. You can also try the “Compak Sporting” shooting game. Advance reservations mandatory.
Horse Farm “Prelūdija”
Horse riding for adults and children, riding lessons.
Visitors can learn the basics of archery and use their skills in an archery range with target stands and 3D targets. 10 bows are available.
Tennis and Croquet at Jaunauce Manor
Sports enthusiasts can play croquet and tennis in Jaunauce manor park. The only restored tennis court from the times of the manor in Latvia is located in the park. It was built by the baron Ropp family in 1903, when tennis was highy popular. Croquet is an aristocratic sport – physically not demanding and interesting for players of all ages. No prior knowledge necessary!
Hike With Obstacles
Society for the development of Novadnieki (“Novadnieku attīstībai”) have created a hiking route with the total length 8km. The places of interest and the map are below.