Teiči bog is one of the largest intact moss bogs in the Baltics. It began to develop 10 000 to 12 000 years ago. Most of the Teiči bog is made up of a raised or moss bog with stunted pines, heather and cranberries, quagmires and 19 lakes, the largest of which are the Kurtava, Pieslaita, Mindauga and Liepsala. Thousands of cranes rest here in the autumn while flocks of geese spend the night on the lakes, but in the spring, the mating call of the black grouse resounds across the meadows. The viewing tower at Siksala has recently been renovated and reveals a wide panorama of the Teiči Bog.
Vidzeme farmstead and white highways
Salaca river valley with Mazsalaca and Skaņaiskalns
Lejaslīgatne with paper-mill village and the Gauja ferry
Cēsis Old Town with medieval castle and park
Lake Burtnieki with churches and estate centres
Āraiši Lake and surroundings
Alūksne’s historic centre with its lake, parks, castle and palaces