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GPS coordinates: N57.6950, E22.3624

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Driving from Rīga along Ventspils road (the BLUE route on the map)*

Turn from Ventspils road towards Talsi. In the circle before Talsi choose Dundaga direction. In Dundaga, after passing the city centre, choose Mazirbe direction (to the left). When you reach the Ventspils – Kolka road, turn right towards Kolka and after some 3km follow the sign Košrags turning left on a dirt road. After one kilometre you will reach „Pītagi” – the second house on your right in the Košrags village.

This route will take you about 2 – 2.5 hours, and it is the fastest one to reach Košrags.

* Since 2009 all the road from Rīga to the final turn towards Košrags is completely paved.

Driving from Rīga through Jūrmala towards Kolka (the GREEN route on the map)*

Drive all the way along Gulf of Rīga till Kolka (roads P128 and P131). Drive through Kolka and at Cape Kolka (Kolkasrags) turn left towards Ventspils. After 18km follow the sign Košrags and turn right on a dirt road. After one kilometre you will reach „Pītagi” – the second house on your right in the Košrags village.

This road is approximately the same 180km as the first one, but takes more time (about 3 hours) as it leads through several fishermen villages and towns. The time spent on the road is compensated by its picturesqueness: you will pass by small villages, lighthouses and numerous roadside fish vendors; at times you will see the sea and you should definitely visit Kolkasrags in Kolka.

* since the autumn of 2011 this road also is completely paved till the final turn towards Košrags.

Coming with bus Rīga – Mazirbe

In Kolka ask the bus driver to stop at Košrags. Leaving the bus turn right on a dirt road leading into the wood and you will be here after a kilometre (~20 minutes walk). „Pītagi” is the second house on your right in the Košrags village.

Bus schedule (recheck before you come!)

  • Rīga – Mazirbe:   7:35, in Košrags: 11:00 (every day)
  • Rīga – Mazirbe: 17:30, in Košrags: 20:40 (every day)
  • Mazirbe – Rīga: from Košrags   4:20, in Rīga:   7:55 (every day)
  • Mazirbe – Rīga: from Košrags 12:30, in Rīga: 16:10 (every day)