Latvia | Kurzeme | Liepaja, Nīca | Bārta

After the bridge of Bārta village (D) the landscape becomes wilder, after 2.9 km the river again becomes surrounded the beautiful coniferous forest, which will continue for the next 10 km. Like the entire flow of the Bārta also the forest section is rich in larger and smaller islets and large bends, the faster section is followed by calmer and here you need to row more actively. One after the other with interval of 1.1 km are following two places where you can get out and stretch your legs - camping “ODS” and Vīles bridge – bridge of Little train over the Bārta River (E). Photo session here is a must! You have paddled from the Lithuanian border already 25.6 km.

 After forest the flow of the Bārta stops to the large island, which has to be bypassed along the right side. Here begins construction and landscape of agricultural character that will continue for the next 7 km up to Nīca bridge. Paddling along the various buildings is quite interesting and views in no way are monotonous. Here the Bārta keeps constant speed of flow what ends only less than a kilometre before Nīcabridge. Here begins dredged section of the Bārta, on the banks are clearly visible dams. It is recommended stop the paddling 300 m behind the Nīca bridge, here is located well-maintained Nīca Region water tourism centre “Upeskrasti” (G).