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Latvia motorhome country guide
Latvia is a small Baltic country bordering Russia and you may hear Russian spoken. The capital, Riga, is famed for its Art Nouveau architecture whereas the town of Krãslava, has Russian and Belorussian architecture. Saunas, called pirts, are very popular across the country. You may be able to warm yourself up in a sauna, but you are sure to cool down during winter as daytime temperatures average -10°C and plummet to -25°C at night. July is the warmest month and frosts start in September.
Campsites, Motorhome Stopovers and Offsite-Parking Latvia (free wild camping)
Plenty of Latvian campsites are located alongside rivers and the Baltic coast, www.camping.lv has a list of campsites. The Baltic States Camping Map, available from tourist offices, details 42 campsites marked on a map. Latvia is still relatively undiscovered by motorhomers and currently there are no Motorhome Stopovers. Offsite-Parking is likely to be illegal but is likely to be tolerated out of season when campsites are closed.
Driving your motorhome or campervan in Latvia
Latvia is a small, flat country making it good for cycling. The main roads have been improved due to EU funding, but local roads may be potholed or surfaced with gravel. Winter tyres are required on vehicles weighing up to 3,500kg from December to February. LPG autogas is available at some fuel stations.