Karosta is the largest historical military territory in the Baltic and accounts for nearly one-third of the total Liepāja city administrative territory. The orienteering ground created in Karosta will help you to learn more about this part of the city.
The orienteering routes comprise the biggest part of the Karosta territory, ranging from the Oskars Kalpaks Bridge to the former munitions warehouses, a total of six square kilometers. Forty-three stationary checkpoints have been scattered around the territory, prompting access to former military sites and surrounding of all kinds.
The ground has three different distances of length and complexity
- 3.45 km along with 7 checkpoints. Suitable for families with children. For the most part, the checkpoints are located around the most popular tourism and military sites of Karosta.
- 8.2 km with 20 checkpoints. Suitable for longer walks or running workout. The distance covers most of the urban area of Karosta.
- 16 km with 43 checkpoints. The distance includes both the urban part of Karosta and the surrounding forests with the intense terrain requiring you to have sophisticated orientation skills.
There is also an optional distance, where each can draw up the preferred route. You can adjust the length of the distance and the order of visiting the checkpoints by visiting only part of the objects. It is important to mark the starting and finishing points so that the number of points visited and the time spent in the distance is recorded.
The starting and finishing point is located at the Karosta prison. Printed maps can be received at the Liepāja Region Tourism Information Office or the Karosta prison during the working hours of these places. You can also get online access and download maps here.
QR code plates are located at checkpoints. To be able to record the time spent in the distance and compare it with others, please use the “Qrenteering” mobile application.