Hiking tour from Riga
Join our hiking tour from Riga. This 17 km long hike brings you to the heart of the Gauja National Park and Sigulda town, also known as the Little Switzerland of Latvia. Scenic views are guaranteed! Don’t worry if the hiking path brings you up to steep bluffs – the Gauja National Park has established good infrastructure for hikers to climb to the best viewing points.
What is waiting for you on this hike? Impressive sandstone outcrops and the biggest cave in the Baltics – Gutman Cave. Ancient historical sites, like Sigulda Brother of Swords castle ruins and Krimulda manor. A well-established trail along the Gauja River. A bit of climbing on the steep river banks to see the primeval Gauja River valley. And… a lot of fresh air!
- Sigulda town with its ancient castle ruins
- Primeval Gauja River valley
- Pīķene Bluff
- Krimulda manor
- Gutman Cave – the biggest cave in the Baltics
When and where
The meeting point is in front of the Sigulda train station at 11:00 AM. The hike starts and ends at the same point. Return back to the meeting point around 5 PM.
You have two options – train or your own car. The train to Sigulda departs at 9:46 AM from Riga train station and arrives in Sigulda at 10:56 AM (2,10 € one way ticket). If you come by your own car, you can park it in front of the shops at Raina Street 3, there is free parking.
You are not allowed to participate in the event if you need to quarantine or if you have any symptoms of fever or respiratory diseases.
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15 € per person.
- Route planning;
- English speaking hike leader;
- Transportation costs;
- Food and drinks;
What to bring with you
- 2 l of water per person as a minimum
- Snacks and lunch for breaks and picnic
How to dress
Please, dress accordingly to the weather forecast! Due to very changeable weather, layering is key to enjoying the hike, and rain protection is a must-have. Any comfortable shoes or sandals are good enough for this hike. In winter hiking boots are recommended.
Level of dificulty
A quite easy hike with few steep climbs. Walking around the town, small footpaths through the woods, boardwalks and countryside roads.
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