TWO RIVERS, SANDSTONE OUTCROPS AND THE BREATH OF HISTORY
Hiking tour

TWO RIVERS, SANDSTONE OUTCROPS AND THE BREATH OF HISTORY

  • 6 h
  • ~20km
  • Gauja National Park

Program

The hike brings you along the banks of the Loja River and the Gauja River. The Gauja is the longest river in Latvia, many songs and poems are dedicated to this beautiful body of water. The Loja has a second name – Klinšupīte, which translates as the Cliff River, on this hike you will understand why. Don’t worry, no rock climbing involved!

What is waiting for you on this hike? Lovely paths through the woods, magnificent sandstone outcrops, evergreen rough horsetail jungle, almost mountain-hike feelings on the side of a steep bluff, a bit of bushwhacking, typical Latvian countryside landscapes, a breath of history in several abandoned sights, a Soviet atmosphere in a small village, wide-open scenery over the woods, the peace of the Gauja, and hopefully – a lot of adventures! Oh, and let’s not forget – approximately 20 km and seven hours of fresh Latvian air!

Highlights

  • Banks of the Loja and the Gauja rivers
  • Inčukalns Devil’s Cave (Inčukalna Velnala) 
  • Abandoned bobsleigh track (Murjāņu kamaniņu trase)
  • Sandstone outcrops
  • Sunīši village
  • View from top of Zābakkalns
  • *After the hike you can enjoy evening at “Rāmkalni”, have a good meal and experience such activities as toboggan track, tube sliding, bungee trampolines and others
When and where

The meeting point is at the bus stop “Sēnīte” at 10:00. The hike starts and ends at the same point. Return back around 17:00.

Transportation

You have three options – public bus, your own car, organizer’s vehicle. Bus to “Sēnīte” departs at 09:00 from Riga bus station and arrives at the bus stop “Sēnīte” at 9:53 (2,40 € one way ticket). If you come by your own car, you can park it in the Rāmkalni Amusement park, there is free parking. You can reserve a seat in the organizer’s vehicle from Riga to “Sēnīte” and back (10 per person).

Meeting point

See it on

Video

Book now
Tour dates
Participation fee

15 € per person.

Included
  • Route planning;
  • English speaking hike leader;
  • Taxes.
Not included
  • Transportation costs;
  • Food and drinks;
Level of difficulty

A quite easy hike, only in some places there is steep ascent or descent, but in a few – walking along the side of the bluff. Mostly small foot paths through the woods or countryside roads and a very short distance of bushwhacking.

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. Comfortable hiking shoes are the best option as a little bit of bushwhacking is waiting for you on this hike, but if you are not afraid of snakes, any comfortable shoes or sandals work just as good.

Book now
Baltic nature travel
5.0
Based on 10 reviews
powered by Facebook
Betti Sewell
Betti Sewell
2020-11-28T17:19:37+0000
The hike was beautiful and Valdis was relaxed, helpful and informative. Highly recommended.
Chris Palin
Chris Palin
2020-11-15T07:39:38+0000
Had a great experience with Valdis. The hike was really interesting with lots of points of interest including an... abandoned bob sleigh track. A great guide, fantastic day out.10 out of 10 I would definitely recommend to anybodyread more
Luca Ruella
Luca Ruella
2020-11-07T16:46:41+0000
Very nice guide and hiking in Sigulda. Totally recommended!
Elisa Bozzotto
Elisa Bozzotto
2020-10-31T21:30:28+0000
I love the atmosphere in the group and the offered trails. They show a part of the countryside that is still not yet... well know but definitely worth seeing. With woods that look like the one from a fairy story book and really good company it's definitely a suggested tou experience for the lovers of outdoors activities..The guide is super available and offer explanations and curiosity. Particularly useful is the description of how to reach the starting point with public transport (even with the specific schedule time). So I definitely recommend it 😉read more
Lina Kulikauskaite
Lina Kulikauskaite
2020-10-31T18:04:12+0000
Nicely chosen trail 🍂🌲very friendly and supportive guide. Had a lot of fun! Looking forward for next trip 👣📸
Kristīna Kļimoviča
Kristīna Kļimoviča
2020-10-05T05:49:53+0000
I am very grateful to Valdis for leading our hike through the Gauja National Park near Sigulda. It was the perfect... combination of the city sightseeing and enjoying nature. Valdis made stops at the most remarkable objects both in the city and in nature and told the most important things, which were neither too much nor too little. He really took good care of the group. Thank you for this day! Highly recommended!read more
Victor Papin
Victor Papin
2020-10-04T15:43:17+0000
Great welcoming & service, great hike.
Oskars Ikstens
Oskars Ikstens
2018-04-27T12:18:35+0000
Zane Kurševa
Zane Kurševa
2018-04-22T14:12:43+0000
Armīns Maslovskis
Armīns Maslovskis
2018-04-22T13:39:50+0000
Liene Lote Čemme
Liene Lote Čemme
2018-03-01T14:27:46+0000
Next Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

Who we worked for

Testimonials

Leave a review

Tell us about your experience!

About the booking terms & conditions

Travel insurance needed? Read more