Hike in Latvia’s Wilderness - Two rivers, sandstone outcrops, and the breath of history
Private tour

Hike in Latvia’s Wilderness - Two rivers, sandstone outcrops, and the breath of history

  • Approx. 6 hours
  • 20 km
  • KRIMULDA, Latvia
  • March – November
  • Start time: 10 AM

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 six 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

Transportation

The driver will arrive at the arranged time and location. The contacts of the driver will be provided at least a day before the tour starts.

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Private tour price

Adult: €70

Child<18:€50

Included
  • English speaking guide
  • Home-made sandwiches and hot tea/coffee
  • Transportation
Not included
  • Water
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 for personal usage
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.

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Baltic nature travel
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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!

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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!

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