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Tour routes in Abava River Valley Nature Park

The Abava River Valley invites you!

There is a new route for canoeing developed in the Abava River Valley Nature Park. Product is aimed for tourists who are self planning their travels! Jut print out the route description wit attached map and enjoy your trip! Every route description includes: short description of points of interest, information about available tourism services and accommodations, contact information for boat rentals, tourism information boards etc.
If you plan to stay in the teritorry of the Nature park more than one day choose of the offered accommodations or write Lauku ceļotājs about booking.

There is more practical information available also in our travel guides and tour maps.



From Kandava to Renda
The distance from Kandava to Renda is a “classical” boating route on the Abava River offering impressive sights of the most beautiful river valley in Kurzeme region, the “Abavas Rumba” waterfalls and other sites. This is not a route that requires any special preparedness.

Year-round, preferably between May and September, particularly in the summer.
Lenght 42 km
9 or 10 hours; if you want to take two days for the trip, try to get to Sabile on the first day.
Boats, kayaks; inflatable boats can be used, but then the trip will take more time and require more physical effort.
Level of difficulty Easy, usually a two-day route and appropriate for friends and families
Beginning The Laukakmeņi Bridge across the Abava in Kandava.  Start on the left bank upriver from the bridge.
End The Renda Bridge; disembark on the Left Bank.
Alternatives You can continue the route to the place where the Abava flows into the Venta River (another 30 km).  That is a lovely trip with rapids and beautiful cliffs on the shores.  There are few improvements here, it has to be said.  If you feel athletic, you can start the trip upriver, from the Pūre Bridge (another 10 km). 
Distance from Rīga 95 km
Logistics You can leave your care at a car park in Kandava and return from Renda with a second car (35 km of paved road).  You can also take a bus – just check the schedule for public transportation.
Note During flooding season, the Abava rapids and the river past the rapids can be dangerous.
Route description/ map

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