No 50023
Active tour
Active tour Group Latvia

Adventures in the Gauja National Park for kids and adults

Day 1 Arrival in Riga

Individual/group arrival in Riga
Optional: Private/group transfer from the airport to the hotel.

Overnight in hotel in Riga.

Day 2 Rīga - Sigulda


In the morning free time to explore Riga
Bus transfer Rīga – Sigulda (~60 km)
On the way stop at the Open-Air Ethnographic Museum, a collection of traditonal buildings (17th-20th cent) from different regions of Latvia. Located in 87 hectares of lakeside pine forest.
Overnight at the hotel in Sigulda.

Day 3 Sigulda


Walking in the surroundings of Sigulda (8 km)
The route starts from romantic medieval Sigulda castle ruins and continues along the Gauja river valley to Turaida Museum Reserve with its medieval castle, viewing tower, traditional estate buildings, working smithy where coins can be forged and sculpture garden.
Walking tour (8 km) continue taking the scenic route along Piķenes bank, Velnalas (Devil's) cliffs and Ķeizarkrēsls returning to Sigulda at the Olympic Bobseld Centre.
Overnight at the hotel in Sigulda.

Distance walking 8 km

Day 4 Sigulda - Cēsis


Bus transfer: Hotel – Cirulisi, Cesis
Canoe trip on the River Gauja from Cēsis to Līgatne (~17 km, ~5 h). Attractions include the Ķūķu cliff and rapids, the Spriņģu cliff and the old-fashioned wire ferry at Līgatne which still operates every day using just the power of the river flow.
 During lunch stop kids can learn how to set a campfire and cook in the wild.
Overnight at the Hotel in Sigulda.

Distance boating 17 km

Day 5 Līgatne


Līgatne Nature Trails
An impresive park covering 200 hectares with enclosures for local wildlife including wild boar, bears, wolves, lynx and birds of prey. There is 4,5 km of walking trails as well as a 5 km long bicycle/car route. It is located in the Gauja River's ancient valley deep in the forest with beautiful views from a 22m high viewing tower. Sections of the trails are suitable for disabled visitors.

Option 1: Walking the Nature Trails (~5 km)
Well maintained forest trails, boardwalks and steps with viewing points. Transfer to Lāču Miga

Option 2: Cycling Līgatne Railway Station-Nature Trails-Lāču Miga (~17 km)
Scenic tarmac road with rolling hills weaving through forest and the ancient Gauja River valley. After watching wild animals cycle to Lāču Miga guesthouse for lunch.
Excursion to Līgatne Underground Bunkers. Hidden 9m under a rehabilitation centre is a former Soviet top secret location, extending for 2000 square metres. It is the only bunker of its kind to have survived intact and was designed to serve as a command post in the event of nuclear war. Sip a Russian tea in the Soviet canteen.
Lantern tour in Cesis. A guide dressed in medieval style will show you the secrets of the Old Town and Livonian Order Castle, revealing local legends and stories on the way as you follow with lantern in hand.

Distance cycling 17 km, walking 5 km

Day 6 Sigulda - Saulkrasti - Rīga


Bus transfer: Sigulda–Saulkrasti-Rīga (~60 km)
Enjoy walking along Saulkrasti's white sandy beach walking to the large White Dune (~4.5 km).
Overnight in the hotel in Riga

Distance walking 5 km

Day 7 Departure from Riga

Optional: Private transfer to the airport or extra days in Riga or in the countryside