A 3 day, 2 night cycling tour of the Gauja river valley.
This is the perfect tour for those who have a short visit to Latvia, but want to get them most out their time here. Over three days this self-guided cycling route takes you from Valmiera to Sigulda, with stops in Cēsis and Līgatne, following the path of the Gauja, Latvia’s most sacred river. With small distances to cover each day, there is plenty of time for sightseeing and enjoying the scenery. A relaxed cycling holiday for all ages and abilities.
Explore Latvia’s biggest and most beautiful national park by bike. See the famous cities of Sigulda, Cesis and Valmiera, the pristine forests and Gauja river, the fields and the wildlife of rural Latvia on a family-friendly ride. This is a 3 day, 2 night tour of one of the most popular and stunning regions of Latvia. This is an easy bicycle route which is suitable for riders of all ages and abilities. Much of the riding is on smaller dirt roads and forest tracks, with minimal traffic, and with only 75 km, split over three days, there is plenty of time for sightseeing along the way.
For the full experience, a canoe trip can be added to the itinerary, either as a half or whole day activity. Float peacefully down the Gauja river, stopping along the way to spot the wildlife or make a picnic.
For a full itinerary, download the pdf version here: Gauja NP self-guided Route Description.