Latvia Outdoor

individual bicycle tour through Vidzeme

Manors, Castles and the Gauja

6 days from / to Riga

Day 1: Riga – Sigulda – Igate (ca. 40 km – 100% asphalt) Pick up the bike in Riga from 9:00. Catch the train from Riga to Silgulda 10:38 arriving in Sigulda at 11:48. Sightseeing in Sigulda. Ride to Igate. Overnight in Hotel. Day 2: Igate – Limbazi – Dikli (ca. 55 km – 100% asphalt) Ride north to Limbazi, former sight of a Livonian order castle. Visit the historic old town and have lunch. Ride east to Dikli, village where the first Song Festival was held. Overnight in Hotel in a Dikli. Day 3: Dikli – Valmiera – Mujani (ca. 25 km – 85% asphalt, 25% dirt) Ride to Valmiera, visit the old town and castle hill. Take a detour north to visit the Valmiermuiza brewery and take a tour or have lunch. Ride a short distance east on a dirt road (5 km). Overnight in a Hotel in Mujani. Day 4: Mujani – Cesis – Karli (ca. 45 km – 50% asphalt, 50% dirt) Ride south on a mostly dirt road, entering into the Gauja National park. Cross the Gauja river and enter Cesis. Visit the catle ruins, admire the wooden houses of the historic centre and get some lunch in the modern restaurants or cafes. Continue south, stopping by the Araisi museum reserve, before reaching Karli. Overnight in a Hotel in Karli. Day 5: Karli – Ligatne – Malpils (ca. 55 km – 45% asphalt, 55% dirt) The ride from Karli to Ligatne follows a dirt road besides the Gauja river valley. Just before entering Ligatne there is a rehabilitation centre, below which is a secret sovjet era communications bunker that is open for tours. From Ligatne the route heads south, crossing the highway to Nitaure and then west to Malpils via a dirt road. Overnight in a Hotel in Malpils. Day 6: Malpils – Kegums – Riga (ca. 40 km – 100% asphalt) The final day's riding runs south towards the Daugava river, passing through Suntazi, to the hydroelectronic dam and town of Kegums. From Kegums, a train can be caught that will bring you back to Riga to return the bike and continue your holiday however you wish.
Tour includes: - 5 nights in manor houses hotels with private bathroom - breakfast in all hotels - 24 speed trekking bike with waterproof Ortlieb bags - helmet, locks and repair kit - 24 hour support - route description and maps, individual city and regional maps - Travel insurance certificate

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LATVIA OUTDOOR Sebastian Boldt Hellersdorfer Weg 35 12689 Berlin Deutschland
+49 157 319 450 66  +371 29 14 60 34 info@latvia-outdoor.de
LATVIA OUTDOOR

individual bicycle tour through Vidzeme

Manors, Castles and the Gauja

6 days from / to Riga

Day 1: Riga – Sigulda – Igate (ca. 40 km – 100% asphalt) Pick up the bike in Riga from 9:00. Catch the train from Riga to Silgulda 10:38 arriving in Sigulda at 11:48. Sightseeing in Sigulda. Ride to Igate. Overnight in Hotel. Day 2: Igate – Limbazi – Dikli (ca. 55 km – 100% asphalt) Ride north to Limbazi, former sight of a Livonian order castle. Visit the historic old town and have lunch. Ride east to Dikli, village where the first Song Festival was held. Overnight in Hotel in a Dikli. Day 3: Dikli – Valmiera – Mujani (ca. 25 km – 85% asphalt, 25% dirt) Ride to Valmiera, visit the old town and castle hill. Take a detour north to visit the Valmiermuiza brewery and take a tour or have lunch. Ride a short distance east on a dirt road (5 km). Overnight in a Hotel in Mujani. Day 4: Mujani – Cesis – Karli (ca. 45 km – 50% asphalt, 50% dirt) Ride south on a mostly dirt road, entering into the Gauja National park. Cross the Gauja river and enter Cesis. Visit the catle ruins, admire the wooden houses of the historic centre and get some lunch in the modern restaurants or cafes. Continue south, stopping by the Araisi museum reserve, before reaching Karli. Overnight in a Hotel in Karli. Day 5: Karli – Ligatne – Malpils (ca. 55 km – 45% asphalt, 55% dirt) The ride from Karli to Ligatne follows a dirt road besides the Gauja river valley. Just before entering Ligatne there is a rehabilitation centre, below which is a secret sovjet era communications bunker that is open for tours. From Ligatne the route heads south, crossing the highway to Nitaure and then west to Malpils via a dirt road. Overnight in a Hotel in Malpils. Day 6: Malpils – Kegums – Riga (ca. 40 km – 100% asphalt) The final day's riding runs south towards the Daugava river, passing through Suntazi, to the hydroelectronic dam and town of Kegums. From Kegums, a train can be caught that will bring you back to Riga to return the bike and continue your holiday however you wish.
Tour includes: - 5 nights in manor houses hotels with private bathroom - breakfast in all hotels - 24 speed trekking bike with waterproof Ortlieb bags - helmet, locks and repair kit - 24 hour support - route description and maps, individual city and regional maps - travel insurance certificate

Latvia   I   Lithuania

Packaged Tours

individual hiking tours   I   individual round tours   I   individual bicycle tours   I   hunting tours   I   winter tours

LATVIA OUTDOOR Sebastian Boldt Hellersdorfer Weg 35 12689 Berlin Deutschland
+49 157 319 450 66  +371 29 14 60 34 info@latvia-outdoor.de