Just 50 km east of Riga, Sigulda is a natural paradise that has soothed the souls of city slickers for more than a
It offers the awesome landscapes of the Gauja National Park, legendary castles and adrenaline pumping adventures like the world-class bobsleigh track. It is a mecca for hikers, artists and anyone seeking inspiration and connection with nature. And on this tour, we will get a taste of this beautiful haven!
Our first stop is the famous Sigulda bobsleigh track. It provides spectacular views of the national park, and on weekends you can choose to go down the bob (see below for more details)..
After this, we will visit lovely restored Sigulda New Castle, whose interior is an Art Deco masterpiece.
Next door, the ruins of the medieval Livonian Order Castle are an evocative journey back in time.
Next we drive to to the Gauja river valley and see legendary Gutman's Cave and discover the story of the Turaida Rose, a maiden who gave up her life for love.
Then we go to the top of the valley on the other side to Turaida Museum Park for the restored medieval castle.
We will also enjoy the Hill of Folk Songs, a unique park of sculptures embodying Latvian culture and mythology.
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