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Gauja National Park

3 Baznicas St | Sigulda, Sigulda 2150, Latvia
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Sigulda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We biked trail nr 1, nice day trip for usual people with no hurry. Beautiful forest. There is a cafe by Krimulda mansion, that could be updated a bit.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Recommend that you hire a couple of mountain bikes and cycle round the well signposted paths. Hard work but very rewarding. Take in most of the sites on your way round then grab a cold beer in Biskvits when you;re done. If you've cycled up the hill on the way back then you've most definitely earned it!!

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Sigulda, Latvia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Sigulda is one of the towns which is a gateway to the Gauja National Park. There are many hiking trails, steps to climb ap and down in the Gauja Valley. This is exciting place for families, there are at lest two adventure parks and huge Playground (Raiņa parks) in Sigulda town. There are many birds,meadows, nature smells. This is one... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had a lovely day trip here, walking through the forest and by the river. Train and bus connections with Riga are easy to navigate but timings from Riga are a little odd so check the day before you go. A beautiful area and great walking- possible to do several different circuits of different length depending on your ability- the... More

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Coquitlam, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Visiting the park is an easy day trip from Riga. Buses & trains go on a regular basis. I took the bus there and the train back. The park is a 30 minute or so walk from the bus/train station; there is also a local bus that goes up to the castle. The signage in the park is okay; would... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We recently had a great day trip to Gauja National Park from Riga. It was easy to take the bus from Riga station (tickets purchased on board for around €2) which took just over an hour to get to Sigulda. We got a map and advice from the tourist info office beside the station which helped us navigate around Sigulda... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Take the train from Riga. Round trip tickets about 5EUR. There's an information stand that can give advice in English. Train station toilet at Sigulda very good. You can buy a local map at the store at the station, although there are various maps located throughout town with signs and stuff. It's about a 20-30 min walk out of town... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is amazing place offering a lot of culture, nature and activities. Real diversity. We saw deers in the forest after visiting of real castles.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We went to Sigulda on the train from Riga on a very snowy day in March ( St Patricks Day). We didn't see everything due to the weather conditions but enjoyed our visit. went to the castle and had a cable car ride across the national park . We were the only tourists about but the girl put the cable... More

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Guanajuato, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Sigulda is a great day trip from Riga with plenty of things to do and to see. It is easy to take the train from Riga to Sigulda, although the train may be a bit cold, when we took the train in december they did not turn on the heating on the way to Sigulda, but on the return trip... More

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