Cable Car Across Gaya

Cable Car Across Gaya, Sigulda: Hours, Address, Cable Car Across Gaya Reviews: 4/5

Cable Car Across Gaya
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The Sigulda Cable car offers a ride over the Gauja valley, enjoying the view of a wonderful landscape over a distance of multiple kilometres. In a height of 43 m above ground the Sigulda Cable car connects both sides of the river Gauja in a width of 1020 m and excites with an excellent old valley of Gauja, three medieval castles – Sigulda, Turaida and Krimulda, and the Bobsleigh Track and Gauja bridge. The Sigulda Cable car is the oldest such type vehicle in the Baltic States. Welcome to a ride above tree tops!
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Sanni
Tartu, Estonia62 contributions
Friends
This is a unique experience for the region, and the views are beautiful, so it is worth a go. The only negative is that while on the side of the city center you book a time to go and can then do other activities while you wait, on the other side there is no booking, just standing in line and waiting. And as the car does not take very many people in at one go, we were stuck just waiting in the line for quite some time. So this is definitely something to take into account.
Written July 21, 2020
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Aida G
Glasgow, UK622 contributions
We were using the cable car from the Sigulda side. The parking here is big enough to accommodate, and the cable car tickets can be bought on the spot. You can buy one-way (€9) or return (€14) tickets. The views across the Gauja river are very nice, so it's worth trying if you are visiting Sigulda.
Written July 6, 2021
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Viktorija_86
London, England, United Kingdom149 contributions
Family
Went to experience views across river Gauja. Parking available from both sides, tickets can be purchased on the spot. During peak period it’s very busy. Cable car was undergoing some renovations that time, so once it finished, it will be more comfortable I believe. Safe for small children also. Food and drinks, souvenirs available. Nice sitting areas, relaxed atmosphere.
Written November 2, 2020
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D.K.
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Family
Were at this place for the first time, didn't manage to ride with funicular, as all tickets were sold out. At the same place was also observation tower which we decided to visit. The entrance costs 2 Eur for 1 person. The working hours were until 18:20. We went to buy a ticket at 17:40 hrs. We were told that it is not possible to visit the tower anymore today because the ticket seller will soon gonna close it. I asked why? if working hours still allows us to enter. The answer was that she also wants to drive home. Moreover this lady was very impolite during conversation 🙄
I'm sorry, if your working hours states the specific time, how come you are closing the place of visit much earlier just because you wish to drive home??
Written October 3, 2021
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Gillian F
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Couples
Having checked on the website that the cable car was open on the day we wanted to visit, we left Riga for a 2 and half hour return train journey.
On arrival at the tourist information centre in Siguilda we were informed that the cable car was not operating at all that day. I explained that the website indicated it was open until 630pm but the lady was emphatic it was not but could not explain the reason.
Prospective visitors beware of incorrect information posted on website
Written January 22, 2020
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Tomi Wickman
Helsinki, Finland2,163 contributions
Couples
Really nice ride over the valley. View to Touraine castle. 2 adults teturn tickets 24€ is quite high though
Written June 25, 2019
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Me-from-the-UK
UK149 contributions
Couples
The return trip costs 12 EUR. At the other side, there are large signs with general information but nothing saying "this way to the caves" or "this way to the castle". There is no cafe, ice-cream stall or anything. There is a cafe in the largely abandoned-looking castle buildings if you can walk to it and then locate the cafe.

Views during the trip are open and beautiful.

Staff both at the ticket office and on the cable itself are totally dis-interested. We bought some items from the souvenir stall in the ticket office and were overcharged. Had to persuade the staff member to come round to the customer side of the counter to look at the marked price before she would believe us and charge the correct price.
Written August 8, 2018
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Mark H
Carnwath, UK31 contributions
Couples
The cable car is expensive and to be honest, there is not much to see at either end of the trip or during it! You would be better off saving your money and visiting the bobsleigh track instead.
Written September 19, 2016
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AndrejaKo
Maribor, Slovenia1,069 contributions
We did not take this cable car, but we were on the both sides of the rivers on different viewpoints. As Gauja river area is beautifull, I am not sure it is worth the money for the cable car, when there are many viewpoints around and walking trails by the river.
Written November 20, 2019
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jessicaennis
Concord, NH121 contributions
Couples
£€2.30 return train ride from Riga to Sigulda (35Km) takes about 1hr20m. It's leisurely and you get a feel for the countryside northeast of the city.

There's a nice bakery / coffee shop opposite your destination station. Then walk to the cable car in 25 mins. Use Google maps.

€12 return is a bit pricey hence 4 stars not 5. It's a pretty excursion. Autumn tree colours are beautiful - no need to come to New England!
Tip: You may have to wait a while so ask when your cable car will leave - it may not be the next one coming which could already be fully booked.
You cannot just come back across the gorge again. You have to wait for it to leave then return! Go for a flat walk in the grounds of the Manor house close by.
Written October 9, 2019
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