Cable Car Across Gaya
Cable Car Across Gaya
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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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D.K.
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • 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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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,676 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
When I arrived in Sigulda by train, I went first to the old and new castle, then walked 15 min to the cable car station to cross to the other side and visit Turaida castle. I agree with previous comments, 14 euro one way for one person is quite expensive. As it is some once in a lifetime experience, I did it, but next time I would take the bus. It was a nice experience as I did not have to wait long for the cable car and it was not so full as it was off season. I stayed by the window taking pictures and videos to make the experience worth it. Arriving at Krimulda, it is around 1 hour walk to Turaida, going through beautiful scenaries through the forest.
Written October 15, 2023
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Graftarian
Southampton, UK152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We took a return ticket on the cable car to have a look at the nearby cave. The cost for a return was €18 which felt anout right. The cable car takes up to 14 people at a time and takes around 8 minutes each way. There’s a bice view of the river in the middle of the trip. Worth a look if you’re in Sigulda.
Written June 21, 2023
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Gillian F
83 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • 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, Finland2,912 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • 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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MKMapman
Milton Keynes, UK1,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The cable car spans the valley and is approached through the walking stick park not far from Sigulda Castel. At peak times (such as the late morning) crossings may be fully booked, but there’s a terrace outside with excellent views across the Gauja River gorge and you can buy a coffee or snack while sitting outside watching the people on the zip wire which follows the cable car down across the gorge to just over its mid-point before being pushed by the cable car back up to Sigulda. I would have quite liked to have used the zip, but at €95 per pair, compared to €8 for a single crossing on the cable car, decided it was not exactly a bargain! Once on the other side it’s a pleasant, if slightly strenuous, walk to Turaida following the Serpentine path and stopping off at Gutmanis cave.
Overall it's useful, but quite expensive compared to the castle admission fees.
NB At the time of writing the TripAdvisor Map shows this in the wrong location - it's on the North edge of Sigulda town, not in the centre.
Written June 12, 2020
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Me-from-the-UK
UK144 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • 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
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • 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, Slovenia1,042 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
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
Grimsby, UK127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • 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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