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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bobsleigh, Sigulda

Bobsleigh, Sigulda
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Private Day Tour to Sigulda from Riga
Ranked #4 of 36 things to do in Sigulda
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Owner description: Competitions in luge, skeleton take place in Sigulda bobsleigh and luge track. Also activities for tourists are possible in winter and summer. For soft bob in winter and summer bob visit bobtrase.lv For real bob in winter visit taxibob.lv
Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2012

You have to try it for sure! 7 or 15 last per person depending on which sledge you choose, tried the 7 lats one, 4 person sledge - a total WOW!

Visited March 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“must do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

omg its so amazing me and my boyfriend went to sigulda bobsleigh they put as in in 4man bob it was amazing if u dont have back neck op or problems plse do try i know its bit expensive but i would do again it cost as 35lv each and our time was 45.5 seconds i know its outside of riga thank god i know some friends in riga so they took as by car but for people who dont know no1 i would say take a train then from train station take a taxi we went in middle of the week so we rand them up 2days before to organise it as they usually let tourists down on weekends but if u ring in plenty of notice they will take u on trust me try it!!!!!!if u can get some1 to drive u there then near by is also ski slopes where we went after for some good food and snowboarding

Visited February 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just do it !!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

One of the things your mind tell you not to do, but your mates talk you into !!! Well worth the experience.

Visited February 2012
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Distrito Federal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good. But maybe not worth the money.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2011

I took the trip with the group from Naughty Squirrel, and cost me 50 lats with transport and one beer at the end.
It's a one hour car ride to Sigulda (plus one more back) for 47 seconds of fun.
If you think that you are helping the Latvian team to earn money for their competition, that you are riding with an actual member of the team that goes to the olimpic games and that it's a different thing to do and brag about with your friends, it will seem lots less expensive, but still, for me not worth the money.
The ride itself is good and I would probably go again if I didn't have to pay.

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Hong Kong, China
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“Quite expensive, 45-60 second activity, poor day trip from Riga”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2011

We stayed in Riga in June 2010 at Friendly Franks guesthouse, who hyped up the bobsleigh attraction in Siguld. We decided to give it a try and unfortunately paid the high fee of 35 Lat -US$70 per person for what turned out to be a quick 45 second experience. We thought we would bobsled a few times or that we would be given more instruction or something. Anyway, this 3hr 40 min activity involves going with a local taxi driver (no English) directly to Sigulda about 1.5 hour away, you get out, they point you down the bobsleigh grounds, staff there slap a helmet on you, direct you to some missle-like, home-made cart and start pushing down a hill. We had no idea we had actually started the activity and were quickly accelerating to high speeds. 45-60 seconds later, the bobsled cart stopped and we were ushered back to our waiting taxi and were back in route to Riga to the Friendly Franks hostel. The entire activity seemed to take no more than 5-8 minutes and felt a bit like a tourist scam to be honest. We hardly had time to get our camera out before it was over, what a waste!

The actual bobsleigh was a bit thrilling and would have been great if we could have done it several times. However, that wasn't to be as they seemed quite keen to get us moving along, out of the way and back to Riga after our first and only go. Ouch!

We suspect this attraction is quite good if you are staying Sigulda and don't need to pay for the expensive (tour-service) taxis from Riga. Unfortunately as a day trip from Riga, this is a very poor way to spend your time and money. On this basis, we highly recommend you not waste your time or money on going on the half-day bobsleigh trip to Sigulda.

Visited June 2010
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