Valmiera – Cēsis (campsite Jeņču laivas)

This is a relatively peaceful 38 km long route which is suitable for two day trip with several sights to see. It leads through Gauja National Park Latvia and includes beautiful views and many cliffs to see.

“Jāņrāmis” - Līgatne

This is one of the most beautiful route in Gauja with several sights to see. The starting point is easily accesible by cars, so many water tourists use it as a starting or ending point for trips.

“Jāņrāmis” - Sigulda

This is one of the most beautiful route in Gauja with several sights to see. The starting point is easily accesible by cars, so many water tourists use it as a starting or ending point for trips.

Approximately 1,5 km from „Jāņarāmis” there are „Ramatu” cliffs- one of the most impressive sandstone cliffs in Gauja National Park Latvia. Note- cliffs are not suitable for trekking.

Cēsis (campsite “Jeņču laivas”) – Līgatne

This is one of the fastest parts of Gauja, it is suitable for one day trips (the river fall is around 5 m, the trip takes around 4-5 hours). The route includes beautiful sights to see from the boat.

This route starts from campsite “Jeņču laivas” (located in the street, called “Gaujas iela 90a”).

Cēsis (campsite “Jeņču laivas”) – Sigulda

This is one of the fastest parts of Gauja, it is suitable for one day trips (the river fall is around 5 m, the trip takes around 4-5 hours). The route includes beautiful sights to see from the boat.

This route starts from campsite “Jeņču laivas” (located in the street, called “Gaujas iela 90a”).

Līgatne - Sigulda

This is easy one day trip on the beautiful river Gauja. Route length is 24 km, the route starts near Līgatne Ferry which is the only remaining ferry across the Gauja river. In the 17th century there were nine ferries across the Gauja River to ensure convenient communication with Estonia and Russia.

Kandava - Renda

Boat rental offers relaxing boat trip on Abava river. Abava is slow and peaceful river with 129km length. There are few over falls though. In Abava Nature Park is located second widest waterfall of Latvia- Abavas rumba (Abavas rapid). Route from Kandava to Renda includes most spectacular landscapes and nature objects.

Sigulda - Murjāņi

Boat rent offers boats for 19 km long one day route on Gauja river- the most picturesque river of Latvia. Route starts in Turaida. 2,5 km from bridge over Gauja is Devils Cave with 250 m long and 15 m high rock. The entrance in the cave is 8 m above sea level.

Lubāns lake – Meirāni canal

The Aiviekste, surrounded by sluices, flows out of the Lubāns lake and this is the largest lake in Latvia – 14 km long and 9 km wide. The Aiviekste is a large and interesting river with its charm. Two types of paddlers will like this river: those who prefer marathons and speed, and those who will tie their canoes together, go with the flow and share stories with their travel companions.

Lubāna – accommodation place “Kalna šķēļi”

The Aiviekste river, with the length of 114 km, separates two regions – “Vidzeme” and “Latgale”. In the bottom part of the river, are many islands and 15 rapids. On these islands is built a hydroelectric power plant of Aiviekste river, what was the largest hydroelectric power plant in Latvia, until 1938.

Meirāni - Ļaudona

In the bottom part of the river, are many islands and 15 rapids. On these islands is built a hydroelectric power plant of Aiviekste river, what is one of the biggest hydroelectric power plants in Latvia.

Ļaudona – Gostiņi (31 km)

The journey takes place in the Aiviekste river and it starts from Ļaudona bridge. Follows the long trip down on the river and on the way it is possible to see some small rivers, which flows into Aiviekste river. After approximately 13 km on the right side can find a campsite called “Upmalas”.

“Lubāns” lake – Daugava

The Aiviekste, surrounded by sluices, flows out of the Lubāns lake and this is the largest lake in Latvia. The Aiviekste is a large and interesting river with its charm. Two types of paddlers will like this river: those who prefer marathons and those who will tie their canoes together, go with the flow and share stories with their travel companions.

Krāslava - Naujene

The Daugava is the largest river in Latvia. It flows out of the Valdai highlands in Russia, flows through Russia, Belarus and Latvia where it flows into the Baltic Sea.  Daugava river is also one of the national symbols of Latvia, which is often mentioned in literature and music. The river is associated with national strength and unity and is called as national destiny river.

Mazā Jugla (“Turkalnes” bridge) – “Upeskalnu” bridge (route “P2”)

Important!!! It is possible to go on this route only during the spring and autumn season, when water level is higher than in summer. At lower water level in sections of rapids the boats will be have to be towed.

The Small Jugla is the tenth longest river in Latvia and outlet of the Small Jugla is located 130 m above the sea level, but the mouth - 0.1 m above the sea level.

Skaistkalne - Bauska

The Memele river with a length of 76 km, marks a border between Latvia and Lithuania. Average depth of the river is 1,3 m and it is approximately 45 m wide. Nice, small and afterwards not so small and swift river with a clear water. Settle down can only on the right side of the river, in Latvia’s side, and needs to have a passport. 

Litene – bridge on the road “P36”

At the beginning of the river, that is a border crossing of Estonia - Russia – Latvia the river is shallow and fast. The local road bridges follow one after. The river becomes wider but it does not get slower. Behind the Mālupe river the fast flow of the Piededze river calms down and the inclination to the road bridge of Gulbene-Rēzekne is 30 cm per km on average. A beautiful and woody stretch begins 5 km before place called “Jaunannas”. Behind the ‘’Jaunannas’’ the Pededze river is not that snaky and the next part to Litene is the most popular one day paddling route of the Pededze river. The Litene–Gulbene–Rēzekne road is considered one of the most beautiful river stretches in Latvia.

Mazsalaca - Staicele

Salaca river is the fifth longest river in Latvia and it is 95 km long. From Mazsalaca is starting one of the most enjoyable parts of the Salaca river. The river calmly flows along the Valtenberģi manor park, rocks, caves, through Skaņaiskalns park where can be seen sightseeing objects made by nature and also by humans – ‘’Skābumbaļla’’, ‘’Velna Cave’’, ‘’Vilkači pine’’, ‘’Love bridge’’ and ‘’Dreams’ ladders’’ are just a part of them. It is interesting to go ashore and to try unique echo near Skaņaiskalns rock.

Nīgrande – Skrunda

The route starts from the Nīgrande bridge. After 13 km on the left side of the river can see Ātrais hill, what is 20 m high. In this place river becomes faster. After 500 m can see Gobdziņu cliffs, 11 m high, what is one of the most popular and beautiful sightseeing objects in the region of Kurzeme. In this place, near the cliffs, it is also possible to cross the river by foot. Moreover, on the bottom side of the cliff can find a 26 m long cave.

Death Island – ‘’Daugmales” mound

The easiest way to start a trip is from place called “Daugmale” and in there follow the sign what tells about the place, where happened First World War. River Daugava in this place is very peaceful, and that is good for just enjoying the time in water. Death Island was an island after the Rīga hydroelectric power plant created a reservoir, and before that it was a peninsula on the Left Bank of the Daugava.

Riga Hydroelectric Station – South bridge

The easiest way to start a trip is driving to the route A7, and near the Ķekava church need to turn to the street called “Dārznieku iela” and need to reach the tower, where it is possible to leave the car. There are several sightseeing objects on the way, for example, Dolesmuiža dolomite rock what is 12 m high and Daugava museum, what is worth to see just because of the view Doles Island’s park to the Daugava river. 

Lēdmane - Ogre

The total length of Ogre river is 188 km. It is necessary to remember that river is not suitable for boating when water level is low, just because there are many rocks in the river. The route can start from Lēdmane bridge, in the place called ‘’Beku līcis’’. The river creates the nature park of Ogre river valley. On the right side can also find a ‘’Bekubode’’ bakery, where it is possible to buy a delicious homemade bread.

Plakanciems - Ozolnieki

The route starts from Plakanciema bridge. During the trip, in many places can find trees in the river, that can make boating difficult and in some of the places it is necessary to take a boat out of the river, take that around the trees, and then go back in the river. First bridge is after 4 km, and 2 km away is a second bridge. After 4 km river becomes more wide and there is another bridge. Then follows 4 km long way to place called “Pēternieki”.

“Dzelzāmurs” – the bridge on the road “A7”

The route starts near the bridge in the place called “Dzelzāmurs”. In the start river flows near many villages. Approximately 2,5 km it is also a border between 2 regions – “Baldone” and “Iecava”. River flows into Baldone region. In next 2 km there is forest around the river. In this place river is peaceful and silent. Then the next village is called “Stūri”. Place is located near the watermill. In next 8 km can see nature landscapes. The destination point of this route is on the left side, not far away from road “A7”.

Andrejosta - Riga channel

Want to try boating, but not sure enaugh to go for a longer route? Maybe you want to rest together with friends or colleagues, celebrate some event in a different way than usual or show Riga from other point of view to your guests? We offer short trip with Jeņču laivas boats in Riga channel and Daugava river. Route beginning and end in Andrejosta, route lenght- 6,3km.