Length of the trip – 50 km.
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.
In some of the places can find small rapids. In Suntaži after the railway bridge there is a dam in height around 1.5 m, almost vertical. Further, the river becomes slow, on the banks there appear sandstone outcrops. In Tūrkalne the river has small, local rapids and remains of two dams.
The route starts from Tūrkalne bridge. After 4 km on the right side is a tavern called “Dzirnavkrogs” and 6 km away from there is located village, called “Kranciems”. From this place river is different, with sharp rocks and rapids, and with a low water level what is going on in this way for 2 km.
Near the place called “Tīnūži” river is slow and peaceful. 5,5 km away from Tīnūži bridge can find Dobelnieki hydroelectric power plant. It is necessary to take a boat out of the river – on left side – and after station needs to continue the route in canal, because it is not possible to go in the river with boat. In the end of the canal needs to step out of the boat, on the right side of the river, take a boat and go on the gravel road a bit more than 100 m until the Vācu kalnu bridge, where can go in the river again and continue the route.
In next 4 km until the place called “Salenieki” river is fast and after that can find rapids. 5,5 km away can find a place called “Bunči” and after 3 km can see a place called “Avoti”, but after place called “Upeslejas”, river is again peaceful and wide. After 4 km starts “Līču” village and approximately 10 km away is Upeslejas bridge, what is a destination point.
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