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. In the 20s – 30s of the last century, apart from the Valmiera and Siļķu ferries, in the olden times, such devices were the main way of crossing rivers in Latvia. Līgatne Ferry is the only left such kind of ferry in Baltic States. Before World war II, there was a bridge instead of ferry but it was destroyed in the war.
Near Līgatne there is Līgatne Nature park with more than 5km trails in the forest where people can observe wild animals and birds.
After 2 km on the right side there is Katrīnas rock- about 200 m long and 15 high cliff.
After one more km there are Gūdu cliffs- up to 18 m high and 250 m wide sandstone rock. After next 1,5 km there are few more rocks again.
Coming closer to Sigulda, there will be Turaida castle visible from the river side. The route ends at Sigulda bridge. If you still have some power left, you can have a walk to several caves near Turaida.
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