Sports Travel To Valmiera: Here Are The Popular Spots


Valmiera Tourist information centre is pleased to present you the article by Jordan Fuller, who is a retired golfer and who loves to travel for golf. Jordan Fuller is also a golf writer and owns a golf publication site ( and the usual topics are tips and tricks on how to improve the golf game. We are glad for this initiative and invite you to take a look in the article and find out more!


Visitors are delighted with Valmiera’s beautiful nature and its cultural and historic sites. The northern gateway to Gauja National Park, plays host to numerous interesting cultural and sporting events, with plenty of outdoor sports available for travelers to the area such as golf. So traveling with your best golf travel bag is a must. 
Outdoor Activities at "Sajutu Parks" (Park of Senses)
Located along the Steep banks of the Gauja river, the Sajutu Parks (Park of Senses) features several opportunities to enjoy the outdoors
The trail in the Trees
With four zip lines over the river, the Trail in the Trees is the safe, continuous trail that ranges from 5-11m height, with a 1 or 5 km challenge. The Universal trail includes options for trekkers of different ages and physical strengths, with a harder trail for those seeking an adventure. The system is a Swiss design without any possibility of unhooking yourself from the cable during the adventure up in the trees.
Canoe and River Trips
"Pie Gaujas" offers short breaks and canoe trips along Latvia’s longest river, with packages for individuals, couples, and small groups for the traveler that is looking to get a more intimate experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city. 
Running and Walking Tracks
With Nordic walking routes and marked running tracks, Vidzeme Olympic Center offers runners and walkers the ability to choose from routes with various lengths and difficulty levels. The following distance is accomplished by the use of marked signs that indicate the kilometers covered, and the tracks are available for use for running, walking, cycling and skiing. Group training is also an option with hiking and thematic events.
Dalin’s Beach
One of the most popular sites to relax in the summer, Dalin’s Beach is a public beach that is open for swimming along the Gauja River. Organized beach volleyball and beach tennis fields provide a great opportunity for enjoying the beach and the water on during the hot days of summer
Golf at Avoti 
Located in Valmiermuiža, just 3km from the center of Valmiera, the recreation park Avoti features a 9-hole golf course covering just over 1930 meters, for a par 32. Avoti became the sixth Latvian golf course to meet International Standards when the course opened in 2016 after the ceremonial first tee shot from the 1st tee was launched by multiple Olympic champion in BMX cycling, Maris Strombergs.
The course is a magnificent blend of birch trees, ornamental greenery, and shrubs that surround four reservoirs to create a serene golfing experience for golfers of all skill levels. To get in some practice time, fine-tuning that putter can be done on the practice putting green, and to work on your swing, there is a driving range along with a year-round golf simulator.
Image photo from Valmiera Tourist information centre photo archive.
Information prepared by:
Jordan Fuller
Golf Expert / Editor-in-Chief