RIVER GAUJA: STRENČI – VALMIERA (25 KM)
A classic river Gauja boating route, its most exciting section of the river will start from the Rīga – Valga railway bridge, where you will have to cross the Strenči rapids, which will continue to the Krāčupe estuary. Further on, the river banks become higher and more scenic. Behind the Mellupe estuary on the right bank will be the Sīmanēni sacred oak, where you can draw strength for further boating. It is recommended to end the route in Daliņi for boaters who do not feel safe going through the Kazu rapids in Valmiera. If you have the ability to boat through rapids and the desire for more extreme adventures, then you have to go along the Steep Banks of the river Gauja to the Valmiera boat dock.
Free of charge place for leisure: in Strenči (near the wooden sculpture park), at the mouth of the Krāčupe in the river Gauja, Daliņi beach
Leisure place for additional pay: leisure place Cīruļi, camping Jaunarāji
Duration: 4,5 – 6 h
Start of the route: Strenči
Finish of the route: Boat dock (Pilskalna street 3, Valmiera)
*Route map HERE
*The listed leisure areas are subject to change.