Private tour

Sigulda Hiking Tour: A Day in the Switzerland of Latvia

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10 reviews

Activity provider: Discover Latvia Tours
Private tour

Sigulda Hiking Tour: A Day in the Switzerland of Latvia

Activity provider: Discover Latvia Tours

From US$ 179.31 per person

Discover the caves, cliffs, impressive forests, and popular attractions of Sigulda, Krimulda, and Turaida, on a full-day guided hike. Enjoy the natural beauty of this region known as the Switzerland of Latvia on a leisurely hike that covers 15 kilometers.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Latvian, Lettish
Pickup included
Hotel pickup is available from your accommodation in Riga.
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  • Enjoy a day’s hike in the Switzerland of Latvia
  • See the ruins of the old Sigulda castle and the new castle
  • Explore Goodman's Cave, noted for its 17th-century inscriptions
  • Experience Gauja National Park
  • Admire the views of the Gauja valley
Full description
Enjoy a full-day hiking tour in one of the Latvia's most picturesque regions. Known as the Switzerland of Latvia, the area features mountains, valleys, cliffs, and caves. Take in views of the Gauja River Valley as you cross it by the aerial cableway. Your 15-kilometer guided hike will take you through the area’s natural landscapes and through populated areas as well. You’ll help set the pace for the tour, and there’s no need to rush, as there’s plenty of time to cover the entire route. The hiking route takes you past numerous attractions, including the ruins of the old Sigulda castle, the new castle, and Goodman's Cave. Goodman’s Cave was formed over a 10,000-year period by water gradually eroding sandstone. The grotto is a protected geological site and the oldest tourist attraction in Latvia. You’ll see inscriptions on its walls dating back to 1668 and 1677. You’ll hike to Piķenes Cliff and the Little Devil's Cave, and take in spectacular views from the Velnalas Cliff overlook as well.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Food and drinks

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Food and drinks
  • Water
  • Packed lunch
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Daypack

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes

Know before you go

  • Entrance tickets are included
  • Food and drinks are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 10 reviews

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Excellent tour, unforgettable and breathtaking. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel. Our tour unfortunately took place in the rain but nonetheless our tour guide was excellent, encouraging and engaging. Truly magnificent location and marvellous views of Sigulda, castle and Gauja national park. Worth your money, in all aspects!

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April 2, 2023

We enjoyed our excursion tremendously - lots of scenic views and sights along the hike. We explored everything from castles to caves to ruins. Richard, our guide, was knowledgeable, personable and a joy to spend 7 hrs with. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for something different during your stay in Latvia.

April 2, 2023

Ein Tag im Grünen, so könnte man die Wandertour bezeichnen! Wir wanderten mit Rihards durch wunderschöne Wälder und Wiesen. Dabei erzählte uns unser Guide auf humorvolle Art und Weise sehr viele spannende Infos über Lettland! Wir haben den Tag sehr genossen und würden sie auf jeden Fall weiter empfehlen!

April 2, 2023

Product ID: 20418