"A daytrip to Sigulda" Top 5 Page for this destination Sigulda by MalenaN

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I visited Sigulda on a daytrip from Riga. It was in December and the weather was the worst, it was grey, there was some rain and on the ground there was wet snow mud. Sights are quite spread out around Sigulda so I went by bus and on foot (and got very wet feet).

The small town Sigulda is situated 53 km northeast of Riga, by the Gauja River Valley. The landscape is beautiful with rolling hills. There are many activities to do for the visitors. In the area there are many caves and medieval castles and ruins. Between the sights there are often good walking trails.

Sigulda is the Latvian centre for sports and outdoor activities. Besides walking you can in summer do horse riding, cycling, ballooning, bungee jumping and much more. If it is enough snow in winter you can go skiing and there is also bobsleigh run open on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Last visit to Sigulda: Dec 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2016 at 10:02 AM

    Lovely little page about your day trip to Sigulda. I spent one night here. On my first half day the weather was sunny and nice, but in the morning of the next day it was grey and rainy.

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Jan 17, 2016 at 11:09 AM

      Thank you Holger for visiting my page! I just visited on a daytrip from Riga, but saw quite a lot considering the sights are so spread out.

  • Aitana's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Nice page. I'm planning a visit to Sigulda and your tips are very useful.

  • calcaf38's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2011 at 3:40 AM

    Wonderful page, Malena. Are you sure, the padlocks are not where stolen bikes were? He he he. And thank you for dropping by my Cuenca pages.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2010 at 2:56 AM

    What a beautiful sad story about the Turaida Rose! A shame you didn't have better weather, but the church in particular looks so pretty in the snow :-)

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:04 AM

    Great updates during two weeks! Thank you Malena for refreshing my memories about Sigulda which I visited with a day trip 35 years ago, haha! Yes, love padlocks have also appeared in Moscow recently!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    It seems you had a good tour of the Sigulda area! Too bad the weather was not the best, but the freshly fallen snow, bare trees and lots of old castle ruins made for excellent photos! Very helpful tips too on how to get around.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Hello, Malena! Good that you've managed to pay a visit! Thanks for sharing!

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2009 at 9:21 AM

    Oh, I would also like to visit this place some day! I have seen those padlocks in Riga :))

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    an interesting page, Malena, thanks for sharing ! I also saw such padlocks in Moscow last summer, I guess it is no guarantee with it anyway :-)

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