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SIGULDA is often called as the "Switzerland of Latvia" for its picturesque scenery, making it a favourite place for recreation among both locals and foreigners. It is located only 53 km from Riga, making it an easy day trip.

Sigulda has Latvia’s largest ski resort, and the town offers opportunities for rest, as well as for sports. Each season here has its own charm.
On summer, Sigulda becomes a gathering point for those seeking action and extreme sports (balloon riding or bungee jumping).
The bright colouring of the slopes, a clean blue sky and incredibly clear air make autumn in Sigulda gorgeous. It is a Latvian tradition for people to visit Sigulda between the end of September and beginning of November, where they take walks in the vicinity of Turaida castle or just relax and enjoy the scenery.
Winter: Sigulda posesses the premier cross-country and downhill ski resort of Latvia, offering specially equipped and lightened ski-tracks, downhill skiing, and bobsled tracks open to the public.

  • Last visit to Sigulda: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated Nov 9, 2005
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  • MITNIC's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2009 at 9:16 AM

    Great place, "100 km walking trails"... For me :-)

  • Propermark's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2006 at 7:31 AM

    How long does it take to get here from Riga? My girl lives here:) but we've met in Riga.. I'd like to visit her:)) Bye

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2006 at 4:18 AM

    Looks a lovely area. Would like to visit the Gutmana cave.

  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2006 at 3:54 PM

    What an interesting and beautiful place! Great page and pictures!

  • Raimix's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2005 at 3:52 AM

    Nice place and surroundings! I think, I will see these sights in another year! Thanks for page! Raimundas.

  • LanaFromRiga's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2005 at 4:37 AM

    Pohozhe vi v Latvii na meste ne sideli, a pite6estvovali. Molodci! I strani4ka uvlekateljnaja, i fotki klassnie.

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