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Gauja National Park

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2150, Latvia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful and quiet place with a good information point for tourists. However, the pedestrian paths in the forest are not ready for winter hikers! Some were like frozen lakes! I guess it's better to go here in the Summer time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank aliciadimas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful National Park with trails leading all around the area, passing beautiful forests, leading alongside the river etc. There are many sites to explore such as Gutman´s cave, and the Turaida castle.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This is an amazingly beautiful park which must be visited if in Cecil. Beware the walk from the city center to the entry of the park is 40 min of street walking. However it take you 10 minutes if you driving. It's well worth it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Martha S
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I recently visited this beautiful NP. It is in the Gauja River Valley, also known as little Switzerland. Well worth a visit in Latvia especially after being in the relatively flat lands that exist in most of Latvia.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alaska23_Family
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Gauja National park is a must-see while visiting Riga. The nature is outstanding and a trail brings you to al different kind of castles in the environment.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Tim B
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Parking is charged within the Park so plan your visit with that in mind. Lovely extensive area containing many specific sites. Quite popular and busy. Good for walking or cycling or... any number of recreational activities

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 301lisa33
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Such a shame we only stopped here for an hour as we could have walked for hours. Stunning natural beauty, beautiful sand cliffs and wildlife everywhere. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Livalambchop
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Stopped here for about a 45 minute hike on a tour between Riga and Tallinn ... and could have stayed much longer. We mainly did the stairway hike along the sandstone cliffs, which wends its way up to a nice view over the river. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank LMOverby
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I spent a very beautiful and wintery day in Gauja NP. Just 1 hour from Riga by bus (many go there). there is a tourist information office and the bus station (which is also the train station). Unfortunately it was not open when i was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank mistyday71
Reviewed 8 September 2017

It is an amazing place to go hiking and spend some alone time with nature. The river valley is beautiful and the hills won't disappoint you.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Esmeralda J
19 January 2017|
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Response from Katja L | Reviewed this property |
We did not try cable car.I am not sure, but I assume you can drive to cable car or at least quite close to it and then take two-way trip by cable car. Maybe you could try to ask from tourist info. Beautiful area, I highly... More