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GAUJA HIKE 2019 | Gauja Hike 2019
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REGISTRATION PRICE WILL INCREASE ON THE 18th OF OCTOBER 16:00

We invite you to finish the hiking season in Sigulda and discover Latvia’s oldest and largest Gauja National Park, nicknamed Switzerland.

Thousands of years ago, glaciers have made these neighborhoods the hilliest area in the Baltics, making you feel like you’re on a real mountain hike.

As you go, you will not only experience the freshness of autumn forests but also enjoy the abundance of sandstone outcrops, exposed rocks, rocks and caves, including the largest cave in the Baltic States – the Gutman cave.

We have prepared three routes for you: 12 km, 20 km, and 30 km. Please note that the “mountainous kilometers” go harder, so choose the distance responsibly.

After the hike, we recommend to visit the famous medieval Turaida castle and try the Sigulda cable car, which is 42 meters high.

  • 12 KM
  • 9 €
  • Start 08:00 – 13:00
  • Elevation gain/loss 282m/-282m
  • starter pack
  • rest and assistance stops
  • water, tea
  • snacks
  • -
  • transfer if cutting hike short
  • storage of belongings
  • diploma
  • medal
  • 20 KM
  • 14 €
  • Start 08:00 – 13:00
  • Elevation gain/loss 455m/-455m
  • starter pack
  • rest and assistance stops
  • water, tea
  • snacks
  • lunch
  • transfer if cutting hike short
  • storage of belongings
  • diploma
  • medal
  • 30 KM
  • 21 €
  • Start 08:00 – 11:00
  • Elevation gain/loss 615m/-615m
  • starter pack
  • rest and assistance stops
  • water, tea
  • snacks
  • lunch
  • transfer if cutting hike short
  • storage of belongings
  • diploma
  • medal

REGISTRATION PRICE WILL INCREASE ON THE 18th OF OCTOBER 16:00

REGISTRATION

ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS

REGISTRATION PRICE WILL INCREASE ON THE 18th OF OCTOBER 16:00

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DISCOUNTS

Pupils, seniors and children up to 7 years of old can choose a price type with a discount.
Durig the collection of starter packs all participants registered with a discount will be asked to provide a document confirming their status.

Participants will be able to discover these interesting and noteworthy places:

  • A 43 meters high and 1.2 km long cableway connecting Krimulda and Sigulda separated by the river Gauja.
  • Hanging pedestrian bridge over the Gauja River.
  • Caesar’s chair with a solemn view of the valleys and bends of the Gauja River.
  • Krimulda Manor and ruins of a 14th century built castle.

– only 12 km – 

  • The Serpantine of Krimulda created especially for the visit of Tsar Alexander II (1862).
  • 30 m high Sigulda Ferris wheel in the central square of the city.

– only 12 ir 20 km –

  • A spectacular 15 m high Gauja Valley limestone wall overlooking the Devil’s Cave.

– only 20 ir 30 km –

  • The largest (18.8 m deep) cave in the Baltic States – the Gutman cave.
  • 5 m deep Kraukru Gorge.
  • Paradise Hill, which offers breathtaking autumn views of the Gauja valley. The landscape has been painted by renowned artists such as J. Feder, V. Purvytis, J. Rosenthal, which is why this hill has been renamed the Artists’ Hill.

THE PROCESS OF THE EVENT

ARRIVAL AREA
On the 26 th of October (Saturday) all participants must arrive at the start area Siguldas Raiņa parka Basketbola laukumā, Sigulda, Siguldas pilsēta, LV-2150, Latvia. (GPS: 57.158183, 24.854632).

REGISTRATION
After arriving to the start area, your ticket will be scanned (mobile versions accepted) and you will be handed out your starting package, which contains:

  • control bracelet (Only participants with bracelets will be serviced at the stops);
  • participant pass and a map with directions and support contacts;
  • other crucial information and items.

STARTING
After registration, you are allowed to begin the hike on the designated time for your route, which can be found in the route comparison area.

HIKING
Rest and assistance stops will be set up all across the hike route, in which you are required to check-in with your participant pass. You will also be able to replenish your water supplies, have a cup of tea, grab a snack and if need be, receive first medical assistance.

TRANSPORTATION AFTER TERMINATING YOUR HIKE EARLY

Participants wishing to terminate their hike early will have to get to the nearest rest and assistance stop. From there, they will be brought back to the start area by designated vehicles. At the finish zone, participants should present their participant pass to volunteers and will receive a diploma with the exact number of kilometres walked.

FINISHING
All of the hike routes are radial, thus you will start and finish and the same placeSiguldas Raiņa parka Basketbola laukumā, Sigulda, Siguldas pilsēta, LV-2150, Latvia. (GPS: 57.158183, 24.854632). Here, the participants who have successfully completed their chosen route will be awarded with nominal diplomas (on demand) and medals. However, the hike is not a race, thus your time will not be recorded and there will be no rewards for the first hikers crossing the finish line.

By paying the entry fee, participants confirm that they are familiar with and agree to the terms and conditions of the hike.

REGISTRATION PRICE WILL INCREASE ON THE 18th OF OCTOBER 16:00

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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE?

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PARTICIPANT PASS WITH ROUTE MAP
Check-in marking table and useful information.

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WATER
Bottled water at start zone and refill in most stops.

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REST AND ASSISTANCE STOPS
Every 4-5 km set up stop for participant check-in, services and rest.

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TEA
In most stops.

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SNACKS
For all participants.

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HOT FOOD
20 km
30 km

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PARTICIPANT BRACELET
Bracelet colour indicates the route you must take and identifies you as hike participant.

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FIRST AID
First aid kit in each stop.

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TRANSPORTATION
Back to the start area if you decide to terminate the hike.

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STORAGE OF BELONGINGS
In the starting area.

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MEDAL
After successfully completing the chosen route.

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DIPLOMA
Nominal with marked number of kilometres walked.

REGISTRATION PRICE WILL INCREASE ON THE 18th OF OCTOBER 16:00

START LOCATION:
Siguldas Raiņa parka Basketbola laukumā, Sigulda, Siguldas pilsēta, LV-2150, Latvia.

EVENT DATE:
October 26, 2019

START TIME:
12KM: 08:00 – 13:00
20KM: 08:00 – 13:00
30KM: 08:00 – 11:00