They call it 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.
Summer: When the weather is fine, Sigulda becomes a gathering point for those seeking action and extreme sports. Balloon riding or bungee jumping provide plenty opportunity for an adrenaline rush.
Autumn: 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.
Turaida Castle(11th century): Though this castle was practically ruined, it has been refurbished
Birini, Krimulda Castles
Gutmana Cave:The deepest cave in Latvia is known for its holy spring
Gauja RiverTake a ride across this picturesque river, suspended high over the water in a cable-car which links the two banks.
Castle-Museum of Turaida (LV, EN)
Bungee jumping, cable (LV, EN, RU)
Baloon ride (LV, EN)
Go Karts (LV)
Snowboard, skiing (LV)
Bike and tourism ecquipment rental (LV, EN)
Hotel “Pils” is located in the centre of one of the most beautiful cities of Latvia - Sigulda.
By train (hourly) - timetable on railroad web-site (LV, EN, RU)
By bus (hourly) - timetable on busstation web-site (LV, EN, RU, DE)
By car - the estimated driving time - 50 min
Sigulda Tourism Information Centre
Valdemara 1a, Phone: +371 67 971 335, Fax: +371 67 971 372
Official Sigulda Website (LV, EN)