Last year we discovered the spectacular valley of the Gauja river. This year we decided to listen to you and organise the hike in the early autumn when the sun is still warm, but nature is beginning to cover in gold.

The new hike area is known as Latvia’s Switzerland – therefore it is the most challenging Trektours hike. Gauja Hike will let you experience the mountains in the Baltics!

This time we will meet you at the new start and finish location – one of the most beautiful and most visited cities in Latvia, the ancient capital of Livonia – Cesis.

See you in the Baltic mountains!

ROUTE COMPARISON

  • 15 KM
  • 14 €
  • Start
    7:00 – 8:00
    8:30 - 9:30
    SOLD OUT 10:00 – 11:00
    11:30 – 12:30
  • starter pack
  • rest and assistance
    stops
  • water and tea
  • snacks
  • -
  • transfer if cutting short
  • storage of belongings
  • diploma
  • medal
  • 21 KM
  • 20 €
  • Start
    7:00 – 8:00
    8:30 - 9:30
    SOLD OUT 10:00 – 11:00
    11:30 – 12:30
  • starter pack
  • rest and assistance
    stops
  • water and tea
  • snacks
  • hot meal
  • transfer if cutting short
  • storage of belongings
  • diploma
  • medal
  • 31 KM
  • 27 €
  • Start
    7:00 – 8:00
    8:30 - 9:30
    SOLD OUT 10:00 – 11:00

  • starter pack
  • rest and assistance
    stops
  • water and tea
  • snacks
  • hot meal
  • transfer if cutting short
  • storage of belongings
  • diploma
  • medal

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.

 

ROUTE INFORMATION

Cēsis, Cēsu pilsēta, Latvia (GPS: 57.314279, 25.269419)

All the routes are circular – you will start and finish at the same place. No matter which route you choose, the old town of Cesis, its medieval castle and beautiful park will be part of your hike. No route is suitable for a hike with a stroller.

ROUTES

The main highlight of this route is the Cīrulīšu nature trail, where you can explore the evolution of the Gauja river since the ice age. By choosing this route, you will be able to see the impressive 10 m high and 140 m long Cīrulīšu cliffs, which are also called mirror because they reflect on the crystal-clear water of the oxbow lake. You will also have a chance to visit the man-made Ligavas Cave, built during the Livonian War.

The main highlight of this route is Ērgļi cliffs. It is one of the most beautiful places in the Gauja National Park. Being 130 meters long and 22 m high, these are the largest cliffs of the entire Gauja Valley. The scenery takes your breath away not only while you stand on top of them, but also when you get down and look at them from below.

If you want to see everything, this is the best choice. Cīrulīšu Nature Trail, historic Liga Cave, spectacular Cīrulīšu cliffs – all of these highlights are waiting for you together with the spectacular Ērgļi cliffs.

All the routes are circular – you will start and finish at the same place. No matter which route you choose, the old town of Cesis, its medieval castle and beautiful park will be part of your hike. No route is suitable for a hike with a stroller.

REGISTER

THE PROCESS OF THE EVENT

Attention! During the hike, we invite you to pay attention to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, related to COVID-19. Also, please follow your registration timeframes!

ARRIVAL AREA
On the 19th of September (Saturday) all participants must arrive at the start area Cēsis, Cēsu pilsēta, Latvia (GPS: 57.314279, 25.269419)

PARKING SPACES

Tirdzniecības centrs “Solo”

MEGO

Delfinija BG

Smilšu laukums

Valmieras iela

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 placeCēsis, Cēsu pilsēta, Latvia (GPS: 57.314279, 25.269419). 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.

When registering, all participants agree with hike regulations.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PARTICIPANTS PACKET?

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PARTICIPANT PASS WITH ROUTE MAP
Check-in marking table, orientation map 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

Tea in most stops.

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SNACKS
For all participants.

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HOT FOOD
For 21 km and 31 km participants.

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PARTICIPANTS BRACELET
For participants identification.

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FIRST AID
First aid kit in each stop.

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TRANSPORTATION
Back to the start area if it is decided 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.

 

Hike With Your Own Dishes!

Being so close to nature, we have a responsibility to care for it. Therefore, in order to reduce the amount of plastic used at the event – we will not hand out disposable dishes at the Tea and Lunch Points!

If you agree that nature conservation is in our hands, we invite you to bring your own dishes: a cup (for everyone), a bowl and a spoon (for those hiking 21 or 31 km).

We will take care of the ones who forgot – we will borrow reusable dishes, which we will strongly ask you to return at the last point or at the finish, as we will use them for other hikes after washing. CupCup helps us with this initiative.

ARRIVAL

START LOCATION:

Cēsis, Cēsu pilsēta, Latvia (GPS: 57.314279, 25.269419)

EVENT DATE:

September 19, 2020

STARTING TIME:

15 KM: 7:00 – 8:00, 8:30 – 9:30, 10:00 – 11:00, 11:30 – 12:30

21 KM: 7:00 – 8:00, 8:30 – 9:30, 10:00 – 11:00, 11:30 – 12:30

31 KM: 7:00 – 8:00, 8:30 – 9:30, 10:00 – 11:00

PARKING SPACES

Tirdzniecības centrs “Solo”

MEGO

Delfinija BG

Smilšu laukums

Valmieras iela

O R G A N I Z E R S
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Perskindol
Hiatus
Hermis
Activus
Belvita
Saulės Grūdas
Benu
Vero Cafe
CupCup
15min
KIKA group
We love Lithuania
Cesis savivaldybė
Gaujos nacionalinis parkas
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