Location and info surroundings

The idyllic town in Gaujas National Park.

Cesis is a pearl in the province Vidzeme of Latvia, an authentic town which is now over 800 years old. The cozy center has everything for a pleasant stay.

Central to Gaujas National Park is the Gauja river with its beautiful shores, steep sandstone cliffs and surprising twists. The mostly forested landscape is hilly with some steep rocky cliffs of more than 50 meters.
The roads between the various locations are mostly paved with asphalt, but once you leave the main roads, it will soon be off-road. Once you are away from the "civilized world" these will be the natural sandy paths which over the years have formed by nature.

 

Common info Letland

Since 1992 Latvia is an independent state and in 2004 they joined the EU.
Their national currency is Lats (LVL) 1 euro is about 0.70 Ls.
ATMs are on almost every street corner and in many large stores and gas stations as well and just work with our bank and credit cards.
Latvia is about 1.5 times as large as the Netherlands / 2x as large as Belgium and has only 2.2 million inhabitants.
A large part (over 700,000) live in the capital Riga. You will all understand that the countryside is very quiet and there is a lot of freedom.
The language in Latvia is Latvian, but Russian is still in use and for Westerners it is totally incomprehensible.
Apart from the Latvian language they can speak the English and German quite well , especially the youth of Latvia has usually knowledge of these languages.
The Latvian cuisine is a blend of flavors. The traditional cuisine has influences from Germany, Sweden, Russia, and is very similar to ours (potatoes, meat and vegetables) Solid food with quite a lot of tasty ingredients. In addition, modern kitchen (burgers, pizza, pasta, etc.) are also ubiquitous. Surprise yourself with a tasty meal.
Many restaurants offer an international menu.


The ittinerary / schedule

Wednesday:
'Departure from i.e. Dusseldorf (Weeze NDR) / Charleroi / Amsterdam to Riga (RIX).
Arrival to Riga (RIX) Airport.
Pick up by shuttle bus (up to 6 participants per tour), transportation to base camp (Cesis) at about 85 km of the capital Riga. Check into hotel and then dinner, followed by brief introduction for the next days.

Thursday:
Breakfast together, and change clothes for the first stage.
Afternoon lunch and then the second stage towards base camp.
Evening meal and free time to spend.

Friday:
Breakfast together, and change clothes for the first stage.
Afternoon lunch and then the second stage towards base camp.
Evening meal and free time to spend.

Saturday:
Breakfast together, and change clothes for the first stage.
Afternoon lunch and then the second stage towards base camp.
Evening meal and free time to spend.

Sunday:
Breakfast together, change clothes for the final stage of the program.
Lunch, chat, changing in hotel
Sunday afternoon return with the shuttle bus to Riga / Hotel.
ENDURO TOUR PROGRAM END

Then you are free to do what you want.
Important tip: let the hotel book a taxi van to the airport for the next morning!
eg Call Baltic Taxi on number 8500, and state how many people will use of the taxi!



 

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The weather in Cesis

 

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