5 Km
Level of difficulty: Medium
  • 1-1.5h
  • Vītiņkalni, Krustiņi, Inčukalna pagasts, Siguldas novads

Not for nothing the River Loja is called Klinšupīte or the River of Cliffs. Despite the views, the banks of Loja are less popular than those of the Rivers Brasla or Amata.

Along the right bank downstream of the road Inčukalns-Valka (A3) there are several paths running through a less strenuous environment. The predominantly sandy (and rocky here and there) riverbed of the shallow river can be crossed on foot during warm days. This is an ideal place for Nordic walking fans and nature watchers, showing off its plants, birds, insects and mushrooms.

Recommended time for the route. April–October. The spring will delight you with blooming bird-cherry trees and anemones, while the autumn – with colourful leaves. Hiking in winter is also fun!

Good to know! Suitable footwear needed. Local map is recommended. Prior to walking, one should visit the information point in “Rāmkalni”. Be careful when walking along the steep banks as these are subject to erosion by the water! Walking outdoors is at one’s own risk.

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