Riga Summer Bobsleigh

Usually, people associate bobsleigh with winter sports, but we provide you with the unique opportunity to experience it in summer. The Sigulda Luge and Bobsleigh Track, a training venue for Latvia's Olympic team, stands out as one of the few tracks globally that allows public bobsleigh rides during the summer months.

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Price from: 55 € /PP

Price Includes:

  • Transportation
  • Safety instructions and helmet
  • One or two rides on a summer bobsleigh

Duration:

  • 2.5 to 3.5 hours (depending on the size of the group)

What to Expect?

The transfer from Riga takes approximately 50 minutes each way.

No prior experience or training is required; a professional pilot will guide you. Simply hold on and enjoy the ride. Before starting, you'll receive safety instructions and a helmet. Unfortunately, you can only capture moments at the start due to restrictions.

There's a distinction between Riga winter and summer bobsleigh regarding the finish. In winter, after reaching the finish, you exit the bobsleigh, returning by van. In summer, you remain seated as the bobsleigh is towed back up for a second ride if you booked two, or you exit after one ride.

Summer bobsleighs accommodate a professional pilot and up to 3 tourists. Groups can support friends after rides or explore the track facilities. The main building features a vending machine and an Olympic achievements photo gallery on the first floor. The fourth floor has restrooms, and the sixth offers a sightseeing platform (at extra cost) for stunning Gauja Valley photos.

Unlike the Winter Olympic bobsleigh, open to those without back or neck issues, the Summer bobsleigh is suitable for anyone aged 6 and above. Children (6-14) need a parent's presence.

Summer bobsleigh rides are offered from early May to late September.

The history of bobsleigh in Sigulda dates back to the late 19th century when Prince Kropotkin constructed a 900-meter bobsleigh track with a single curve on his estate. The current Sigulda track, designed at the Leipzig Sports Bureau research centre and constructed by the company "Graming" from Sarajevo, spans a total length of 1420 m with 16 curves, enabling a maximum speed of 75 km/h (Riga summer bobsleigh). It is suitable for hosting competitions and training sessions in luge, bobsleigh, and skeleton events.

What else to do in Sigulda?

Although Sigulda is considered to be among the best cities for winter activities, there is always something to do in summer. Please, if you plan to visit anything apart of riga summer bobsleigh track, do let us know in advance as we need to organize transportation and the same van used by your group, can be booked for some other tour right after Sigulda bobsleigh. In that case, you will either be forced to return to Riga by van or the driver can show you where the train station is and you return to Riga later on your own by train.

Nature of Sigulda

Sigulda is part of Gauja National park and the right place if you like nature. There are multiple hiking trails and many routes you can discover with the mountain bike. If you feel that riding an MTB can be tiring, you can try an electric fat tyre bicycle that works on a battery and makes your expedition through the Gauja National Park much easier. Both types of bicycles you can rent in Sigulda. A trip down the Gauja river with a canoe, rubber boat or on SUP board will award you with stunning views of Gauja ancient valley and the Medieval castle of Turaida.

Active day in the Sigulda

If you want to continue with something active, then after Riga summer bobsleigh rides we can take you to a Laser tag park, Adventure Park `Tarzans`, and Adventure Park `Mezakakis`. Or those who look for adrenaline, we can offer bungee jumping and zipline rides.

Relaxing after Riga summer bobsleigh

There are multiple hotels in Sigulda where you can use the SPA facilities as well as saunas. Just a few km from Sigulda is located a golf course. Another interesting route is to take the air cable car from Sigulda to Krimulda, where you can walk to the ruins of a medieval castle and visit the historical centre of Krimulda manor which consists of 17 buildings, including a winery (a reservation must be booked in advance). There is another winery in Sigulda that also offer wine tasting.

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