The Vidzeme coast.

Section 25. Vecāķi - Carnikava.

Practical information

Length: 14 km

Duration: 5 – 6 h

Start: Vecāķi beach opposite Pludmales iela

Finish: Next to the Carnikava pedestrian bridge across the Gauja River

Itinerary: Vecāķi – Mežciems – Carnikava

Road surface: Mainly sandy beach, a forest trail connecting the seacoast and Laivu iela (a promenade is planned), the Gauja River levee (gravel road)

Difficulty level: 

Obstacles: The mouth of the Eimura Canal can be bypassed via a bridge (~ 100 m from the sea).

Dangerous places: None

Good to know! In Vecāķi, catering companies are only open in the summer. After passing Vecāķi, you will find a nudist beach. It is recommended to devote a couple of hours to visit Carnikava. The lamprey fishing season takes place from 1.08.- 01.02.

Alternatives: Forest roads and trails connecting the villages are located behind and between the dunes. The estuary of the Gauja River next to the sea can be crossed by raft (12 people) that has to be booked in advance by calling +371 29214438, for an additional fee.