Northern Gauja Forestland.

Atkarpa 11. Spicu Bridge - Zaķi.

Praktinė informacija

Length: 31 km

Duration: 1 (long) day or 2-day route

Starting point: Spicu Bridge by Gauja River

End point: Zaķi

The course of the route: Spicu Bridge – Kokšu Lakes – Cirgaļi dunes – Zaķi

Road surface: Small forest roads, trails, gravel roads

Difficulty: Easy, if the section is completed in two days, hard, if completed in one day

Danger points: Watch out for cars on winding gravel roads!

Keep in mind! The nearest accommodations are within a 5 to 8 km radius of Zaķi. You can try asking the hosts to pick you up or take the Smiltene–Gaujiena bus (at 15:10 (does not run on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) and 19:15), which connects Zaķi with Aumeisteri, Zvārtava and Gaujiena. The mentioned locations offer accommodation.

Alternative route options: Strong hikers without heavy backpacks will be able to complete the distance in one day. It is advisable to divide the section into a two-day walk with an overnight stay at the rest area by Cepurīte Lake (tent spots only, ~ 3 km from the Forest Trail) located approximately in the middle of this section.