Boats and camping

Canoe boats

When traveling by canoe along our relatively shallow, rocky and branched, rivers, there is no need to fear that the boat may be punctured or torn, as can happen with rubber boats or kayaks. Canoe boats are large enough to fit two people in one boat and feel comfortable enough and have enough space for several days of journey. Three adults in one boat can go for a shorter trip, but it would be recommended for two adults and a child. The boats are light and can be easily brought ashore by two people.

We offer canoe rental for trips along the most beautiful river in Latvia – the Gauja. This means that the price of the boat rental also includes the transport of canoes and people from our campsite – boat base in Žagarkalns  to the starting point of the trip. After the trip, at the end of the route, our minibus will meet you again to bring boats and you back to the campsite.

We have a parking lot in the campsite, where you can leave your car without any worries.

If you wish to make a reservation, please contact us by phone +371 261 700 74; or by writing an e-mail: info@zagarkalns.lv


Great holiday for the whole family! Comfortable, stable and safe. A leisure trip that will not leave you indifferent. Discover the peace and magic of the Gauja National Park now!

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Kayak Boats

One of the most popular water tourism vehicles is a kayak. “Vista” type kayak is becoming more and more popular in Latvia. It is very comfortable, double seated and is one of the fastest means of water tourism. The kayak is very safe, but it is recommended to have at least some experience in boating.

The kayak is rowed with double sided oars.


Relatively fast, stable, easy to maneuver boat. An excellent choice for two, but it will not be difficult for one either. Enjoy nature and recharge a little sportier.

Canoe / Kayak / rubber (2 -seated) boat rental prices

Km pa upi Laiks Cena EUR * Cena EUR **
Lenči - Cēsis 5 2 h 40.00 33.00
Jāņrāmis - Lenči 6 2 h 60.00 48.00
Jāņrāmis - Cēsis 12 4 h / 1d 50.00 40.00
Cēsis - Līgatne 17 4 h / 1d 50.00 40.00
Grīviņi - Cēsis 26 8 h / 1 - 2 d 60.00 48.00
Jāņrāmis - Līgatne 29 9 h / 1 - 2 d 70.00 55.00
Valmiera - Cēsis 38 10 h / 2 d 65.00 50.00
Cēsis - Sigulda 40 10 h / 2 d 70.00 55.00
Strenči - Cēsis 69 18 h / 3 d 70.00 55.00

* One boat rent, equipment, round trip transportation.

** Price per one boat if 4 boats are rented (max 8.pers).

The boat base is well equipped of boats for large groups, information on rental prices for a larger number of boats is available here.

Brīvdienu namiņš ar saunu

Sen zināms, ka nav daudz lietu, kas ir veselīgākas par pastaigām svaigā gaisā, laivu izbraucienu un pirtī iešanu. Izbaudi lielisku laiku Gaujas senlejā, peldi upē pēc pirts. Baudi pilnīgu mieru un harmoniju. Atklāj Gaujas nacionālā parka noslēpumus.

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Rubber boats / Rafts

Large rubber boats – they are designed for a larger company, they are practically irreversible and they have enough space for 5-8 adults. These boats will be more suitable for families and greater companies who want to spend a quieter and more easy going time on the river. The boats are made of very durable material and they are not endangered even by the sharpest stones and branches that can be in the river.

Reservations and more information:

Phone: 371 26170074

E-mail: info@zagarkalns.lv


rubber boat/raft

Great for a stable, peaceful boat trip in a small company, a larger family or a couple. We offer boats of different sizes, which fit from 2-8 people. Enjoy the peace of the Gauja leisurely.

Rubber boat prices

Km pa upi Cena 2 pers. Cena 4 - 6 pers. Cena 8 pers.
Lenči - Cēsis 5 40 EUR 50 EUR 100 EUR
Jāņrāmis - Lenči 6 60 EUR 90 EUR 115 EUR
Jāņrāmis - Cēsis 12 50 EUR 75 EUR 120 EUR
Cēsis - Līgatne 17 50 EUR 80 EUR 130 EUR
Grīviņi - Cēsis 26 50 EUR 80 EUR 120 EUR
Jāņrāmis - Līgatne 29 70 EUR 120 EUR 160 EUR
Valmiera - Cēsis 38 65 EUR 100 EUR 140 EUR
Cēsis - Sigulda 40 70 EUR 100 EUR 150 EUR
Strenči - Cēsis 69 70 EUR 120 EUR 160 EUR

River Catamarans

Despite the fact that the catamarans are six-seater, there is a place on board for two children who do not row. So it is especially suitable for families and small groups. The minimum number of riders is four, the maximum is six adults and 2-3 children. The catamaran is safe because each inflatable pontoon consists of several parts.

river catamaran

An excellent choice for larger families or small companies. Stable, comfortable and only slightly slower than a canoe. Perfect for a multi-day trip. Others do not have such catamarans!

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River catamaran rental prices

Km pa upi Laiks Cena EUR
Lenči - Cēsis 5 3 h / 1 d 100.00
Jāņrāmis - Lenči 6 4 h / 1 d 120.00
Jāņrāmis - Cēsis 12 4 h / 1 d 110.00
Cēsis - Līgatne 17 5 h / 1 d 110.00
Grīviņi - Cēsis 26 9 h / 1 - 2 d 120.00
Jāņrāmis - Līgatne 29 8 h / 1 - 2 d 145.00
Valmiera - Cēsis 38 10 h / 2 d 140.00
Cēsis - Sigulda 36 10 h / 2 d 140.00
Strenči - Cēsis 69 18 h / 3 d 160.00

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Get in touch


Information: +371 26266266. E-mail: info@zagarkalns.lv

About boats: Mārtiņš: +371 26170074  martins@zagarkalns.lv

Caffe “Žagarkalns”: +371 29426705. E-pasts: cafe.zagarkalns@gmail.com


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