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Gauja: Jaunpiebalga - Vireši

>> section Sigulda - outfall into the sea

>> section Valmiera - Sigulda

>> section Vireši - Valmiera

>> section Jaunpiebalga - Vireši

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Type of the river : This sectionis proper only for "maniac tourism" all season long. Because of hydro-electric power stations river is not proper form common paddling routes - portages will take most of this route;

Recommended type of boats : those you will not feel sorry for;

Gauja section from Jaunpiebalga pending Lejasciems is ex-classcs of Gauja best routes. Unfortunately it is past. As hydro-electric power station has been built, all the swift rivers in section downstream Jaunpiebalga until Paideri near Lejasciems were destroyed – whenever it was technically possible to flush the river, it has been done. Dam is not renovated solely near Velēna. A pitiful sight!

Photo: Gauja after Variņu hydro-electric power station

 

Those contestants of Ultra-marathon 2002, who did not finish distance of the first day till 12 pm found themselves among dry rocks and puddle jumping fish – water has been saved for next day's electricity producing business. Funny, isn't it?

 

River has been ulcerated and taken away from all lovers of nature, tourists and fishermen. Nor local inhabitants gain any benefit from it. It started as a thoughtless project for rural employment of few and turned into property of some Riga power elite representatives.

 

We have no routes to advise for this section of river. Pending Lejasciems river is destroyed, but bellow Lejasciems until Silšņi (outfall of Tirziņa) it is complete pond entitled “Long Gauja”, probably proper for fishing, but fish has been knocked out with electricity here.

And finally there are also other paddling routes available.

 

 

 

km
v.j.l.
Orientator
410.4
174.3
  Gaujaskroga bridge
403.7
171.0
  Zosēnu (Apteku) bridge
401.5
170.2
  Drustu hydro-electric power station
399.1
166.9
  lba Pērļupīte
396.4
164.2
  lba Ūbeja
393.1
164.0
  lba Tūlija
392.5
164.0
  Jēcu bridge
391.9
161.2
  Ilzēnu hydro-electric power station
386.0
157.1
  rba Abrupe
384.6
156.8
  Ieriķu - Abrenes railroad bridge
382.3
155.8
  ex. mill dam
379.7
154.4
  Jaunpiebalgas bridge
364.8
146.0
  Rankas HES
364.5
140.0
  ex Rankas carton fabric bridge, Variņi
362.5
136.9
  Variņu hydro-electric power station
361.0
136.7
  Rēveļu bridge
354.3
126.1
  Gaujas hydro-electric power station
354.1
126.0
  Smiltenes - Gulbenes (P27) road bridge
351.5
126.0
  Lācītes hydro-electric power station's dam
351.0
123.7
  Lācītes hydro-electric power station
337.1
111.7
  Pedestrian bridge
333.5
108.7
  rba Uriekste
328.8
104.3
  Velēnas bridge
324.0
102.0
  Dziļumlīcis
322.9
102.0
  lb Krāču domiciliary, pedestrian bridge, ex. Sinole rapids
321.1
100.0
  Robežkalna hydro-electric power station
319.0
92.5
  Sinole hydro-electric power station
318.6
92.2
  Sinole bridge
313.9
90.0
  Paideru hydro-electric power station's dam
311.4
86.3
  Pedestrian bridge
310.4
85.6
  Lejasciema bridge
308.4
84.1
  rba Tirza
300.1
79.3
  rba Iežupe
293.3
78.4
  rba Pīļupe
293.1
78.2
  Pīļupes overfall
288.5
77.4
  rba Dzērvupīte
284.0
76.8
  lba Tirziņa
283.0
75.6
  Sikšņu rapids
277.0
69.5
  lba Vidaga
274.6
67.0
  lba Vizla, Vizlas milzis
271.5
63.8
  Virešu bridge

 

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