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Ozoldangas - the sea

Seasonality: spring, summer, autumn

 

Complexity: This is a non-classified leasure trip route, suitable for all people and all type of boats. However, the obstacles along the course may require certain basic skills to be able to catch up with the scheduled time-table.

Click on asterisk for details.

 

Three to five days route by canoe. Contestants of Ultra-Marathon make it in one day, but it may take a week or more by inflatable boat.

 

Photo: Tent places in Ozoldangas campsite

 

If there are four vacant days at your disposal, this route is the right choice! It is not technically complex, suitable for fishing and sun bask – river flows zig-zag all the way.

Photo: Finish. Jaunjoki, not far from outfall

 

Before you start it's important to plan possible camp-places in advance, because in middle section (Rinda river) are only few appropriate riverside spots.

See also Irbe route and other connected routes.

 

The left bank of river Irbe starting from the bridge of Lielirbe to the very end of the route belongs to the territory of the Ovīši nature reserve. No drive in, even walk is prohibited. Frankly, the only allowed thing here is walk on the beach.

 
Places to see in this route are the ruins of Angermindes castle, radar facility of Irbene and Miķeļbāka (beacon) - the highest one in Baltics - 62m (regretfully, it is not possible to get upstairs anymore). Experts of nature will find here many more interesting places to see.

On the way there is also Pope with it's interesting manors house, but it only roughly matches the route.

 

Transportation and reach of the route: There is a traffic problems along this route. How to reach from and to has to be considered in advance.

 

Irbe (description of the river)

 

Technical data of the route

Starting point : Ozoldangas campsite;

Finish: Jaunjoki, pedestrian bridge across Irbe, bellow Lielirbe bridge 3km before the sea;

Length of the route: 89km

Length by road: 118km

Distance from Riga: 200km

Slope of the river in route: 20.4m;

Duration: 18h (4 days)

Obstacles: Ugāle hydro-electric station (portage), windfallen wood, crosswind in Puze lake

 

Campo rental offers

Carry out the route with:

(prices from 6 boats)
 Price, € 
Kanoe 3-v.(2+2 bērni) LOXIA74.00
Kanoe 4-viet. CHEROKEE88.00
Kanoe 2+1 viet. RANGER-1673.00

 

Enclosed in offer : Rent of the boat, paddles, life jackets, the boat-cart, transportation of rental equipment to the beginning of route and acceptance in finish;

 

Other services available for route:

Parking place for your car for duration of the trip.

Rental of extra inventory, for example life jackets for children, tents, sleeping-bags, dry-bags, stuff for campfire cooking and other stuff can be rented apart by itself. See listing of available equipment.

 


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