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.
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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.