Complexity: This is a Class 1 route. There are no technically complex segments in this route. It's easy to cope with all available types of boats – canoes, kayaks, catamarans and inflatable boats.
Photo: Ozoldangas campsite. Competitors at Ultra-Marathon 2004
Extended Engure route – 2 days including Usma lake in one and /or Puze lake (+7,5 m till first bridge) in other end. This is the route to enjoying nature along small and snaky river.
Recommended division of route is as follows; Tirkuša – Ozoldangas for the first day and the whole Engure section for the second day. In this case problems with car parking, place to stay for night and carrying too much stuff with you become resolved as everything except outfit for current day can be left in Ozoldangas. In means of time the second day of trip is a bit hastile, but the first – relaxing.
Route is proper for fishing, but there are less fish as you move away from Usma lake.
When taking this route it has to be considered, that the part of the Usma lake Luziķērte, from which falls out Engure river belongs to the Moricsala Nature Reserve. Presence here is allowed only with special permissions from related authorities.
Permissions are issued by Administration of the Slitere Nature Reserve in Dundaga, however we do not remember, they've actually done this. It is considered, that authorities will not have objections if you stay on waterline Usma – Engure outfall. So, keep the course!
Places to see :
Only few along this route, and distant from river. Enjoy the nature! On the way back you can visit Church of Ugale.
Transportation and reach of the route: There is a bussy bus traffic on Riga - Ventspils track.
New for 2007! For this route are available Azul Krypton touring kayaks.