Leiputrija – Dzirnezers lake (1 Day)
Leiputrija – Dzirnezers lake (1 Day)
Dzirnezers lake

A colourful mix of river and lake: the tour consists of 19 km of paddling on Gauja river and then entering Dzirnezers lake through “Gauja – Dzirnezers” canal. How many km on lake? Well… it depends on You mostly 🙂 It is not a huge lake, but it is certainly big enough to require an hour or two to tour it all around.

While on Gauja river, one can enjoy calmness fully: the lower part of the river is as wide and “lazy” as it gets. Couple of sandy islands, rich water-bird wildlife, slow waters… leisure.

The canal is on Your right (sharp right), just before railway and pedestrian bridges in Carnikava. The lake has 5 islands. On one of them (“Sudrabsalina” – Silver island) there is a nice public resting place installed; also a pedestrian bridge connects the island with mainland.

Exiting Gauja – Dzirnezers canal (direction from Dzirnezers lake back to Gauja river)

Distance: ~21 km + touring around the lake as much as one wants to

Time: 4+ hours

Starting from: campsite “Leiputrija” / Ilkene village

Finish (options): the finishing point (pick-up place) is either in eastern shore of Dzirnezers lake or in Carnikava town – on left bank of Gauja river (in 2nd scenario after touring the lake You go back through the canal again and have the last km of the tour on Gauja river).

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