When the crowded streets begin to irritate the citizens of Riga, they look for the quickest escape that will take them farthest away from city life. Sigulda may not have Mont Blanc or Zugspitz, but it is without a doubt Latvia’s winter capital. Take a day trip to the self-proclaimed Switzerland of Latvia and enjoy a leisurely nature hike, ski or snowboard in the surrounding hills or hit the bobsleigh track for an adrenaline rush. The historically rich town of Sigulda dominated by castle ruins and unspoiled nature won’t disappoint.
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