Yodelling, Latvian style

 
According to the old joke, the best way to make a Swiss roll is to push him off one of the Alps.
However, Latvia has a notable lack of mountains, so the best way to get any Swiss friends twisting and shouting is probably to take them to Sigulda and chuck them out of a cable car – preferably attached to a bungee rope.
 
Sigulda and its surrounding area are routinely referred to as 'Latvia's Switzerland'. While it's undeniably picturesque, the description also proves that Latvians do have a nice line in selfdeprecating humour. Where Switzerland is on a grand scale, Sigulda is intimate. Alpine peaks are represented by fairly steep hillocks, and a couple of smallish caves (Gutmanis and Viktors) make do as gaping chasms. But Sigulda can more than match Switzerland for castles, with two large ones staring at each other across the Gauja river valley and the ruins of others hidden in the thick forests around.
 
Easily reached from Riga by road, rail or even bicycle for the physically inclined, Sigulda is one of the most popular day trips from the capital. As well as playing host to some major cultural events such as an annual Opera festival, it's a major base for active sports from the famous bobsled run (which still operates using a wheeled bob during the summer) to orienteering, canoeing and hot air ballooning.
 
The Meza Kakis ('Wildcat') recreation park is excellent fun for the whole family, challenging visitors to negotiate a series of high wires and rope ladders strung among the trees with different levels of difficulty, and just outside town is the extraordinary Aerodium, which simulates freefall parachuting by blowing you UP atop a blast of air fired from a jet engine! 
 
For a more tranquil outing there are the castles at Sigulda itself and the redbrick tower of Turaida which is surrounded by an impressive open air museum and sculpture park. In short, there's too much for a day trip – so why not make a weekend of it? 
 
 

 

 

 

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Thinking of organising your Incentive in Riga? 

 

As your trusted Destination Management Company (DMC) in Riga, Riga Out There has listed the three reasons why you should host your next corporate event in Riga:

 

Captivating historic heritage Eight hundred years of history has left Riga with a unique, well-preserved architectural heritage. Not only does the Latvian capital offer a magnificent medieval city centre, it is also the home to the largest collection of Art Nouveau buildings in the world! Together with the city’s more recent history as a part of the Soviet Union, Riga can offer a wide range of unusual, historical venues unlike anything you would find elsewhere in the world. 

 

Great selection of things to do Although relatively small for a capital city, Riga offers as wide a range of activities for incentives and culture as any huge metropolis. Exquisite cuisine, fancy bars, a notoriously wild nightlife, unique day and night time activities, high class SPA centers as well as a beautiful nature and 22 km of white sand beaches less than an hour away. In other words, a corporate event in Riga will give you much more than just conference halls and hotel rooms – it can easily be combined with exciting, unique incentives and all for a cost that is lower than in most other European capitals.  With Travel Out There are your partner DMC in Riga it can all be managed effortlessly with great value.

 

Easily Accessible With Baltic’s busiest airport, located only 30 minutes from the city centre and with direct flight from almost hundred international cities, Riga can easily be reached from all corners of the world. Furthermore, Riga is compact enough to be enjoyed by foot, minimizing the travel times between hotel, venues and tourist sights.

 

So why should you choose us as your Destination Management Company (DMC) in Riga?  Riga Out There DMC has a dedicated team who will tailor your conference and corporate trip to your precise requirements, combining transferhotelsrestaurantsteam building incentives, fun group activities and evening entertainment ensure that all the participants enjoys Riga to its fullest. Creativity, flexibility and attention to detail are fundamental reasons for why Travel Out There is the premier DMC in Riga! 

    

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