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Riežupe

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Seasonality: high water, usually spring

 

Complexity: Not proper for beginners. There are obstacles requiring quick and precise maneuvers.

 

Type of river: River is suitable for run in august and medium high-water;

Recommended boats: All types of boats;

 

Location: Right bank affluent of Venta between Kuldīga and Padure. Section after junction with it's left bank affluent Veldze is sometimes entitled Liekne;

 

It is worth to go by this river from Kandava – Kuldiga highroad bridge till Mežvalde bridge. River is fairly full of rapids all through the route (slope 2 – 7 m/km). Wind fallen wood piles are average. Width of the river 5-6 m.

After 3 km from left bank into Riežupe falls affluent – Veldze creek. 400 m up by creek there is small hub (photo on the right), passable by boat in high water, if you are hardworking enough to carry the boat.

After junction amount of water in Riežupe doubles. About 200 m from junction there is Riežupe hub – waterfall – approx. 0,7 m high, vertical.

 

Photo: Riežupe hub in high water

 

Downstream the waterfall rapids go on for approx. 1 km, then until Mežvalde road bridge rapids are not so common. On riverside scanty dolomite outcrops. Few creeks fall into Riežupe.

Overall duration of route – 1 h or more, depending on amount of portages

 

Places to see. Riežupe hub (0,7 m), Veldze hub (0,8 m). If you continue route till Venta, there is an option to step out and visit Riežupe sand caves, however this worthless business project consists of man made sand cave imitations. Thus it's not clear why it has to be considered as tourism object.

 

Transportation and reach of the route: Bus traffic is quite intense to plan arriving to and from Riežupe

For reference and information on bus traffic visit 118.

It's possible to to organize Riežupe trip by leaving your car in our support partner's campsite "Avoti" (located 18 km from Kuldīga highroad bridge across Riežupe) for duration of trip. Optionally you can spend recreational evening after sportive day in "Avoti" traditional sauna.

 

Photo: Veldze hub. threshold on left bank affluent of Riežupe.

 

km v.j.l. Orientator
40.1
87.0
mouth of river
35.6
78.9
Kabile, bridge
33.3
73.5
dam
27.8
62.1
dam
27.2
56.1
bridge near Jātnieku m.
18.1
37.8
Rimzāti ponds
10.9
31.1
bridge
9.2
27.9
Kuldīga highroad bridge
7.2
22.4
threshold 1
6.6
20.9
threshold 2
6.2
19.4
Rumbenieki bridge
6.1
19.0
lba Veldze
5.9
18.7
Riežupe hub
4.1
13.4
lb Mežvalde
2.7
9.7
Mežvalde bridge
1.0
6.2
Riežupe caves lb
-
4.2
Venta

 

Profile of river, slope (m,m/km|km):

Technical data of the route

Starting point : Kuldīga highroad bridge

Finish: Mežvalde, bridge

Length of the route: 6.5km

Length by road : 5.8km

Slope of the river in route : 18.2m

Duration: ~1h

Obstacles: windfallen wood, the hub

 

Campo rental offers

 

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Enclosed in offer : Rent of the boat, paddles, life jackets, the boat-cart, transportation of rental equipment to the beginning of route and acceptance in finish;

 

Other services available for route:

Parking place for your car for duration of the trip.

Rental of extra inventory, for example life jackets for children, tents, sleeping-bags, dry-bags, stuff for portable cooking and other stuff can be rented apart by itself. See listing of available equipment.

 


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