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RIVERS

 

 

Salaca

Type of river : River is proper for leisure paddling all season long ;

Recommended type of boats: all types of boats;

Significant places along Salaca: (coordinates of orientators for GPS users):

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Campo offered routes along Salaca:

*
  Route
length
duration

 

  Mazsalaca - Skaņaiskalns
5 km
1.5 st.

 

  Vecate - Skaņaiskalns
16 km
1 d.

 

  Mazsalaca - Staicele
39 km
2 d.
    Mazsalaca - Limšēni
29 km
2 d.
    Vecate - Limšēni
40 km
2 d.
    Limšēni - Vecsalaca
51 km
2 d.
    Staicele - Vecsalaca
42 km
2 d.
    Staicele - Salacgrīva
45 km
2 d.
    Mērnieki - Vecsalaca
18 km
1 d.
    Mazsalaca - Vecsalaca
81 km
3 d.
    Vecate - Vecsalaca
92 km
3 d.

 

  Bauņi - Salacgrīva
103km
4 d.

* color reflects tourists' preferences in selecting a route from this list (red is more often). Code according to the scale:

- season's top.

 

Length of Salaca is 96 km, slope of the river in section from Burtnieku lake to the sea – 40 m. Basin area is 3420 sq.km. Salaca is rich in water and proper for tourism all season long. Flow of the river is irregular. Upper course in section and further – until Mērnieki is dominated by calm flow and flat-water sections. In lower reaches river becomes more swifter, small stony riffles appear (see profile lengthwise diagram on the right). The most serious obstacle along route are remains of ex Mērnieku mill dam.

Travel along Salaca is recommended starting from Burtnieki. If there is a lack of leisure time, trip can be started in Vecate or Mazsalaca. Duration of trip from Burtnieki – 6 –8 days, from Mazsalaca – 3 –5 days, depending on type of boat. It is possible to go on shorter routes – there are also one, two and three days routes in Campo offered list. For details see route descriptions.

Trip along Salaca can be expanded by running largest rivers that fall into Burtnieki lake – Rūja, Seda or Briede.

Salaca routes are serviced by three Campo supporting points; Mazsalaca – GREZO (guest house, two and four seated canoes), In Salacgrīva surroundings - “Stienūži” (two seated canoes, routes Mērnieki – Salacgrīva, Svētupe routes). For contact information see your rental contract.

 

 

 

 

km
v.j.l.
Orientator
95.7
39.5
  Outlet, rb lake boathouse
95.5
39.5
  Vecate bridge
95.0
39.5
  Mikola weir
85.0
38.5
  lba Ķirele
84.2
38.4
  Mazsalaca bridge
83.2
38.2
  Rīga - Ipiķi railroad bridge
83.0
38.2
  Pedestrian bridge , lb Lībiešu castle mound
82.6
38.1
  lb Bezdelīgu rocks
82.0
38.0
  rb Vilkaču pine-tree
81.4
38.0
  lb Eņģeļu cave
80.8
37.9
  lb Dzelves mount
80.6
37.8
  lba Laņģupite
80.2
37.8
  Neļķu rocks
79.5
37.7
  Skaņaiskalns
78.4
37.5
  rb Silmaču rock
75.9
37.1
  Dauģēnu rocks
72.9
36.4
  rba Nikuce
71.5
36.1
  lba Nātrene
70.3
35.9
  rba Ramata
69.3
35.8
  in river Jaunutēnu stone
68.3
35.7
  Līču school
61.4
34.7
  lba Iģe
59.7
34.5
  Kabju weir
58.7
34.4
  lb Strenču brae
57.6
34.3
  rb Ežu domiciliary
55.4
33.9
  lk Viršu domiciliary, Campo boat base
55.1
33.8
  Limšēnu brae
53.3
33.4
  in river Vīķu isle(demi-isle)
53.0
33.4
  lba Dzirnupīte (Spaļupīte)
52.9
33.4
  Pedestrian bridge
52.2
33.2
  Vīķu bridge
47.2
32.3
  Zirnāju bay, camping place lb
46.5
32.2
  Pūču weir, spring
45.6
32.0
  Pedestrian bridge
45.4
32.0
  dam of paper-mill
44.6
30.0
  Staicele bridge
42.5
29.7
  rb Ozoliņu stone
41.3
29.6
  rb 12m high outcrop and Vīkšņu cave
40.2
29.4
  lba Jogla
40.1
29.4
  Krastiņu weir
38.7
29.2
  rb campsite "Ķekari"
37.6
29.1
  lba Puršēnu river (spring)
37.2
29.0
  rb Mačkalnu domiciliary
34.1
28.5
  in river Odiņu isles, samll rapid
33.3
28.4
  Rozēnu bridge
32.4
28.3
  rba Dzirnupe
32.0
28.1
  rba Pužupīte
29.0
26.5
  rb campsite Vecvietas, isles in river
27.4
25.7
  rb Līču domiciliary
25.8
24.8
  in river Kanīšu isle
22.5
20.8
  rb n/v Selgas
21.1
19.2
  rba Melnupe, ex. Mērnieku mill
19.5
17.7
  ex. Ainaži - Valmieras narrow-gauge railway bridge
18.9
17.4
  lb Sarkanās (Red) rocks 400m length
18.2
17.0
  rb Upeskalnu rocks
17.1
16.4
  lba Norenas river (spring )
14.9
14.7
  rb Rostes, Rostu rocks
13.7
13.5
  Mūņi, Mūņu weir
7.2
3.7
  lba Korģene
6.4
3.1
  Silvēveru weir
4.2
1.5
  lb Vecsalacas manson and park
3.6
1.0
  Vecsalacas bridge
3.4
0.8
  lba Jaunupe
0.7
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  Salacgrīva bridge
-
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  The sea

 

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


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