Just an hour’s ride from Riga, Sigulda is certainly one of the most romantic places in Latvia, alive with history and legend. To get the feel of the place, climb the round tower of the renovated Turaida Castle for a view over the gorgeous Gauja valley or spend a moment n the atmospheric ruins of the medieval Sigulda Castle, or listen to the legend about Turaida Rose in the Gutmana Cave. But Sigulda is not only that. Those willing to experience extreme emotions may want to try bungee jumping from a cable car, or skydive in the Aerodium wind tunnel, or take a ride down the Sigulda bobsleigh and skeleton track. Still not convinced? Well, Sigulda is a treat for nature lovers and hikers. Located on the edge of the Gauja National Park, it offers a variety of picturesque trails well worth taking.