Calling all adrenaline Junkies! Riga has the only Olympic-standard bobsleigh track in the Baltics, home of the national team. Boasting 1420 metres in length, 16 curves, a bridge and a 200 m long braking distance - these parameters of Sigulda bobsled and luge track can be experienced not only by professional athletes, but also by every visitor of Sigulda. Another example of how Riga can give your weekend something different and memorable.
The Riga Bob-Sleigh track converts to summer use on tarmac and back to ice every year and so the event differs by season:
Summer - A bob on wheels is used, this is piloted by an Olympic team instructor and you get two runs each.
Winter - Ice Bobsleigh - a leisure version of the bob will be used, this is made of soft padding and rubber called "vuchko" (soft bob), this is not piloted and takes 5 participants at a time for one run each. Reach speeds in excess of 80 km/h and complete the track in under 70 seconds.
The track is located in picturesque hillside of Gauja national park just 40 minutes drive from any central Riga. We provide return transfers by minibus and a helpful English speaking local female guide.
OLYMPIC BOBSLEIGH November - March pay £89 per person for one massive heart racing ride down one very scary ice track. This is in real Olympic bob-sleighs
SKELETON RIDE November - March pay £54 per person to storm down the track head first. Us Brits are Olympic champions don't forget.
Event differs depending on Season
Summer: May - Mid October used as a tarmac track.
Winter: November - Mid March used as an ice track.
This is a state run event and on occasion can be cancelled due to weather or training and maintenance commitments, this is outside of our control and in this event you will be offered a substitute activity.
We book you a slot, but a short queuing time may still sometimes be required.
Open from 12 noon to 5pm
The track is located in picturesque hillside of Gauja national park just 40 minutes drive from central Riga.