Length: 66 km
Fall: 193 m
Output: Vidzeme highlands – Lake Kukāļa
Fall out: Gauja
Amata is a tributary of the left bank of the River Gauja. Another river in Latvia that has much to offer the eyes of any tourist, as this river surprises with its splendor and fabulous valleys. In the Vidzeme Upland you can find the Amata valley, which is one of the deepest and most unique valleys of the rivers of Vidzeme and Latvia.
The upper reaches of the craft are relatively serene, yet rich in small jets and rapids that give the boater’s experience a taste of adventure. All in all, the river route is a true wilderness experience with sandstone, dolomite steep banks, fantastic forest enclaves and much more.
Latvia Rivers has planned a route that will allow you to experience the beauty of the Amata ancient valley and the underground riverbed from above, while hiking the Amata nature trail.
• Amata in ancient times had the name Amada, which in the ancient Liv language (‘aa – mad’) means river mother
• Part of the ancient Amata valley from the A2 motorway to the river mouth is part of the Gauja National Park Nature Reserve and part of the Roču Forest Reserve
• The Amata Valley formed along the Gauja River Valley during the Ice Age.
• Many of the natural features found on the banks of the Old Valley are protected