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Cycling tour from T�ja to Salacgr�va along the Baltic sea coastline in Vidzeme (Northern part of Latvia). Totally ~25-30 km, mainly on unpaved road and small trails. One can make the tour shorter if starting it right in the T�ja village and ending the tour in Vitrupe, where the small unpaved road is crossing the Via Baltica highway. There are few places during the tour where the bikes must be carried or manhandled, but it's not too extreme.

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We started in the morning at 7 a.m. from Riga and took the road through Saulkrasti.

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The first stop was in the pub in Carnikava near the river gauja where we wanted to have the morning coffee but unfortunately it is opening only on 10 a.m:(

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But the cafe in Saulkrasti was open and the coffee - very good.

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We organized everything as follows - we left all the bycicles with one of us in the beginning of the road and went with our two cars to the end of our tour to the campsite 'V�jav�m' where we left one of the cars and went with the second car back to the starting point in T�ja.

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The weather was perfect - everything was blossoming and the sun was shining...

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The former brick stone factory in T�ja - nowdays tha building is empty, but the chimeney was very impressive.

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Some of the new houses in T�ja village are very coasy.

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The road is perfect - in some places even covered with asphalt, but mainly with grant, very few cars.

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Entering the Biosphere reserve of North-Vidzeme.

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The road leads along the very coast of the sea.

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Visur zied pienenes, skats visapkārt kā pasakā.

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Nu vai nav pasaka?

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Jaskatās uzmanīgāk - varbūt kaut kur kāds vienradzis ganās, nu vai vismaz nāra ...

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There are many old traditional fishermen houses on the shores.

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The road is a bit sandy, but it's ok.

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Ceļs iet gar pašu jūru

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There are also some well equipped resting places.

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Un tā visu laiku - laikam esmu bijis pilsētā pārāk ilgi - viss liekas tiiik skaists

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Nuja - bez tā jau nevar

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Izeja uz jūru neesot, bet jūru var redzēt - laikam izeja gan ir bet tikai dažiem ...

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Cars are not allowed to go further, but by bicycle or by feet - no problem.

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The coat is becomming more and more stoany.

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Mazas upītes ik pa brīdim izlauž ceļu uz jūru

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Juris kā parasti fotografē un izradās baigās nevienā fotogrāfijā tā arī nav iekļuvis ...

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�urmrags lighthouse - some 10 years ago it was situated on the bank but now - some 30 m in the sea - global warming???

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Stones, stones, stones. The beach is very dense.

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Sandstone cliffs look very impressive after the this years big storms.

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The consequences of the storms are still to bee seen everywhere...

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In some places the road converts in small trails - but they are very good for cycling.

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Uz priekšu iet pavisam raiti - tikai ik pa brīdim elpa aizraujas no jauna skaista skata - un tas, protams, jāizstāsta tuvākajam līdzbraucējam it kā tas pats to neredzētu ... Tā ka nevarētu teikt, ka raiti iet uz priekšu ...

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And what now?

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In some places the road just ends with a buff ... the storms again...

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Virsējais smilšu slānis noskalots apakšējais māla slānis palicis veidojot savādas platformas un veidojumus.

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A beaver in the sea??? Something that we have never seen in our lives, what is he doing there between the stones?

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And this could be a view from the beavers perspective to us and the lighthouse...

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We allways take our binocular with us - so we can watch the beaver diving in the sea.

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Nu labi tagad cēls vairs ir tikai nosacīts, taču tas jau mūs neapturēs ...

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The road converts in a small trail.

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Un kā parasti, tieši gar jūras malu. Sākam tā pierast, ka ja nav katrus 100 metrus jauns aizraujošs skats, gandrīz apvainojamies.

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Vēl daži ceļa vētras nogazti koki

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Jūra atkal drusku svādāka

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We have to cross a small river.

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Sandstone cliffs again.

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A place where one can go very civilized to the sea.

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This bridge vas very interesting ... first a ride down a hill, the a turn 90 degrees and then suddenly a small bridge not broader than 1 m...

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Par sarūgtinājumu visiem ceļu turpinam sausi

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A nice resting place again.

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Akmeņainās jūrmalas liegums - pareizi ir - te ir tik skaisti, ka aizliegt vajadzētu visu, izņemot braukšanu ar velapēdiem, protams

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Arī mēs atvelkam elpu un apēdam pa Saulkrastu rudzu maizes pīrādziņam

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Da˛i velosipēdisti izvēlas jūras krastu braucienam, bet akmeņi noteikti nepalīdz to veikt...

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Purenes zied katras upītes krastos.

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Here the storm damages are the biggest - the road ir totally destroyed.

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Bet pabraukt var tik un tā. Vismaz riktīgi apgūsti velo atrumu pārslēgu lietošanu.

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Tagad jau jūras malā ir vienos akmeņos. Un kā parsti nogruvumi ...

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The stor again...

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This is a bit confusing - but cyclists are allowed to go there.

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L��umanor.

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In former times here was a school but now it is sold and a guest house and restaurant will be built.

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And we arrive in the campsite 'V�javas' where we have left one of our cars.

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The main house of the campsite 'V�javas'.

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Sauna.

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A pond with fishes.

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The storms have thrown the forest side (150 m from the sea) full with grass.

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Also the car parking place should be made anew, because the sea storms have destroyed everything.