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Bobsleigh and Luge track Sigulda
Bobsleigh and Luge track Sigulda

The Bobsleigh and Luge Track Sigulda is one of 18 constructions of this type in the world. In comparison with other tracks, this one is unique, since it is accessible for visitors and tourists for attraction rides. International competitions are held at the track every year. 1420 meters, 16 curves and a 200 m long braking distance - these parameters of Sigulda bobsleigh and luge track can be experienced not only by professional athletes, but also by every visitor of Sigulda.

 

The designing of the modern artificial ice track was carried out by Leipzig sports buildings' scientific technical centre. The building works were carried out by Yugoslavian company "Graming" based in Sarajevo. The first round of the track was commissioned in 1986. The maximum possible speed 125 km/h.

The track is suitable for organizing bobsleigh, luge sport and skeleton competitions and trainings. Each season there are international and national competitions.

 

Address Šveices iela 13, Sigulda
Coordinates 57.150837   24.840892
Phone

+371 67973813 (Sigulda bobsled and luge track)
+371 29185351 (rides with vuchko)
+371 29244948 (rides with winter bobsleigh and"frog", e-mail karina@makars.lv)

e-mail
www www.bobtrase.lv
Working hours

Track visit every day - 8 AM - 8 PM

Price

Visit:

Adult - 0.60 EUR/person
Pupil - 0.30 EUR/person

  Ride with summer bobsleigh or vuchko - 10.00 EUR/person 
Ride with winter bobsleigh - 50.00 EUR/person
Ride with "frog" - 20.00 EUR/person

 

Parameters of the track:

Sigulda bobsleigh and luge track is international class combined track with artificial ice cover:

The length of the track: 1200 men start, 100, women start.

Difference of height: 111.5 m men start, 100 m women start.

Decline: 9,3 % from men's start

Total number of curves: 16.

Start positions: 4.

Maximum speed: 125 km/h (men's start).

 

Since 2010 Sigulda can call itself an Olympic city. Sigulda locals - lugers brothers Šics and skeleton racer Martins Dukurs, at Vancouver Olympic games won silver medals.

 

At the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Latvia won four prizes:

Skeleton racer Martins Dukurs won silver medal, his brother Tomass Dukurs rated as the fourth.

Best Latvian bobsleigh pilot Oskars Melbārdis' four-man event with pushers Daumants Dreiškens, Arvis Vilkastis and Jānis Strenga won silver;

At the luge team relay event Latvian team of four - brothers Šics, Elīza Tīruma and Mārtiņš Rubenis won bronze medal;

Lugers brothers Šics won bronze medal.

 

At the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang in bobsleigh Oskars Melbārdis and Jānis Strenga won bronze medal for Latvia in two-man event. Sigulda district can be proud to be in the first place in the world according to winter Olympics medals per capita.

  

Rides with soft bob "Vučko"  are organized from November to March daily by prior arrangement.

 

  • During the ride with soft bob Vučko you can enjoy the speed, and every turn is a new and unforgettable adventure. The bobsleigh and luge track was built by the Yugoslavian company Graming based in Sarajevo. They were also the ones who brought the first Vučko sleds to Sigulda. It turns out than Vučko was the name of the wolf cub that was the mascot the Sarajevo Winter Olympics. Worth knowing! Attraction is safe and also available for children from 6 years, but only taking the ride together with one of the parents.
    Price: adults 10.00 EUR

Rides with winter bobsleigh and tourist attraction "frog" are organized from November to March daily by prior arrangement.

  • If you want to understand what a skeleton means, try a ride with tourism attraction Frog. Lying on belly, you can enjoy both rapid curves and fast lines.
  • Feel yourself as a bobsleigh participant in the Olympic Games. You are given a unique opportunity to drive at speeds over 100 km/h. Rapid curves and fast speed - it is an opportunity for everyone to test themselves. The bobsleigh pilot takes care of the ride at maximum speed, giving the passengers a surprising emotions. Rides are available for people from 16 years. Trips are available from November to March. This activity is not recommended if you have problems with your back, heart or neck.
Name Makara tourism agency
Phone +371 29244948
e-mail karina@makars.lv 
www www.taxibob.lv
www.makars.lv/lv/taxibob.html
Facebook www.facebook.com/taxibob333
Price Ride with winter bobsleigh - 50.00 EUR
Ride with "frog" - 20.00 EUR

 

This route is one of the few in the world, the survey of which is open to anyone interested. On the sixth floor level visitors have a platform for an excellent view of the entire track from start to finish, as well as the Gauja valley scenic landscape.

 

Sigulda bobsleigh history started to form itself already in the 19th century, when grand duke Kropotkin built the first 900 meters long ice road with one curve. This artificial ice track in the first bobsleigh track in the Baltics. As the track was developing the first bobsleighs were imported from abroad and used as examples for local enthusiasts who began to build their own toboggans.

 

In 2009 artificial ice starting platform - one of the most sophisticated platforms of highest quality in the world, allowing the athletes to prepare for the contests better, was opened on the bobsled and luge track. 


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