Olympic Bobsleigh riding is the ultimate bobsleighing experience, that simply isn’t found in many other places. Become like an Olympic athlete by jumping into an actual bobsleigh with your mates and setting off at ridiculous speeds!
1km in under 48seconds, 115kph on ice and up to -4g in the final corner. These figures speak volumes but to really understand what they mean, you have to experience them. A truly unique activity that can only be done in a few places world-wide, the bobsleigh is driven by a representative of the Latvian Olympic team, so you are in safe hands.
The Bobsleigh experience is not just about the the ride, you will also have access to the viewing tower where you can see across the beautiful Gauja national park and river. The best bit is warming up with a cup of hot Black Balsam, Riga’s famous herbal liquor.
It’s worth remembering that if you are doing this activity in the depths of winter, the track can get as cold as -25 so please remember to bring a hat, gloves and warm shoes as well as a good winter jacket. Trust us, it will be well worth it.
If the Olympic Bobsleigh looks a bit too fearsome for you, then don’t worry, you can still experience the bobsleigh track in the Tourist Bobsleigh, which is not as fast or with the same thrill but great for kids and those not looking for an adrenaline fix.
If you plan to visit Riga between April and September then you can try out the Summer Bobsleigh, a modified bobsleigh on wheels. Not as fast but still heaps of fun! Whatever you’re after, Riga has it.
- 1 run on the Olympic Bobsleigh
- Expert instructors
- Safety equipment and overalls
- Hot Black Balsam (famous herbal liquor)
- Return transfers and guide
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- Duration: total approx. 3 hours
- Warm clothes heavily advised in cold weather