International kayaking marathon Gauja XXL have history since year 2010; the participants came form Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Great Britain, USA and Finland. The Gauja XXL is a multi-event complex, which occurs at the same time in late April on river Gauja:
310 km individual race – the longest kayaking marathon in Europe
420 km team relay – the longest and only one competition of this kind in the world (confirmed by Guinness Book of Records)
Do Your Own XXL – a competition, where participant can choose his/her own distance 50, 100, 150 or 200 km and have possibility to continue the next distance after finish of the chosen first distance.
Gauja XXL Ultimate – 424 km long adventure and survival race for strongest ones.
International kayaking marathon Gauja XXL offers to check your strength in a unique paddling marathon on one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe. River Gauja is 424 km long; it starts in Vidzeme Upland, flows through intact and scenic places with deep forests, clean meadows with high banks and rocks, next river floats thru Gauja National Park and inflows into the Gulf of Riga. River Gauja valley has remained intact and it is real rarity in whole Europe.
Come and enjoy!