Congratulations! You have come to the page description of the third stage of the trail run series "Stirnu Buks 2018"!
Start / Finish :: "Vanagkalns" in Jaunpiebalga parish. GoogleMap here!
Competition Program:: here
Detailed distance maps:: here (web)
The name "Piebalga" was first recorded in 1244, when the Livonian Order of the Sword, dividing the land of Tālava, acquired the main trade routes along the River Gauja on the Tērbatas and Pskov towns in the land of the lord of King Talivaldis’ son Ramek. In the past two centuries, Piebalga is a place which can be called the cradle of Latvian culture, because a large number of the great historically and culturally important personalities have come from, however, but not only because of a patriotic look in history the “Stirnu Buks” competition have come here at the peek of the Latvian summer!
The Jaunpiebalga district is located in the Vidzeme Central Highlands with the river Gauja, the hills, valleys and winding roads. Here, it’s no use to look for easy trails or traditional forests, but the hills, lakes, countryside farms, pastures and road network making up an unforgettable, and especially Piebalga-like landscape. It often seems like you're in a big open-air museum!
For the first time in the "Stirnu Buks" history the 3rd race of the series 2018 will take place in the afternoon. Raimonds Dombrovskis, the legendary landowner of Vanagkalns, will take part in the competition, in order to invite the runners to take in the flavors and the characteristic scents of the abundant meadows of the Midsummer and gather the winners around the bonfire for a storytime and, later, jointly awaiting the celebrated Piebalga sunset! More about Vanagkalns :: SkiRiver.lv
Raimonds Dombrovskis and Artis Ločmelis are actively helping to create tracks for Stirnu buks of Piebalga. After finishing, do not hesitate to look these two men in your eyes to say a big ... “thank you”! Let's Meet in Piebalga !!!