Latvia | Kurzeme, Rīgas | Sabile, Kuldīga, Kandava | Abava
26 1 1170 0 Abava Sabile (D) - Renda (G)  

Sabile (D) is definitely worth a stop to stroll through the small town or buy some treats.

 After Sabile (D), the Abava river becomes much calmer and slowly flows through a forest. Shores become steeper and first cliffs (approx. 15m high) start to appear. The slow flow of 6 km is stopped by Waterfall on the Abava river (Abavas Rumba) (E) - a meter high waterfall that has stretched across the width of the river.

After the waterfall, the river's speed increases and you start to feel a bit of wilderness. Overfalls mixes with each other and nature overtakes the river. Ducks, beavers, deer's, herons, storks and hawks become nothing extraordinary. In some parts river passes sand dunes.

 Around Renda (G) the Abava river returns to civilization. Already 6 km before the bridge of Renda the flow of the river becomes really calm and some houses located on the shores start to appear. In Renda the "civilized" part ends and the "wild" one starts. Paddlers do not have one opinion if the most beautiful stretch of the Abava river is from Kandava to Renda or from Renda to the mouth of the Venta river.