The Amata river flows only 700 m from the Karlamuiza Country Hotel.

As described by paddlers: the Amata river is suitable for the WW paddling and training till the low level of high waters. The standard section is from the Riga – Valka railway bridge till the Cesis – Ligatne road bridge, however the river allows paddling  from a much higher point – at least from Skujene (then, this is a 2-day route).

The total paddling time from the railway bridge is approximately 2.5 – 3.5 h (depending on the water level); from Zvarte – approximately 10 – 15 min. The beautiful sceneries appear from the river at Karlamuiza Country Hotel (Karli) and from Zvarte till Gauja.