The Kumada River flows only 2 km away from the hotel. Kumada is left affluent of the Amata River. In the lower, Kumada forms a picturesque glen. At the nearest Perlupe estuary the two deepest dales of small rivers of Latvia meet. On the junction of the valleys – on the 40 m high cape – the longest cave on the Amata banks – Perlupe cave – was discovered in 1990. It is 33 metres long.
As described by paddlers: the Kumada River is suitable for the WW paddling during the high high-water level. Kayaks and inflatable boats. Description of the route: the width of the river – 3-7m, average slope – 6-10 m/km. The most interesting section on Kumada starts from the railway bridge before Ieriki (approximately 1 km before the Ieriki station). On the river there are small (0.2 m) waterfalls and a number of big (1.5 m) beaver dikes. Tree falls are frequent. After the motorway bridge the slope reduces, but after a couple of kilometres, approximately in the halfway to Amata, it increases again. In the beginning, the river flows through dolomites, then sandstones. There are travertine, dolomite and sandstone exposures (Cecilu Cliffs). After the Grube affiliate (Ierikupite) the amount of water significantly rises. At the very Amata river the slope descend is practically not observed.
After the Kumada affluent the most interesting Amata section is still to come – Zvarte etc., so it is advised to follow down Amata (if the boats are still intact…). The total paddling duration (together with Amat) is 3-4 h. The water level was 145 cm in Amata, but in Kumada the water was fallen by 25cm. The paddling down the Kumada River can be combined with the one down Amata and, maybe, Ierikupite.