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All Estonian cycle routes (2014)

All Estonian cycle routes (2014)

Information from the website bicycle.ee (2008-2014). The website is discontinued

General scheme
History
Signposts, signs
Route No. 1
Route No. 2
Route No. 3
Route No. 4
Route No. 5
Route No. 11
Route No. 12
Route No. 13
Route No. 14
Route No. 15
Route No. 16
Route No. 21
Jõgeva
Otepää
Võrumaa
Hiiumaa

 

 

Route No. 1
Ikla border checkpoint (0.0 km) – Kabli (17) – Häädemeeste (25) – Pärnu (67) – Audru (78) – Tõstamaa (115) – Varbla (137) – Virtsu (164) – Orissaare (204) – Kõljala (246) – Kuressaare (275) – Tehumardi (292) – Kihelkonna (325) – Võhma (372) – Leisi (408) – Triigi harbour (412) – Emmaste (417) – Kõrgessaare (455) – Kärdla (472) – Heltermaa (500) – Haapsalu (509) – Linnamäe (522) – Nõva (562) – Padise (601) – Paldiski (617) – Keila-Joa (637) – Tallinn port (670) – Kostivere (699) – Koogi (705) – Kiiu (718) – Leesi (744) – Loksa (760) – Palmse (797) – Võsu (805) – Sagadi (824) – Vihula (830) – Kunda (858) – Aseri (881) – Purtse (894) – Ontika (912) – Toila (926) – Sillamäe (944) – Sinimäe (952) – Narva-Jõesuu (966) – Narva (981).

Bike Route No. 1 in Estonia follows the Estonian coastline. It forms a part of the EuroVelo Cycling Route No. 10, which runs along the Baltic Sea.
Cyclists arriving from Latvia find a cosy coastal road to lead them from Ikla to Häädemeeste; on approach to Pärnu, however, they must also turn onto a highway. In Pärnu, titled as the summer capital of Estonia, bikers can enjoy an easy atmosphere and various cultural events. The leg from Pärnu to Virtsu runs along roads with little traffic in a pleasurable natural environment. We strongly recommend an at least one-day detour to Kihnu Island.
While the approach to Virtsu has to be made on some twenty kilometres of gravelled roads you will be rewarded by several nature reserves and bird paradises in the background.

The best part of this route are islands, such as Muhu, Saaremaa and Hiiumaa, which draw bikers in droves. Their offer scenic sites with a great natural diversity, a string of thrilling tourist attractions and memorable moments of meeting people. The road conditions of the route are good except for some sections of gravel roads in the north of Saaremaa, which are dusty.
Apart from the main route, we definitely recommend detours to the outmost corners of the plentiful peninsulas, in particular to routes No. 301 and 302 in Hiiumaa.

After returning to the mainland, it is worthwhile to look around in Haapsalu before the trip takes you to areas once populated with Swedes – Noarootsi Peninsula and the forests of Nõva. Unfortunately, the coastal roads there are fairly bumpy, yet the discomfort is offset by the natural environment, which is relatively pristine.

Paldiski is a living memorial of the Soviet rule. Once closed for outsiders, the town and its numerous vestiges of military facilities, while having a depressing effect, are interesting to look at.

The lap from Paldiski to Tallinn runs on asphalt roads lined with fabulous views of the sea, the steep limestone bluff and the forest. Closer to Tallinn the traffic turns disturbingly dense yet you have to put up with it until a special bicycle road is completed.

Those interested in cities may have a longer stop in Tallinn for sightseeing. Tallinn’s Old Town is one of the pearls of Europe.

As the journey continues from Tallinn to Narva, the first twenty or so kilometres along the main road have little to offer for the eye. Closer to the tourist magnet of North Estonia – Lahemaa National Park – we again enter a landscape that is very attractive to tourists. While the bike route leading to the remotest corners of the peninsulas comprises some 20 km of gravel roads it passes through fascinating places.

Past Lahemaa towards Narva the route proceeds parallel to the coast, occasionally opening up matchless vistas. In the Purtse area the route takes to narrow gravel and dirt roads, the only alternative to the heavy traffic of the highway. Outside Sillamäe you still have to pedal a short stretch or two on the highway. The places of interest are the Stalinist-style industrial city of Sillamäe, the formerly famous holiday resort Narva-Jõesuu and the border city of Narva.

Narva is the end point of the Estonian section of the EuroVelo route. Before you continue into Russia, take heed of the fact that the infrastructure for cycling has yet to be developed there.

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Coastline at Kabli Road at
Häädemeeste
Crossing point
of 4 routes
Pärnu
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Pärnu beach Liu village Coastline of
Kihnu island
Women at Kihnu
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Lighthouse
at Matsirand
Road from
Virtsu to Laelatu
Koguva village
at Muhu island
Koguva village
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Kaali meteorite
crater
Kuressaare
Bishop Castle
Kuressaare
city centre
Kuressaare
more …

 

 

Route No. 2
Pärnu (0.0 km) – Sindi (14) – Tori (28) – Vändra (56) – Türi (90) – Paide (107) – Roosna-Alliku (126) – Jäneda (155) – Aegviidu (162) – Koogi (199) – Kostivere (205) – Pirita (227) – Tallinn port (233).

The bike route from Pärnu to Tallinn offers an opportunity to evade the heavy traffic of the Tallinn-Pärnu highway.

First we travel alongside the picturesque Pärnu River and visit Tori Põrgu (Tori Hell). Between Jõesuu and Vihtra we treadle on small gravel roads. From Vändra to Türi the bike route cuts into forests along a big road.

After passing Paide, the centre point of mainland Estonia, we come to a place prominent in Estonian literary history – the lands of Tammsaare in Albu Parish.

From Jäneda, the journey continues on a bigger road. We traverse the extensive forests of Aegviidu. Nature enthusiasts may divert to the neighbouring scenic forest floors, lonely forest lakes and moory landscapes. Take warning, it is not easy to find one’s way there without a good map.

From the crossroads of Koogi there are 34 km left to Tallinn. The route takes you to the waterfalls of Jägala, the karst district of Kostivere and other places of interest but the bike ride is strained by the tense traffic conditions of Tallinn’s vicinity.

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Where is the
way to Tallinn?
Road to Tori Tori põrgu (Hell) Boattrip on
Pärnu river
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Small roads in forests Pärnu river After a big rainfall Road between forests
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Jägala waterfall Maardu manor

 

 

Route No. 3
Valga border checkpoint (0.0 km) – downtown Valga (2.4) – Lüllemäe (24) – Vana-Antsla (41) – Urvaste (47) – Sihva (69) – Otepää (77) – Palupera (89) – Elva (102) – Nõo (112) – Tartu (129) – Kõrveküla (135) – Vara (148) – Varnja (170) – Alatskivi (186) – Kallaste (193) – Omedu (210) – Mustvee (219) – Ulvi (232) – Avinurme (242) – Tudulinna (257) – Kauksi (269) – Alajõe (281) – Iisaku (294) – Kurtna lakeland (321) – Jõhvi (338) – Toila (349) – Sillamäe (366) – Sinimäe (373) – Narva-Jõesuu (388) – Narva (402).

A segment of this cycling route, that between Valga and Tartu, is part of EuroVelo Route No. 11 extending from Athens to the North Cape. The more eye-catching areas are Karula National Park in the vicinity of Lüllemäe; Otepää Highlands, the main tourist magnet in South Estonia; and the summer vacationers’ town Elva. There are two gravel road sections between Lüllemäe and Otepää, totalling 17 km. It is worthwhile to take a longer stop in the region of Otepää to bike on the numerous routes (No. 261 – 265, currently not furnished with signposts). If you prefer gravel and forest paths to asphalt roads you can cycle from Otepää to Elva along the Tartu Bicycle Marathon track (Route 266, length 62 km).

The university city of Tartu also deserves a longer stay for sightseeing. Next we make for Lake Peipsi. A diversion to the lakeshore villages of Varnja and Kolkja involves 11 km of gravel roads, yet the peculiar milieu of these Russian Old Orthodox villagers makes it a memorable interlude. Scenes of village life can also be caught at the approach to Mustvee. After Mustvee the route turns away from the lake. The remaining distance to Rannapungerja offers pleasurable roads with little traffic, including 7 km of gravel cover.

Turning towards Peipsi again, we enter the cutest coastal areas of the lake. On beautiful summer days we can enjoy the pleasures of the beach and tender nights by the lakeside.

Next we pass through Iisaku; absolutely advisable is a diversion to Kuremäe Convent before we reach the landscape conservation area of Kurtna. The region is highly attractive yet the roads have suffered from poor maintenance at the hands of the local roadmasters. Here and there, noisy party-throwers may prove an annoyance.

Jõhvi has little to offer as a town; after reaching the northern coast the route coincides with Route 1 until Narva. The places of interest on this stretch are the park of Toila-Oru, the high limestone bluff, the Stalinist-style industrial town of Sillamäe, the former holiday resort Narva-Jõesuu and the border city of Narva.
Slightly uncomfortable for the cyclist is an approximately 5-km stretch of gravel and dirt roads from Voka to the Tallinn-Narva highway; as well, the highway has to be used for three shorter stretches.

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Boarder crossing
from Latvia to Estonia
Karula manor Vana-Antsla Sangaste castle
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A sacred place of
estonians in the past
Road at Otepää
highland
Campsite at a lake Pühajärv
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Otepää Otepää – a great place
for many competitions
Wild berries Berries in forests
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Road to Elva Cyclist from Germany Hellenurme Hellenurme mill
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Equipment in
the mill
Nature close to Elva Elva swimming area Tõravere mill
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University of
Tartu
Alatskivi castle Road in a
small village
Home-museum of
J.Liiv – a poet
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Inside the old house Lake at Alatskivi Cemetery on the
bank of lake Peipsi
Street-village
at lake Peipsi
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This is a great
onion growing area
Avinurme Local railway museum
at Avinurme
Northern coast of
lake Peipsi
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Beach at Kauksi
(lake Peipsi)
Kurtna lakes area Road constructors´
“art”
Main church at
Kuremäe convent
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Kuremäe convent,
interior view
Close to the sea –
Toila-Oru park
Narva river – the boarder
between Estonia and Russia

 

 

Route No. 4
Valga border checkpoint (0,0 km) – downtown Valga (2.4) – Koikküla (20) – Hargla (34) – Mõniste (47) – Krabi (66) – Rõuge (81) – Haanja (91) – Vastseliina (109) – Meremäe (122) – Orava (140) – Mikitamäe (159) – Räpina (174) – Mooste (195) – Ahja (204) – Tartu (242) – Lähte (259) – Elistvere (273) – Palamuse (289) – Jõgeva (311) – Vägeva (333) – Emumägi (343) – Simuna (360) – Väike-Maarja (377) – Porkuni (384) – Rakvere (412) – Vihula (443) – Sagadi (449) – Võsu (468) – Palmse (476) – Loksa (513) – Leesi (530) – Kiiu (555) – Koogi (568) – Kostivere (574) – Pirita (597) – Tallinn port (603).

Those heading for Tartu from Valga may choose this alternative route, which makes a longer roundabout to visit Paganamaa (the Devil’s Land), Haanja Highlands and Setumaa.
The first 45 km are covered on a fairly quiet asphalt-covered forest road. In Vastse-Roosa next to the Latvian border an entertaining sight is Metsavenna (Guerrilla’s) Farm with a recreation centre. Through Paganamaa we arrive at the banks of pretty lakes in the primeval valley of Rõuge, from which a meandering gravel road takes us to the foot of the highest peak in the Baltics – Suur Munamägi (Great Egg Mount). The roads of Haanja region, while mostly gravelled, present much variety.
The 85-km lap from Vastse-Roosa to Orava contains 47 km of gravel roads; then comes a relatively light-traffic asphalt road for virtually the whole length to Tartu. Those seeking closer contact with nature may turn to the signposted Route 281 to bike from Vahtseliina to Piusa along scenic forest roads on the banks of the Piusa River.

Departure from Tartu starts out on 12 km of gravel roads due to a delay in the scheduled road works. After reaching the scenic Lake Saadjärv and the undulating terrain of Vooremaa the cyclists have to pedal a further 8 km on gravel roads; from there on there are only asphalt roads right up to the northern seacoast. Vooremaa around Palamuse is another diverse cycling area. A closer acquaintance with the drumlin-shaped hills and the lakes in between can be made on the local bike routes No. 201-205, marked with signposts.

Cycling from Jõgeva towards Rakvere you have to put up with a slightly heavier traffic of the Piibe road for 20 km; as a reward, however, the road leads to the vicinity of Endla Bog and Emumäe Hill, the pearls of this section of the journey.

Before entering Lahemaa National Park it is worthwhile to take a tour of the historic town of Rakvere. In Lahemaa, our route overlaps with Route 1. The prime tourist attraction in North Estonia, Lahemaa deserves a closer look. It presents noble manor complexes, picturesque coastlines, pleasurable mossy forest floors and a number of exciting nature trails. At the approach to Loksa we come upon stretches of gravel road totalling about 20 km; however, the local sights are rewarding enough for such small inconveniences.

The lap from Lahemaa to Tallinn is fairly peaceful at first; the closer to Tallinn, however, the heavier the traffic. Accordingly, you must again become a careful and accurate cyclist.

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Road from Valga to
Mõniste
Rest area at
Taheva
Old wooden church Bunker at
Metsavenna farm
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Rest area at
Metsavenna farm
River at Vastse-
Roosa
Typical gravel road
in southern Estonia
Piiriorg valley
at Paganamaa
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Lakes at Rõuge Landscape of
southern Estonia
Road at Haanja
region
Lake Kavadi
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Summer night
cycling
Campfire Vastseliina castle
ruins
Seto tourism farm
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Entrance to Piusa
caves
Piusa sandstone
caves
Sand of Piusa Võhandu river
at Võõpsu
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Mooste manor Closing to Tartu City of Tartu Coming from North Cape,
destination Athens
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Lake Saadjärv Old schoolhouse
at Palamuse
Endla bog Floating islands in
the lake of Porkuni
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Rakvere order castle Medieval days in
Rakvere
Show as a real
battle
Road at Lahemaa
National Park
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Beach at Käsmu
peninsula
Road at Pärispea
peninsula
Beautiful summer
night
Meeting with new
friends
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Campsite on the
coast
Tallinn is not far
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Route No. 5
Värska (0.0 km) – Karisilla (4.3) – Vinso (22) – Põlva (40) – Puskaru (50) – Kanepi (61) – Otepää (81) – Sihva (89) – Sangaste (102) – Kuigatsi crossroads (118) – Tõrva (136) – Karksi-Nuia (166) – Sultsi (185) – Viljandi (200) – Vastsemõisa (212) – Tohvri (224) – Tõramaa (258) – Jõesuu (271) – Tori (277) – Sindi (291) – downtown Pärnu (305).

This route crosses Estonia in the east-west direction. Starting our tour from the historically interesting Setu County, we soon enter a scenic area. True, the most picturesque places, such as Meenikunno Bog and the sandstone outcrops of the Võhandu and Ahja rivers are situated off the highway; nevertheless, they are worth visiting.

From Põlva we head towards Otepää, one of the best-known tourist districts in Estonia. We recommend a closer tour of Otepää Highlands taking advantage also of the local biking routes No. 261-265 (as yet not furnished with signposts). Following a visit to Sangaste Mansion we leave for Tõrva. From Tõrva to Karksi-Nuia we have to travel on the Valga-Pärnu road, yet the traffic is not much of a nuisance in this particular place. The landscape continues to be charming even after the turn towards Viljandi.

After some pleasurable leisure time on Viljandi castle hills we enter upon a quite different stage. The 60 km from Viljandi’s vicinity to Jõesuu are largely located on the territory of Soomaa National Park. For the first time on this route we come upon gravel roads, which exceed 50 km in length. At the same time, the surrounding nature has an entirely different look – there is a high mossy forest floor, there are swamps and bogs accessible by local signposted tracks. Sadly, the roads are often flooded in spring, and hardly passable on a bicycle even for quite some time after that, followed by the harassment of horseflies in the summer heat. Nevertheless, most of the experiences gleaned by bikers on this route have been very positive.

Between Jõesuu and Pärnu the route overlaps with Route 2. The last 30 km to Pärnu go smoothly on a good road.

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Let us start the trip
from Setomaa!
Sandstone wall of
river Võhandu
Rest area at
Valgjärv
Mustjärv
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Campsite at Mustjärv Beginning of the
nature trail
Just look! Meenikunno bog
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Path in the bog Lonely farm Cyclists from
Switzerland
Otepää
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Cyclists at
Otepää “highland”
Tõrva Gate to Soomaa
National Park
Signs at Soomaa
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Entrance to the
Suitsna bog path
Suitsna bog Water like a mirror Roads in Soomaa
National Park
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Activities of beavers Nature in the middle
of Soomaa NP
Cycling towards
Pärnu

 

=> Route No. 6. See project “ViSoEst”

 

Route No. 11
This route suits those cyclists travelling on Route 1 who for some reason (lack of time?) sacrifice the “dessert” – touring the terrains of the beautiful islands. This route lends itself for easy cycling from Virtsu to Haapsalu or vice versa. The main sight on the way is the famous paradise of birds – Matsalu Wildlife Reserve. The entire route runs on asphalt roads.

 

Route No. 12
Haapsalu (0.0 km) – Ridala (8) – Martna (25) – Liivi (36) – Kullamaa (44) – Koluvere (47) – Sipa (61) – Märjamaa (70) – Kuusiku (89) – Rapla (95).

The route crosses many small villages in West Estonia, running largely amid forests. The route foremost suits those cyclists who want the straightest ride from Central Estonia to islands. There are 15 km of gravel road between Martna and Kullamaa

 

Route No. 13
Türi (0.0 km) – Käru (18) – Lelle (27) – Kehtna (38) – Raikküla (48) – Rapla (57) – Kohila (77) – Hageri (83) – Kiisa (94) – Saku (100) – Nõmme boundary (109) – downtown Tallinn (119).

This route allows you to elude highways en route from Central Estonia to Tallinn. The journey proceeds on asphalt roads lined alternatively with forests and fields, passing through a number of villages as well as the towns of Rapla, Kohila and Saku. Nearer to Tallinn both the population and the traffic grow denser.

 

Route No. 14
Valga border checkpoint (0.0 km) – Hummuli (12) – Tõrva (27) – Karksi-Nuia (57) – Abja-Paluoja (70) – Tihemetsa (90) – Kilingi-Nõmme (94) – Surju (115) – Reiu (125) – downtown Pärnu (138)

The route primarily serves as a connection between Valga and Pärnu, running almost entirely on the highway. The intensity of the traffic, however, is not as high as to make cycling very uncomfortable. The high-quality asphalt on and, for the most part, scenic landscapes by the road make for enjoyable experiences even on this route.

 

 

Route No. 15
Viljandi (0.0 km) – Uusna (9) – Tänassilma (14) – Leie (29) – Sangla (43) – Rannu (54) – Konguta (61) – Elva (68).

This track joins routes No. 3 and 5, overlapping with one of the most preferred tourist direction in South Estonia. The chief attraction of this route is Võrtsjärv, the second largest lake in Estonia. Currently, the lakeside road is narrowish in some places and subjected to a fairly heavy burden of traffic. The plans for the coming years envisage the reconstruction of this stretch of road, which should also render it more agreeable with cyclists. The route runs entirely on asphalt roads.

 

Route No. 16
Vägeva crossroads (0.0 km) – Piibe crossroads (6) – Koeru (18) – Müüsleri (28) – Peetri (32) – Öötla (39) – Mäo (47).

This route connects Central Estonia with the country’s eastern regions and with Route 4. It passes through Central Estonian settlements, chances upon timeworn manorial buildings and leads to quite a few lovely lakes. Endla Bog is not far away either.
About 9 km of the route are under gravel cover.

 

 

 

 

 

Route No. 21
Paide – Anna – Albu – Aegviidu

The route serves as an alternative to Route 2 between Paide and Aegviidu. For the most part it runs on small gravel and forest roads, taking the travellers to the Tammsaare lands, which are well-known from literary history.

 

 

Hiiumaa routes
301. Kõpu roundtrip: Luidja (0.0 km) – Kõpu (13.0 km) – Ristna cape (23.0 km) – Kaleste (29.2 km) – Tiharu (36.6 km) – Suureranna (42.0 km) – Luidja (51.9 km)
302. Emmaste – Kassari – Suuremõisa: Emmaste (0.0 km) – Orjaku (19.3 km) – Kassari (22.9 km) – Vaemla (29.0 km) – Suuremõisa (37.0 km)Hiiumaa may be considered Estonia’s most popular biking region. As Route 1 only girdles the island, without entering its remotest and most fascinating corners, it is certainly advisable for bikers arriving from outside to also venture onto the local tracks. Both routes are marked with signposts.Route 301 leads to the prettiest places on Kõpu Peninsula. The biker mostly moves on forest roads, occasionally running into diverse-looking beaches, glimpsing typical Hiiu villages and catching a good panorama at the top of the Kõpu lighthouse. Only a few shorter stretches are asphalted; the small forest roads are normally well passable by bike; the gravel roads are rather rocky in some places.
Route 302 runs along asphalt roads. It connects the end points of Route 1 on the island but is not meant as an alternative to it. All the marked routes are diverse-looking and, once on Hiiumaa, it is not reasonable for you to disregard any of them. The most appealing place on Route 302 is Kassari with its bird watching trails and with Sääre Tirp poking far into the sea. Those preferring a longer stay can choose between the numerous tourist farms and recreation centres.
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Forests at Kõpu
peninsula
Famous Kõpu
lighthouse
View from the top
of the lighthouse
Kõpu village
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Best places for hiking Kõpu peninsula – nice
views to the sea
Beautiful lonely
place
A new place again
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Cyclists´ paradise Nice places for
camping
Lights of the
summer night
Small roads
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Sääre tirp at Kassari Walking on Sääre tirp Cyclists at Kassari Pub Vetsi Tall
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Nice house at Kassari Leiger – a local hero Windmill Paradise for birds
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Swans Another beatiful night

 

 

 

 

 

 

Võru County routes
281. Piusa track: Vahtseliina (0.0 km) – Möldri (4.0 km) – Jõksi (7.2 km) – Lindora (14.8 km) – Piusa caves (23.5 km)

The Piusa track is a real gem for nature-lovers. Running mostly on forest roads parallel to the Piusa River, the track leads to a string of sandstone outcrops, lets you to listen to the babble of water and the singing of birds and offers overnight accommodation at purpose-built recreation facilities or tourist farms. From the end points of the route, the Vahtseliina stronghold and the Piusa caves, the traveller may turn to Route 4. The track mostly meanders on forest and gravel roads, with some short stretches being quite sandy.

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Vahtseliina
stronghold
Beginning of the
route
Piusa river Sandstone walls at
Piusa river
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Walls and caves Hikers on the route A lonely farm-house Road at Hinniala
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Road to the highest
sandstone walls
A tourism farm at
Lindora
The best shots with
the video camera
It is easy to
find the way
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Piusa caves –
end of the route

 

 

 

Otepää routes
261. Pühajärve ring: Hotel Bernhard (0.0 km) – Kiigemäe rise (2.3) – Sihva (5.0) – Annimatsi road (7.2) – Arula road (9.0) – Bernhard (11.0)
262. Harimäe – Arula ring: Hotel Bernhard (0.0 km) – Kiigemäe rise (2.3) – Sihva (5.0) – Kääriku (8.6) – Harimägi (11.9) – Mäeküla (17.1) – Piiri (20.0) – Arula (26.4) – Pühajärve (33.4) – Bernhard (34.6)
263. Vidrike ring: Hotel Bernhard (0.0 km) – Otepää (2.0) – turn to forest path (7.5) – Vidrike (12.6) – Ilmjärve (19.0) – Restu crossroads (22.5) – Sihva (31.0) – Pühajärve (35.8) – Bernhard (37.0)
264. Neeruti ring: Hotel Bernhard (0.0 km) – Otepää (2.0) – Vana-Otepää (5.0) – Neeruti (10.8) – Leigo farm (12.0) – Lutike (14.2) – Mesilinnu Saloon (19.0) – Nõuni (21.5) – Otepää (30.1) – Bernhard (32.0)
265. Otepää – Kääriku mountain bike track: Otepää Ski Stadium (0.0 km) – Hotel Bernhard (3.0) – Pühajärve (4.5) – Madsa (10.0) – Kääriku (14.5)266. Tartu Bicycle Marathon: Otepää Ski Stadium (0.0 km) – Hobusemägi hill (6.7) – Matu (12.0) – Harimägi hill (16.3) – Mäeküla (21.5) – Pringi crossroads (25.5) – Meegaste hill (33.0) – Äidu (40.0) – Palu Catering Point (TP) (44.2) – Palu mill (48.8) – Hellenurme road (52.2) – Ketneri (56.0) – Elva clay shooting range (62.3)Otepää Highlands is a naturally diverse tourist district with a well-developed network of services. Unfortunately, Routes 261– 265 have as yet to be marked with signposts and are passable only with the help of a map available at the tourist information centre. About a half of the routes include gravel roads.
The situation is different with the track of the Tartu Bicycle Marathon. The Marathon attracts some 4,000 cyclists each autumn; as well, the track is actively used all through the summer. The signposted track starting from Otepää Ski Stadium takes the biker to the environs of Elva; if necessary, they can turn back to Otepää at Palu Catering Point (TP at the race day) on the 44th kilometre.
When planning a visit to the Otepää district it is recommended that you examine the calendar of events as this district hosts many interesting sporting and cultural endeavours, such as lake music events on Leigo Farm, the year round.
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Landscape near
Otepää
Road around lake
Pühajärv
Party of cyclists –
Tartu Rattamaraton
The race has started
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4000 cyclists Cyclists on the way The top of Harimägi A small road close
to Arula
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Cyclists on their
holidays
Quiet roads in
the forests
Leigo farm Famous summer night
concert at Leigo farm
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White nights in
the summertime
Mysterious night
at Leigo
Combination of good
music and nature

 

 

Jõgeva County routes
201. Palamuse – Saare manor – Voore – Palamuse (37 km)
202. Palamuse – Luua – Elistvere wild animal park – Pikkjärve – Palamuse (39 km)
203. Palamuse – Kuremaa – Torma – Voore – Palamuse (66 km)
204. Jõgeva – Kuremaa – Laiuse – Endla Wildlife Reserve– Jõgeva (70 km)
205. Kodavere – Saare – Mustvee – Raja – Kodavere (78 km)Vooremaa and the western shore of Lake Peipsi in the county of Jõgeva make a good ground for cyclists. The local signposted routes take the traveller to places of natural, historical and cultural interest, providing picturesque and panoramic vistas and singular features of the flora and fauna. For more information visit the tourist information centre at Palamuse, next to which you find the starting point of three cycling routes.
The proportion of asphalt roads is different from route to route, ranging between 50-85%.
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Please, follow the
signs
Pikkjärve village Lake Pikkjärv Small road to a
farm
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Wild animal park
at Elistvere
Fox in the park The lynx – very
rarely to see
Lake Saadjärv
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Landscape of
Vooremaa
Long lakes of
Vooremaa
A rich choice of
routes
Street village at
lake Peipsi
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Koseveski village The way to sky Railway station in
Jõgeva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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