Interreg V-A — Estonia–Latvia
01.02.2017 - 30.01.2020 (ESTLAT22)

Coastal Hiking Route along the Baltic Sea Coastline in Latvia and Estonia

Projektziele

Project goal is to develop a hiking tourism route along the Baltic sea coastline in Estonia and Latvia. The route will stretch along the Southwest coastline in Latvia, starting from the border with Lithuania and through Latvia (~532km) to Laane county region in Estonia (382km) and further to the capital of Estonia – Tallinn in total ca 1100 km. The hiking route will be a sustainable tourism product that highlights cultural and natural heritage along the coastline, is friendly to nature, cultural environment and local economy. 

One of the highest added values of the project is a tourism product that is developed jointly and covers territories in two countries. 


About the Baltic Coastal Hiking route

  • 2 countries: Latvia & Estonia;
  • More than 1100 km;
  • Sandy & stody beaches, cliffs & outcrops;
  • Historical coastal towns, fisherman villages & 2 vibrant capitals: Riga & Tallinn;
  • Choose your strech: from complete tranquillity & remoteness to ares with cafes, pubs & souvenir shops!

 

Erwartete Projektergebnisse

Within the project framework, by involving local communities, municipalities and entrepreneurs, until October 2019 following activities will be carried out:

  • the whole route will be inspected;
  • the visual identity of the route will be developed;
  • guidelines for route marking will be issued;
  • the route will be physically marked in nature;
  • information stands and direction signs will be put up;
  • coastal electronic event calendar will be created;
  • guidelines for entrepreneurs "Service provision for hikers" will be issued;
  • a guidebook, a coastal tourism map and a handbook for tour operators will be published and distributed;
  • a home page of the route, as well as profiles in social networks and other marketing related activities will be carried out.