No 50172
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Active tour Individual Estonia, Latvia

Grand hiking tour on the coast of Latvia and Estonia

Day 1 Mazirbe - Kolka

  • Bus ride early in the morning: Riga - Mazirbe (bus runs 2x day)
  • Hiking: Mazirbe - Kolka (23 km, 7 - 9 h)


Difficulty level: easy

Road surface: Sandy beaches, forest trails and gravel roads. In Mazirbe Village, asphalt.

Good to know! The only shop in this section are located in Mazirbe and Kolka villages. The itinerary goes through Slītere National Park.

Take a lunch box with you as no catering is offered

Accommodation in Kolka

Distance walking 23 km

Day 2 Mērsrags

Bus ride Kolka  - Mērsrags The bus leaves in the middle of the day. Excursion in Mērsrags, nature reserve, trail, sightseeing tower.

Accommodation in Mērsrags

Day 3 Mērsrags - Engure

  • Hiking  Mērsrags - Engure (22 km, 7 - 9 h)


Difficulty level: easy

Road surface: Beaches covered in sand and fine gravel, coastal meadows, small trails, forest roads. Asphalt in the villages, a small section of gravel road.

Good to know! You should avail yourself of binoculars for bird watching, suitable (closed) footwear and walking poles for support.

Accommodation in Engure.

Distance walking 22 km

Day 4 Dubulti - Bulduri

  • Bus ride in the morning: Engure - Dubulti 
  • Hiking: Dubulti - Bulduri through Jurmala City (5 km, 1 - 2 h)

Difficulty level: easy
Road surface: sandy beaches
Accommodation in Jurmala or Riga. Train operates regularly from Jurmala to Riga.

Distance walking 5 km

Day 5 Rīga

Free day for sightseeing in Riga. Old Town, Art Nouveau District, Central Market, etc.

Accommodation in a hotel in Riga.

Day 6 Zvejniekciems - Tūja

  • By train Riga - Zvejniekciems ~ 1 hour (train operates 10x per day)
  • Walk to the sea ~ 2.5 km
  • Hiking Zvejniekciems - Tūja (25 km, 8 - 11 h)


Difficulty level: medium / hard
Road surface: Fine gravel, sand, plank-ways, forest trails. In Zvejniekciems, asphalt, bays with sandy beaches, capes with stones, in some places, pebbles.
Good to know! In some places, fine gravel is washed ashore which makes walking difficult. The stones overgrown with algae are slippery. A lot of stones “move”. You will need suitable (closed) footwear and walking poles for support.

Accommodation in or near Tūja

Distance walking 25 km

Day 7 Tūja - Svētciems

Hiking: Tūja - Svētciems (24 km, 8 - 10 h)


Difficulty level: hard

Road surface: Rocky beaches, grassy/reedy coastal sections (before reaching the Svētupe River), gravel roads, asphalt, forest trails, occasionally algae washed ashore (algae scum)

Good to know! The sandstone outcrops are composed of an unconsolidated and unstable material, which is why it is not safe to approach them from the top and the bottom or to crawl into the caves washed out by the waves.

Accommodation in Svētciems

Distance walking 24 km

Day 8 Parnu

Bus ride: Svētciems - Ainaži (bus runs 10x per day).

Crossing the Latvian-Estonian border on foot (ca 2 km).

Bus Ikla - PÄRNU. Last buses leave at around 16:00 and 17:00.

Excursion in PÄRNU. Pärnu is a popular resort city with many cafés, live music, SPAs, hotels and a beautiful Old Town.

Accommodation and catering in PÄRNU

Day 9 Kihnu Island

  • Bus ride in the morning: Pärnu - Munalaiu Port (1 h)
  • A ferry to Kihnu (1 h) runs 2-4 times a day depending on the day of the week.

Kihnu Island is the largest island in the Gulf of Riga and the seventh largest island in Estonia. Its total area is 16.9 km², the island is 7 km long and up to 3.3 km wide. The former seal hunter and fishermen’s island, with around 600 inhabitants, is currently eager to maintain its identity in spite of everything and has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  • Hiking on Kihnu Island (or you can rent a bike and explore this route by bike).

A coastal route that goes through four villages – Sääre, Linaküla, Rootsiküla and Lemsi - will help you to discover the cultural and natural values of Kihnu Island.

  • Route length: 23 km (7 - 9 h)


Difficulty level: easy

Start: Kihnu port (1 h bus ride from Pärnu to Munalaid Port and by ferry Munalaid - Kihnu 1 h, operates 2 to 3 times a day)

Finish: Kihnu Port

Accommodation on Kihnu Island

Information about ferry traffic:

Distance walking 23 km

Day 10 Kihnu Island - Parnu

We continue to explore KIHNU ISLAND.

Ferry trip to MUNALAIU PORT (1 h).

Bus trip to PÄRNU (1 h).

Accommodation and catering in PÄRNU.

Day 11 Pärnu - Haapsalu

Free time in Pärnu in the morning. In the afternoon, bus trip to Pärnu - Haapsalu.

Accommodation in HAAPSALU. 

Day 12 Haapsalu

Excursion by foot in Haapsalu. We recommend visiting the old town of the Hapsalu resort town, Bishop’s castle mound, Dome Cathedral and the historic promenade with various monuments.

During lunch - a bus trip to Haapsalu - Dirhami.

Accommodation near ROOSLEPA.

Catering places in HAAPSALU.

Day 13 Roosta - Dirhami - Nova Harbour

Hiking Roosta - Dirhami - Nova Harbour (20 km, 6 – 8 h)


Difficulty level:  easy       

Road surface: A short stretch of road covered in asphalt and gravel, forest trails, highly variable beaches: sandy, occasionally covered in gravel, pebbles, stones of different sizes, a short section of dolomite base. In some places, algae have been washed ashore.

Dangerous places: Be careful and ensure safety when walking along the road.

Good to know! Catering companies are available at the Port of Dirhami. The closest shops are in Nõva (3.5 km from the Port of Nõva) and Dirhami villages.

Transfer back to Rooslepa.

Accommodation near Rooslepa village.

Distance walking 20 km

Day 14 Nõva sadam - Vihterpalu

Hiking: Nõva sadam - Vihterpalu (24 km, 8-10 h)


Difficulty level: medium

Road surface: Forest trails, highly variable beaches: sandy, occasionally overgrown with herbaceous plants, rocky, short sections of dolomite base and dolomite pebbles.

Good to know! No catering companies or shops are available in this section. Need to take lunch boxes.

Accommodation near Vihterpalu

Distance walking 24 km

Day 15 Vihterpalu - Tallinn

In the morning, bus ride VIHTERPALU - TALLINN (bus runs only 1x a day).

Arrival in Tallinn.

Sightseeing in Tallinn. We recommend seeing Tallinn’s medieval old town, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Accommodation in Tallinn.

Day 16 Tallin

Sightseeing in Tallinn.

End of tour!