Active holidays

As a riverside and seaside town, Pärnu offers many ways to enjoy activities on water: boating in a real fishing boat, fun paddle boat rides, water skiing and banana boat rides. Sailing in the Bay of Pärnu provides a unique experience; the more adventurous ones can enjoy kayaking on the sea. You can rent surfing equipment and practice minigolf on the Pärnu beach or rent a bicycle for long rides around the city.

Small and grown-up visitors alike are welcome at an adventure park located in Pärnu County where you can climb trees and admire the view to the sea. You can go snowshoeing, canoeing, kicksledding or skiing with an experienced instructor. Why not to try birdwatching or disc golf? In the winter, dog sledding or sleigh riding with horses can provide a thrilling experience. Take the chance to go boating with a fisherman or rent a row boat and fishing rods. For golf lovers, there are excellent, wide-open golf courses just outside the city.

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Aloha Surf Centre

Ranna puiestee 9 - KESKLINNA , Pärnu
+372 5694 1133
Aloha is surf. And surf is what we do. Aloha aims to offer high-quality surfing and windsurfing training, equipment and more. Growing in popularity is skimming, which carries you across a thin surface of water. You will mostly find us in the surf section of Pärnu Beach, at the end of the promenade - our base during summer - but also in other places, depending on the time of year and the weather.
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Ball games at the Reiu Holiday Centre

Jõekalda tee 13, Silla küla, Paikuse vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 445 5206
Reiu Holiday Centre has a beach football field that complies with international FIFA rules. Popular competitions for amateurs are held every summer – beach volleyball on Mondays, beach football on Tuesdays, and competitions between the best Estonian beach footballers at weekends. You can try out your own ball game skills when celebrating your birthday or having your company's summer retreat in Reiu. You can even have your own volleyball or football tournament if you have enough people at your party!
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Cycle and pedestrian track on the Mai beach in Pärnu

Papiniidu tänav 37f, Pärnu linn, Pärnu
The 1.3 km cycle and pedestrian track that was opened in 2013 runs along the shoreline to the Pärnu Beach Promenade. One end of the track is at the intersection of the Papli and Kanali streets, and the other end at the extension of the Papiniidu street. The four-meter-wide path is illuminated and is well-suited for recreational sports and walking. In the middle of the track, you can find a children's play area; the path is bordered by coastal meadows, where you can find interesting species of flora and meet the city cows, who keep the area clean from reeds. The recreational areas of the promenade are furnished with benches and bicycle racks made by Estonian designers.
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ESTONIA Medical Spa & Hotel

Pärna tänav 12 - 12, Pärnu linn, Pärnu
+372 447 6905
ESTONIA Medical Spa & Hotel is  one of the biggest medical spa centres in Estonia, a modern health centre with up-to-date facilities. Spread out in a green park area not far from the beach, our large spa offers decent, hotel-style rooms and a whole slew of health, beauty and relaxation packages. The classic therapeutic spa and sauna complex Termid is operating throughout the year. 180 comfortable guest roomsMore than 100 medical treatmentsA beauty salonSauna and water centre TermidBuffet restaurantPanorama cafe with a faboulous sea viewA shop in the hotel lobby
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Go fishing with a bona fide Kihnu fisherman!

Lemsi küla, Kihnu vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 513 7099
This fishing trip comprises two parts: during the first part you head out to sea with a local fisherman to go net fishing, bringing them back in the next day. Each trip lasts around 90 minutes, and whatever you catch you get to keep. In winter the trips are run on sleds across the ice. Fishing trips by boat can accommodate between 1 and 8 people. Sleds can take from 1 to 4 people. Accommodation and use of a sauna are available upon request.
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Guided fishing trip on Pärnu Bay or River Pärnu

Uus-Sauga tänav 62, Pärnu
+372 5332 5400
A day of fishing with a guide provides perfect entertainment for a company event, family day, a fun day with friends, and, why not, for a boys' or a girls' night. The participants do not have to have previous fishing experience and we will provide you with all the necesary fishing equipment. Our experienced captain and fish guide will sail the steel vessel Johanna to the bay or river and from there you will be able to fish for pike perch, pike, perch, or vimba, depending on the season. As you return to the mainland, you and your friends can enjoy a delicious fish soup prepared on a fire. The fishing trip lasts for five hours and the group size is up to five people. As an additional service, we will smoke the fish received from fishers.
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Kanuu.ee canoe trip in Soomaa with a bog walk

Riisa vaat, Riisa küla, Tori vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 5391 7027
If we're lucky, we may see both a halcyon as well as a beaver during our canoe trip. We will certainly see tracks of beaver activity and a beaver dam. Going along a few kilometre board-walk, we will have lunch next to bog-pools. Schedule: - Canoe trip on the Halliste and Navesti rivers, starting point by the Riisa Bridge (40 km from Pärnu). - Walk on the mesmerising bog landscape - 5 km. - Light meal mid-trip (soup and sandwiches). -Canoe trip continues.
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Kitesurf training by Pärnu Surf Centre in Pärnu and elsewhere in Estonia

Ranna puiestee 11A/3, Pärnu linn, Pärnu
+372 5344 0919
Kitesurfing is a combination of flying a kite and surfing, perfect for windy weathers. It is possible to kitesurf in different bodies of water and snowy fields in the winter. One can master kitesurfing in a matter of hours and it is an exciting pastime activity, which is perfect for a group of friends. The trainings include coaching by an instructor and full equipment. After kitesurfing, you can enjoy the beach views of Pärnu from our surf centre's terrace, grab a refreshing drink from Surf Cafe, and visit the surf shop. It is also possible to book us for your events, where we can train larger groups. Additionally, you can rent SUP boards, kayaks, and windsurfing boards.  
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Paintball at the Reiu Holiday Centre

Jõekalda tee 13 - 13, Paikuse alev, Pärnu
+372 445 5206
Come to the Reiu Holiday Centre for a fun paintball battle! Paintball is a team game that is active, sporty, technical, exciting and full of adrenaline, and that appeals to adults and kids, men and women. Players use special semi-automatic weapons that shoot special paintballs. The main goal of the game is to hit your opponents with paintballs and get them out of the game.
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Perona Bowling

Metsa tänav 13a, Pärnu linn, Pärnu
+372 442 0410
Everyone is welcome in Perona Bowling – we don't care if you're a young champion or a beginner of respectable age! Our 12-lane bowling alley is one of the largest in Estonia. The alley also has two 9-foot pool tables. Our café and children's corner create excellent conditions for practising this sport. The lanes can also be accessed by people with pushchairs and wheelchair users.
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RMK Lake Rae Hiking Trail and Camping Site

RAE-JAANI, Laiksaare küla, Saarde vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 505 8242
Lake Rae Hiking Trail and Camping Site is a calm and peaceful resting place in the middle of forests. In addition to swimming and fishing, you can admire the varied landscapes and pass the 1.7 km hiking trail that runs along the shore of Lake Rae. You have to cross a footbridge, a suspended bridge, a boardwalk and fallen trees to get to the 5 metre viewing tower. There is a fish ladder built in 2003 near the rest area, which allows the fish to swim from the Ura River to Lake Rae. There are three bonfire places, firewood in a shed, a village swing, toilets and bins in the camping site.
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RMK Nigula Study Trail

Urissaare küla, Häädemeeste vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 505 8242
The Nigula Nature Conservation Area was established to protect a 6400 ha area of untouched bogs, forests and meadows. The heart of the Nigula Conservation Area is the Nigula bog with its five bog islands covered in virgin forest and a large bog lake. An area rich in cranberries, which are also the symbol of Nigula, a lovely view of the bog can be enjoyed from the trail's watchtower - accessed by a 530 m wooden path.  Starting from the car park, the path entrance also includes an information board, a washroom, and a sheltered table with benches for visitors to enjoy a refreshing picnic after a great walk! Did you know...?: Anyone wanting to hike outside of the existing study trail needs a permit from the administration of the conservation area.
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Sailing on-board Põhjatäht on Pärnu Bay

Lootsi tänav 4, Pärnu
+372 516 4388
In summer, we offer a relaxing break under sail as well as longer pleasure cruises on-board Põhjatäht – a comfortable and safe sailing yacht. Customers can request for pleasure cruises on Pärnu Bay, as well as to small islands nearby. Pleasure cruise on Pärnu Bay: 2 hours – €130; 3 hours – €180. Bring a companion and come on a memorable sea trip!
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Sailing to Kihnu island with Seikle Vabaks

Lootsi tänav 6, Pärnu
+372 5650 0550
Kihnu island is one of the most exotic places in Estonia! Here, women wear striped traditional skirts and colourful scarves every day, play the violin and serve traditional Kihnu fare. Come on a sailing trip to discover this wonderful island! A voyage to Kihnu takes about 4 hours. Sailing boat has enough room for 10 people. A trip to Kihnu can be done within a day; however, in order to explore the island and its culture more thoroughly, we recommend you take 2 days. 1-day trip costs 550 euros, 2-day trip costs 775 euros. For an extra fee, you can visit a museum, a lighthouse, rent bicycles, order local Kihnu food and book accommodation and a sauna.
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Samliku Matkamaja's canoe raft trips on the Pärnu River

Samliku ko - Samliku ko, Samliku küla, Põhja-Pärnumaa vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 5697 8300
A canoe raft is a vessel made up of three canoes and covered with a wooden platform. While two to three people can take a trip with a single canoe, parties of up to 12 people can ride the canoe raft . A canoe raft is perfect for taking a trip together for student groups, families and groups of friends. We hold canoe raft trips on the Pärnu River. The trips are 3 km and 13 km long (lasting 1 and 4-5 hours). The trips start from Samliku or Kurgja. A guide is available for your party for an extra fee, should you want one. The guide knows the river and the area.
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Saunatrip – trailer sauna rental and transport all over Estonia

Margu, Urge küla, Tori vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 5825 4272
Experience a sauna like never before in a mobile juniper sauna of Saunatrip, which you can enjoy anywhere – near a river or a lake, at the beach, or in your home yard.  We will transport the sauna to a location chosen by you (transportation fee is 60 cents per km) or you can pick it up yourself. There is enough room for four people in the sauna and the juniper chips on the walls of the cosy sauna fill the room with the delightful smell of juniper. As the night becomes darker, the sauna becomes more cosy thanks to two different lighting systems – the ones in the ceiling and the LED-lights under the sauna platform. The atmosphere is made even more comfortable with a sound system installed under the sauna platform. If you wish, you can also buy sauna whisks and firewood.  
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Soomaa.com guided bog shoe hike in Soomaa National Park

Riisa Rant, Riisa küla, Tori vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 506 1896
Everyone who heads out on one of these hikes in Soomaa National Park is given a pair of bog shoes and will be led by a local guide, who will provide instructions and tell interesting stories about the area. You will get to experience the thrill of walking in places that would otherwise be inaccessible. Interesting to know: bog shoes have been around for a long time – they were first used by our ancestors for moving around in the bogs. The hikes last from 2 to 5 hours. The price depends on the size of the group. NB! We do not organise hikes during the period in spring when birds are nesting.
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Sports halls at Jõulumäe Recreational Sports Centre

JÕULUMÄE T, Leina küla, Häädemeeste vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 445 6117
There is a 100 m² recreation hall in the main building of the Jõulumäe Recreational Sports Centre. You can rent equipment for free from our administrator. The hall includes a foldable table tennis table and it is possible to play indoor basketball on half of the basketball court. The hall is perfect for groups for post-exercise stretching or for smaller group trainings. The main building also includes a 36 m² mirror hall and a fitness studio, which focuses on endurance exercises. More information about the prices and terms of use is available on our website.  
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Strand indoor minigolf

Anton Hansen Tammsaare puieste 35, Pärnu linn, Pärnu
+372 447 5370
This 18-hole indoor minigolf course is a fun way of passing the time for hotel guests, locals and other visitors alike. You never have to worry about the weather ruining your holiday here - everything is under cover!
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Valgeranna Beach

Valgeranna allee , Valgeranna küla, Pärnu
You will find the beautiful sandy Valgeranna Beach near Pärnu City. The beach is protected from the northern winds by a pine forest and it is open to the sun all day long. A lit promenade leads from the car park to the beach through a forest grove The beach has a children’s playground, adventure park, pedalo and sailing boat hire. You can have some ice cream or a bigger meal besides swimming and sunbathing. You will find some quieter and more private areas on the long stretch of the beach a little way from the promenade. Valgeranna Beach and the forest grove are also popular walking places and they welcome you all through the year!
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