Nature holidays

Estonia’s summer capital Pärnu is first and foremost known for the warm and white sandy beach. In addition to the beautiful beach, however, the city also boasts large green parks and long avenues of trees, where it is nice to take a walk or a bicycle ride. The entire coastal area of Pärnu is a part of the nature preserve, with footpaths, a hiking trail, and observation towers established for better access. To get acquainted with the wildlife and environment, pay a visit to the Pernova Environmental Education Centre, located in a building with a grass roof.

You will find natural beaches, tranquil endless bogs and ancient forests in Pärnu County. Lots of hiking routes and bird observation towers are waiting for you. The floods in Soomaa National Park, also known as the fifth season, offer unforgettable sights during spring. Pärnumaa wildlife is closely linked to culture and history; all of these are combined in the Romantic Coastline route – a 250 kilometre journey down the coast of Pärnumaa with exotic diversions to the Kihnu Island and the interior.

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Adventurous day in Soomaa National Park

Riisa küla, Tori vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 514 7572
This adventurous day in Soomaa National Park is a combination of a bog-shoe hike and canoeing. An experienced guide leads you through the forest to Estonia's biggest bog –Kuresoo. A pair of special bog-shoes will help you in crossing parts of the bog you would otherwise be unable to, offering an unforgettable experience. The bog-shoes keep your head above water and protect the landscape at the same time! After a lunch in the great outdoors, we continue on with a relaxing canoe trip along the national park's rivers. NB! Transfers are available from Pärnu for an additional fee.
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Ajamatkad.ee hike for discovering the cultural heritage of the Kurese ancient landscape

Kurese küla, Koonga vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 5665 9543
We will see the legendary abandoned Kurese nucleated village with an irregular street pattern surrounded by stone fences. Such an abandoned settlement type is rare in both Estonia as well as entire Europe. This place offers picturesque views in all directions. We will also visit the site of the ancient settlement of Pakamäe, Kurese fortress with a circular rampart and sacred stones and springs. During the hike, we will talk about nature, local legends, life in the old Kurese village, Estonian pre-history, mythology and traditions. We will also have tea and buns. The hike is 6 km long and lasts for about 5–8 hours. For an extra fee, you can have a meal and a sauna after the hike. Further information about the hike is available HERE.
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Allikukivi caves

Allikukivi, Allikukivi küla, Saarde vald, Pärnu maakond
You can see large underground caves on the slope of the Allikukivi old valley near Kilingi-Nõmme town. The caves, which were created by ground water, were discovered in 1961. They are 33 m long and up to 2.7 m high. The ground water that gathers on the bottom of the caves runs into the old valley as a small spring on its slope. Bring a flashlight and take a closer look at this mysterious place. Fun fact: according to a legend, a wealthy farm sank into the ground in this spot as punishment for refusing to give alms to a beggar during a wedding party.
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Birdwatching towers near the Pikla ponds

LUITEMAA L, Piirumi küla, Häädemeeste vald, Pärnu maakond
Near the Pikla ponds in Luitemaa Nature Protection Area, there are two birdwatching towers – one is between the ponds and the second one, which is not as high, is located on the beach. The towers are perfect for birdwatching because they provide a great view of the coastal meadow and the sea. The low and indented coast is a favourable place for feeding and stopping for a lot of waterbirds. The most numerous and important species include, for example, small and whooper swan, widgeon, mallard, goldeneye, smew, bar-tailed godwit, wood sandpiper, white-tailed eagle, and others.
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Fotoretk Puhtu ja Laelatu looduskaitsealale

Puhtu tee 16, Virtsu alevik, Lääneranna vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 514 1542
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Hike in Tolkuse bog with Nurka Farm

Rannaku tee SURJU METS, Rannametsa küla, Häädemeeste vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 660 5418
We will go for a relaxed hike with the hostess of Nurka Farm along the boardwalks and foot paths of Tolkuse bog, learn about the plants, and tell folk tales and bog legends. There is a dark bog-pool which the boldest participants can use to go for a swim. We will rest, have a picnic, and climb a watchtower high on the sand dunes, from where we can admire the entire Luitemaa nature reserve. In clear weather, we might also see Pärnu, Kihnu, and Latvia. The hike has been recognised with the EHE (Genuine and Interesting Estonia) quality mark and we organise it in accordance with the client's wishes and possibilities. Tolkuse bog is 5 km from Nurka Farm. We will go to the bog through the pine grove on the dunes or go to the start of the hiking trail by car.  
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Hike to the mystical circle of trees in Viruna - Quard of rings

Viruna, Kiraste küla, Tõstamaa vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 445 7751
How do you load your batteries and relieve stress and exhaustion? Nature, the earth, the sun, water, air, the gentlest of noises of nature, wind, birds, rain – they all help... In Viruna, you can find the untouched nature of Estonia and mystical oak circles. There are two circles near the farm, and the third is 1.5 km away. The locals are said to visit those circles for healing, because these places have a good effect on health. Within three hours, you should be able to visit all three. The magical and mythological history of this place is emphasized by the tales that the master of the farm tells you about the supernatural inhabitants of the swamp. After the hike, you can order a meal or a lunch.
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Jalgsimatk Kihnu saare looduses koos lugude ja legendidega

Tolli, Sääre küla, Kihnu vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 527 7380
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Jõesuu suspension bridge

Limbo, Jõesuu küla, Tori vald, Pärnu maakond
Jõesuu Village in Pärnu County is named after rivers. This is where River Navesti flows into River Pärnu. The longest suspension bridge in Pärnu County, the Jõesuu suspension bridge, was built in 1975 for crossing River Pärnu. The bridge is 67.5 metres long. 
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Kasari meadow and Kloostri observation tower

Kloostri küla, Lääneranna vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 472 4236
The tower on the left bank of River Kasari offers magnificent views of the water-meadow which is a stopping place for ducks, geese, swans, and Charadriiformes during the spring flood. During summer, one might notice nesting storks and eagles near here, as well as moose and deer. The metal observation tower is 16 metres high (former border guard tower) and there is an open observation platform on the highest level. There is an information stand near the tower as well. Good to know: it might not be possible to access the tower without getting one's feet wet in the spring.
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Lindi Nature Conservation Area observation tower

AUDRU METS, Kavaru küla, Pärnu
You can take a look at the Lindi Nature Conservation Area from the observation tower by the road, as unfortunately, no hiking trails have been constructed yet. You can go for a walk in the bog, but you have to make sure not to damage the delicate landscape. There is a rest area with a roof next to the observation tower, perfect for a break or a snack. Lindi bog and picturesque islets form the centre of the 11,000 hectare Lindi Nature Conservation Area by the Pärnu-Tõstamaa highway. There are also many different species of plants and birds, mire communities, and the surrounding forests (more than 20 different types!). Good to know! The southern part of the bog is rich in blueberries, cranberries, and mushrooms during autumn.
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Seikle Vabaks bog shoe hike in Lindi Bog

AUDRU METS, Kavaru küla, Pärnu
+372 5650 0550
Lindi Bog is located in the 1,100 hectare Lindi Nature Reserve. As boardwalks have not been built in Lindi Bog, special bog shoes are perfect for discovering the picturesque beauty of the bog! If we are lucky, we may encounter wild animals in the bog, or at least see traces of their activity. We will complete the route and discover the bog on our own. Finally, we will head towards the observation tower, where we will dine and enjoy the view of the beautiful landscape. The trip includes: * A guide * A planned route * A light meal * Bog shoes Ask us to also organise accommodation, a sauna, and a meal in Maria Farm or a trip in the bog! The price is valid for groups consisting of at least six people. If there are less than six people, the price is negotiable. 
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Seikle Vabaks bog shoe hike in Tolkuse bog

Rannametsa küla, Häädemeeste vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 5650 0550
The Luitemaa Nature Protection Area is one of the most unique landscapes in Estonia. Some of Estonia's tallest and most beautiful sand dune pine woods grow here. The local bog, Tolkuse, is also the most famous bog in the area at nearly 6,500 years of age. With around 40 bog pools it is surrounded by the highest sand dunes in Estonia! The highest point of the dunes, Tõotusemägi hill, is an ancient sacred site where people sacrificed already 1000 years ago. Trekkers taking part in this expedition will enjoy a prepared hiking route, the services of a guide, a light out-door meal, and Bog shoes as well as an unforgettable adventure! The price is valid for groups with a minimum of 6 people. Groups smaller than 6 are encouraged to contact the expedition company to arrange pricing.
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Seikle Vabaks bog-shoe hike to Toonoja swamp island in the Soomaa National Park

Poe, Aesoo küla, Tori vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 5650 0550
Toonoja swamp island, located in Kuresoo bog, is the largest bog island in Soomaa National Park. There are a total of three locations which share the name Toonoja. The first location - a little bog village surrounded by a mire, was allegedly inhabited as early as the Stone Age; though today its only remaining building is a sauna. The second location is the Toonoja bog island - entitled the loneliest place in Estonia, and the third Toonoja is the stream that gives its name to the first two. This hiking excursion, lasting approximately 5–6 hours, includes the services of a guide, bog shoes and a rich outdoor meal which will undoubtedly, give any hiker an unforgettable experience. Those who desire to do so, may additionally reserve accommodation, sauna time and a dinner.
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Soomaa.com beaver safari and a canoe trip in Soomaa in the evening

Riisa Rant, Riisa küla, Tori vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 506 1896
Beavers prefer to move around in the night and rest during the daytime. Therefore, the beaver safaris with canoes take place in the evening, when beavers wake up, but the human eye still sees enough of what is going on. The guided canoe trips start near the Riisa Ranch guest house at 8 p.m. in June and July, and at 7 p.m. during the other months. We also offer transport services for those guests who are staying in Pärnu. We will pick you up at your hotel. The trip takes about four hours and the price includes the guide service and canoe equipment. Price for 1 person is €100, groups of 2 to 4 people €50, and groups of 5 to 9 people €40 per person. Transport from Pärnu costs €20 per person.  
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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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Soomaa.com mushrooming trips

Riisa küla, Tori vald, Pärnu maakond
+372 506 1896
We are going to follow a local Soomaa tour guide to mushroom forests familiar to them in order to learn about various edible and inedible mushrooms. At the end of the day, we will use the mushrooms we have gathered for preparing a delicious mushroom meal. Estonians love mushrooming and gathering mushrooms for winter. We will explore different ways to preserve mushrooms, such as drying, pickling, salting and marinating. The season for mushroom trips begins in July and ends in October. Mushroom trips are also suitable for families with children.
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Tori Hell cave

Pärnu maantee 2 - 2, Tori alevik, Tori vald, Pärnu maakond
You will find a mysterious cave in the steep riverbank in Tori! The place has been known as Tori Hell as you can go deep into the ground from the cave. This is the reason why there are so many folk stories and legends about the place. The cave was created by the water in the streams eroding the Devon sandstone bank of the Pärnu River. The opening of Tori Hell was 6 metres in diameter and some sources say that the ‘passage to hell’ was 32 metres long. The ceiling of the cave collapsed in 1908 and its mouth in 1974. You can no longer go into the cave, but steps by the cemetery gates will take you to this beautiful and mysterious place.
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Vana-Pärnu bird watching tower

Vana-Pärnu, Pärnu linn, Pärnu
There is an 8-metre bird watching tower in the Vana-Pärnu meadow on the border of the river and the sea. You can see more than 100 different bird species here in different seasons and the area is particularly rich in birds from April to October. You can see birds in the reeds, on the coastal meadow and the sea from the tower. The tower also offers an interesting view of the mouth of the Pärnu River, the piers and the long sandy beach of the city. The distance from the car park to the tower is about 1 kilometre and there is also a good beach for swimming nearby. It is a great destination for a long walk or cycling trip as you will also see the lovely little streets of Vana-Pärnu on your way.
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Virtsu tuletorn

VIRTSU TUL, Virtsu alevik, Lääneranna vald, Pärnu maakond
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