Hiking Route along the Baltic Sea Coastline in Latvia and Estonia
Project goal: Develop a hiking tourism route along the Baltic sea coastline in Estonia and Latvia. 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.
Start: The Latvian-Lithuanian border, Nida village in Latvia
Finish: The Port of Tallinn in Estonia. The route can be followed in both directions and Tallinn can also be the starting point.
Territory: The Baltic Sea coastline
Length: ~1200 km (~1,5 m steps)
The Route: Nida – Liepāja – Ventspils – Cape Kolka – Jūrmala – Rīga – Saulkrasti – Ainaži – Ikla – Pärnu – Virtsu – Lihula – Haapsalu – Paldiski – Tallinn
Time required to complete the route: around 60 days
What to see: > 500 natural, historic and cultural objects
- In Latvia, the Baltic Coastal Hiking Route mainly goes along sandy beaches, in some places, rocky beaches, and for short stretches, through coastal meadows. In some areas, the sand may be soft, which makes walking difficult.
- The itinerary can be completed in all four seasons. Whichever season is chosen for setting off, there will be both advantages and disadvantages.