Bicycle tour on the southern shore of Matsalu
1. Ridala Church → 2. RMK Haeska birdwatching tower → 3. Rannajõe Observation Platform → 4. Kasari River and historic bridge → 5. Kirbla Church → 6. Kirbla terrace and a memorial to Professor Eerik Kumari → 7. Ruins of Lihula Stronghold → 8. Matsalu National Park and Penijõe Manor → 9. Salumägi in Salevere
The Matsalu National Park is the best-known of all Estonian national parks, because it is one of the most important European stop-overs for water birds during migration.
It is a true paradise for bird enthusiasts; in addition to sights, you can visit several bird towers and hiking trails, see the unique coastal meadows of the region and enjoy the cultural heritage of the local rural area.
Sites along route
Prof. Eerik Kumari was an ornithologist and a conservationist, who was born in Kirbla in 1912. Kumari played an important role in creating, studying and introducing the Matsalu National Park. In 1989…