Canoeing around the Kooraste lakes - a hike for true nature-lovers!

Hikes around the Kooraste lakes take in 11 different bodies of water - Lakes Vidrike, Voki, Lambahanna, Nahajärv, Sinikejärv, Lubjaahju, Liinujärv, Pikkjärv, Vaaba, Hatsike and Suurjärv - connected by the narrow, winding Sillaotsa River.

Every lake and section of the river is unique, making the journey diverse and interesting at every turn. A primeval vallet, beaver dams and wild nature are just some of the things you will see and experience on this trip.

During spring there is plenty of water along the entire course, but at drier times of year there are some sections where you may have to carry your canoe with you! The water in the lakes is normally warm in summer, making them perfect for swimming.

Features and amenities


Vidrike küla, Otepää vald, Valga maakond

Getting there


  • Signposted
  • By public transport
  • By car
  • By excursion bus

Stops nearby

Bus: Vidrike asula


57°59'14''N 26°30'56''E | Download GPX file