Nature Tour: Adventures and Southern Estonian hills await
1. Tartu Visitor Centre → 2. The 'Jõmmu' barge → 3. University of Tartu Observatory → 4. Ilumetsa Meteorite Craters → 5. Hiking trail in the Meenikunno bog → 6. Obinitsa Seto Museum → 7. Härma Walls in the Piusa River Ancient Valley → 8. Hiking trail in the primeval valley of the Piusa River → 9. Ruins of the Vastseliina Episcopal Castle → 10. Observation tower on Suur Munamägi → 11. Ööbikuorg (Nightingale Valley) and Rõuge lakes → 12. The birds and animals of Karula National Park → 13. Otepää Adventure Park → 14. Otepää Nature Park → 15. Pühajärve Beach → 16. Estonian Road Museum → 17. Viewing platform of Tehvandi ski-jump hill → 18. AHHAA Science Centre, Tartu
Taken a trip on a barge, counted all the stars? Then discover bats and the ancient valleys of Southern Estonian rivers, as well as the highest hill and the deepest lake in Estonia.
Admire the Devonian outcrops in the ancient valleys of Southern Estonian rivers and peer into Piusa Caves, where the largest bat colony in Eastern Europe hibernates. Discover Estonia’s highest hill, Suur Munamägi, and deepest lake, Rõuge Suurjärv. Get an adrenaline rush in Otepää Adventure Park, relax at Lake Pühajärv and in the hills of Karula National Park. Kids can have fun in Pokumaa or the Estonian Road Museum.
Sites along route
The total length of the hiking trail in the primeval valley of the Piusa River is 15 km – from the ruins of the Vastseliina Episcopal Castle to Lindora or vice versa. You can take the trail on foot…