Piusa River Ancient Valley landscape reserve

The Piusa River Ancient Valley landscape reserve was established to protect the valley through which the Piusa River flows and its Devonian-period sandstone outcrops. The reserve extends through three municipalities: Meremäe, Vastseliina and Orava. The valley is up to 35 m deep and 300 m wide in places. The water from the river has been used in the past in 11 mills, of which the Kelba, Tamme and Väike-Härma mills remain. The sights of greatest natural value on the reserve are its 12 sandstone outcrops, ranging from 6-44 m in height and 20-130 m long. The tallest are known as the Härma walls. To explore the reserve, we recommend taking the Piusa hiking trail, which is 15 km long.

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  • alexvidal11 alexvidal11

    It is a scam! Nothing to see.

    The place is nice, but there is nothing to see. The tour is super boring, since they just display a video of the caves but then you can not see almost anything. The most worth it thing is the...

  • KirBad KirBad

    Not that much to see :(

    There is not much to see, the passage is closed, so there is only a certan area, where you can see the inside of the caves. Still they tell you a little story and you can watch the film about bats...

  • GreteSmiles GreteSmiles

    Unique place in Estonia

    You won't find anything similar in any other place in Estonia - these sand caves are together with the Taevaskoja nature tracks the two most known landmarks for (southern) Estonia. It's a pretty long...


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