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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  • Piia E Piia E

    Nowerdays there hasn't almoust possibility to go inside the gaves anymore

    There is only little place you can look the inside of the caves. There has all about 25 km (some sources said even 50 km) under the ground. But you can see the pictures and look from computer inside...

  • 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...

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