Luidja (0 km) – Kõpu (13 km) – Ristna Cape (23 km) – Kaleste (29.2 km) – Tiharu (36.6 km) – Suureranna (42 km) – Luidja (51.9 km)
Hiiumaa has always been a favourite among lovers of cycling. The comfortably sized island offers enough activities to fill multiple days, the nature is varied and you can come across many birds and animals. Some say Hiiumaa is bigger on the inside than on the outside, but you can only get a sense of it by hiking or cycling around the island.
Out of all the trails, route 301 is the oldest and represents Hiiumaa the best – after all, the Kõpu peninsula has always been the main attraction of Hiiumaa. Most of this route follows small forest trails and gravel roads, near Kõpu lighthouse you can also put yourself to the test by climbing up a few hills. Kõpu lighthouse, which is over 500 years old, has become a symbol of Hiiumaa.You can see the entire peninsula and beyond from the top. From Kõpu, we recommend you move on through Hirmuste toward Ristna Cape. There are some steep descents on the way – take extra care on those gravel roads.
In Ristna, you might want to make a little detour to see the lighthouse and the rocky shores of the northern coastline. You'll also have the chance to visit Surfers Paradise and the best beaches of Hiiumaa on Ristna cape. Following the trail, you will then pass through a military area, a rocky coastline and finally reach the Port of Kalana, where you can get a bite to eat. After the short beach promenade, continue cycling along the forest trails until you reach the highway near the RMK Ristna Visitor Centre (do step in!).
Then ride through Kaleste village, and you'll have the chance to take a break at the RMK rest stop near a beautiful sandy beach. The following journey through Ülendi, Kiduspe and Suureranna offers views of beautiful small villages, well preserved holiday houses and operating farms. Having reached the highway near Viita, continue on the road until Luidja, the end of the route, where you'll get to freshen up again at a nice beach.
This route has a moderate difficulty level and can be completed with any type of bike, although a mountain bike is recommended. The majority of the route follows small forest trails and gravel roads and about 14 km of the route is covered with asphalt.
We recommend starting the trip from Luidja, Kõpu or Kalana.