Majaka – Häädemeeste – Soometsa – Jaamaküla – Kanaküla – Tihemetsa – Tali – Massiaru – Majaka
The beginning of the route follows the old Pärnu-Riga highway that runs along the coastline. You will pass by small fishing villages and churches, Kabli beach and a number of fire and campsites. Kabli is a seaside village with a beautiful beach, and in May and October the area is a great place for bird watching.
After Häädemeeste, the road continues away from the seashore mainly along smaller forest paths and gravel roads, but there are also paved sections. Extensive bird-rich coastal meadows are one of the greatest values of the nearby Luitemaa nature reserve. The 2.2 km long Rannametsa-Tolkuse nature trail, which is partly covered by a boardwalk, passes through both the dune pine forest and the Tolkuse bog, also leading to the largest pond in the bog. At Jõulumäe Sports & Recreation Centre, you will find many hiking trails and other opportunities for outdoor sports.
In Surju, you will cross the Valga-Pärnu highway and continue your trip on relatively small forest paths, where you may also spot some wildlife. This will take you through Kanaküla to Tihemetsa, where you will cross the highway again and move on towards the Nigula nature reserve, where the most noteworthy sights are the Nigula bog, a lake called Järv (Lake) and the old forests.
Near the town of Kilingi-Nõmme on the slope of the Allikukivi primaeval valley you can explore large caves, on the bottom of which the groundwater collects and then exits at the foot of the primeval valley as a small spring. In the middle of the forests, the Rae Lake hiking trail and camping area offer peace and quiet, after which you reach the coast again through the Nigula Nature Reserve, where the hike ends.
The trail is rather long (145 km), so you should take multiple days to complete it. There are no shops or restaurants nearby for quite long sections in the forests and bogs, so make sure you have enough supplies with you. Considering how more than half of the route runs on gravel roads, this trail can be considered quite difficult. However, the real value of the route is its focus on nature.
Although the description of the hiking route starts from Majaka, you can also start the hike from Häädemeeste, Surju, Kanaküla or Tihemets.