‘Living on the Edge’ tour for nature lovers who enjoy active vacations

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Are you looking to get away from the city noises, take a break from the everyday hustle and bustle, have some me time, and enjoy the calm and diversity of the Estonian nature? South-Estonia with its possibilities for an active vacation is the answer.

The 'Living on the Edge' route, which is marked with yellow National Geographic windows, conveys the feeling and tale of South-Estonia, and brings it closer to you.

Here, you can play golf, shoot a bow, go fishing, test yourself in group games, go on a hike in the picturesque scenery, ride a bicycle on the twisty roads, or even ride a horse.

Be sure to check out the fascinating destinations of South-Estonia that are surely worthy of discovering. Pick a suitable time and route. A map of the yellow windows can be found here.

Sites along route
  • 1

    Starting point

    Town Hall Square in Tartu

    Historical buildings

    Raekoja plats, Tartu

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  • 2
    Toome Hill Park

    Parks & Gardens

    Toomemäe park, Tartu

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  • 3
    Kavastu raft

    Water adventure

    Parve tee-12, Kavastu küla, Luunja vald, Tartu maakond 62204

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  • 4
    Ice Age Centre (Jääaja Keskus)

    Family Fun

    Saadjärve tänav 20, Äksi alevik, Tartu vald, Tartu maakond 60543

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  • 5
    Kuremaa Castle and Park

    Castles & Manors

    Lossi tänav-1, Kuremaa alevik, Jõgeva vald, Jõgeva maakond 48445

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  • 6
    Kalevipoeg's Home

    Family Fun

    KALEVIPOJA, Kääpa küla, Mustvee vald, Jõgeva maakond 49323

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  • 7
    Peipsimaa museum

    Museums & Galleries

    Sõpruse tänav 86, Tiheda küla, Mustvee vald, Jõgeva maakond 49508

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  • 8
    Alatskivi Castle

    Castles & Manors

    Lossi tänav 6, Alatskivi alevik, Peipsiääre vald, Tartu maakond 60201

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  • 9
    Järvselja Primeval Forest Nature Reserve

    Nature Sites

    JÄRVSELJA METSKOND 6, Järvselja küla, Kastre vald, Tartu maakond 62506

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  • 10
    Valgesoo study trail

    Hiking Trails

    Kiidjärve metskond nr 22, Kiidjärve küla, Põlva vald, Põlva maakond 63604

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  • 11
    Large and Small Taevaskoda sandstone outcrops

    Nature Sites

    SAESAARE PARKLA, Taevaskoja küla, Põlva vald, Põlva maakond 63229

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  • 12
    Observation tower on Suur Munamägi

    Nature Sites

    Suur Munamägi-MUNAMÄE PARKLA, Haanja küla, Rõuge vald, Võru maakond 65101

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  • 13
    Ööbikuorg valley and Rõuge lakes

    Nature Sites

    Rõuge alevik, Rõuge vald, Võru maakond 66201

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  • 14
    Karula National Park and National Park Visitor Centre in Lake Ähijärv

    National parks and nature centres

    Suuremäe, Ähijärve küla, Antsla vald, Võru maakond 66420

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  • 15
    Tellingumäe viewing tower and recreational area

    Nature Sites

    SANATOORIUMI, Tsirgumäe küla, Valga vald, Valga maakond 68012

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  • 16
    Lake Uhtjärv in Urvaste Primeval Valley

    Nature Sites

    Uhtjärve küla, Antsla vald, Võru maakond 66508

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  • 17
    Otepää Hill Fort

    Ruins & Historic Sites

    Vana-Otepää küla, Otepää vald, Valga maakond 67418

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  • 18
    Palupera Manor Complex and the Yellow Window of National Geographic

    Castles & Manors

    1, Palupera küla, Elva vald, Tartu maakond 67511

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  • 19
    Visitor Centre of Lake Võrtsjärv

    Tourist information centres

    Vaibla küla, Viljandi vald, Viljandi maakond 70314

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  • 20
    Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle

    Ruins & Historic Sites

    Tasuja puiestee 6, Viljandi 71011

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  • 21
    Lake Museum

    Museums & Galleries

    Limnoloogia tee 1, Vehendi küla, Elva vald, Tartu maakond 61117

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  • 22
    Elva Central Square

    Viewing platforms

    Kesk tänav-30, Elva linn, Elva vald, Tartu maakond 61507

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  • 23
    Disc golf park at Tartu County Recreational Sports Centre

    Games & Sports

    LASKESPORDIBAASI, Uderna küla, Elva vald, Tartu maakond 61016

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  • 24
    Tartu Observatory

    Museums & Galleries

    Observatooriumi tänav 1, Tõravere alevik, Nõo vald, Tartu maakond 61602

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  • 25
    Old Believers’ House Museum on Piirissaar Island

    Museums & Galleries

    KULDTIIVA, Saare küla, Tartu vald, Tartu maakond 62602

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  • 26
    University of Tartu Botanical Garden

    Parks & Gardens

    Lai tänav 38, Tartu linn, Tartu 51005

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