Visit Estonia launches new cycling route map

Source: Magnus Heinmets


With over 6500 kilometres of trails, the majority of which are off-road, and being a predominantly flat country, Estonia is an ideal destination for cyclists. Whether you are a seasoned cyclist wanting to spend your holiday on two wheels or a beginner just looking to explore for a day, Estonia’s new digital route map incorporates the network of trails in an easy-to-use format helping you pick a route to suit your ability and time.

For those wanting to cross the country by bike, the 981-km EuroVelo 10, which starts near the Latvian border in the south and passes through Pärnu, Tallinn, Lahemaa, the oldest national park in Estonia, and ends at the Russian border. You can also try the 375-km Oandu-Ikla trail, which starts in northern Estonia, at Oanduin Lahemaa National Park, and passes through the dense forests of Kõrvemaa and then onto the Soomaa National Park - one of the most magnificent marshlands in Europe. For a shorter ride, try the 18-km circular route around Kihnu island, a former seal hunting and fishing island, where the women take care of the preservation of the island's cultural heritage while the men are out fishing.

Accommodation options range from campsites for independent travellers to guesthouses, self-catering options, and hotels.

For more information on the routes and cycling in Estonia.