Kiidjärve küla, Põlva vald, Põlva maakond
Valgesoo is the smallest but the most fascinating bog in Põlva County; it conceals tiny bog islands, colonies of ants and hiding places of animals.
The hike takes place in a nature reserve. In order to protect the surface of the bog, we are going to use bogshoes for hiking. The hike is led by an experienced guide.
The route is exciting – it begins in a sandy pine grove, trails across a watery swamp to a raised bog and to the gigantic ant hills of a wood ant colony in an old fir grove. We are going to come back through a low pine forest growing in the bog and cross animal trails on the way. Your guide will talk about the mysterious nature of swamps, folk tales and the fascinating life of bog plants and bugs. If we're lucky, we'll be able to snack on cranberries. You can also have a picnic.
Minimum size of the group - 4 people.
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From Tartu, take the Põlva-Reola highway and drive towards Põlva. 10 km before Põlva, turn left towards Kiidjärve at the Koorevere intersection. Drive 7 km by the Akste-Häätaru road (road no 18138) and make a right turn onto a forest trail at the sign pointing to Valgesoo. Drive for 200 m until you reach the Valgesoo lookout tower.