Baltic Coastal Hiking is a long distance hiking route, part of E9, along the Baltic Sea coast. The hiking route starts at the Lithuanian-Latvian border in the village of Nida in Latvia and finishes at the Port of Tallinn in Estonia. The route can be taken in both directions and Tallinn can also be a starting point. The route is divided into days and difficulty levels, which allows you to choose the most suitable distance for yourself. 

  • Length: ~1200 km (~1.5 mill. steps), composed of: In Latvia - 580 km, in Estonia - 620 km.
  • Two capital cities whose old towns have received UNESCO site status: Riga, Tallinn
  • Territory: The Baltic Sea littoral.
  • Itinerary: Nida – Liepāja – Ventspils – Cape Kolka – Jūrmala – Riga – Saulkrasti – Ainaži – Ikla – Pärnu – Virtsu – Lihula – Haapsalu – Paldiski – Tallinn.
  • Highest points: Rannamõisa cliff (Rannamõisa pank) located 35 m a. s. l., the Pakri Lighthouse viewing platform together with the height of Pakri cliff: around 70 m a. s. l., situated in Estonia.
  • Time required to complete the route: around 60 days. Experienced walkers can cover it in a shorter period of time.
  • What to see: > 500 natural, historic and cultural objects.
  • The Estonian islands situated close to Baltic Coastal Hiking: Kihnu, Saaremaa, Muhu, Hiiumaa, Vormsi, Osmussaar.

Join Baltic Coastal Hiking whenever you want, take a break whenever you like and return when you feel it is the right time for hiking! 

 

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