- Duration: 4.5 hours tour
- Activity level: moderately challenging (bus and walking)
- Total walking distance: approx. 2.5 km
In European countries, bogs have largely disappeared due to intensive human activity. Here however, you have an opportunity to experience an extensive bog area set within the pretty Estonian landscapes by going to Rannametsa-Tolkuse hiking trail, just about 20 km south of Pärnu.
This area has a fantastic combination of large coastal meadows and reed beds, sandy and rocky beaches, and pine-covered dunes. At about 6,500-year-old, Tolkuse bog is unique to the whole of Europe as one of the few lagoon mires which have developed into a bog.
The walk follows a 2.5 km nature trail, which contains a 1 km wooden boardwalk across the bog and some staircases and wooden platforms in sand dunes.
From the pine forest atop ancient dunes the trail drops into wilderness in the bog where you walk along a wooden circular boardwalk, and then slowly climbs back to the car park on the main road.
After enjoyable walk in the bog we continue to the Pärnu Bay Golf Links.
Just two kilometers from the city of Pärnu is Tahkuranna, home of the Pärnu Bay Golf Links. Tahkuranna takes its Estonian name from its sandstone substrate, which serves as the basis for its stunning natural beauty where forest meets sea, creating the sandy soil and coastline as well as the gentle sea breeze.
Taking inspiration from a ball on a tee, the architects have created the ultimate in links course clubhouses. A top the highest point on the course, the glass-walled restaurant offers a breathtaking 360-degree view – diners may enjoy the sea, forest, or golf course, or all three with just a turn of the head. The panoramic terrace is ideal for drinks and dining. We finish our tour with light lunch and class of sparkling wine.
Note: You are advised to wear warm cloth and comfortable walkingshoes.
- guide services
- light lunch with sparkling wine