Hiking Adventure from Tallinn to Lisbon!
Estonia in short

Estonia in short

  Days: 31 (+5 in Tallinn) Km: 540 Paid accommodation: 22 nights Free accommodation: 8 nights Best food: Roast Moose Best drink: Vana Tallinn Favorite word: terviseks Favorite place: Hiiumaa Estonia in one word: Nature We were really new in this long hiking thing when we started on May 1, but we learned a lot: How… Continue Reading

Last days in Estonia

Last days in Estonia

With relaxed muscles and recovered energy, we started our next day of hiking. And a great start it was: The sun was shining bright and we could follow the Pärnu river on a pleasant bicycle path for the first kilometers. After a huge bridge, we crossed the last neighborhoods of Pärnu. The houses became smaller… Continue Reading

The long way to Pärnu

The long way to Pärnu

The long way to… could be the title of many of our posts. As we try to stay as close to the coastline and as far away from the main roads as possible, we often walk a much longer distance from A to B than the direct way. This was true for the week in… Continue Reading

Island hopping

Island hopping

What difference a day makes! We woke up on day 14 to beautiful sunshine and blue sky outside and we were ready to start our island hopping tour. There is very little information available about the route of the E9 hiking trail through Estonia. That left us room to plan our own route along the… Continue Reading

Haapsalu

Haapsalu

Day 11 and we were on our way to Haapsalu. After more than a week in the countryside, the thought of arriving in a bigger town had created big expectations: Nice cafés, good restaurants, supermarkets, some entertainment, some relaxation. We were in such a hurry to arrive there, we even took the train line. No,… Continue Reading

The Tip of Estonia

The Tip of Estonia

On day 8, we started hiking on a very pleasant path in the middle of the forest. After a while, the vegetation lining the path on the left and right changed from pine trees to birch trees to shrubs. The ground alongside and on the path became increasingly wet – we were in the middle… Continue Reading

Where is the coastline?

Where is the coastline?

With new energies from a rich breakfast and our clothes clean and dry, we started day 4 of our hike. This time, we could walk on the beach for almost 8 km, sun shining all the time. As the stretch of sand grew more and more narrow and the rocks to our left started to… Continue Reading

First steps

First steps

We are on our way! We know that many of you thought about us on our first hiking day and we really enjoyed the kind messages we received. As you are certainly very curious about how the first days went, we will advance this post before the one about Tallinn. It deserves a post of… Continue Reading

Tallinn

Tallinn

Crossing the Gulf of Finland separating Helsinki and Tallinn, one leaves behind the very Western, design-oriented and modern capital of Finland and reaches the Estonian capital, with an Eastern past and a Western future, celebrating the Middle Ages as well as its youth’s creativity. As many others, we did this passage onboard a nine-deck cruise… Continue Reading

Save the Date

Save the Date

This is getting and feeling more real with each day that passes. Jobs are quit (last working day is March 31st), apartment contract is cancelled (moving out before end of April), furniture is being sold and … FLIGHT TICKETS ARE BOUGHT! We were seriously considering hiking, hitch-hiking or riding a train from Zurich to Tallinn,… Continue Reading