The Forest Trail has been circling around the Emajõe-Suursoo (a part of the Peipsiveere nature reserve) wetland for three days now. The most interesting part of the walk is the section between Vanaussaia and Varnja, where the Forest Trail runs along small rural roads. Before Varnja it reaches the shore of Lake Peipus (Peipsi), and here you can really feel the true size of the lake. The following distance from Varnja to Remniku along the shores of Lake Peipus and the surrounding territory will take about one week. Over this week, the hikers will learn more about the traditional culture of Eastern Estonia, such as onion cultivation, fishing, culinary heritage, crafts and the culture of the Old Believers.

Practical information

Length: 32 km

Duration: 10-12 h

Starting point: Kavastu village centre

End point: Varnja museum

The course of the route: Kavastu‒Viira‒Tähemaa‒Põdra‒Koosa‒Vanaussaia‒Varnja

Road surface: Mainly paved road. Gravel roads between Kavastu and Viira, Vanaussaia and Varnja

Difficulty: Easy, when combined with a bus ride, Hard, if the distance is completed in one day on foot

Danger points: Be careful when walking on the side of the motorway!

Keep in mind! A part of the section (Kavastu (or Viira) ‒ Koosa or Koosa‒Varnja) can be travelled by bus, walking the remaining distance. Bus schedules:

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