Alatskivi is a great place to try the traditional dishes of Lake Peipus, including the famous onion pie. After Alatskivi, the Forest Trail ascends to a higher ground, which offers beautiful views of Lake Peipus, and then descends to meet the shore of the lake again at Kallaste. In Kallaste, look out for the local fish restaurant and shop, and try smoked vendace (rääbis) as well as zander from Lake Peipus. The last part of this section leads along a road overlooking the lake.

Practical information

Length: 19 km

Duration: 6-8 h

Starting point: Alatskivi Castle park

End point: Rannamõisa Holiday Centre

The course of the route: Alatskivi‒Pusi‒Kallaste‒Kodavere‒Rannamõisa

Road surface: Pavement in settlements, sandy and rocky beach in Kallaste, gravel roads, pavement for the last 6.5 kilometres of the section

Difficulty: Easy

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

Keep in mind! Lake Peipus vendace is sold throughout the year. Onion season starts in July, and onions are sold on streets until late September.

Alternative options: If the water level in Lake Peipus is low (depending on the weather and wind direction), beautiful beaches are revealed opposite the Kallaste village, perfect for walking and enjoying the coastal scenery. You can also walk across Kallaste along the Võidu street, which hosts several shops and summer cafés. You can take a bus from Kallaste to Ranna. See

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