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Cycle Route The coast and islands

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Elevation profile Cycle Route The coast and islands

Added on 05 Jun 2011,

on 02 Dec 2020

Cycle route metrics

Total distance in km

980

Cumulative elevation gain in m

4.351

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,44

Cumulative elevation loss in m

4.342

GPS track data

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Rights owner

OpenStreetMap and Contributors + biroto-Redaktion (biroto.eu)

Rights characteristic / license

Contains information from OpenStreetMap, which is made available here under the Open Database License(ODbL)

Link to the description of the license

opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/

GPX file taken from

https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/122848

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by biroto-Redaktion on 02 Dec 2020

Track points in total

8.702

Track points per km (avg)

8

Start/endpoint

Start location

Ikla, EE (6 m NHN)

End location

Narva, EE (15 m NHN)

Character

Bike Route No. 1 in Estonia follows the Estonian coastline. It forms a part of the EuroVelo Cycling Route No. 10, which runs along the Baltic Sea.

Cyclists arriving from Latvia find a cosy coastal road to lead them from Ikla to Häädemeeste; on approach to Pärnu, however, they must also turn onto a highway. In Pärnu, titled as the summer capital of Estonia, bikers can enjoy an easy atmosphere and various cultural events. The leg from Pärnu to Virtsu runs along roads with little traffic in a pleasurable natural environment. We strongly recommend an at least one-day detour to Kihnu Island.

While the approach to Virtsu has to be made on some twenty kilometres of gravelled roads you will be rewarded by several nature reserves and bird paradises in the background.

The best part of this route are islands, such as Muhu, Saaremaa and Hiiumaa, which draw bikers in droves. Their offer scenic sites with a great natural diversity, a string of thrilling tourist attractions and memorable moments of meeting people. The road conditions of the route are good except for some sections of gravel roads in the north of Saaremaa, which are dusty.

Apart from the main route, we definitely recommend detours to the outmost corners of the plentiful peninsulas, in particular to routes No. 301 and 302 in Hiiumaa.

After returning to the mainland, it is worthwhile to look around in Haapsalu before the trip takes you to areas once populated with Swedes – Noarootsi Peninsula and the forests of Nõva. Unfortunately, the coastal roads there are fairly bumpy, yet the discomfort is offset by the natural environment, which is relatively pristine.

Paldiski is a living memorial of the Soviet rule. Once closed for outsiders, the town and its numerous vestiges of military facilities, while having a depressing effect, are interesting to look at.

The lap from Paldiski to Tallinn runs on asphalt roads lined with fabulous views of the sea, the steep limestone bluff and the forest. Closer to Tallinn the traffic turns disturbingly dense yet you have to put up with it until a special bicycle road is completed.

Those interested in cities may have a longer stop in Tallinn for sightseeing. Tallinn’s Old Town is one of the pearls of Europe.

As the journey continues from Tallinn to Narva, the first twenty or so kilometres along the main road have little to offer for the eye. Closer to the tourist magnet of North Estonia – Lahemaa National Park – we again enter a landscape that is very attractive to tourists. While the bike route leading to the remotest corners of the peninsulas comprises some 20 km of gravel roads it passes through fascinating places.

Past Lahemaa towards Narva the route proceeds parallel to the coast, occasionally opening up matchless vistas. In the Purtse area the route takes to narrow gravel and dirt roads, the only alternative to the heavy traffic of the highway. Outside Sillamäe you still have to pedal a short stretch or two on the highway. The places of interest are the Stalinist-style industrial city of Sillamäe, the formerly famous holiday resort Narva-Jõesuu and the border city of Narva.

Narva is the end point of the Estonian section of the EuroVelo route. Before you continue into Russia, take heed of the fact that the infrastructure for cycling has yet to be developed there.

Information about copyright

Rights characteristic / license

© all rights reserved.

Input taken over from:

Copied from Esto Velo, permission received from Rein Lepik on 13 Oct. 2013.

taken over / edited on

13 Oct 2013 - 02 Dec 2020

taken over / edited by

biroto-Redaktion

Signposting

 

Schild

Sources of information

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Beds4Cyclists, worth visiting and infrastructure

Name and address

Latitude / Longitude

Phone
Fax
Mobile

Type of accommodation

Route km
Dist. to route
Elevation AMSL

Rating for cyclists

 

0 km
1,3 km
9 m

 

LV-4035 Ainaži

 

Tourist information

Languages spoken:

latviešu valoda


 

0 km
1,3 km
6 m

 

LV-4035 Ainaži

 

Hotel without restaurant (garni)

 

11 km
0,3 km
0 m

 

EE-86002 Häädemeeste

 

Boardinghouse / guest house

 

14 km
0,2 km
11 m

 

EE-86002 Kabli

 

Camping

 

14 km
0,6 km
5 m

 

EE-86002 Häädemeeste vald

 

Hotel

 

busy

 


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