Country Touring • 1 day • from 44 EUR
Discover the ageless charm of Estonian landscapes as we take our leave for a change of pace and fresh countryside air. The romance of sleepy villages, aromatic fields and dusty winding roads is a simple must to top off your Estonian vacation.
Ernest Hemingway once said that it is by riding a bicycle that you can learn the contours of a country best. We follow this idea down the road out of Tallinn for a daytrip or even two, where a summertime dream awaits. Our destination is unique and essentially off the grid, which works well for any appetites of exploration you might have. It could be a chance encounter with an indigenous deer or fox, a distant rush of rivers underground, the smell of primeval pine groves, a roar of hidden waterfalls close by, or dramatic screams of seagulls in the background you remember best. For a mutual sunset delight, however, the road will take us to fishing villages lost in time. The only thing left is to imagine yourself standing on a white endless beaches of sea-polished stones, looking down on the waves colored after a perfect sunset. Now might be time to dust of your swimsuit.
Of course, when expecting an undisturbed drive in the countryside and nature everywhere around, you are not far off, but it is a little more than just birds and bees. This area is one of the oldest in the country, where it makes stumbling upon a piece of heritage relatively simple. Expect anything from ancient settlements and burial mounds, to solitary medieval fortification and pre-historic fortresses, once proud manors and churches, as well as Soviet coastal defense installations left forgotten. As a reminder, do not forget to pack a sense of adventure and something warm for the evening. And yes, there will be cake.