Country Touring • 1-2 day • from 42 EUR
Take the most alternative day trip around and discover the wild west of Paldiski in this Soviet all-you-can-see buffet.
Just a few decades back, the coastline and casual boat rides used to be off limits for regular folk. And like in the past, there are still rumors about secret military facilities – the most notorious is the submarine base of Paldiski, but there is much more to imagine in massive bunkers, command centers and air fields now reclaimed by nature. While on topic, Rummu might seem like a perfect fit, where the former prison structures now submerged are all surrounded by a very lunar landscape from your favorite sci-fi movie. A local celebrity of sorts is a curious old AN-12 cargo plane, which is now a club house and has retired to only lift the spirits of local kids, who build model planes there.
A more peaceful sight can be found in one of the most picturesque waterfalls around, while the lime-stone cliffs following our route for most of the way reach a new picture potential overlooking the sea from Türisalu and the eventually the peak of Pakri peninsula. On occasion, a lonesome lighthouse will inspire the romantic within as we make our way to hidden beaches to dip a toe in the water. Skipping stones is definitely on the table, so do not be shy to practice for a complete sense of accomplishment.
These extremes are all fused in a wonderful mixture to see, climb and do, as we have the joy of continuous biking on our side.