The Baltic Coastal Hiking Route
The Baltic Coastal Hiking Route is a long distance hiking route, part of E9. The E9 route starts at Cape St.Vincent in Portugal and ends in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.
In terms of landscapes and views, the most multifaceted section of the Baltic Coastal Hiking Route in Latvia, which includes both sandy and rocky beach, coastal meadows, reeds, dunes, sandstone outcrops, forests, capes and small coves, fishing villages, pubs, estuaries of small rivers. The Baltic Coastal Hiking Route winds through Carnikava, Saulkrasti, Zvejniekciems, Salacgrīva and Ainaži. It traverses small streams that you can wade across in the summer.
In this section of the Baltic Coastal Hiking Route you will find the estuaries of the Gauja River and the Salaca River which can be bypassed via bridges. Carnikava and Salacgrīva are famous for lampreys, which are cooked according to special recipes used by the local fishermen. In Dunte, you can visit the museum of the famous teller of tall tales, Baron Munchausen. Randu Meadows is a notable migratory and nesting site for birds. Shortly before reaching Estonia, the itinerary takes forest trails to pass around the coast overgrown in grass and reeds.
The E9 route crosses 10 countries: Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The Baltic Coastal Hiking goes along the Baltic Sea coast and the route starts at the Lithuanian-Russian border in the village of Nida in Lithuania, leads through Latvia and finishes at the Port of Tallinn in Estonia.
Name in Lithuania: Jūrų takas
Name in Latvia: Jūrtaka
Name in Estonia: Ranniku matkarada
Length: 1419 km , 70-72 days
in Lithuania – 216 km, 10-12 days
in Latvia – 581 km, 30 days
in Estonia – 622 km, 30 days
The route is divided into ~ 20 km long one-day or two-day sections with accommodation and transport options.
27. Saulkrasti – Lauči- The Gate To The Rocky Seashore Of Vidzeme https://baltictrails.eu/en/coastal/day/24
28. Lauči- Tūja The Bygone Times Of Sailing Ships https://baltictrails.eu/en/coastal/day/28
29. Tūja- Svētciems The Rocky Beach of Vidzeme https://baltictrails.eu/en/coastal/day/29
30. Svētciems- Ainaži The Lamprey Kingdom https://baltictrails.eu/en/coastal/day/30