Baltic Coastal Hiking is a long distance hiking route, part of E9, along the Baltic Sea coast. The hiking 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: ~ 1400 km , 69-71 day 

  • in Lithuania – 208 km, 9-11 days
  • in Latvia – 581 km, 30 days
  • in Estonia – 622 km, 30 days

The route is divided into ~ 20 km long stages with accommodation and transport options.

Road surface: sandy or rocky beaches, seaside meadows, forest roads and trails, country roads, edges of asphalted roads and sidewalks in cities with asphalt. 

Highest points: Curonian Spit in Lithuania (up to 20 m altitude on the route), Rannamõisa cliff in Estonia (35 m a. s. l., the Pakri Lighthouse viewing platform together with the height of Pakri cliff: around 70 m a. s. l.).

Highlights: 
In Lithuania: Curonian Spit National Park, Nemunas Delta and Seaside regional parks, coastal resorts of Nida and Palanga.
In Latvia: Slitere National Park, Kemeri National Park, coastal resort Jurmala.
In Estonia: Matsalu National Park, coastal resorts of Parnu and Haapsalu, Western Estonian islands.

 

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