Baltic Coastal Hiking - Facts and Figures

The Baltic Coastal Hiking Route is part of the European long distance path E9. The E9 route runs from Cape St. Vincent in Portugal to Narva-Jõesuu in Estonia where the Narva River flows into the Gulf of Finland.

The Name in Lithuania: Jūrų takas, in Latvia: Jūrtaka, in Estonia: Ranniku Matkarada.

Start: The Lithuanian-Russian border, Nida village in Lithuania

Finish: The Port of Tallinn in Estonia. The route can be followed in both directions and Tallinn can also be the starting point.

Two capital cities whose old towns have received UNESCO site status: Riga, Tallinn

Territory: The Baltic Sea coastline

Length: ~1420 km, composed of:

  • 216 km in Lithuania     
  • 581 km in Latvia
  • 622 km in Estonia

The Route: Nida (Lithuania) – Klaipeda – Palanga – Nida (Latvia) – Liepāja – Ventspils – Cape Kolka – Jūrmala – Rīga – Saulkrasti – Ainaži – Ikla – Pärnu – Virtsu – Lihula – Haapsalu – Paldiski – Tallinn.

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

Time required to complete the route: around 70-72 days. Experienced walkers can cover it in a shorter period of time.

What to see: > 500 natural, historic and cultural objects.
The Estonian islands situated close to the Baltic Coastal Hiking route: Kihnu, Saaremaa, Muhu, Hiiumaa, Vormsi, Osmussaar.