Veclaicene Forestland.

Section 15. Ape – Paganamaa – Korneti – Latvian/Estonian border.

Practical information

Length: 25 km

Duration: 8 – 10 h

Starting point: Ape

End point: Korneti or the Latvian/Estonian border. The closest public transport to the border is in Korneti (2.6 km).

The course of the route: Ape – Dauškāni – Peļļi – Paganamaa (In Estonia) – Renci – Druskas – Korneti – Latvian/Estonian border

Road surface: Gravel roads, forest trails, nature trails, wooden stairs, pavement in Ape and Korneti.

Difficulty: Hard, if completed in one day

Danger points: The slopes of ravines and hills may be slippery in damp conditions.

Keep in mind! The route crosses the Latvian/Estonian border (2 km through Estonia), so be sure to bring an ID. The only shops are located in Ape and Korneti. There are no places to eat from Ape to the Estonian border and further to Haanja (2–3 days walk).

Alternative route options: This section can be completed in two days, staying over in one of the places of accommodation.