Haanja Upland.

Section 18. Tsiistre‒Vana-Vastseliina.

Moving from Tsiistre towards Vana-Vastseliina it is not so obvious that it is mainly an agricultural area. Small copses of trees can be seen everywhere and they alternate with fields and meadows. It is only in the Kirikumäe landscape reserve that the trail again reaches a larger natural landscape, with bogs and forests spreading around Lake Kirikumäe. While only old western taiga can be seen along the trail, there are also bog woodlands a few hundred meters from the trail. After Kirikumäe the trail winds in a larger forest massif and managed western taiga can be seen beside the trail.