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 Latvia: Jūrtaka, in Estonia: Ranniku Matkarada.

Start: The Latvian-Lithuanian border, Nida village in Latvia

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: ~1200 km (~1,5 m steps), composed of:

  •      580 km in Latvia
  •      620 km in Estonia

The Route: Nida – Liepāja – Ventspils – Cape Kolka – Jūrmala – Rīga – Saulkrasti – Ainaži – Ikla – Pärnu – Virtsu – Lihula – Haapsalu – Paldiski – Tallinn.

Highest points: 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 60 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.