Tõugussaare trip

Name of hiking trip: TÕUGUSSAARE  TRIP
Rough length of hiking trip: 8 km
Location: Tõugussaare (Kilingi) bog, Tõugussaar swamp island, Kõrvemaa Landscape Reserve, Paide parish; Tõugussaare (Kilingi) bog, Tõugujärv, Albu parish, both Järva county

We will see a legendary Kiigumõisa huge stone (you can climb up if you wish as there is a kind of natural steps formed on the west side of the stone). We will feast eyes with fabulous views of Tõugussaar bog and Tõugujärv (in english: lake of Tõugu) boggy lake, in the middle of which there is a picturesque islet embellished with birches. We will stop over at four Tagusaar swamp islands (Kõigipuudesaar, Sarvesaar, Kolmetammesaar and Vanakasesaar). All of them present stunning views of surroundings. We will explore Tõugussaar swamp island located in the south part of Tõugussaar bog which might struck with the real wilderness of the fabulous fairy-tale forest. In the course of trekking adventure, we will retell you local legends, speak about the history of ancient Estonians, the mythology and traditions. The menu of lunch break in Tõugussaar includes hot tea boiled from plants grown in the Estonian countryside, freshly baked scones, and chocolate for dessert. Cranberry gastronomic experiences are offered in the harvesting period (April-May and August-November). The harvesting period for tasty cloudberries is within july. If there is time and vigour left in the evening, we may do a short walk to the archaic catwalk at Veskipere, boasting breathtaking views on Jägala river (situated approx. half a km from the camping stop). And while watching, we learn to know different plants: meadow, bog, swamp and forest plants. At the end of hiking day you can order a rich supper from organic products which is served in Lau village. Supper and a choice of dishes should be pre-ordered 3 days before. In addition, there is an opportunity to go to a smoke sauna and stay in the village for a night. The smoke sauna is an archaically-looking wooden nut located near an idyllically peaceful pond, it has also a special role in recreating the past in this time trekking, which was created by Ajamatkad, so that people could feel and smell how people really lived in the old days.

Summer season 15.05-30.10

Winter season 01.12-01.03

recommended maximum amount of participators in hiking trip – 8 persons

for an exact price consult with a service provider. hiking tours last 5-8 hours, meals, drink and stops for break included.

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