Kaiu cycling trail (45 km)

The 45 km long trail runs largely across the Kaiu kames. With its length and versatile terrain, the trail is sufficiently demanding even for experienced cyclists. The trail runs south from the Kääpa village through airy pine forests, in some parts the track goes up and downhill on loose sand. You can restore your energy at campfire sites on the shores of Kaiu lakes or freshen up in the lakes. One of the most interesting spots along the trail is Sõõru village and its more than a century-old fire watchtower (visitors are not allowed in the tower!). At Pala you can replenish your food and drink supplies to have stamina for the second half of the trail. In Kääpa village you can visit Kalevipoeg Museum, dedicated to the Estonian epic hero, a theme park, the treasure-bringing goblin’s adventure trail and, with a little luck, meet some goblins along the way.
Phone +372 676 7030
Type of objectCycling trail
Parking facilitiesParking in the Kääpa village by Kalevipoja Museum for 10 cars.
AmenitiesIndication, signs
Camping facilities Tammeluha campfire site,  Jõemõisa campfire site,  Kalamehe campfire site, Kukeseene campfire site,  Lake Kaiu campfire site
Campfire site yes
Hiking options Tammeluha hiking trail
SightsThe alternating terrain of the Kaiu kames, lakes, different forest communities, Sõõru village and the century-old fire watchtower, the Kääpa village with Kalevipoeg’s theme and adventure park and museum.
Additional information Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam), rules of conduct and waste-sorting policy
Restrictions The cycling trail is situated in Kääpa Landscape Protection Area (Tammeluha limited management zone). Waterways of the protected area are restricted to non-motorised boating.
Camping and making campfire is allowed in designated places only. Planning public events with more than 20 participants and using motorised vehicles on the waters of the protected area requires prior consent from the protected area manager.
Additional information from the Environmental Board: +372 680 7438 info@keskkonnaamet.ee.
LocationMustvee Municipality, Jõgeva County
Object no 24 on recreation area map
Driving directionsDrive 40 km from Tartu to Jõhvi, turn right at the sign “Kääpa keskus 2”. In Kääpa village, turn right at the T-junction and drive 400 m to RMK Saare information point. Here starts the cycling trail (see the information board for the route details and follow the signs of the cycling trail).
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.695695
longitude: 26.848637
L-EST 97 x: 6509727 y: 665108