E9, the Baltic Coastal Trail

Unveiling the Baltic Treasures: A North-to-South Journey through Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

Prepare to embark on an extraordinary adventure as we take you on a captivating journey through the stunning landscapes and vibrant cultures of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The E-path E9, a remarkable trail stretching from north to south, offers an immersive experience that will ignite your sense of discovery. From the charming streets of Tallinn to the sun-kissed shores of Lithuania, this expedition promises unforgettable encounters, breathtaking vistas, and a deep appreciation for the Baltic region’s rich heritage.

Estonia: Tallinn – Paldiski: Our expedition begins in the magnificent capital of Estonia, Tallinn. Lose yourself in the cobblestone alleys of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, where medieval architecture meets modern vibrancy. As you journey south, you’ll encounter the picturesque coastal town of Paldiski, where dramatic cliffs and rugged beauty await. Marvel at the remnants of its Soviet past and soak in the awe-inspiring vistas of the Baltic Sea from the cliffside vantage points.

Estonia: Paldiski – Haapsalu – Pärnu: Continuing our adventure, we’ll pass through the charming town of Haapsalu. Wander along its enchanting seaside promenade, delve into its rich history at Haapsalu Castle, and rejuvenate in the town’s soothing mud baths. Moving forward, we reach Pärnu, Estonia’s beloved resort town. With its sandy beaches, lively atmosphere, and historic wooden architecture, Pärnu invites you to indulge in the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration.

Estonia: Pärnu – Virtsu – Lihula: Leaving Pärnu behind, we delve deeper into Estonia’s enchanting landscapes. Discover the tranquility of Virtsu, a coastal village renowned for its serene beauty and picturesque harbor. Further along the trail, we reach Lihula, a town nestled amidst breathtaking marshlands and lush nature reserves. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this region, where birdwatching and peaceful walks through pristine wilderness await.

Latvia: Ainaži – Saulkrasti – Rīga: Crossing the border into Latvia, we arrive at Ainaži, a small coastal town. Take a moment to soak in the Baltic Sea’s gentle embrace before continuing southward. Our next stop is Saulkrasti, a hidden gem known for its stunning sandy beaches and captivating natural beauty. As we journey onward, the vibrant capital of Latvia, Rīga, comes into view. Lose yourself in the medieval charm of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, discover the city’s iconic Art Nouveau architecture, and immerse yourself in Rīga’s thriving cultural scene.

Latvia: Rīga – Jūrmala – Cape Kolka: Leaving Rīga, we make our way to Jūrmala, a renowned resort town that stretches along the golden shores of the Baltic Sea. Breathe in the invigorating sea air, relax on the pristine beaches, and explore the town’s vibrant arts and entertainment scene. Continuing our southern journey, we reach Cape Kolka, a true natural wonder where the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Riga converge. Stand in awe of this breathtaking meeting point and relish the unspoiled beauty of this coastal paradise.

Lithuania: Ventspils – Klaipėda – Nida: Entering Lithuania, we arrive in the picturesque port city of Ventspils. Delight in its charming architecture, visit the Flower Clock, and explore the family-friendly attractions that make Ventspils a joy to experience. Our trail then leads us to Klaipėda, Lithuania’s third-largest city and a hub of maritime heritage. Immerse yourself in its vibrant culture, indulge in delicious seafood, and wander through the colorful streets of the Old Town.

From Klaipėda, venture across the Curonian Lagoon to reach Nida, a captivating coastal town nestled amidst towering sand dunes and the serene beauty of the Curonian Spit.

As we conclude our North-to-South expedition through Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, we bid farewell to the Baltic treasures that have captured our hearts. From the fairytale-like charm of Tallinn to the vibrant coastal towns, pristine beaches, and awe-inspiring natural wonders, this journey along the E-path E9 leaves a lasting impression.

Embrace the rich cultural heritage, immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes, and connect with the warmth and hospitality of the Baltic people.

The E-path E9 awaits, ready to unveil the beauty and allure of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, one step at a time.