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Nature walk and Bogshoeing

Bogs have  fascinating landscapes. Walking through one is like walking on floating soil. In every direction, you’ll spot rare plants, mosses, bog pools. If you can manage a good walk, you can manage a bog shoeing tour.

What is a bog?

A bog is like a giant sponge made of peat, harboring bog pools, hollows and raised bog beds which are still in the process of formation. They began to develop at the end of the Ice Age as plants began to invade waterways. Currently they cover 22% of the Estonian landscape, but they are rapidly disappearing elsewhere in the world.

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What’s a bogshoe?

A bogshoe is like a snowshoe. In olden times, Estonians clipped on bogshoes for picking berries or making hay – and for walking across the bog to visit neighbors. Today, a hike through these intriguing

ecosystems offers a great way to spend some leisure time while experiencing a unique natural landscape.

Where are the bogshoeing tours?

Bogs are found throughout Estonia. We organize our bogshoeing hikes close to Tallinn, western and north regions of the country, Lahemaa National Park or Kõrvemaa Nature Reserve Area.

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Highlights:

• Subtle colours of more than 40 varieties of vegetation
• Unusual insects, wildlife sighting
• Bog pools and islands
• The mystical, mysterious aura of the bogs themselves!

Season

Marc – December

Duration

5-6 hours (include transport from Tallinn and back)

Equipment:

We provide: bogshoes,  rubber wellies ( on demand) and hiking gaiters.

CHECK OUT, WHAT TO WEAR ON BOGSHOEING TOUR

 

Partisipants are saying..

Clifford J. Levy in New York Times about bogshoeing in Lahemaa National Park in May 2010

Then we took our first steps off the walkway and onto the bog that surrounded us. Whoa.

The ground wobbled like soft pudding, as if we were in a fun house attraction. Our arms flapped as we tried to maintain our balance. Giggles all around.

Good thing we were wearing our bog shoes.

“This is like walking on a giant sponge!” my 13-year-old daughter, Danya, called out as she and her two younger siblings staggered about.

Price:

PaxPrice
Nature walk and bog- shoeing1-4 person290 EUR/ group
5-8 persons340 EUR/ group
from 9 personsAsk price

Price includes transport from Tallinn and back (for Group until 8 persons), hot tea with sandwiches and sweet snack, guide, bogshoes,  rubber wellies ( on demand) and hiking gaiters.

Booking information:

To join a group or request a tour, contact Taavi taavi@360.ee, phone +372 55607230