Within the framework of the project, it was planned to establish a labelled long-distance hiking route, which runs around 1050 km through the forests of Latvia and Estonia, from Riga to Tallinn, the capitals of two countries whose historic centres have UNESCO status.
Cross-border hiking route “The Forest Trail”
Developing sustainable natural and cultural resources in sustainable tourism facilities.
» PURPOSE OFPROJECT
The aim of the project was to establish a labelled long-distance hiking route that runs ~ 1050 km through the forests of Latvia and Estonia, from Riga to Tallinn.
ACTIONS TO BE PERFORMED IN
The development of the “Forest Trail” hiking route included planning a path route, involving stakeholders, tracking and checking, identifying, harmonising, marking, labelling, and setting up information stands, direction guides and information signs for tourist orientation.
- Established and labelled long-distance cross-border hiking route “Mezuctaka”: Riga - Garkale - Rama Mountains - Sigulda - Ligatne - Cheese - Valmiera - Strugi - Zile - Gaulai - Trapen - Appe - Korneti - Haanja - Piusa - Varska - Poosi - Varnja - Kalaste - Mustve - Vasknarva - Kuremaa - Toila - Lahemaa National Park - Kaberneeme - Maardu - Tallinn.
- Labelling and direction guidelines established to help pedestrians/tourists navigate the forest.
- Information stands located, explaining the values and processes of the forest.
- The project develop useful and practical route information materials, both printed and electronically available for use in e-environment, both for route planning and for practical use during the hike. Including a brochure, a package of hiking trips and a guide for hiking organizers.
- The coordinates of the forest trail route downloadable on the smartphone, as well as available on partners' home pages, and in the Nature Tourism app.
- The marketing activities carried out in the project contribute to the visibility of the region as an active and natural tourist destination.
- IDENTIFICATION No.
- IMPLEMENTATION TIME
- 30 months (01.04.2019. - 30.09.2021.)
- TOTAL FUNDING
- 1 215 720,00 EUR
- EU CO-FINANCING
- ERDF funding (Interreg V - A Central Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020) 960 418,80 EUR
- PLACE OF IMPLEMENTATION OF
- Latvia, Estonia
- The Forest Trail/Meztaka
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- Leading Partner
- Liaison Partners
- Associated Partner