Pedal and Paddle : Pärnu and Soomaa

This three day programme combines one day bicycle trip from Pärnu town to Soomaa National Park with self-guided two days canoeing trip in Soomaa wilderness. Two nights accommodation is included at local guesthouse Riisa rantso in Soomaa National Park. Guesthouse situates near river.

Day 1 – Bicycle ride Pärnu – Soomaa 

Meet: You can start a bicycle ride from the door of your hotel by ordering all necessary (bike, map, description of the route and attractions) there or from Baltreisen office that is located in the Pärnu city center (Rüütli street 21).

A day-ride through nature, history, architecture  on your own from Pärnu to Soomaa National Park(about 45 km). On the way you can cycle on former railway, through different neighborhoods and settlements, different architecture and see life of Estonia. Sindi will be town on your road, it is former workers settlement that is well known by broadcloth (a dense woolen cloth) industry. There is opportunity to visit museum that introduces history of the city and factory. Riding forward along river side you will see more interesting sights, like place of the oldest settlement in Estonia, sand caves, small cemeteries, Tori church and graveyard.

Overnight at Riisa rantso guesthouse

NB! On the way 10 km before guesthouse you can visit local pub and shop in Jõesuu. There are no shops inside Soomaa National Park.


Suspension bridge behind Jõesuu pub

Day 2 – Canoe trip Kuusekäära – Riisa + walking nature trails

Breakfast at 9 a.m. Riisa Rantso Guesthouse

Start at 10 a.m. at Riisa Rantso Guesthouse, we take you grom guesthouse and transfer you to river

Self-guided canoeing trip along Raudna river on the route of Kuusekäära-Riisa (12km). During the canoe trip you can also have a nice walk in the Lemmjõe nature trail (4 km trail in floodplain forest) as well as experience the largest peat-bog of Estonia – Kuresoo which you can reach by the Ingatsi hiking trail (4 km long) .

Overnight  at Riisa rantso guesthouse

Day 3 – Canoe trip Riisa – Jõesuu (18 km)

Breakfast at 9 a.m. Riisa Rantso Guesthouse

Start: you just start by you own after breakfast from  Riisa Rantso Guesthouse and paddle downstreams

Paddle on the rivers of Halliste and Navesti with an opportunity to go for a bog-walking to Riisa bog trail (5 km wooden boardwalk). Afternoon transfer to Pärnu.

Transfer back to Pärnu: at 4. p.m.

What to bring: You should wear comfortable clothes and footwear.

Departure / season:  every day – need to preorder

Group size: Minimum 1 person

Price: 135 EUR / per person if 2 and more people, 175 EUR / per person if 1 person. Includes, bicycle with helmet, lock, a reflector vest, maps with description of route, 2 canoeing equipment with local transport from guesthouse in Soomaa, 2 nights with breakfast, transport back to Pärnu.

Booking:  You can book summer Pedal&Paddle Trip by writing to us at or call us Aivar +3725061896 or Algis +3725147572