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Bog Shoeing Estonia

Nature Walk & Bogshoeing

Description

Bogs are 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.

What’s a bogshoe?

A bogshoe is like a snowshoe.  In old 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.

 

 

Key Information

 

Duration 5-6 hours (include transport from Tallinn and back)
Season March – December

 

Price
1-4 persons 250 euro/group
4-8 persons 300 euro/group
from 9 persons 30 euro/person

 

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!

 

Included:

  • Bogshoes
  • Transport from Tallinn and back (for group until 8 persons)
  • Hot tea with sandwitches and a sweet snack
  • Guide
  • Hiking boots or rubber wellies (on demand) and hiking gaiters