DAY TRIP / TOOLSE FORTRESS /LAHEMAA NATIONAL PARK

So you have a day off in Estonia and you are bored? Well then here is one tip how to make fun out of cycling and Lahemaa national park. Take a train from TALLINN to KADRINA, hop on a bike and ride to Toolse fortress, then ride to Rakvere and take train back to Tallinn. Or you can just camp in Lahemaa national park and ride back to Tallinn.

 

Easy day trip:

Train: Tallinn to Kadrina / Rakvere to Tallinn (1 h ride)
Distance:
94 KM
Area:
North-coast / Lahemaa national park
Highlight: Toolse fortress
Paved: 90%
Bike: Road / Gravel
Map: (click here for google maps)

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Story:

The Order castle of Toolse is one of the more recent medieval castles on the northern coast of Estonia, it is also the castle located closest to the sea. The initial fortified manor house was probably erected by the order in the 14th century with the purpose of protecting the port, trade location and routes. During the Livonian war the castle passed on through many hands and finally ended up in the possession of Swedish troops. It was entirely destroyed in the Northern war in the beginning of the 18th century.

PICTURE: https://www.visitestonia.com/en/toolse-order-castle
PICTURE: https://www.visitestonia.com/en/toolse-order-castle

 

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Ride bikes, drink beer, stay healthy!