Sangaste castle 67005, Lossiküla, Sangaste couty, Valgamaa, Estonia
Estonia and Latvia are proud of their cultural heritage and our programme with involvement of 6 it's heritage tourism projects is organizing the Heritage Road Trip. The trip has been awarded the label of the European Year of Cultural Heritage!
From 4 locations Pärnu, Rīga, Tartu and Alūksne will start 4 thematic routes, that will bring participants on buses through the thematic sites.
Coastal Route - starts in Pärnu and will stop at the Estonian-Latvian coastline in stretches between Häädemeste - Kabli in Estonia and between Ainaži - Salacgrīva for a little hike on the Coastal hiking route. Livonian lunch is planned in "Pils Ķēķis", in Valmiera.
Hansa Route - starts in Rīga and will stop in Straupe, the smallest Hanseatic town, and Cēsis (it's Hansa name is Venden), where an authentic Hanseatic meal will be provided too.
Green Route - starts in Tartu and will stop in Sinialliku for a little hike on green ways developed within Green Railways project and will continue to Valka old train station Walk II for trying out railbikes. The Livonian picnic will be provided by Old Post Station Straupe Caterer.
Agenda in English & Agenda in Estonian
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Industrial Route - starts in Alūksne and from Stāmeriene till Gulbene participants will tarvel with the steam train and will visit Gulbene Depo. Other stop will be at the Vijciems Coan Drying Facility and will continue with the Livonian picnic in Valka.
Livonian Culinary Route project with it's best service providers are supporting the Heritage Road Trip by providing authentic Livonian meals.
All 4 routes will end in Sangaste castle in Estonia for a joint celebration together with ethnic groups - Livi folkgroup "Kāndla", Suiti men's bagpipe group "Suitu dūdenieki", Seto Leelo Choir "Helmekaala" and Kihnu women dance group "Pitsid paistavad". All together they represent 4 ethnic regions of Estonia and Latvia, where 3 of these regions are protected by UNESCO and all 4 regions in UNESCO tourism project are developing joint tourism offer.