Piusa river valley hiking trail (15 km)

The trail starts at Vana-Vastseliina castle ruins and goes along the primeval valley of the Piusa River to Lindora village on Võru–Obinitsa road. In addition to nice outcrops there are several sites of old mills along the trail.
Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesParking area at Vana-Vastseliina castle ruins and an additional parking space in front of the Piiri tavern.
AmenitiesThe trail is equipped with wooden signs and information boards introducing the sights. Along the trail there are 2 fire rings with barbecue grills and camping area. There are 2 shelters with picnic tables and 2 dry toilets.
Camping facilities yes
Outdoor fireplace yes
Hiking options yes
SightsPrimeval valley of the Piusa River, castle ruins, the highest sandstone outcrop wall in Estonia – Härma Mäemine müür aka Keldri müür and several sites of former mills.
Berries and mushroomsBilberries, mushrooms
Additional informationThe trail is in Piusa River Valley Landscape Protection Area.
RestrictionsPart of the trail goes through private land.
LocationVastseliina municipality, Võru County.
Driving directionsWhen coming from the direction of Võru, drive about 22 km along Luhamaa road (Road no. 2, E263), go past Vastseliina and turn left at the Illi bus stop. Drive 3.1 km along the asphalt road to Vastseliina Castle and Piiri tavern. The trail starts there. Near the castle there are signs and a map of the trail. When coming from the direction of Võru along Võru–Räpina road (Road no. 65), about 7 km after Kääpa turn towards Obinitsa (follow the signs). Go 18 km along the asphalt road to the Lindora bus stop and 500 m after the bus stop turn right onto a small road in the pine forest. The hiking trail sign is at the beginning of the road. Drive 1.1 km and after some buildings by the road on the left there is a parking area, shelter and a map of the trail.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84 x:27.36082 y:57.72923