Estonia
Lääne-Saare vald

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3 travelers at this place:

  • Day16

    Into our third country, Estonia

    August 27, 2017 in Estonia

    An earlier start as we have a big 340 k bus ride and half hour ferry trip to Muhu Island then drive across a causeway to Saameraa Island. Saameraa is the largest Estonian island.
    About an hour in we cross the Estonian border.

  • Day17

    Saameraa Island, Estonia

    August 28, 2017 in Estonia

    56 km ride today up the Sorve Peninsula. We got bussed from the Hotel to the Sorve lighthouse. This peninsula had considerable military significance, dominating the Irbe Strait and the Baltic Sea route to Riga.
    This was a very lovely ride- flat, sheltered and little traffic. We were able to stop and take photos. There were some lovely quaint houses and working farms. Coast with many white swans!! Just like we would see pelicans, I kept thinking they were 😊
    We went off the beaten track and cycled half the route on gravelly corrugated roads. Not everyone liked that! But we did like our lunch picnic spot.
    Along one of these tracks the front group saw a black snake cross the road. This is not a common occurrence, unlike Australia, so Minda, our guide, harassed it with a stick to get it back on the road for the rest of us to see. He gave up when it decided to strike back at him!! You could tell he's not used to dealing with poisonous snakes!!!! It was quite a big one for here.
    This had been the first time the Saameraa Island had been included in the itinerary, they used to do the smaller island of Hiiumaa.
    Our hotel had a spa centre so we had it booked from 5.30-7.30 pm. I'm not a fan of saunas but I spent an hour in and out of saunas and cold pools and muscles feel great!
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  • Day17

    Minda and Edvard

    August 28, 2017 in Estonia

    Our 2 local blokes. 💕
    Mindaugas, or Minda, was our English speaking Lithuanian guide. He spoke and understood English pretty well, just had a little trouble occasionally translating a word.
    He did an excellent job at guiding us and putting up with the Aussie humour 😊
    Edvardas was our Lithuanian bus driver, who didn't speak much English. He understood some but couldn't speak it well. He spoke fluent Lithuanian and Russian and passable German. He still enjoyed the Aussies, you can still communicate pretty well with sign language and body gestures. Minda often translated between us.
    Edvardas did a great job too driving and backing the long bike trailer, keeping us on the right road and packing everyone's luggage in the minivan.
    Baltic Bike Travel 👍👍👍
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  • Day10

    Saaremaa Island

    August 28, 2017 in Estonia

    Today was just cycling around Sorve Peninsula on Saaremaa. It's very flat, quiet roads and very little wind.

    We first visited a light house which has been rebuilt about 3 or 4 times and then onto the cycling. We passed by lots of pretty homes though for me it would be too isolated.

    Midda came across a snake and tried to corner it onto the track so we could take a picture but he wasn't successful especially as it was starting to get aggressive, not sure if I would be cornering a snake in Australia.

    We passed a number of farms they all seem to have good vegetable patches. Also a few cows. The gardens all seem well maintained, lots of pretty flowers and manicured lawns.

    Only one puncher and that was on a gravel path, but it gave me time to go to the toilet behind a bush, got to love an impromptu pit stop.

    The island had a few wind turbines around the place. I would imagine that it gets. It has been up until now very windy on the trip, but we were told that it was unusual, hmmm.

    We had a spa in the evening. Interesting experience, took a while for the saunas etc to warm up and of course all the Australians were in their swimmers, the Germans in the nude.

    Hotel - Saaremaa Thalasso
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Lääne-Saare vald, Laeaene-Saare vald

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