Põlva and Võru County


Meenikunno bog, Vällamäe hill, rivers and lakes, berry and mushroom forests, Setomaa


Hiking tours on foot and by bicycle, skiing, picking berries and mushrooms, swimming, boating, fishing


RMK Ilumetsa nature centre-information point


Tel: +372 676 7830


E-mail: ilumetsa.looduskeskus@rmk.ee


address Nohipalo Village, Veriora Rural Municipality, 64201 Põlva County

Manager of the protected areas

Põlva-Valga-Võru region of the Environmental Board


To find out about the possibilities for an active holiday in the RMK Räpina-Värska recreation area, visit the homepage of RMK partnerMatkajuht OÜ

Recreation area map

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Description and location of nature trails on map

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Located on the Räpina-Värska recreation area is the Palumaa area, with the most beautiful and healthy-smelling pine forests in all of Estonia. The forests here are rich in berries and mushrooms. Big Lake Peipus and the lakes Lämmijärv and Pihkva, which are included in it, are a heaven for fishermen; the lakes are also suitable for tours and yachting. The rivers in the area offer possibilities for hiking tours on canoes: the longest river in Estonia, the Võhandu River (162 km) and the river with the greatest fall, the Piusa River (2.24 m/km), are waiting.

If you want to spend a quiet and cosy holiday, find the small lakes inside of the forests. To see gorgeous and grand sandstone outcrops, walk along the shores of the Võhandu River and the Piusa River. Located to the south of the lower course of the Võhandu River is Setomaa; the highest mountains in Estonia – Munamägi and Vällamägi – are also included in the Räpina-Värska recreation area.

The Räpina-Värska recreation area is divided into five areas: Räpina, Orava, Ilumetsa, Võru and Misso.