Local service providers prefer the produce of local farmers and forest products than to supermarket goods. Upon making breakfast, lunch and dinner if necessary, are taken into account the special nature and the desires of the entire company of people.
If desired, tasty and practical hiker’s meals are packed for the hikers. To the end point of the hike can be ordered an exciting, unique experience, catering prepared right on the fire, for the preparation of which, among other things, are used products directly from the forest.
Exciting adventure tourism
The Taevaskoja area is well-known, in particular in terms of invigorating wilderness hiking. The local rivers and forests are an ideal environment for active recreation. In addition to hiking opportunities, the region has a high-quality adventure park and a disc-golf course. In the winter time, one can enjoy sledge and sleigh rides with horses.
Almost all local service providers organize hiking, scooter rides and canoeing. Some tour guides organize relaxing bogshoe hiking in bogs and marshes. On water trips, in addition to the canoes, are also available kayaks and rafts. In the summer, on the Ahja River a pontoon catamaran named Lonny regularly travels. Check out the active leisure opportunities of the area.
Every Estonian is supposed to make a mandatory visit to Big Taevaskoja. If you have not done so, then it’s worth setting your steps hither in the nearest future. Once you’re already at Big Taevaskoja, you have no other choice than check out also Small Taevaskoja. Moving thus around, you will have visited the most important points of the Ahja primeval valley landscape conservation area.
Located near the primeaval valley is the Valgesoo trail. This path leads through the bogs, swamps, and other exciting places. You can get acquainted with the history of the area of Põlvamaa in Põlva Peasant Museum. It is possible to be exposed to a more modern past era in the Estonian Road Museum. Get to know more about the sights of the region.
Taevaskoja, on the banks of the Primeval valley of Ahja River, is among the most visited tourist attractions of Estonia. The most beautiful part of the Ahja Landscape Protection Area is made up of a sandstone outcrop and a primeval river. The legends of Taevaskoja talk about caves and secret passageways, devils and girls with flaxen hair and a golden comb.
The beaver occupied natural forests of Taevaskoja are over 150 years old. The forests are well known for their richness of plant and animal species. With some good luck, one can meet in Taevaskoja a rare kingfisher with exotic feathers. On the banks of the Ahja river, it is possible to see the almost 40 t unique sand exposure. Look at the map and find interesting places to visit.