Day 5: Märjamaa – Kivi-Vigala (29 km)

The fifth day begins in front of Märjamaa Church and runs the first 9 km on the RMK Penijõe-Aegviidu – Kauksi hiking route to the Susla campfire site and a little further. The road is mostly on a former railway embankment. For lunch, the road reaches the historic Konuvere stone bridge, where you find picnic tables. The Vigala River is crossed via histoic bridge and and after that the highway (Via Baltica) is crossed. Now the road runs along small forest roads to the Velise River. There is opportunity to visit small and charming gothic Maydell Chapel (previous landlords of Velise). Chapel is 200 m away from official trail. The road continues on the banks of the Velise River towards Via Baltica back again, which is crossed, and then passes Päärdu Manor House (closed territory). Road continues towards Vigala St. Mary’s Church via small village roads.

Day 5 offers options. For nature lovers, there is an alternative trail over Illaste bog. You can see the Põrgupõhja bunker of the Forest Brothers (Estonian partisan fighters in the beginning of Soviet occupation in Estonia). Warning: there is no infrastructure along this road. Not waymarked, electronic track available only.

Please find below itinerary (walking directions, accommodation, dining, sightseeing and other information) in a pdf fail as well as daily trail track log.

Day 5 route instructions and infrastructure as a table:

Day 5 track log files (kml and gpx): 5_Marjamaa_Vigala.kml, 5_Marjamaa_Vigala.gpx

Day 5 track in map:

Day 5 track in map (alternative, more nature, no settlements):