Exciting activities and places

Tõrva turism

Here you will find exciting sights and interesting activities for the whole family in the Tõrva area!

Lighted boat trip on Lake Valgjärv in Koorküla

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The lighted boat trip takes place by reservation on the mysterious Lake Valgjärv in Koorküla, Valga County. The trip takes place at sunset. It is an observation trip. The lighted boat provides a good overview of the underwater world as it illuminates the area in the dark. The raft will take you past underwater ruins, […]

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Koorküla Valgjärv Lake and campfire sites

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Koorküla Valgjärv Lake and the campfire sites are located in Valga County, in the Sakala Recreation Area. Valgjärv Lake has beautiful sandy shores, making it a perfect destination for a family holiday. There is room for several groups of friends in the first campfire site and it is also possible to go swimming there. The […]

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Lake Tündre campfire site and nature reserve

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Lake Tündre campfire site and nature reserve are located in Valga County, Sakala Recreation Area. The shore of the beautiful Tündre Lake is perfect for a longer holiday. There is a shelter with a roof, a dry toilet, an information board, a campfire site with a roof and a barbeque grill, a woodshed, and a […]

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Taagepera hiking trail

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The total length of Taagepera hiking trail is 5.4 km. The trail begins and ends at the Taagepera campfire site and partly runs along the shores of the Õhne River. The trail can also be completed in smaller circles – 1.6 km and 4.0 km long. There are wooden signposts and information boards at the hiking […]

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Castle Spa Wagenküll

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The cosy, elegant, and luxurious atmosphere of Castle Spa Wagenküll awakens and, at the same time, relaxes your senses – calming voices and cosy light, saunas with different temperatures and humidity levels, lovely waterholes, and several private relaxation areas will help you overcome fatigue and stress. The castle spa has a refreshing cold-water oasis, a pool […]

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Ice skating on the bog-pools of Rubina Bog in the historical Mulgimaa

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The tour guides will share exciting stories of nature and introduce other destinations in the vicinity which you can discover when hiking with us. The ice-skating hike on the bog-pools usually takes 2–4 hours. During this time, we will skate for up to 10 km on ice-covered plains, bog-pools, or lakes. You will set the […]

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Helme Parish Museum

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Helme Parish Museum is located in the village of Kirikuküla in the former rectory of Helme church. At Helme Parish Museum, you will not only see preserved items, but also conserved memories where each item can tell a story about its maker, user or owner. The multitudinous museum assets emphasise local values, sources of sustenance […]

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Canoeing on the Elva River

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Canoeing is for everyone – from beginners to seasoned pros! The river has something to offer people at all levels. Our goal is to ensure you enjoy yourself – not test your speed and agility on the water. You decide the course you take, how quickly you cover it, whether you do it alone or as part of […]

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Canoe trip along the River Õhne in Mulgi County

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Canoe trip “One Day, Two Countries” starts at the upper course of the River Õhne in the vicinity of Taagepera and Holdre castle and ends on Latvian soil. The river flows along a course that is interrupted by rapids and is partly surrounded by forests and fields. When combining several 3–7 km stretches of river, it […]

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Bogshoe hike in the Rubina Weltands in Mulgimaa

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Rubina is the largest and best-preserved bog in the Mulgimaa area and is an area of great value to nature enthusiasts for its many bird species. A hike through Rubina’s beauty, from the moss-covered marshlands; to a picnic lunch on a bog island covered in gigantic trees, is a hike is spent surrounded by a […]

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Taagepera Castle

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Taagepera Castle is a special place – it is a mixture of elegant and rustic milieus, history, and the present. Baron Hugo von Stryk had the impressive art nouveau castle built as a home for himself more than a hundred years ago. The renewed castle complex is a unique conservation area with an art nouveau […]

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Ruins of Helme Order Castle

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The ruins of Helme Order Castle are situated on a steep slope by the Pärnu-Valga road. The castle is thought to have been built in the first half of the 14th century. Parts of its walls with their distinctive window openings remain standing today. Legend has it that a young virgin was entombed within its walls […]

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Helme caves

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Located in the manor park of the same name, the Helme caves, are an unrivalled sight in Estonia. Situated to the north of castle ruins, the caves have a white Burtniek layer of sandstone walls standing 3 m high. Unfortunately for cave lovers though, some of the better known caves have already collapsed.  Once comprised […]

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Barclay de Tolly Mausoleum

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Barclay de Tolly mausoleum is one of the 21 places in Southern Estonia worth discovering which are marked by a yellow National Geographic window; if you love culture and nature, a visit is highly recommended. Field Marshal de Tolly, whose final resting place is in Estonia, is one of the most famous people related to […]

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Tõrva Central Square

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At Tõrva Central Square, the priority is given to pedestrian comfort and leisure facilities. Spread over almost 13,000 square meters, Tõrva Central Square has most of the space on the footpaths and activity grounds. Landscaping was carried out on 5,000 square metres and almost 2,000 trees and shrubs were planted. The central square of Tõrva […]

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Tõrva Veemõnula water and sauna centre

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Spend a pleasant day in water at the newest water and sauna centre in Southern Estonia – Tõrva water and sauna centre. Four different saunas await you a low-heat steam sauna (50-55°C)a high-heat steam sauna (80-85°C)a salt sauna (45-50°C)a sanarium (50-55°C)The centre has a large 25-meter swimming pool with 3 lanes, a spacious children’s and […]

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Tõrva disc golf park

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Tõrva disc golf park has 18 baskets. The course runs mainly on forest trails, but there are also baskets on clearings.  

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Lake Riiska beach

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Lake Riiska is situated by the Valga road in the south-eastern part of the town of Tõrva. The lake has shallow shores, a sandy lake bed and greenish springs. The lake’s depth reaches 12.5 metres. There is a beautiful sandy beach by the lake with beach cabins for changing clothes, toilets, volleyball courts, a swimming […]

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Lake Vanamõisa

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Both locals and visitors from afar like to spend the summer by Lake Vanamõisa in Tõrva. The lake is on the edge of town by the Tõrva-Pikasilla road. The area of the lake is about 2 hectares and it is up to 10.5 metres deep. The main attraction is the highest diving tower in Estonia […]

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War of Independence Memorial Column

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The memorial column erected in 1928 to commemorate those who fell in the War of Independence stands in the park next to Tõrva Upper Secondary School. The author of the monument is Aleksander Eller. The monument was taken down by local communist authorities during the Second World War in 1940 and it was reopened on […]

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Tõrva Church – Chamber Hall

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The Helme-Tõrva Apostolic Orthodox Church of the Birth of Christ was built in Valga Street in the years 1903 to 1904. Karl Shurin was in charge of the building work. The two domes and bell tower made the church one of the most imposing churches in the Viljandi Apostolic Orthodox Deanery. The church was seriously […]

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Otepää Adventure Park

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Otepää Adventure Park is a place you can easily spend a whole day experiencing real thrills!  Whether you get your shot of adrenaline on the various climbing tracks, the 350 m flight above the valley of the fort, or by catapulting yourself up to 20 m high in the air, there is an opportunity for every […]

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Otepää Golf Centre

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The real Mecca for family holidays and business clients is located in Otepää. The golf centre is located a stone’s throw from Tartu Airport (37 km). The area has attractions for families, history and culture enthusiasts, athletes, and shoppers alike. The golf course runs through Otepää Nature Park, which has scenic views of the restaurant […]

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Study trail of Lilli nature house

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An information board at the Lilli nature house directs those interested to the study trail of the Lilli nature house. Taking an old lane, you reach a forest path which takes you to a sorb grove that the locals also know as the ‘energy grove’. On the trail, you can admire rare lung lichen, rest […]

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Teringi study trail

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The loop trail is ideal for people who are not wearing special hiking clothes. The boardwalk, covered with anti-slip mesh, and the safe wood-chip path take the visitor across several bog islands. Information boards along the trail give an ample overview of wild animals and bog communities.

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Wooden sculptures in Mulgimaa

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There are beautiful wooden sculptures on almost every corner in Mulgimaa – there is a man in Abja, a woman in Helme, a sitting local in Paistu, a dancing couple in Karksi, and a bagpipe player in Pikasilla. In Tarvastu and Mõisaküla, you will be welcomed by a whole family. Come and find them all!

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Day in Southern Estonia: Mulgimaa and Viljandi

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Come discover Mulgimaa and beautiful Viljandi! We will get you acquainted with the lovely rustic homesteads, local breweries, and large farms of the area. We will take a walk through Viljandi and explore the beloved sights in Mulgimaa, including beautiful churches, manors, and nature. The area is ideal for foreign guests who want to enjoy […]

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Otepää Winterplace

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Otepää Winterplace – four months of winter fun for the entire family! Otepää Winterplace is a winter fun park for the entire family that offers various leisure activities in the Linnamäe Valley in the centre of Otepää. Here, you will find snowtubing tracks and tube rental, sledging and skiing slopes, Zipfy sledges for hire, a […]

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Kuutsemäe Holiday Centre

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Kuutsemäe, the most attractive and compact mountain sports centre in Estonia, offers leisure opportunities during all seasons. By today, the centre has proved its sustainability, and since 1991, it has been the only mountain skiing and snowboarding centre in Estonia that operates without interruption. Kuutsemäe Holiday Centre offers: • 7 lit slopes with varying degrees […]

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Valga Bowling Centre

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Valga Bowling Centre has a 4-lane bowling hall and a pool hall with 4 tables. You can also play air hockey, table football, darts and electronic racing.

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Valga Military Theme Park

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Come and learn about the Paju Battle of the War of Independence on the site where the battle took place. Or would you like to learn more about the past and present of national defence in Estonia? The Military Theme Park includes military vehicles, armoured vehicles, a tank, a Forest Brothers bunker, a large collection […]

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