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Active holidays

If you’re seeking an active vacation, we have a variety of activities to offer: many hiking and recreational trails, surfing, disc golf, paintball, group activities, and other sports await!

70 kilometers of bike paths

Did you know that Pärnu has 70 kilometers of bike paths? This means that you can bike everywhere, which is why biking is very popular among the locals. Rent bikes for your whole family and explore Pärnu on wheels. Ride in the parks, old town or take the bike path along the beach to Pärnu Adventure Park where you can have fun on the attractions, then relax in the water park right next door!

Biking is also a good way to explore Kihnu Island, where you can find a designated (“Kihnu’s travel wheel”) route.

Bicycle rent in Kihnu (Photo: Romantiline Rannatee)

Activities in and on the water

Water sports have always been honored in Pärnu. Being both a river and a sea town, Pärnu offers various water activities:

  • cruises on the river and the bay
  • boat rides with an authentic fishing boat
  • joyrides on water bikes
  • water skiing
  • canoeing
  • surfing

Use the keyword “sports activities” in our search engine below to find suitable water activities.

SUP Aloha Surf. (Photo: Laura Rohtlaan)

Sailing on Pärnu Bay, where you can see Pärnu from a completely different angle, is a unique activity. The more adventurous can enjoy sea kayaking. You can rent surfing equipment from Pärnu beach and get instructions for both beginners and more advanced surfers.

Did you know that Pärnu Bay is one of the best places to surf in the Nordic countries? The shallow water that deepens very gradually, sandy bottom, favorable winds and warm water create good conditions for surfing. Of course you can swim in the sea and the river throughout the year!

Recreational paths

Pärnu’s recreational paths run along our waterfronts, so you can enjoy beautiful views while working out. The most popular recreational path in Pärnu is the fully paved Jaanson’s Path, which forms a 10 km loop around the Pärnu River and offers lovely views of the river, parks and local neighborhoods. On the Jaanson’s Path you can practice many sports, including cycling, Nordic walking, running, skateboarding or rollerblading. The town’s second most popular path is located at Pärnu Beach. You will see many people running or Nordic walking on our beach promenade in the summer. The beach promenade is a boardwalk, therefore skateboarding and rollerblading is not possible. 

Additionally, you can do short hikes on several hiking trails surrounded by the area’s beautiful nature.

Hiking trail at Pärnu beach (Photo: Mati Kose)

Activities for groups

Pärnu has a lot in store if you are looking for a gripping activity to take part in with your coworkers or friends. One of our most mysterious places is Pärnu Prison, which now hosts several escape rooms. 

In addition, you can take your group:

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Out of town

Get an adrenaline rush at Valgeranna Adventure Park and Audruring, which await the young and old alike. With Pärnu County’s experienced guides, you can snowshoe, canoe, kicksled or cross-country ski. Why not try out birdwatching or play disc golf on one of Pärnu County’s many courses? 

Head to the sea on a fishing trip with a local fisherman or rent a rowboat and fishing rods by yourself. Golf lovers will find excellent golf courses right outside of Pärnu.
The Jõulumäe Recreational Sports Center offers trails, courses and facilities to practice sports from running to curling and skiing. In addition, you can try riding a dog sled and a horse sleigh in the winter season.

Use our search engine below to find the most suitable activity for you.

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RMK Lake Rae Hiking Trail and Camping Site

Laiksaare küla, Saarde vald, RAE-JAANI

RMK Laiksaare Forest Study Trail

Laiksaare küla, Saarde vald

The raft sauna of Ermistu Holiday Village

Ermistu küla, Pärnu, Ermistu Järvemajand

Teepee sauna at Jõe Holiday Farm

Reinumurru küla, Põhja-Pärnumaa vald, Jõe

Rural spa at Maria Farm

Kõpu küla, Pärnu, MARIA

Strand SPA & Conference Hotel

Pärnu linn, Pärnu, Anton Hansen Tammsaare puiestee 35

Hedon Spa & Hotel

Pärnu linn, Pärnu, Ranna puiestee 1

Saunatrip – trailer sauna rental and transport all over Estonia

Urge küla, Tori vald, Margu

ESTONIA Resort Hotel & Spa, Private Sauna JUNIPER Club

Pärnu linn, Pärnu, Anton Hansen Tammsaare puiestee 6

ESTONIA Medical Spa & Hotel sauna and pool centre TERMID

Pärnu linn, Pärnu, Sääse tänav 7

Viiking Saaga Water and Sauna Centre at the Spa-Hotel Viiking

Pärnu linn, Pärnu, Sadama tänav 15

ESTONIA Resort Hotel & Spa, Spa & Wellness Centre

Pärnu linn, Pärnu, Anton Hansen Tammsaare puiestee 6

ESTONIA Resort Hotel & Spa, SPA & SAUNA

Pärnu linn, Pärnu, Anton Hansen Tammsaare puiestee 6

Klaara-Manni Countrywoman’s Spa

Randivälja küla, Tori vald, PÕHJALA

Hedon Spa

Pärnu linn, Pärnu, Ranna puiestee 1

Strand Spa

Pärnu linn, Pärnu, Anton Hansen Tammsaare puiestee 35

Riisa Rantso Saunas in Soomaa National Park

Riisa küla, Tori vald

Tervis Medical Spa

Pärnu linn, Pärnu, Seedri tänav 6

Viiking Rehabilitation Centre

Pärnu linn, Pärnu, Sadama tänav 15

Strand Hotel Beauty Centre

Pärnu linn, Pärnu, Anton Hansen Tammsaare puiestee 35
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