Sporting activities for thrill seekers lie in Ida-Viru, northeastern Estonia, less than two hours drive from Tallinn. The region’s rich shale oil deposits have fuelled a thriving mining industry, with some of the retired mines being repurposed with infrastructure for extreme sports. For instance, the ash hill of Kiviõli became a downhill ski slope, while the Aidu quarry became an expansive manmade lake. Depending on the season, you can either snowboard, ski, mountain bike and ride zip lines, buggies and motorboats. Grab your family and friends for days full of adventure!
Alutaguse Adventure Park
The Alutaguse Tubing and Adventure Park is located by the Kurtna lakes in Ida-Viru county. There are five adventure tracks for various levels of fitness, Children's Adventure Park with 22 exciting obstacles, and a tubing track open throughout the year. Here, you can have the longest zip line through the air above a lake in Estonia – 400 m and another at 220 m long. Nighttime group adventures also available by reservation.
Gravity racing course at the Kiviõli Adventure Centre
Feel the speed, excitement and enjoy your first ride in a gravity racer! Gravity race cars, or soapbox cars, are engineless vehicles propelled down a slope by gravity and are equipped with a safety frame, seat, steering wheel and brakes. Race against up to seven of your friends down the Kiviõli hill to see who is the fastest!
Aidu Watersport Centre
Aidu Watersport Centre, built to the former Aidu oil shale quarry, offers tens of kilometres of canals and bodies of water. Here you can go rowing, diving, fishing, sailing, hiking, motorboat racing and tubing. Dragon boats, canoes and motorboats are available for rental.