Start/End: Kihnu harbour is the starting and finishing point of our journey, the welcoming host and dispatcher of our guests. Here is where our exploration and treasure hunt begins
The best travel period: Kihnu Travel Wheel is passable all year round, but the best time to visit the route is from April to October.
Travel time: By bicycle: 4-12 hours, depending on your physical abilities as well as goals of the journey and interests. On foot: approx. 2 times longer compared to cycling, i.e. 8-24 hours.
Road conditions: Almost 80% coated, 20% uncoated. The route is passable with all types of bicycles, on foot (preferably) and, if need be (including for visitors with limited mobility) with a motorcar.
Start/finish: The “official” starting and finishing point of the route is Kihnu Harbour; however, as it is a circular route, one can start and finish wherever one pleases.
Marking: Most of the route has signposts.
Villages and the length of the route: The route passes four Kihnu villages: Lemsi, Rootsiküla, Linaküla, Sääre village and the length of the route is 40 kilometres..
Kihnu Travel Wheel is the perfect round route for discovering the cultural and natural sights on Kihnu island by foot, with a bicycle or even with a nostalgic sidecar. Kihnu Travel Wheel, which is designed by cultural leaders and tourism entrepreneurs of Kihnu introduces the cultural space, landscapes and sea views acknowledged by UNESCO to the visitors. Kihnu Travel Wheel is something through which we, the people of Kihnu, invite you to experience our valuable home island. The cultural space of Kihnu is unique, its striking originality lies in the communal lifestyle predominant on the island, various cultural customs, Kihnu language and natural environment.
The shape of the wheel has an important place in the cultural heritage of Kihnu. It symbolizes the traditional circular Kihnu wedding dance, the steering wheel of a ship as well as a bicycle (the most suitable vehicle for travelling on the route) and a sidecar, characteristic of Kihnu. The themed route itself can also be looked at as a wheel, as it is a circular route (circular=>wheel). There is a lot to discover on the journey, you can find descriptions of all the sights at visitkihnu.com