Listen to Lake Võrtsjärv!
(2-day, the product package is offered during the summer season from 1st June to 31st August)
DESCRIPTION: On the first day a group (an optimum number of 15-30 people) will arrive at the Võrtsjärve Visiting Centre in Rannu-Jõesuu. On arrival a short overview on the activities of the visiting centre and the area as a whole will be given by a tourism organiser from Võrtsjärve SA, coffee-tea and snacks will be served.
After becoming acquainted with the visiting centre, the
A kale sailboat with its jolly two-man crew will be waiting for the seafarers at the jetty of the Centre for Limnology. The kale sailboat will offer a genuine experience in its traditional way. Eel soup will be eaten, stories of bygone fishing methods and fishermen traditions and the life of the
A kale is a traditional wooden trawling sailboat used on
At the end of the 1960s, introducing baby eels in
In order to revive the traditions of the building of kale sailboats, MTÜ Kaleselts was established in 2007, where both kales and rowboats are built, and it is possible to become acquainted with their activities both on their homepage www.kaleselts.ee and in Valma Village on the spot. The first modern kale sailboat on
The kale sailboat will take the travellers to the
Dinner will be eaten, the sauna visited, the night spent on the Bagpipe Farm.
In the evening the visitors will have a chance to listen to a performance of authorial songs by Anu and Triinu Taul inspired by traditional music.
On the second day, after breakfast on the Bagpipe Farm, the Tarvastu handicraft workshop will be visited, where the mistress will introduce local handicraft and Mulgi culture from a wider perspective. In the handicraft workshop everyone will get a chance to make a worsted ribbon (red ribbon decorating a Mulgi coat) for themselves. Estonian national foods will be introduced and tasted, which is also the last and conclusive activity of the product package. The group will be taken to the next destination desired, if need be.
PROVIDERS: Lake Võrtsjärv Foundation, Bagpipe Farm, Anutar Ltd., Tarvastu Handicraft Workshop