RMK Trail - Estonia
In September 2018 Folkers headed out to traverse the Baltic country of Estonia following the 375km RMK route. The hike was part of the #Move4Food campaign that was aimed at fighting food security in South Africa.
The RMK route is a long hiking trail that crosses the whole country, from border to border, from sea to sea. The trail is 375 km long and begins from North-Estonia - from Lahemaa National Park. From there it goes to Kõrvemaa Landscape Reserve, passing through its thick and beautiful forests. The trail also passes Soomaa National Park - one of Europe's biggest bog landscapes. The trail goes on through the forests of Pärnu County reaching finally the small fisherman's villages of South-West coast and the beautiful sandy beaches of Liivi Bay. RMK Hiking Route passes through 6 counties, 2 national parks, 9 nature reserves and ends by the Estonian-Latvian border in Ikla.
Folkers managed to complete the traverse in only 10 days.