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Sports and outdoor activities

Football and basketball are the national sports; for the former, go to the A. Le Coq Arena (Asula 4c; t627 9940) whereas Tallinn’s Kalev Stadium (Juhkentali 12; t644 5171) is the best place to see a basketball game. In the summertime, Estonia becomes a haven for watersports: windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing or simply hitting the beach. Hiking, biking and horseriding are popular both on the Estonian mainland and on the islands off its coast, such as Saaremaa and Hiimaa. Almost twenty percent of Estonia is protected land, divided between four national parks and numerous nature reserves, which are home to many species of wild animals and birds. National parks are best visited between May and September; RMK (whttp://www.rmk.ee) manages the protected areas and campsites.