The Vapramäe landscape reserve is situated alongside the Tartu-Valga road in Nõo municipality in Tartu County. It lies around 5 km from Elva and 20 km from Tartu itself.
Vellavere Nature Centre is in the village of the same name in Konguta municipality. Signs for the centre start on the Tartu-Valga road in Vapramäe. It is around 5 km from Elva and 25 km from Tartu.
The Elva-Vitipalu landscape reserve is 24 km from Tartu but only a couple of kilometres from Elva. The majority of the reserve falls within Tartu County, although its southern section crosses over into Valga County.