Advice and information are, in our view, the most important prerequisites
for your holiday. Paddling and cycling are nothing exotic, but these
activities are different from the normal package holiday. Send your
questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All products of the summer program can be combined.
We have personally developed all our products. We have explored canoeing
and cycling routes and have chosen suitable accommodation. Your summer
holiday takes off in our forest camp Laajalahti, far away from big
Train, plane, ferry, hotels, we help you.
Yksi, kaksi, kolme
Our tour guides and the camp crew speak German and English. Language
of communication at the accommodations during the cycling tours is
English or German.
Paddling is suitable for everyone. You need no prior knowledge. However,
you have to know how to swim, of course. After learning the canoeing
basics, paddling becomes recreation, relaxation, and even meditation.
We have 2 and 3 seater canoes with approximately 300 kg payload. Indian
Canoes are robust, they offer enough storage space for the equipment
and, due to the 3 keels, it is easy keep them in a steady direction.
Due to the built-in air tanks they are unsinkable and provide the
inexperienced canoeist with a feeling of safety. Our kayaks have separate
storage space and are steered by the feet.
During the Canoe Safari, your luggage is stored in waterproof
plastic barrels, your travel luggage will be stored in the camp. Details about this will be sent to you with you travel
Provisions are stored in catering boxes and consist of
non- perishable food and fresh-products. With supplements from nature, tasty meals can
be prepared. Fresh products.
Canoeing is good for you holiday budget what do you have to
buy when you are in the middle of nature. In addition, prices in Finland
have been falling since EU accession.
Finland is the country of the thousand lakes, vast forests, fresh
air and clean lakes and rivers. Especially in the Saimaa Lake District
in the south-eastern part of the country this type of landscape is
typical. The dominant colour of a map of the Saimaa region is blue
as over on quarter of the 53000 square kilometres consists of a labyrinth
of large and small lakes, narrow passages, rivers, bays and peninsulas.
Where else do 33000 islands and 50000 km shoreline merge and endless
forests alternate with beautiful lakes? The canoe routes are situated
in waters that have no strong currents, making paddling an easy affair
transport over land is not necessary on the circular routes.
The continental climate means that Finland
achieves the highest mean summer temperatures in Scandinavia. The
shallow lakes warm up quickly.
To be a guest in Finland means to meet
helpful people. We, of course, respect the local customs. We also
buy food and equipment locally and use the local infrastructure such
as Cafes, Taxis, Bus companies and retailers.
This means that everybody in Scandinavia
has the right to ramble in the forests, collect mushrooms and berries,
to boat on and swim in the lakes and rivers. It is obvious that these
rights are also connected with duties: rubbish and noise nuisances
have to be avoided as well as unnecessary destruction in the nature.
Private property is to be respected.
The camp is right at the centre of the
Saimaa Lake District, 13 km south of Puumala and a 4 hours car drive
away from the capital Helsinki (320km). For the guests there is free
car parking available. For guests arriving with the train from Helsinki
there is a bus transfer available on sundays from the station in Mikkeli
to the camp.
Bus transfer for
On Sundays between the train station Mikkeli
and Camp Laajalahti (has to be reserved in advance).
Return ticket: 55,- € p. P. Additional transfers
on request. Departure from Mikkeli 2:00 pm, arrival at Mikkeli 10:00 am. Train timetable available at www.vr.fi