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An Epic Fatbiking-Kayaking Holiday in Saimaa

Finland 7 Days 6 Nights

EUR1280


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7 Days & 6 Nights

8 People

Finland



Overview

Highlights
  • A fantastic activity trail in the heart of Europe's largest lake district in Saimaa, the largest lake in Finland listed in the Wall Street Journal list of the five most beautiful lakes in the world, with a labyrinthine basin formed around a staggering number of 13,710 islands, and indulging in truly the best ways to experience its magnificence sustainably - Kayaking & Biking.
  • A Fatbiking trail in the iconic Punkaharju esker ridge, which was listed as the most scenic drive in Finland, through the old-growth forests and fantastic scenery of the Saimaa lake on both sides.
  • A Fatbiking trail in the Punkaharju Arboretum with over 130 broadleaved and coniferous species, including the tallest tree in the whole of Finland.
  • A Fatbiking trail to the beautiful island of Vaahersalo in the Saimaa archipelagoes.
  • Kayaking trip in the Punkaharju Nature reserve through its forested shorelines and the esker ridge admiring incredible rocky coves and maze-like island chains.
  • Kayaking trip to the Mustaniemi beach, paddling by the lakes with a good probability of spotting the endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal.
  • Fine-dining dinner themed on 'Nature to Plate', at the Hotel Punkaharju (the renovated version of the internationally renowned Punkaharjun Valtionhotelli, the oldest state hotel in Finland, tracing its roots to 1845 during Russian rule in Finland), one of the four pillars of the Saimaa Region of Gastronomy, focusing on sustainability and innovation, selected as the 2019 best food tourism product award in Finland.
  • Visit Olavinlinna (Olaf's castle), a 15th-century three-tower castle which is the World's northernmost medieval stone fortress, and venue to the iconic annual Savonlinna Opera Festival.
  • An open-fire wilderness picnic with fried 'Muikku' (vendace), a central part of any visit to the Finnish Lakeland, and one of the best specialties of the Saimaa region.
  • Stay in an Art Nouveau villa amidst peaceful nature on the shores of the lake Saimaa in Punkaharju.
Who is this for?
The trail is ideal for active outdoor enthusiasts who want to experience the Finnish Lakeland in its most pristine form, in a sustainable manner. This could be done by anyone in a reasonably good physical condition and ability to swim (compulsory). Prior experience in fatbiking or kayaking is not necessary. Experienced kayakers can opt for the whole-day kayaking trails in Kolovesi and Linnansaari national park.

Tags
#FinnishLakeland #Saimaa #Savonlinna #Olavinlinnacastle #Punkaharju #Kayaking #Kolovesinationalpark #Fatbiking #Finnishoutdoors #Wildernessmeal #Muikku #Lustoforestmuseum #Sceniccruise #Activeholidays #Sauna #Activeholidays #Finnishnature #Paddling #Punkaharjuridge #Biking #Sustainable #Ecotravel #HotelPunkaharju #SaimaaRegionofGastronomy #Finedining #Naturetoplate

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  • We retain the rights to make changes in the itinerary and price if needed.
  • The package can be tailored to be exclusively fatbiking/kayaking/hiking-themed if needed.


Accomodation & Acivities


*The accommodation listed is a boutique Art Nouveau villa, with twin rooms.
**The accommodation options are flexible and will be fixed only after confirming the group size, date of the booking, availability and service range.
***The given images should be used only as standard references.