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Karelia Rowing Tour 27July - 2 August 2013


Karelia-Soutu is the biggest long-distance rowing event in Finland. It has been held annually 28 times, each year attracting over 1000 participants. The course lies through the heart of the North Karelian Lakeland.

There are classes for all kinds of rowers: solo, pairs, families or even teams. These are divided along two separate routes; one for small boats (Ilomantsi-Joensuu, 203 kms/6 days) and the other for so-called church boats (Lieksa-Joensuu, 146 kms/4 days), with a crew of 14 rowers plus cox.

The Karelia-Soutu Event is a  rowing event open to all, and is not a competition. The organisers provide a complete service allowing participants to concentrate on rowing and enjoyment. Each daily stretch of the route is divided into sections of a few hours, with breaks. During these breaks local village societies and businesses provide meals and refreshments. At overnight stops along the route saunas are available, and there is a full evening programme of activities and entertainment.

The accommodation in this package is organised along the rowing route as follows:

Mon 29  July    Acc at Hotel Puustelli in Lieksa or at Summer Hotel Elli in Joensuu (and                                 transfer Joensuu-Lieksa by bus on Tuesday morning)                   
Tue 30 July     Rowing route Lieksa-Vuonislahti (28 km), acc at Guest House Herranniemi
Wed 31 July    Rowing route Vuonislahti-Haapalahti (39 km), acc Guest House Herranniemi
Thu 1 August  Rowing route Haapalahti-Jakokoski (39 km) , acc at Summer Hotel Elli
Fri 2 August    Rowing route Jakokoski-Joensuu (41 km), acc at Summer Hotel Elli

Package for the route of church boats (Lieksa-Joensuu, 146 kms)

Period:                      29.7.-2.8.2013
Duration:                    4 days/5 nights
Group size:                min. 1 person
Rate:                          EUR 560/person           
                                   EUR 130 single supplement
                                   EUR 15 reservation fee

Includes: accommodation in a double room according to the rowing program (5 nights), meals according to the program, a rowing place in a church boat, transfers from Jakokoski to Joensuu and back both from Haapalahti to Vuonislahti and back,  daily saunas, participation fee, diploma, VAT

Further information and reservations:

Karelia Expert Tourist Service Ltd | Lieksa
Tel. +358 (0)400 311 213

Karelia Soutu