Karelia-Soutu is the biggest long-distance recreational rowing event in Finland. It has been held annually 33 times, each year attracting around 500 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, 200 kms/6 days) and the other for big boats, so-called church boats (Lieksa-Joensuu, 145 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 an evening programme of activities and entertainment.
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Period: 22.7.2019 - 27.7.2019 (rowing part 23. - 26.7.2019), 6 days and 5 nights
All necessary transfers during the rowing tour (23. - 26.7.2019) are included into the package.
Total package NET price: 647,50 €/pax
Price includes: Acc. at Hotel Greenstar Joensuu, 3 nights, twin rooms
Acc. at Guest House Herranniemi, 2 nights, twin rooms
All meals according to the program
Transfers by bus according to the program
A rowing place in a church boat
Daily saunas according to the program (23. - 26.7.2019)