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Canoeing recommended route

Kuolimo Canoe Route, Savitaipale - Mikkeli

Canoeing · Savitaipale
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m 200 150 100 60 50 40 30 20 10 km Hakamäen näkötorni Partakoski Savitaipaleen kirkko Kärnäkosken linnoitus Morruuvuoren rapakiviset jyrkänteet Suomensalo Kärnäkosken mylly Luotolahdenvuori Lepänkanto
Kuolimo canoeing tour is a great way to explore the great landscape and clear waters of Lake Kuolimo.
difficult
Distance 64.8 km
16:00 h
20 m
19 m

Kuolimo canoeing tour is a great way to explore the canoeing possibilities on Lake Kuolimo. Here you canoe on drinkable clear waters. Tour can be started from Savitaipale or Partakoski. The route line is indicative, because on open lakes the wind direction must be taken into account when choosing a route.

There are about 10 landing sites on the shores of Kuolimo and there are also commercial services nearby. Landing sites have lean-to shelters and toilets, and many landing sites have a pier. Snack needs can be supplemented at a few locations across the lake, but it is worth noting that the distances to services are long. Canoe rental is available in Savitaipale.

Author’s recommendation

Sights 

- Clear and clean waters

- Morruuvuori rock

- Kärnäkoski fortress

- Rocky Luotolahti strait

Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
89 m
Lowest point
70 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Safety information

It is safest to move in a group if you do not know the terrain or the water area. Before the excursion, it is advisable to acquire the necessary maps and guides and check the weather forecast, particularly when going boating. Wear sturdy footwear and clothes that suit the weather. It is recommended that you take first aid equipment, rainwear, a spare set of clothes, as well as enough drinks with you, particularly in the summer. Remember to wear a floating vest when boating.

In wet weather and in winter, duckboards, rocks and piers can be slippery.

During the snowy season, the trails and routes are not maintained.

In an emergency, dial the number 112. Report your location, what has happened and listen to the instructions.

 

Suitability

Route is suitable for persons in good physical condition.

 

Duration

1-4 days

Tips and hints

Visit Savitaipale Webpage

Start

Olkkolantie, 54800 Savitaipale or Partakoskentie 971, 54800 Savitaipale (74 m)
Coordinates:
DD
61.303249, 27.611071
DMS
61°18'11.7"N 27°36'39.9"E
UTM
35V 532734 6796718
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Destination

return to the starting point or leave the canoe route in some other landing site

Turn-by-turn directions

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Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Savitaipaleelle pääsee linja-autolla.

Getting there

Savitaipaleen Olkkolan uimarannan osoite on Olkkolantie 2, 54800 Savitaipale. 

Parking

Olkkolan uimarannan yhteydessä on pysäköintitilaa.

Coordinates

DD
61.303249, 27.611071
DMS
61°18'11.7"N 27°36'39.9"E
UTM
35V 532734 6796718
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
64.8 km
Duration
16:00 h
Ascent
20 m
Descent
19 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Botanical highlights

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