Activities

Juva-Sulkava canoeing route "Squirrel route"

The total length of the great route suitable for canoeing with the family is 57 km. Two days should be reserved for the canoeing. The starting point of the route is at Juva Camping, and the end point is in Sulkava, at the boating centre Kulkemus. Naturally, it is possible to canoe only part of the route. The Squirrel route is Finland's first biologically studied water nature trail, marked in the terrain. Along the route there are rivers, small rapids, and lakes.

A map printed on water-proof paper is available for the price of 5 euros, ask more at the tourist information, tel. +358 44 4175215.

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Vilkaharju nature paths

The Vilkaharju nature path displays the handsome ridge scenery its fauna and flora, geology and history. Along the nature path there is one of the largest erratic boulders in Finland. The path has two parts. The length of part I is 3.1 km, and the length of part II is 3.6 km. Each part can be walked separately. There are tourist map guides along the paths. There is more information about the paths on the start board, located at the intersection to Hopeasaari in the parking area.

The storm Asta cut a swathe through the area in summer 2010, and it is still difficult to walk on the paths.

Ask more at the tourist information, tel. +358 44 4175215

Green Gold Hiking Routes

Green Gold Hiking Routes are used by skiers in the winter and hikers in the summer. The routes go from the Sulkava sports hall through Tuonilahti, Saarilampi, and Kalajärvi to the neighbourhood of Kaskii, and from there to Juva. From Kukkomäki, that is, the gate of Jukola, the route continues towards Kuhakoski, turning to Kaipola, and from there to Rahkola and Tunnila, and further towards Rantasalmi. The routes are marked with safety codes.

In winter, the maintenance status of the ski tracks can be checked in the attached link.

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Sulkava geocaches

Geocaching is an outdoor activity, where containers called geocaches are hidden outdoors or in a built environment. The geocaches contain a logbook and a pen, and possibly something small to exchange.

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The joint permit area of the Sulkava lure fishing area

The joint permit area of the Sulkava lure fishing area is 16,000 hectares. In the village centre, Sulkavan Verkko ja Paita sell permits and Lohilahti Neste gas station in Lohilahti.

The price of the permit is 65 euros for the fishing season, 50 euros for a month, 40 euros for a week, and 25 euros for three days. The permit can also be paid directly to the account FI68 5437 0420 0016 55 of the Sulkava Osuuspankki bank. In the message field of the payment there must be stated the information 'Sulkavan viehekalastusmaksu' (Sulkava lure fishing payment) and the starting date.

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