5-day paddle and fatbike trips in Rokua UNESCO Geopark

Jul 29, 2019 4:01:54 PM

5 days of paddling and fatbiking in Rokua UNESCO Geopark

Both the river Oulujoki and the mighty lake Oulujärvi are true paddling paradises. Take the opportunity to get to know these waters under the guidance of an experienced guide. Besides paddling, our program includes a fatbike tour in the esker and dune area of Rokua, where we will of course also explore the local Rokua National Park by bike. Afterwards relax with an hour of forest yoga - and we wouldn't be in Finland if it weren't for sauna.


Day 1: Arrival

Transport from airport / train station to Merilän Kartano (optional at extra cost). Registration and food. Guided or independent meeting on the grounds of the Merilän Kartano estate. Dinner.

Day 2: Canoeing tour on the Oulujoki river.

Breakfast. Morning paddle tour on the Oulujoki incl. coffee and pastries. Lunch at the Merilän Kartano estate.

paddling tour

Optional: Relaxation / forest yoga (extra charge). Dinner, followed by a visit to the electrically heated sauna.

Day 3: Fatbike tour

Breakfast. In the morning Fatbike tour (approx. 4 hours). Lunch at the Merilän Kartano estate.

Optional: Relaxation / forest yoga (extra charge).

Dinner, followed by a visit to the smoke sauna.

Day 4: Paddle tour on the Oulujärvi

Breakfast. Paddling tour on the Oulujärvi. Lunch and coffee break in the field. Dinner. Farewell.

paddling tour

Day 5: Departure

Breakfast. Return journey / transport to airport/ railway station (optional at extra charge)

Product information: 5-day paddle and fatbike trips in Rokua UNESCO Geopark

  • Season: June
  • Participants: 5-8 pax.
  • Duration: 5 days/ 4 nights
  • Language: English
  • Services: Instructions of Botnia Outdoor guides, outdoor, paddle and fatbike equipment
  • Note: Services listed in the program (e.g. meals, transfer and sauna) are exclusive.

Contact: Merilän Kartano

Ms. Irma-Liisa Lesonen
Mr. Asko Merilä
Meriläntie 1 91600 Utajärvi
+358 40 1399176 Irma-Liisa Lesonen
+358 50 3820206 Asko Merilä

Provider: Merilän Kartano

Merilän Kartano (Merilä Manor) is a restaurant and hotel facility situated in Rokua Geopark area. The city of Oulu and its airport are a bit over half an hour of drive away. The property of Merilän Kartano is located by the river Oulujoki close to the centre of Utajärvi municipality, still surrounded by the peaceful and beautiful Finnish countryside. The manor also offers own activities as well as programmes in cooperation with the provider Botnia Outdoor. The duration varies between several hour activities and multiple day packages.

Destination: Rokua

Experience Finland’s stunning natural landscape at its best in the world’s northernmost UNESCO Global Geopark. Shaped by the Ice Age, the spectacular scenery of Rokua Geopark opens up endless opportunities to explore and enjoy.
Rokua Geopark comprises three different landscape areas: the Oulujoki River Valley, Lake Oulujärvi and the Rokua Eskers and Dune area. Together they form an unbroken area covering over 1,300 m2. 

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