June 13.-14.2020 2-days canoe trip on Põltsamaa river

In 2020 we start our canoe season on Estonian rivers. First on the list is our 3rd in length – Põltsamaa river.

Emotional 2-day trip on a idly serpententing Põltsamaa river passes Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve, through sparsely populated areas of three counties. We are mostly paddling on the border of Alam-Pedja Nature reserve were the signs of human activities are scarce. En route we will pass the remaining buildings of former Livonia’s greatest glass producers – Meleski glass manufacture in Rõika and in Laashoone.

Põltsamaa river is lazy and biodiverse. We will not encounter many rapids, but there may be tree trunks or branches fallen in. Trip starts from Külmoja campsite and ends on day two at Reku, by the river Emajõgi. The distance of the trip will be 54 km, which is divided into two equal day trips. Transportation back from the finish will be organized by bus.

Who’s expected?

Both beginners and experienced paddlers are welcome. To the less experienced participants, the basics of canoeing will be introduced beforehand. 2-day trip is not meant for the little ones, paddlers from age 16 are welcome.

How to register?

Registering has made easy with our extremely convenient registering form.
Since canoes do not stretch we have limited the party to 10 persons and the registering is based on first come, first served basis.
Please fill all the fields, so we can contact you regarding the trip. Your personal data will not be shared with any other parties.

How much does it cost?

Cost for a trip is EUR 52/participant. You must be at least 16 years old to participate.

What’s included in the price?

  • The use of canoes and safety equipment. A place in 2- or 3- seat canoe, life vest, paddle, bailer.
  • Transport. Price includes both transportation of the canoes to the river and back, but also the bus transport from the finish back to the cars.
  • Meals. We take care of your hungry stomachs. Four meals – two each day are included. Gas, burners, cooking equipment are provided by us.
  • Experienced guides. Two experienced guides plan the trip, talk local stories and make sure everything goes smoothly.

What is not included?

  • Tent, sleeping bag and mat. Each participant is expected to bring those items. For safety reasons only members of the same household can share a tent. So if you come alone, bring your own tent.
  • Cutlery. We do not provide forks, spoons, knives, plates or mugs. You must bring your own.
  • Extra clothes. Even in best conditions paddling always involves the risk of capsizing and getting wet. Therefore a full set of dry clothes are a must. Synthetic materials should be preferred as cotton takes a long time to dry. Wet clothes are uncomfortable, restrict movement and risk of catching cold even in the midst of summer is high.
  • Weather. Weather forecasts in Baltic Sea region are not very trustworthy. Therefore one should be prepared for every condition. Pack for rain snow and warm weather.

Where is the starting point?

We will send you the driving instructions after you have registered.