The Saimaa Canal Lock Route that takes you around the town of Lappeenranta and to explore as well nowadays operations and multi-staged history of the Saimaa Canal.
The Saimaa Canal is an interesting sightseeing in the city of Lappeenranta. On the route you can see both part of the old channel opened in 1856 and in the existing channel currently in use. At the Saimaa Canal Museum, you can initially look at the exhibition of the various stages of the channel and the old lock of the nearby canal that has been preserved.
There are 8 locks in Saimaa canal - of which 3 locks are are in Finland and the rest in Russia. If you like, you can also visit at the point where the Canal starts and watch the scenery on Luukkaansalmi Bridge. When you have good luck you can see ships, maybe you can follow how a ship is transferring in locks.
Target groups: occasional cyclists, families
The entire route is along a surfaced road
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Before the excursion, it is advisable to acquire the necessary maps and guides and check the weather forecast. 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.
In an emergency, dial the number 112. Report your location, what has happened and listen to the instructions.
The road to Nuijamaa along the Saimaa canal is an experience!
The Canal Museum can be reached either by bicycle or by car. There is also a local bus connection to Mustola.
There is parking space at the sand park in the Mälkiä lock on the Saimaa canal.