The slowly flowing River Sairialanjoki takes paddlers through idyllic sceneries. In the late spring, blossoming marsh marigolds paint the riversides golden against the bright green environment.
The Hauho paddling route starts from Lake Suolijärvi in Tuulos, flowing along the beautiful River Sairialanjoki. The route’s river section stretches all the way to Lake Pyhäjärvi in Hauho after passing through Lake Lehee. From here, the route travels to Lake Iso-Roine along the River Lehdesmäejoki and further to Lake Hauhonselkä or, alternatively, to Lake Ilmoilanselkä along the River Alvettulanjoki. The distance between the starting point and the end points at Hauho village or Lautsia Holiday Resort is approximately 30 km. The route passes through open lakes and curving river currents in clear waters and stunning sceneries.
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The entire route can be paddled in approximately 1–3 days, and its level is easy. The paddling route is easy to follow using the DigiTrail app.
The Hauho paddling route is well suitable for beginners and experienced paddlers alike, although the open lakes challenge the paddler in windy conditions. An experienced paddler can complete the route in a day, but if you wish to enjoy the landscapes and the waters rich in fish, it is recommendable reserve from 2 to 3 days for the journey. There are plenty of sites for launching and lifting canoes, allowing for multiple route choices. In addition, numerous catering and accommodation services are available, making it easy to realise trips of several days.
Tips and hints
Catering and/or accommodation services:
START AND END POINTS:
Sairiala swimming beach (Lake Suolijärvi), Kirkkokuja 27, 14840 Tuulos 61.145327, 24.796564
Rouvinranta beach (Lake Pyhäjärvi): Pyhäjärventie 209, 14840 Tuulos 61.157825, 24.755257
Alvettula boat landing site (River Alvettulanjoki): Vanhan Sillan tie 12, 14680 Alvettula 61.202927, 24.485002
Hauho village marina: Porrinahde (Lake Hauhonselkä), 14700 Hauho 61.170560, 24.558204
Lautsian Kartano manor (Lake Ilmoilanselkä): Lautsiankuja 20, 14680 Alvettula 61.234145, 24.435691
The route can be started from the Sairiala swimming beach, Rouvinranta beach, Hauho village marina and Lautsia Holiday Resort.
Sairiala swimming beach: From National Road 12, turn to Luopiostentie Road (3222). Follow the road for approximately one kilometre and turn right to Kirkkokuja Street. Right after passing the church, turn right towards the beach.
Rouvinranta beach: From National Road 12, turn to Pyhäjärventie Road. Follow the road for approximately 2 km and turn left towards the shore of Lake Pyhäjärvi right before the Vuorentaustantie Road intersection.
Alvettula boat landing site: From National Road 12, turn to Alvettulantie Road (3062). From Alvettulantie Road, turn right to Siltatie Road and cross the Alvettula Bridge. After the bridge, the boat landing site is on your left.
Hauho village marina: From Hauhontie Road (305), turn to Kirkkotie Road at the corner of S-market. After passing the church, turn right to Porrinahde Road. You will find the beach and a parking area at the end of the road.
Lautsian Kartano manor: From National Road 12, turn to Lautsiankuja Street and continue past the manor to the beach. You can park your car at the parking site in front of the manor.
Sairiala swimming beach: Parking site at the entry to the swimming beach.
Rouvinranta beach: Parking site by the beach.
Alvettula boat landing site: Parking site by the boat landing site.
Hauho village marina: Parking site in the marina.
Lautsian Kartano manor: Parking site in front of the manor.