Today's stage is primarily on cycle paths, there is a 6km section along the main Archipelago road in Nagu, which can be very busy at times. Lillandsvägen in Nagu is a quiet rural, twisty road but cars can appear suddenly.
When walking along roads without pavements or cycle paths, please walk on the left side, facing the direction of traffic and be aware of oncoming cars. Normally traffic comes in burst according to the ferry timetable so it can be a good idea to let the cars past before carrying on in peace.
The majority of the cycle path and roads are tarmacked, with some gravel sections. The route is marked with the square logo of St Olav Ways and arrows. The route is marked sparingly along state roads but here the route is easy to follow.
There are only summer kiosks and cafes between Pargas town and Nagu village.
The Nagu Pargas ferry has a toilet and there are composting toilets at Sattmark, Lenholmen and Parolabacken.
The archipelago is a sensitive area; please respect the nature and inhabitants of the archipelago. You can read about your rights and responsibilities according to everyman's right. Lighting fires is only allowed with the permission of the landowner when there is no general fire warning.
Ticks are prevalent in long grass and damp vegetation. Although it is very unlikely to pick up a tick if you keep to the trail it is a good idea to conduct a tick check in the evening especially if you have been in places of lush vegetation. Tick tweezers are a good idea. You can find more information about ticks here
Snakes enjoy the archipelago and love rocky warm places. They are normally shy and will slither away but it is wise to keep an eye out for them. There are two snake species in the archipelago grass snakes and adders.
You should carry a first aid kit and mobile phone, 112 is the emergency number in Finland. We recommend the 112 Suomi smart phone app, which can helps the emergency services locate you if needed.
Weather forecast and weather and fire warnings: http://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/
More information: www.stolavwaterway.com
Soratie/ dirt road/ grusväg 0.5 km
Tie/ road/ väg 12.1 km
Asfaltti/ asphalt path / asfalt 14.3 km
Polku/ trail / stig 3 km
Lautta/ ferry/ färja 1.7 km
Silta/ bridge/ bro 4
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You can reach Pargas/ Parainen from Turku on Bus 810.
Buses 901 – 904 travel along most of today’s section http://tlo.fi/reitit-ja-aikataulut/saaristobussi/. The timetables are only available in Finnish or Swedish.
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