Hämeen Matkailu - Häme tourist brochure page 10-11
Nature Travel Is Easy with EräHäme
An active holiday in Häme is an eye-opener. Try a holiday of outdoor activities, exercise and camping – and your batteries recharge on their own. In Häme, spending an active holiday surrounded by nature is easy: you can experience the genuine wilderness without having to travel for days or having to off-road.
magine if you could find rugged, unspoiled and peaceful wilderness only one hour away from the biggest cities in southern Finland? In Häme you can. With the help of marked routes, detailed maps and the services provided by visitor centres, you’re bound to experience memorable hiking, cycling and canoeing, safely. Try NatureHäme yourself! We guarantee you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Please remember that you can also hire bicycles, canoes and other equipment so you can move about the nature on your own. If you wish, we will make nature travel very easy for you: With our day trip packages, you can easily experience the magnificent natural surroundings of Häme. Lasting for a couple of hours, the guided day trips are ideally suited to anyone who enjoys nature, birdsong and rugged landscapes in the wilderness. Take a refreshing break from a busy Canoeing life on a guided horseback trek or canoeing trip, /person day trip topped off by a packed lunch enjoyed outdoors. The canoeing trip is a 2−3 hour guided introduction If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday in a beauto the secrets of canoeing and includes an instructor, canoe and paddles plus a safety jacket. The trips will tiful natural setting without having to travel great take place in July and August at various locations around Häme. For details, please visit www.hame.fi/ distances, NatureHäme is the perfect choice. erahame For additional information on day trips, please visit Bookings: Häme Travel, tel. +358 (0)10 617 2300 www.hame.fi
The uplands of the Häme Lake District Located in an area between the towns of Hämeenlinna, Riihimäki and Forssa. The uplands of the Häme Lake District are an exciting nature reserve in the middle of Häme. A detailed map of the uplands region includes the region’s outdoor tracks, cycle routes, canoeing trails and other tourist services. Grab a map and find your way to the nature! The map is sold by: • Linnatuuli Tourism Information, Tel: +358 (0)3 630 4240 • Forssa Tourist Information, Tel: +358 (0)3 414 1724 • Karttakeskus (map centre), Tel: +358 (0)20 134 040 • All well stocked bookshops Find more information on Häme recreation areas and routes at www.hameenvirkistysalueyhdistys.fi. www.hame.fi/jarviylanko Häme Visitor Centre At the Häme Visitor Centre, you can study the marshland landscape of southern Finland and find information on the uplands of the Häme Lake District, the national parks of Liesjärvi and Torronsuo, as well as camping possibilities in the region. The Visitor Centre is situated in the municipality of Tammela, on the banks of Lake Ruostejärvi. The area has a café, a sandy beach, campfire sites, and a lean-to shelter. The Visitor Centre is the starting point for several nearby nature trails, and it also gives access to Hämeen Ilvesreitti (Häme Lynx Trail). Häme Visitor Centre is accessible by wheelchair. www.luontoon.fi Evo Hiking Area The Evo Hiking Area is situated in Lammi, along the TuulosPadasjoki national road. It is a forested area of some 4,500 hectares with several small lakes and ponds. The area has a
designated space for recreational fishing, cabin accommodation, forest lean-to shelters, campfire sites and level parking spaces for caravans. The services of the Evo Centre are at the visitor’s disposal during summer months. www.hameenvirkistysalueyhdistys.fi Elonkierto Park, Jokioinen Elonkierto is an agricultural exhibition park, which is located amidst ancient agricultural landscape in the Loimijoki river valley in Jokioinen. The Elonkierto Tour follows a 2.5km path. It starts with an introduction to the history of agriculture in small fields surrounded by traditional rail fences, and ends with a view of the future of agriculture, complete with un-manned tractors. www.mtt.fi/elonkierto The Hunting Museum of Finland, Riihimäki The Hunting Museum introduces visitors to the history of hunting in Finland, portraying the development of hunting as a means of earning one’s livelihood into the recreational hunting of today. The museum also displays different kinds of hunting gear from the Stone Age to the present day. Displayed as a separate entity, the museum showcases firearms ranging from muzzle-loaded flintlocks to modern hunting weapons. The most important Finnish game animals are also presented. www.metsastysmuseo.com The New Outdoor-Recreation Map Portal This search will enable you to find camping and outdoor recreation routes as well as the services en-route. It shows, for instance, the routes, the lean-tos (Finnish laavu) and coffee shops. It also offers distance-measuring and co-ordinate tools.You can also print out high-quality maps for your outings. The portal will open in the spring of 2009.