An easy weekend sightseeing tour on kayaks and kayaks in the bay of Lehmalakhti of Lake Ladoga is a great way to relax from the hustle and bustle of everyday work among the beauties of nature in south Karelia. 

Spending the night in tents near the open Ladoga, cooking over a campfire and leisurely exploring the surroundings is a great opportunity to feel the spirit of travel, almost without leaving civilization! Hikes are carried out on modern two-person sea kayaks: easy-to-operate and safe boats.

Location

Leningrad region, Priozersky district, Sevastyanovskoye rural settlement, Berezovo settlement
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US$ 100
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Duration
2 Days
1 Night
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 6 – 7 Jul
    • 13 – 14 Jul
    • 20 – 21 Jul
    • 27 – 28 Jul
    • 3 – 4 Aug
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Accommodation
  • Tent
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 24 people
Minimum age
14 years old
Maximum weight of the tourist
110 kg
Group meet at
Leningrad region, Priozersky district, Sevastyanovskoye rural settlement, Berezovo settlement
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

To visit uninhabited islands
We will spend the weekend on the Ladoga skerries — the most famous lake archipelago in Russia. Let's admire the scenery, sit around the campfire and spend the night in tents
Get a new experience: Lake Kayaking
There are several types of kayaking: river (rafting), sea (wave) and lake. Lake Ladoga is the best place in Russia for lake kayaking
The most delicious food is in nature
In nature, any food tastes better: we will pamper tourists with buckwheat with stewed beef and vegetables, tea from forest herbs and morning oatmeal with berries
Lecture on the history of the region
Lake Ladoga has a rich history, which is more interesting to learn being on its shore, to imagine how the glacier went away, how the islands grew, and people lived
Seal watching
The ringed seal is endemic to the Ladoga skerries. At our camp, you can often see seals basking on rocks or sticking out of the water, watching tourists
New acquaintances
It so happens that people who are close in spirit go hiking. Travel is an opportunity to establish new contacts and expand your social circle

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Berezovo village – Lekhmalakhti Bay – tent camp

    11:00-11:30 Gathering of the group in the village of Berezovo, Priozersky district, Leningrad region.

    Preparing to go on the route:

    • getting equipment, assembling and preparing kayaks for a hike;
    • getting to know the rules of behavior on the water;
    • introductory instruction on kayak management and safety.

    At 13:00, the group goes on the route.

    13:00-00:00 Crossing along Lehmalakhti Bay to the southwestern shore of Kilpola Island and open Ladoga. 

    The program includes the islands of Lehmalakhti Bay, a distance of up to 12 km (approximately 4-5 hours on the water, taking into account stops). 

    Upon arrival at the camp site: setting up tents, a lecture on the history of the region and cooking dinner.

    From 19:00 onwards — free time: you can swim, sit by the campfire or walk along the coast, admiring the views of Lake Ladoga.

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  • Day 2 - Strela, Medvezhy, Yagodny and Beloyarsk Islands. Departure
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

No special training is required. However, the better the participant is in shape, the more comfortable he will be. A kayaking tour of the Ladoga Skerries involves prolonged physical activity (rowing), cooking over a campfire and spending the night in a tent in the field.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic
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The tour provides accommodation in two- and three-person tents.

Tent camp 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 24 tourists
Minimum age
14 years old
Maximum weight of the tourist
110 kg
Duration
2 days 1 night
Group meets at
Leningrad region, Priozersky district, Sevastyanovskoye rural settlement, Berezovo settlement

Included in price

  • the work of an instructor guide;
  • camping meals: on the first day — snack and dinner, on the second day — breakfast and snack (all participants equally take part in cooking);
  • public campfire equipment, public dishes, awning;
  • rental of kayaks, paddles, 30L hermetic packs and life jackets;
  • tent rental (2 or 3-seater);
  • if there are 6 or more participants, then the group is accompanied by a motor boat.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to St. Petersburg and back;
  • transfer from St. Petersburg and back (participants get to the starting point of the tour on their own):
  • sleeping bags and foams, rent — 600 rubles.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • gloves (neoprene, cycling, yachting or just construction);
  • warm sweater/sweatshirt made of fleece or wool;
  • the jacket is waterproof and windproof (water resistance from 5000 mm to 10,000 mm);
  • shoes for kayaking (coral, polyurethane or neoprene slippers, rubber boots as an option);
  • foam (travel mat) for sleeping;
  • sleeping bag (comfort temperature not less than +10°C for June, July and August; not less than 0°C for May and September). We can provide a sleeping bag for rent for an additional fee;
  • KLMN (mug, spoon, bowl, knife);
  • individual medications (minimum - a set of patches).

It is reasonable to divide clothes into two types: "wet", in which tourists are in a kayak and "dry", in which, if necessary, you can change clothes on the shore. In spring (May) and autumn (September), we recommend having an additional “wet” set of clothes for changing clothes, in case of contact with water.

Pay attention: Kayaking takes place out of the water, as well as disembarkation. It is IMPORTANT to wear shoes on your feet that you do not mind getting wet: coral, polyurethane or neoprene slippers, “crocs" or sandals.

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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 100
    6 – 7 Jul 2 days 1 night
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  • US$ 100
    13 – 14 Jul 2 days 1 night
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  • US$ 100
    20 – 21 Jul 2 days 1 night
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  • US$ 100
    27 – 28 Jul 2 days 1 night
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  • US$ 100
    3 – 4 Aug 2 days 1 night
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