HIKER AND PADDLER
Beginners adventure with a glamping overnight stay at one of the locks in Kinda Kanal.
This tour is a perfect experience if you would like to combine one day of hiking with one day of kayaking in beginner friendly waters. We provide you with a introduction to kayaking and a predefined route that offers a true nature experience of Kinda Canal.
The overnight stay is located at one of the locks, in a Nordic Tipi tent. You prepare your dinner over open fire, but have a warm shower and bathroom just a few steps away from the tent.
Welcome to enjoy hiking, kayaking and glamping in beginner friendly and lovely Kinda Canal and sorrounding areas.
We provide you with top notch equipment to have a outdoor evening and enjoy the beauty of kayaking and overnight stay in a comfortable tree tent. It’s a hassle free one night try out of outdoor living and kayaking, where a guide help you get started.
- Rent of kayak, life vest, spray deck and paddle.
- Introduction from our guide
- Nordic tipi tent set up by us ready to be used.
- Real bed inside the tent (120cm wide for 2 persons)
- Rent of outdoor kitchen equipment
- Rent of waterproof bags
- 24/7 emergency pickup service at several spots during your trip.
WHAT TO BRING
- Shoes for water and land
- Towel and swimwear
- Sunglasses, sun block, sun hat
- Travel to meeting point (Grebo, Linköping)
- Food and drinks
Follow road 35 from Linköping towards Västervik. After approx 20km, turn right at sign GREBO. Follow the road for 2 km, then turn right at sign Grebokajak (just before the grocery shop in Grebo). Follow the road to the large parking area and walk down to the lake.
Take the train to Linköping C,
Göteborg – Linköping C, 06:24 – 09:49 or 15:00 – 19:18 (In July)
Stockholm – Linköping C, 08:18 – 09:56 or 07:54 – 09:56 (In July)
Book you train ticket at www.sj.se
Take bus 530 from Linköping Resecentrum (same as Linköping C) to Grebo affär, 10:20-10:52.
More information at www.ostgotatrafiken.se
Walk down to the lake, approx 200m following the road right behind the grocery shop (Nära Dej) in Grebo.
You can fly directly from Amsterdam, Schipol to Linköping CIty.
21:00 – 22:45
See www.klm.se for more information.
We can help you book your overnight stay at our partner Scandic Linköping CIty they offer a great hotel just 10 minutes from the CIty Airport.
Take a taxi from Linköping CIty airport to Linköping Resecentrum and then bus 530 (see above) to Grebo Affär, or ask the taxi to drive you directly to Grebo Affär.
DAY BY DAY
Travel to meeting point Grebo.
Meet up with the guide 11:00 at Grebokajak.
The guide will give you basic instructions for safe kayaking, and also provide you with tips for a smooth vacation.
Then your transfer bus will bring you, your equipment and the kayaks to your starting position in Bjärka Säny.
The first part of your adventure is hiking following ”Östgötaleden”, you can chose to start at nature heritage of Säby Västerskog or at the castle of Bjärka Säby (cafe and smaller lunch available there).
Todays distance are approx. 9 km if you start in Säby Västerskog or 6 km if you start at Bjärka Säby Castle.
Your hiking will pass trough several different kinds of typical Swedish nature. From old forest, out on open fields and into younger forests and alongside with small lakes and after 6km hiking you will follow the Kinda Canal.
After a few kilometers following the canal you reach the Hovetorp lock and you stay for the night.
Right beside the lock of Hovetorp a Nordic tipi tent are waiting for you. It’s already set up for your comfort, but you can make it extra special using the decorations that we provide at the tent site .
At the lock you are they only camper, but you have a hiking route close by and also the lock. So relax and enjoy the scenery of Kinda Canal and the Swedish landscape.
The dinner is prepared by yourself over open fire (woods are provided by us), or using the provided gas kitchen. You can also order a local food packages from us to taste the locally culinaries.
Wake up in the right beside the locker. Enjoy your breakfast outside at the campfire. For your comfort a warm shower are waiting for you and also a regular bathroom.
After breakfast you continue your journey in Kinda Canal and paddle away.
Today’s distance are 12 km of paddling, which takes approx 4 hours. We suggest you split it up with some breaks during the way.
You will pass two locks during your day, directly after your start you arrive at the Hamra lock, 6 km later you will arrive at Sturefors lock. Just before Sturefors lock you find a nice a beach and can make a stop for bath and ice cream. Just after Sturefors lock you will see the Castle of Sturefors, which offers a nice view from the seaside.
End you paddle tour at Grebokajak back in Grebo and put back the kayaks in the storage before 21.00.
You can then bring your lunch to the close by beach and relax before you return back home.
- Adult 1895 SEK
- Children (10-18yrs) 1395 SEK
Max. 2 adults and 2 childrens.
You can book and pay your holiday directly on our webpage. BOOK NOW
If you prefer personal service, just send us a mail or use the contact form below, and we will help you to reserve you hassle free holiday.