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Swimtheriviera.com organizes swim-based sports holiday courses
Open Water Swimming in Finland.

The site proposes a week of training in Finland in the natural park of Koli including a swimming session
At sea by day directed and framed by Loïc BRANDA former international swimming in open water and adapted safety.
The afternoon is dedicated to the discovery of the park and this part of Finland with in particular:
- Introduction to the Summer Biathlon with a World Champion
- sauna boat on the lakes of the Park
- local market visit
- hiking, discoveries of the islands of the Koli National Park
- relaxation
- walking in the town of Joensuu
- Night swimming session with the midnight setting sun

The sessions take place on different lakes of the National Park.
Reservations available at www.swimtheriviera.com
 
INCLUDED
  • Supervised swimming sessions and technical feedbacks
  • Guided tour
  • Accomodation and breakfast
  • All lunches and 3 dinners (local meals)
  • Preparation trainning plan 
  • Activities (Ferry boat, biathlon, visits, sauna)

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The program

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Sunday

Arrival / Finland

Welcome to Finland !
Arrival of the first swimmer to the hotel
DIscovery of the place and relaxation
Welcoming of the swimmers by our Team
Introduction of all the participants with the team
Presentation of the stay by Loïc Branda and Matti Pölönen
Delivery of the full trip guide and equipments
Welcoming drinks

 

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Monday

Swim 1 / Pyhäselkä Lake
3.8 km
Average
20°C
Island
Medium
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Departure by boat to Pyhäsaari or "Holy Island" on lake Pyhäselkä
Swim around Pyhäsaari Island
The start of the swim is north of the island from a small wild island in the lake. The swimming circuit brings us all around this island, meeting the elements and nature in its pure state. This swim allows us to discover the exceptional landscapes of the lakes while swimming at its own pace
A passage in front of the extreme northern tip of the island brings us back to the bay of departure. Ferry Sauna will serve as a recovery, we will return quietly to the base aboard the Sauna Boat

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Tuesday

Swim 2 / Höytiäinen Lake
3.5 km
Medium
20 °C
Shore
Mediul
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Departure by boat to Jouhteninen island on Lake Höytiäinen. Arrival on the island at the extreme southern tip.

Lake Höytiäinen or the lake "at the lowered level" is so called because the water level was lowered in 1859 to allow Finland to increase these lands. This lake is the 15th largest in Finland, and it is home to many resources.
The start of the swim is at Hautalahti, north of the island. The swim is between the two islands with the feeling of swimming among the trees and sumptuous natural landscapes. The trees and the beaches are intermingled, the swimmers discover a magical landscape.
Meals on the island Jouhteninen and discovery of this place

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Wednesday

Swim 3 / Viinijärvi Lake
3.5 km
Easy
20°C
Shore
Low
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The swim departure is in Kaprakka and arrival at Käsämä bridge a little further north along the coast.
Lake Viinijärvi is located to the north east of our base camp, the course follows the cut of the lake, the 36th largest in Finland. This step allows you to swim along the shores of this wild lake

Meal on the beach with local specialities
Afternoon Biathlon shot

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Thursday

Swim 4 / Pielinen Lake
3.3 km
Medium
20 °C
Shore
Medium
2


This swim is located on Lake Pielinen, in the heart of Koli National Park. The bare summit of Mount Ukko-Koli overlooks the most mythical Finnish national landscapes. The oblong open water area of Lake Pielinen, with its succession of crescent islands, is a feast for the eyes. The route takes place around the island "Iso-Korppi" or the raven, named after the shape of the island.
The 3.2 km course starts north of the island to allow a complete tour of it
Meal on the beach, visit of the Natural Park
And the evening swim by night with the midnight sunset

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Friday

Swim 5 / Höytiäinen Lake
4.2 km
Medium
20 °C
Shoreline
Medium
2

Boat trip to Kaisku Island. Swim departure takes place on Kaisku Island in Lake Höytiäinen.
The departure takes place on the north beach of the island direction the 3 small islands to the south. Once the islands are joined we cross again to the main island in fairytale scenery and nature. Lake Höytiäinen is located in the heart of the nature park.
Lunch and discovery of Joensuu

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Saturday

Departure / Joensuu

Tour is already finished...
You will bring back home a full week of open water swimming on the scenic, wild and beautiful place of Finland
By his nature, open water swimming is a good way to build friendship, you will certainly stay in touch with your swimming teamates ! 

You have improved your swimming skills and have a really great time during your holidays in FInland

"A très bientôt !"

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Hôtel Vaakuna

Located in the heart of the city of Joensuu, Hotel Vaakuna has an ideal location and comfort.Ideally located a few steps from the city center and close to the town hall and typical shops ...

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Ferry Boat
Ferry Boat
Musée de la mine
Musée de la mine
Biathlon d'été
Biathlon d'été
Randonée
Randonée
Parc National de Koli
Parc National de Koli
Ville de Joensuu
Ville de Joensuu