Hiking Travel, Hit holds a canoe base rental shop by the shore of lake Näsijärvi just by Tampere city center. Our base is located at Kaupinoja and consists of our canoe warehouse and a building called the Bikini Bar. The distance from Tampere city center to our base is approx. 4 kilometres. You can get close by with a local bus also. We have started small size kiosk service at the Bikini Bar in Summer 2017.
Info on our open hours you will find here:
You will find directions and a map from here:
From our canoe base is one of the big open clearing waters of Näsijärvi, called Näsiselkä. More calm and sheltered water can be found to the east towards Aitolahti. The most popular near destinations are the island of Tapatora and Uittotunneli cafeteria (http://www.kahvilaepila.com/uittotunneli_kahvila.html). Other possible near destinations are Lassinlinna, Sorila river, Rauhaniemi beach, Mustalahti harbour, Kattilasaari and Pallosaari. For longer tours you can find routes for several hundreds of kilometres. And there are camping places with suitable distances from each other. By order we also tranport canoes and people – to other waters also.
More info on the area paddle routes and destinations can be found here: Canoeing and Tour Skating, Site Map and Descriptions
In the Summer season we rent all sorts of canoes and kayak plus paddle boards from Kaupinoja. Other sports equipment that we rent include kick bikes (for the outdoor tracks in the near Kauppi outdoor sports park) and nordic walking sticks.
We have written extensive safety guidelines for the rental of paddling equipment from Kaupinoja, which every rental customer should read:
Kaupinoja paddling safety guidelines
More detailed info on our rental equipment you will find here:
And our rental equipment price list you will find here:
We also organize canoe courses and tours by the near waters of our Kaupinoja base and also in other locations (eg. ww courses and river tours).
More detailed info on these you will find from our webshop:
In addition to these it is good the keep an eye on our Facebook-page, which we update frequently:
Welcome to canoe in Tampere!