Summer Sports

In the Summer our main focus is in paddling. We organize paddling for all, from beginner to professional.

We do also organize other summer tours and programs:
Kickbiking tour
Hiking tour and course

Beginning Spring we will continue with our popular paddling guidances. Come and learn the basics or improve your skills under professional instruction. You will get training towards safer and better paddling technique habits.

Also check out the white water courses:

Beginner WW course
Advanced WW course
and eskimo roll training!

Now also SUP (Stand Up Paddling)!

And especially for those gone through our guidances:

day tours
Tampere by Kayak (short)
Tampere by Kayak – Round Tour (long)
River paddling tours

night tours
Kayak touring course
Sea kayaking tours

Hiking Travel has the competence to organize both Finnish Canoeing Instructors Association and Finnish Canoeing and Rowing Federation instructor, guide and guide trainer courses.

Pekka Tyllilä is the chairman of the Finnish Canoeing Instructors Association and a guide trainer. Tapio Tyllilä is also a Finnish Canoeing Instructors Association guide trainer and on top of that he also has the competence of a Finnish Canoeing and Rowing Federation guide trainer. Tapio can also judge general European EPP (Euro Paddle Pass) standards.

If you want to take part in this training or pass EPP standards, please contact us for further info. The courses are regularly in Finnish, but EPP standars are easy to judge in English also.

Pekka has written an extensive paddling book material to the net. In cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Finnish Canoe Federation, Santa Sport and Wasalab Oy. From the address:, you can find information on paddling equipment, techniques, safety and touring.
The text has been divided into three columns: for the self educating paddler, for the paddling instructor and for the bureaucrats.
With the index you can jump to any given header. With each column header you can force the other columns to the same coinsiding header.

Check out and read! You will definately learn something new.