We meet at our centre in Gunnerud between 13:00 and 14:00 on the date stated on your booking confirmation. Upon arrival, you check in at our reception and receive the rented equipment. There you can also buy a fishing permit, mosquito repellent, a T-shirt or other things in our simple shop.
Please remember that you might want to pack some of your luggage in the waterproof barrel and bag that is part of the basic equipment. For this reason, it is sensible not to arrive last minute!
At 14:00 we gather all guests going on the same tour for a briefing about canoeing technique, safety and public access to nature. After that, we load your equipment in the bus that will bring you to the starting point of your canoe tour, which is 1-1.5 hours' drive. On Saturdays we transport guests for both 4-day and 7-day trips, so we go via Västra Sundsjön to Tyfors (7 days) and to Gustavström (4 days). The 4-day trips on Tuesdays start from Lesjöfors.
At the starting point, we unload your equipment together and you receive your canoe(s). Either you decide to stay at this spot or you start to paddle down the river for a while and look out for a spot for the night, following the rules of the right of public access to the countryside - Don't disturb, don't destroy!
You paddle according to the route description and decide yourselves how far to paddle every day. Small signs show you where to take up the canoe if you have to get round a power station or to change from one river or lake to another. If they are hard to find, check the route description for help.
Enjoy the simple life! Take a break along the shore and stretch your legs from time to time! Making a campfire or cooking coffee on your camping stove often creates the best memories.
At the end point, you clean your canoe and other rented equipment. We come to pick you up at designated places at a certain time. If you are paddling the 7-day tour, you finish at Västra Sundsjön. If you are doing the 4-day trip, you finish either in Lesjöfors or Gustavström. We transport you and your equipment back to Gunnerud, where you return everything complete and clean.