Mustijoki valley canoeing

MäNTSäLä – PORVOO

69 km

Medium

Enjoy the feeling of a cool breeze on your face while cycling and canoeing through the River Mustijoki landscape. There are many charming, historic manor houses along the cycling route between Hyvinkää and Porvoo. The river flowing from Mäntsälä to the sea offers a variety of canoeing and kayaking routes in a beautiful and culturally significant environment.

Route description

SECTIONS OF CANOEING ROUTE
Kalkinkoski–Hurankoski 12 km
Hurankoski–Hirvihaarankoski 1.4 km
Hirvihaarankoski–Lukkokoski 1.5 km
Lukkokoski–Nummistenkoski 6.5 km
Nummistenkoski–Halkiankoski 4.4 km
Halkiankoski–Lahankoski 4.5 km
Lahankoski–Kirveskoski 4.3 km
Kirveskoski–Alikoski 6.6 km
Alikoski–Vekkoski 6.8 km
Vekkoski–Hinthaara 3.8 km
Hinthaara–Tyysterinkoski 4.1 km
Tyysterinkoski–Kulloo boat harbour 8.5 km
Kulloo boat harbour–Emäsalon meriasema 4.4 km

SECTIONS OF CYCLING ROUTE
Hyvinkää–Risku 8.7 km
Risku–Sykäri 5.8 km
Sykäri–Sälinkää 12 km
Sälinkää–Hirvihaara 15 km
Hirvihaara–Mäntsälä 5.6 km
Mäntsälä–Numminen 9.0 km
Numminen–Pornainen Church 12 km
Pornainen Church–Jokimäki 4.3 km
Jokimäki–Hinthaara 8.1 km
Hinthaara–Tyysterinkoski 4.1 km
Tyysterinkoski–Porvoo 18 km

The northernmost starting point for the canoeing is at Kalkinkoski. It is possible to park a car near the bridge. Canoeing starts from the bank on the right (when heading downstream). The surroundings along the route are mostly beautiful and peaceful countryside. It is nice to take a break at one of the cafés and other attractions. Rapids and carrying places bring variation to canoeing. More detailed route and rapid descriptions are found in our route guide.

Good to know

Many of the short sections of the canoeing route make up excellent, relaxing day trips for the whole family. Completing the whole canoeing route is more demanding, due to having to come ashore and carry the boat on a few occasions. It is important to check the route carefully before setting out, to ensure the chosen portion suits your skill and fitness levels.

Fishing areas requiring a special permit on the Mustijoki River are Lukkokoski, Nummistenkoski and the rapids at Pornainen village.

To start the route

The route can be started from various different places.

Northernmost starting place:

Kalkinkoski (canoeing)
Tikkatie 487
04740 Mäntsälä
N60° 42.359′ E25° 08.155′

Sights

  • Variable river landscape
  • Several old manor houses close to the route
  • Combination of natural and cultural landscape

Maps & guides

Download a printable pdf route guide with maps (FIN-EN)

Download a printable pdf route guide with maps (DE-RU)

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Accommodation

Hotel Cumulus Hyvinkää
+358 19 429 100

Gasthaus Wäinölä, Sälinkää
Bed and breakfast
+358 19 688 6381

Hirvihaaran kartano, Mäntsälä
House accommodation for groups
+358 19 688 8255

Ruustinnan kammari, Mäntsälä
Bed and breakfast
+358 44 0100659

Nummisten Kyläkauppa ja Baari
Bed and breakfast
+358 45 353 9894

Ravintola Kotojärvi Golf, Laukkoski
Barn accommodation
+358 20 7850223

Bed And Breakfast Tiinas, Laukkoski
Bed and breakfast
+358 40 159 7105

Gasthaus Villa Svensk, Hinthaara
Bed and breakfast
+358 40 930 2600

Boen kartano, Hinthaara
House accommodation for groups
+358 50 555 9530

Seikkailulaakso, Porvoo
Hotel rooms
+358 20 733 0000

Ida-Maria Bed & Breakfast, Porvoo
Bed and breakfast
+358 45 851 2345

Cycling Services

Fillaricenter, Hyvinkää
Bike sales and maintenance
+358 19 431 400

Kesport, Mäntsälä
Bike sales and maintenance
+358 19 687 1160

RentBike Finland, Porvoo
Bike rental
+358 44 050 0531

Pyöräkeskus, Helsinki
Cycling information and advice
+358 40 081 7082

Greenbike, Helsinki
Bike sales, maintenance and rental
+358 50 550 1020

Canoeing Services

Elämyksen Taika, Hirvihaara
Guided paddling tours and canoe rental
+358 50 541 9775

Vega Adventure, Mäntsälä
Guided paddling tours
+358 40 550 9318

Hyvinkään Erämatkat, Hyvinkää
Guided paddling tours, canoe rental and transport
+358 40 502 3076

Mäntsälän Retki, Mäntsälä
Canoe rental
+358 400 841 451

Nummisten Kyläkauppa ja Baari, Numminen
Canoe rental by the riverside
+358 45 353 9894

Emäsalon meriasema, Porvoo
Canoe rental
+358 44 721 4676

Seikkailulaakso, Porvoo
Guided paddling tours
+358 20 733 0000

Links

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