Repovesi National Park
Repovesi offers more than 40 kilometers of various routes. Different routes are suited for different kind of hikers. They might be simple, complicated or even vertical. The park has three entrances, including parking places, where you can park your car, Lapinsalmi, Tervajärvi and Saarijärvi.
One of the most interesting destinations in Repovesi is the suspension bridge, which joins the eastern and western side of the Lapinsalmi in Valkeala. The bridge is 50 meters long and weighs 5 tons. Crossing it is always a unique experience for everyone hiking in the area. The bridge hangs about 10 meters above water. At the eastern side of the bridge there is a campfire at special rest campsites with a campfire shelter and other equipment.
Routes and interesting destinations in Repovesi
Ketunlenkki (which means "Fox trail”), is very popular among the beginners. A varied 5 kilometer circular walk, which is very suitable for families with children. Along the way, you will find both the Lapinsalmi Suspension Bridge and the manually-operated Fox Ferry.
You can cross Määkijänsalmi on this ferry, built in 2010 powered only by spirit and human muscle. The ferry can take up to 8 people and it’s a ride unlike anything else.
The cliffs of Olhavanvuori in Valkeala rise to heights of 40–50 metres. Rock climbing enthusiasts from all around Finland have conquered Olhavanvuori and so can you! According to enthusiasts, Olhava is a Mecca for rock climbing. It is also possible to take a marked trail and hike to the top of Olhava from where an impressive view stretches over the whole wild area.