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Harbors along the route Solrutten
The name ”Solrutten” translates to The Sunny Route in English. The concept was originally formed in the 1970’s. The operators who developed The Gulf of Bothnia’s sea lane network at that time came up with the name. Today the Sunny Coast Route stretches through 13 municipalities and towns’ sea areas along the west coast of Finland, from Kristiinankapunki in the south to Kokkola in the north.
The routes and marinas are geographically featured according to in which municipality they are situated. As the municipalities and the regional council mediate a lot of information to travelers, we have on our part decided to create our own website based on the municipality division. In this way sailors can easily access information about the municipality they are passing through and thus making information search a lot easier.
The archipelago of Ostrobothnia is shallow and stony. This means that navigation in the region requires a great deal of skill and care. We have decided to create the information about routes and the information given about how to approach the marinas on a basis requested by those skippers who navigate with deeper boats.
On the web page solrutten.fi you find route suggestions and recommended destinations. On the map, you can click on a selected location for more information about the harbor and how to approach it.
Beaches in Närpes
Erklasstigen nature trail
You find the mini-golf course next to Restaurant Sea Side. Why not play a mini-golf tournament first and after that visit the restaurant for a meal.
+358 6 225 2666
Disc golf Courses in the Vaasa Region
Fållbäckstigen on Högåsen in Övermark runs through the forest south of Högåsen. It is a 6.5 km long path that goes through varying terrain and is marked with yellow marks.
Start from Högåsen’s sports cabin, coordinates ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6951949 E: 219851
In winter there is a ski trail here
Goljatleden hiking trail
Goljatlelden is about 18 km long and marked in the terrain with signs and yellow markings. Goljatleden starts at the corner of the biathlon arena at Vargberget’s leisure center. The trail goes from Vargberget to the forest around Svartbäck and there you also find rest cabins.
Coordinates ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6942607 E: 215212
Hallis Ice Hall in Närpes
Hiking Routs in Närpes
- Vargberget nature trail 5 km and Goljatleden 17,8 km. Start at Vargberget.
- Tjärlax hiking trail 4,1 km or 1,7km. Start from Tjärlax camping.
- Fållbäckstigen in Övermark 7km. Start from “Högåsens sportstuga”.
- Erklass stigen in Pörtom 2km. Start from the cemetery.
- Raineåsens hiking track 1,4 km to Risnästräsket.
- Risnästräskstigen i Övermark, 0,9km to Risnästräsket och 2,1 km round the swamp. Start from Heide skogsväg.
Swim center in Närpes
Närpe's Bowling Alley
Raineåsen's nature trail
Raineåsen’s nature trail to Storstenrösback ancient graves is about 1.5 km round trip. Start from parking area close to the hunting lodge at Raineås forest road in Pörtom, coordinates ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6969807 E: 220857
Risnästräskstigen in Övermark, 0.9 km to the barbecue hut at Risnästräsket and 2.1 km around the swamp.
Start from the parking spot at Heide forest road, coordinates ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6963477 E: 214123
Skiing and jogging tracks in Närpes
Tjärlax nature trail
Tjärlax nature trail 4.1 km or a shorter stretch of 1.7 km. Start from Tjärlax holiday village.
Start coordinates ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6936714 E: 201995
Along the hiking trail you encounter nature that is unusual for these areas. The oldest tree in Närpes is also found here.
Valsberg hiking trail
The trail is about 3 km long. Along the trail there is a lot to see, including a cave, devil’s fields and ancient monuments. At the barbecue area there is also a lookout point where you can enjoy views of Övermark. The trail starts at the Övermark hembygdsgård, but you can also start where the path itself begins at Bergsvägen 34. There is a box with maps at both places, but there are better parking options at Hembygdsgården.
Coordinates for Hembygdsgården: ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6955016 E: 223288
Velkmossa hiking trail
Velkmossa hiking trail starts on the other side of the road from Velkmoss byagård, Ribackvägen 94 and is 9 km round trip. The path is marked with a yellow marking in the terrain. Along the hiking trail that goes to Viitala in Petalax there are ancient graves and old settlements and also a bird tower.
Coordinates ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6971020 E: 215932: 215932
Bike vacation in Ostrobothnia - 4 Hotels by bike!
This summer you can book your biking vacation package from one of our hotels. Experience the magnificent landscape of Ostrobothnia in a sustainable and environmental-friendly way.
Tell us which of our hotels you visit and how long rout you want to do – we’ll tailor the package for you. Bicycle package incl. accommodation, breakfast, picnic basket, sauna, bicycle, helmet and map of the route with Ostrobothnia’s strawberry places.
Hotel Astor, Vaasa – Hotel Vallonia, Korsholm – Hotel Red&Green, Närpes – Hotel Kurikka, Kurikka
+358 6 3269 111