Around the Sappeenvuori slope area you can find a 2,5 kilometre nature trail, and a 4,5 kilometre one that will be completed in the near future. Both are flat-based and thus also suitable for the physically disabled, wheelchair users and those walking with a pram or a stroller.
The trails offer nice diversity in terrain as there are plenty of ascents and descents along the way. This makes the trails perfect for fitness exercise and great for Nordic walking. There is plenty to see and learn with nature quizzes and information signs placed along the trails. Enjoy a gorgeous view of the Laippa wilderness area from the lean-to while enjoying a packed lunch or a cup of fresh coffee.
You may also catch a glimpse of wildlife in the forest: eagles wheeling above the trees, deer or elks roaming in the wild. And you can pick berries and mushrooms right where you find them – the forests are clean.
Laipanmaa’s well-maintained and guided hiking trails travel in what feels like undisturbed wilderness and every now and then take you to the shores of little lakes or the edges of cliffs. Here it is possible to hike for dozens of kilometres listening to nothing but the surrounding nature. The feeling of being in the middle of the wilderness when you’re actually only an hour’s drive away from Tampere is exciting.
Along the trails there are places for overnighting as well as lean-to’s where you are able to cook a meal or heat up your lunch and make a pot of fresh coffee. There are plenty of small lakes and tall cliffs along the way. The trees are old and magnificent.
You can book a guided hike to for instance the old millstone quarry or Jylhänkirkko boulders through Sappee’s programme services.