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Cross country ski trip to Tartu Maraton and Finlandia-hiihto

13-24 February 2020

Paddy and Malcolm Field are looking to organise a trip to these two Worldloppet events in Estonia and Finland, which fall on consecutive weekends, and invite LRNSC members to join them.

Proposed itinerary

On Thursday 13 February we plan to fly from London-Tallinn and then travel to Tartu by express bus [2hrs].  Accommodation has been booked in the city centre, close to the Race Office and all facilities.

The local bus service will be used to get to Otepaa for training and for the races.
The Tartu Maraton takes place on Sunday 16 February and there is a choice of 31 or 63 km in Classic technique - you will need to make your own race entries.

On Monday 17 February we will return to Tallinn by express bus then take the ferry to Helsinki, travelling onwards by bus to Lahti, where the Finlandia-hiihto takes place.
A hotel in the city centre and convenient to the ski stadium has been booked, from which we can ski daily.

On Saturday 22 February there is a choice of 50km, 32km and 20km races in classic technique, and on Sunday 23 February there is the choice of the same distances in free technique.  Again you will need to make your own race entries.

We will return to Helsinki airport by bus on Monday 24 February and thence under own arrangements to London. 

Cost

An indicative price is £600 excluding race entries, flights, ferries and local transport – precise costs will be supplied in due course.

What to do next

If you are interested in this trip please email Paddy Field so he can get a feel for numbers.