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Võhandu Paddling Marathon

The 100-km-long downriver marathon runs on the Võhandu River in Võru and Põlva counties and is open all year round on ice-free days.
The marathon starts from Võru town, on Lake Tamula and ends in Võõpsu village, Põlva County. The Võhandu River is surrounded by steep forest banks and numerous upright sandstone outcrops. There are several springs and spring caves in the rock walls and valleys. The Võhandu River provides a great rowing experience.
Every year, on the third weekend of April, the world’s largest paddle marathon, the Võhandu Marathon, takes place on the Võhandu River, with 1,200 boats and more than 2,500 participants.


Features and amenities
  • Languages spoken
  • Estonian
  • English
  • Russian
  • Guide service available
  • Estonian
  • English
  • Russian
Further information
Length/Distance 100.0
  • Amenities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for children
  • Free parking
  • Additional services
  • Catering at extra cost
  • Safety equipment
  • Special equipment for children
  • Special equipment for adults
  • Sauna complex
  • Transportation to the destination at extra cost