Do you miss the light and the greenery? Us too! So come and join us for a fun day at the Botanic Garden in Ruissalo. We are delighted to be able to provide a guided tour in English!
We’ll take the bus 8 together from the platform A8 (Kauppatori) at 11.30 am but you can also join the group directly at the garden. The guiding starts at 12, so please come on time. For more information, please visit the Botanic Garden’s website: https://sites.utu.fi/kasvitieteellinen-puutarha/en/
Be sure to sign up soon, the places are limited to 15!
We will make a trip to Piikkiö Linnavuori trail on Saturday 18th November. The length of the nature trail is about 7 kilometers, and along it there are historical places and a hillfort from which there are good views all the way to Turku.
Departure for the excursion takes place from Puutori platform PT5 on Saturday 18th November at 12:00 with Föli bus 704. Please arrive on time. If you arrive with your own car, we will meet at Lystiläntie 21 at 12:30. The return to Turku takes place in the afternoon/evening with the Föli bus.
The trip is free for APK members, for others the participation fee is €5. You can also become a member during registration or on the spot. APK offers participants a small campfire meal at the end of the trip, but we would like everyone to eat lunch at home before the trip. Please bring your own water bottle and mug and your own snacks. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
Welcome to our trip to Ruissalo on Saturday 14.10.2023! We’ll follow the path of Marjaniemi after which we’ll go to the nearest campfire to rest and enjoy some snacks. The length of the route is around 3-4 km. We’ll take the bus 8 from Kauppatori, stop A8, at 12.34.
Please be prepared with weather-appropriate clothing and bring your own water bottle and mug. APK provides campfire snacks, coffee and tea.
The trip is free for our members, for others 5€. You can also become a member during registration or on the trip. If you have not yet paid the association’s membership fee for this year, we ask that you pay the membership fee (10€) or the participation fee (5€) to the association’s account FI03 5711 1320 0039 96. If you cannot pay in Euros or your bank account is outside Europe (SEPA area), please pay in cash at the beginning of the tour.
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Registration closes on Thursday 12.10. at 23.59
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The autumn general meeting of Akateeminen partiokilta will be held on Wednesday 25th October starting at 6:00 pm. The meeting is held at the smaller cabinet of Proffan kellari (Rehtorinpellonkatu 6) and Zoom (https://utu.zoom.us/j/62099455390). Everybody who is interested in our activities and especially those interested in board membership are warmly welcome to join the meeting! We will provide coffee/tea and bun for the participants. Please note that the meeting will be held in Finnish – however, if we have non-Finnish-speakers attending we will try to interpret main points of the meeting in English.
In the meeting we will elect the board for the next year and approve next year’s budget and action plan. If you have any questions about the meeting or board activities, please feel free to contact us! You can send an email to the board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We will make an overnight trip to Paimio on the Preitilä trail on 21.10.-22.10. During the trip we will walk 11 km and sleep in tents for the night. The night can be very cold, so all participants should bring warm enough and weatherproof clothes and equipment and a warm sleeping bag. The APK has some camping equipment available for loan for the trip. Please note that if you need to borrow a tent, there will probably not be enough for everyone to borrow their own tent. There are also no water points along the trek route, so we will carry drinking and cooking water with you.
Departure for the hike will be from Puutori (PT5) on Saturday 21st October at 10.55 with bus number 705. Please arrive on time at the departure point. If you arrive by car, we will meet at the parking lot of Paimion parantola (Alvar Aallontie 275) at 12.00. We will arrive at Paimio Sanatorium at 11.55. The return to Turku will be on Sunday at 16.30.
Participation costs 15 € for APK members, for others 20 €. You can also become a member when registering or on the spot. Please note that the bus fare to and from Paimio costs about €10-12 in total. The participation fee for the excursion includes warm meals and breakfast.
Join us on the APK mushroom-picking trip on Tuesday 26th September 2023! Our trip is to Mälikkälä in Turku. On the trip we’ll try to find some of the most common edible mushrooms in Finland and see how to identify them. The trip is not, however, a course for mushroom-picking and everyone is responsible for the mushrooms they pick – because of this we suggest that everyone purchases a mushroom guide book or application that you can use to practice identifying different mushrooms together with the trip guides.
We’ll gather at 4:40 pm at the Asentajankatu bus stop which is near Länsikeskus and then go to the forest together. You can get there for example using the Föli bus number 301, which leaves from the Kauppatori E2 bus stop at 4:25 pm and should be at the Asentajankatu bus stop at 4:40 pm. We’ll return from the trip around 8 pm. You can for example take a bus number 300 back to Kauppatori leaving at 7:53 pm from the Asentajankatu bus stop.
The trip is free. Everyone should take at least a water bottle and other snacks as necessary with them. Additionally, we suggest taking with you a basket or plastic bag and a small knife (preferably a mushroom knife, ie. one with a brush in the other end). If you’re late or lost, call us at +358 40 181 5514 (Ida) and we’ll try to help you.
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Welcome to the Luolavuori forest on Saturday 16.9.2023! We walk in the forests of Luolavuori along Paavo’s paths and at the same time visit the Luolavuori cave and, if desired, on the old landfill hill overlooking Turku. We stop to eat small snacks by the campfire. The length of the route is about 4 km and the tour lasts about 3 hours. We arrive at the same place from which we leave.
Please be prepared with weather-appropriate clothing and bring your own water bottle and mug. APK provides campfire snacks and coffee and tea. You can arrive by bus 18, which departs from the Kauppatori stop D3 at 11.07. If you arrive by car, you can choose Luolavuorentie 35 (Luolavuore tennis court) as the address. We will meet in the parking lot of the Luolavuori tennis court at 11.20 am, from where we will head to the hiking trail together.
The trip is free for our members, but for others 5€. You can also become a member during registration or on the trip. If you have not yet paid the association’s membership fee for this year, we ask that you pay the membership fee (10€) or the participation fee (5€) to the association’s account FI03 5711 1320 0039 96. If you cannot pay in Euros or your bank account is outside Europe (SEPA area), please pay in cash at the beginning of the tour.
APK organises a first aid course on Wednesday 31 May at 18:00 at Educity in room EDU_3032. The course covers and teaches the most important first aid skills that can be needed both in everyday life and when hiking. Teaching is in Finnish and English. So come along to learn new things and review forgotten skills!
On the last weekend of May, APK goes hiking in Teijo National Park! It will be a relaxed hike, during which we will get to enjoy diverse forest and lake landscapes, cook together, swim in Matildanjärvi and go to a sauna.
This hike is great for both beginners and more experienced hikers who want to spend a fun and relaxing weekend in the woods. However, it is important to have suitable clothes and equipment for the trip. So you need to bring at least water-resistant outdoor clothes and hiking shoes, as well as a rucksack where you can carry all the necessary equipment. APK has a couple of sleeping bags and sleeping pads as well as tents to borrow, so you don’t have to own all the equipment yourself. The organizers of the hike also will take care of the camping stoves. An e-mail will be sent to those who have signed up for the trip during the trip week, where they will be told more about practical matters.
The departure for the hike is on Friday 26th May around 4:30 p.m., and on Sunday we will be back in Turku in the early evening. We’ll try to travel to Teijo by carpooling, if enough participants have a car. If this is not possible, we will travel there by public transport. The departure would then be on Friday from Kupittaa at 4:30 p.m., from where we would first travel by train to Salo and from there jump on the bus leaving at 5:10 p.m. towards Teijo. The return would be on Sunday by bus from Ylönkylä at 16:10 to Salo, from where we would return to Turku by train.
The price of the hike is 15 euros for APK members and 20 euros for non-members. We offer the participants meals which we prepare together during the hike. You should take your own snacks with you on the trip. The transportation costs are at own expense; if we travel with carpools, the sharing of fuel costs is agreed by car group, and if traveling by public transport, the price of the bus and train tickets are around 18 € in total.
APK will organize a trip on Saturday 20th May to Kuullaanpolku in Raisio. The trail is 13 km and includes some rocky terrain, so appropriate footwear is recommended. We’ll rest and enjoy some snacks near the observation tower.
We will depart together from the Kauppatori E2 bus stop at 12.22 pm. Please arrive on time. We will return to Turku in the afternoon or evening with Föli bus number 300. If you’ll arrive by your own ride, the address is Kisakatu 3, Raisio.
The trip is free for APK members, for others the participation fee is 5 €. You can also become a member while registering or during the hike. The APK will provide some snacks for participants at the end of the trip, but we would recommend everyone to eat lunch before leaving. Please bring your own water bottle and mug, as well as your own snacks if you wish. Please dress weather appropriately for the trip.