Madventures Finland Travel Guide highlights Kuopio region as an excellent travel destination


Kuopio European Region of Gastronomy in 2020 2021 was featured in Madventures Travel Guide to Finland, published on 15 October 2020.

“A Finnish adventurer’s handbook for the country’s best stops,” the Madventures Travel Guide “is a map of lost routes for ecological short-distance travel.”

Authors Riku Rantala and Tuomas “Tunna” Milonoff present the strangest events taking place throughout the provinces, towns and villages of the country, the restaurants worth visiting and the most impressive natural sites, showing that Finland is a world-class travel destination.

At an arduous time for international travelling, the guide offers an insight into how a canceled weekend trip abroad can be turned into an even better experience at home, such as visiting Kuopio during its European Region of Gastronomy title year.

The guide hints at interesting travel destinations in the region and introduces the area’s delicious gastronomy, explaining how Riku could understand the singing of the birds after tasting the food prepared by one of Kuopio’s official ambassadors, chef Aki Hiltunen with tasteful local ingredients such as: smoked pike perch, pickled vegetables with local dill vodka and Savonian potatoes. 

Riku Rantala was one of the guests invited to Tahko Panorama Bar in Kuopio in summer 2020 by Kuopio-Tahko Marketing, Tahko MTB and Kuopio European Region of Gastronomy 2020-21 project team. You can see a video showing the mood of the event here

Guests at Tahko Panorama Bar (from left to right): Riku Rantala, Mikko "Peltsi" Peltola, Tom Nylund and Official ERG Ambassador Aki Hiltunen at Tahko Panorama Bar

Madventures is a cutting-edge reality travel show breaking the barriers of TV entertainment. The two fearless backpackers, Riku Rantala and Tuomas “Tunna” Milonoff travel around the globe on a quest to reveal the most bizarre and dangerous secrets of the planet.

The Madventures Travel Guide to Finland is available in Finnish only and can be purchased here.