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FINLANDS CLASSIC CYCLING ROUTES

Sunshine, flourishing trees and the smell of summer, all tempting you to get on the bike. Cycling is one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery that is provided by the Finnish summer and nature. Along with cycling, you can take dips in numerous lakes, spend relaxing breaks in Welcome Cyclist restaurants or explore the area's cultural attractions. To make it easier to choose a route for the summer, Bikeland listed the already classic touring routes in Finland, where there is something to ride for cyclists of all levels.


Pyöräilijä Saariston rengastiellä

Photo: Visit Finland, Juho Kuva


THE ARCHIPELAGO TRAIL

The Archipelago Trail offers a unique opportunity to experience the Turku archipelago. Cycling in the archipelago is enriched by numerous castles, transfers from island to island on ferries and connecting ships. Local restaurants and cafes offer delicious local food to eat along the way. You can stay in the area's friendly inns, Bed & Breakfast accommodations, cabins and island hotels. You can choose between the 250 kilometer long Archipelago Trail or the 120 kilometer long Small ring road.


Pyöräilijä Puumalan saaristoreitillä

Photo: Visit Finland, Juho Kuva


SAIMAA CYCLING

Have you already experienced Saimaa's lake scenery by bike? In Saimaa you can find several bike routes, of which the Saimaa and Puumala archipelago routes are the most famous. The approximately 60-kilometer long Puumala Island Trail passes through islands, bridges and ridges. Puumala's lively village and harbor invites you to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and local delicacies.​


The approximately 160 km long Saimaa Archipelago Route, which runs through the area of ​​southern Saimaa, offers cyclists a wonderful scenic route and the opportunity to explore unique cultural sites and several Saimaa UNESCO Global Geopark sites. On the route following the beaches of Saimaa and the pine forests of Salpausselkä, you will see, in addition to the sights of Lappeenranta and Imatra, three charming villages in Taipalsaari, Ruokolahti and Joutseno.


Raaseporin satama Rannikkoreitillä

Photo: Rannikkoreitti, Visit Raseborg


THE COASTAL ROUTE

Hop on the bike and pedal through the archipelago landscapes from Salo to Kemiönsaari, Hanko, Tammisaari and back to Salo following the Coastal Route. Stop along the way in idyllic mining and coastal villages, refresh yourself at the swimming spots along the route, enjoy a treat in local restaurants and cafes, and admire the Finnish nature in three different national parks. The entire route has a length of just over 200 km, part of which you travel by ferry. On the sea route between Hanko and Kasnäs, you can also get to know the Bengtskär lighthouse.


Pyöräilijä Järvien reitillä

Photo: Järvien reitit


LAKE TRAILS

The Lake Trails weave together the wonderful lakes of Pirkanmaa. Eight routes of different lengths, with an emphasis on cycling and lake tourism, take you to cultural and historical sites and impressive natural landscapes, which have inspired many of Finland's most famous artists over the years, from Runeberg to Akseli Gallen-Kallela. On the routes, you will experience culture, historic mansions, culinary adventures, the pleasure of farm tourism and travel on the 115-year-old, authentic steamship Tarjante. The Lake Trails are also a good choice if you want to praise Finland's sauna culture. You can find a wide range of different saunas such as barrel, yurt, beach, smoke and log saunas on the route.


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Photo: Bikeland, Rami Valonen


FIND FINLANDS CYCLING ROUTES AT BIKELAND.FI

Finland is a long and diverse cycling country, which offers experiences for both the pleasure seeker and the adventurer. There are routes to ride all over Finland, and Bikeland helps you find the best destinations and routes. At Bikeland, you can find routes for all riding styles, Welcome Cyclist services and tips for planning a bike trip. Start planning your summer bike trip now!





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