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PORVOO FOR CYCLISTS: HISTORY, BEAUTY AND ADVENTURE

The atmospheric moments in the alleys of Old Porvoo, the cafes and the riverside terraces have been etched in the minds of many travelers. Cycling is a great way to enrich the Porvoo experience, and Porvoo is full of different cycling options, from more mellow cycling to speedy downhill riding. There are routes to ride both in the bosom of nature and to satisfy the hunger for culture. In this blog post, we share some tips that'll help you make the most of the opportunities offered by Porvoo.


Cyclists in old Porvoo

Photo: Visit Porvoo, Sami Heiskanen


Porvoo can be reached along charming country roads, through beautiful postcard-like landscapes. If your journey starts in Helsinki, you can also travel to Porvoo via the archipelago route aboard the Runeberg ship. During the trip, you can admire the maritime landscape and enjoy traditional salmon soup. The South by Cycle route, which in its entirety runs from Hanko to Kouvola, offers the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed ride, while more experienced cyclists can challenge themselves and enjoy the speed and turns offered by the route. Along the route, you will also encounter many interesting places to stop. One of these is Albert Edelfelt's museum, where you can learn about the life and works of the great Finnish artist. The museum offers an interesting cultural experience during a cycling holiday. The EuroVelo 10 route, which runs along the Finnish coast from Vaalimaa to Tornio, also passes through Porvoo. So by following the EuroVelo 10 signs, you can get to Porvoo from both east and west. EuroVelo routes are easily accessible, can be ridden with any type of bike and mainly follow paved roads.



Gravelriding in Porvoo

Photo: Visit Porvoo, Sami Heiskanen


If you didn't bring your bike with you on the trip, there are several options for renting a bike in Porvoo. For example, a city bike is an excellent means of transportation for exploring the city and its surrounding areas. City bikes offer an affordable and easy way to get around, and you can find them at various points around the city. Rental bikes are also available for downhill cycling at Kokon Bike Park, where you can ride ten blue, red and black routes. Electric bikes can be rented at the Elämyspoukama beach cafe in Jemma, which is located by the sea in the wonderful scenery of Emäsalo.



Cyclist by the Porvoo river

Photo: Visit Porvoo


You can best enjoy the atmosphere of Porvoo when you stay overnight in the city. After a good night's sleep, you see the allure of the city with new eyes. There are several places to stay in Porvoo, from wonderful manors to idyllic bed & breakfasts. There are a few Welcome Cyclist accommodations in Porvoo, Hotel Sparre with an excellent location in the city center, the cozy Sannäs manor about ten kilometers from the center, and Elämyspoukama on the island of Emäsalo.


At Visitporvoo.fi you can find bike routes, current events and tips for an experience rich vacation.



Photo: Visit Porvoo, Sami Heiskanen


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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