SOUTHWEST FINLAND - UUSIMAA
Coastal route takes you on a journey through the Finnish coastline and archipelago where you get to enjoy the scenic archipelago views, forests, lakes, coastal beaches, small idyllic villages, small countryside roads and well-maintained forest paths. The route is in total 220 kilometres long and includes a ferry ride between Hanko - Kasnäs - Bengtskär lighthouse island, where you get to visit the tallest lighthouse of the Nordic countries. Along the route, you can enjoy local fresh food and delicacies in the cafeterias and restaurants, stay overnight in small hotels and B&Bs and last but not least relax in Finnish saunas.
Ride along the Finnish coastline and in the Finnish archipelago through amazing seaside landscapes.You will pass beautiful sceneries, forests, lakes, coastal beaches and small idyllic villages. You can stay overnight in small hotels and B&Bs and relax in Finnish saunas. Enjoy local fresh food and delicacies in the cafeterias and restaurants along the route. The route is, in total, a bit over 200 kilometres long and includes a ferry ride between Hanko - Kasnäs - Bengtskär lighthouse island, where you get to visit the tallest lighthouse of the Nordic countries.
You will experience small countryside roads, well-maintained forest paths and scenic archipelago views. The route is well suited for rural cycling and enjoying idyllic scenery and sights along the way. The route is moderately easy and suitable for those who regularly take part in moderate exercise. Be careful and cautious on the public road sections.
The timetables and booking possibilities for the Coastal Route ferries, accommodation and sights are all found on the route map and timetable pages. You can see a detailed map with accommodation, sights, restaurants, and ferry routes from the e-publication.
The daily stages presents example stages for Coastal route when travelling clockwise from Salo to the Kimitoön Islands and then via Hanko and Ekenäs back to Salo. You can also start cycling the Coastal Route from Hanko, Ekenäs or the Kimitoön Islands. It is possible to cycle the route counter clockwise as well. The daily stages are suggestions - everyone can plan their own daily stages, and put together their own adventure.
There are plenty of services along the Coastal route, so that you can plan your trip according to your needs. Click the categories on the bottom of the map to see the locations and information on the map. You can find more information about the services, accommodation, restaurants, timetables, booking possibilities for the Coastal Route ferries and sights from the information box on the bottom of the page,
COASTAL ROUTE'S DAILY STAGES
Lehmijärvi beach, one of the best beaches in Salo, where you can find not only saunas and a kiosk, but also a beach volleyball court and a children's playground
Teijo and Kirjakkala ironworks village, where natural beauty meets the cultural and historical heritage of Teijo Manor and the church
Teijo Nationalpark ja Mathildedal ironworks village, which hides red soil houses, ironworks, history, shops, unique taste experiences, artisanal products, culture and life
Historic seaside ironworks village, Dalsbruk, with its attractions and natura trails
On the side route of the coastal route on Kirkonkyläntie, you will cycle through the beautiful village of Kärra and visit Söderlångvik Manor
On the sea stage you can visit the tallest lighthouse in the Nordic region, Bengtskär, and learn about Viking life at Rosala Viking Center
Enjoy the most wonderful views from Hanko Water Tower
Visit the Eastern Harbor and the variety of restaurants in the historical warehouses
Hanko Front Museum showcases the history of the Hanko Front during the years 1939 to 1941, when Hanko peninsula was occupied by the Sovjet Union
Ekenäs Old Town and Ramsholmen Nature Trail
Västerby outdoor area with lakes and lean-tos and Dagmar park's springs
Tenala's large selection of cheeses in Tenhola's village shop - Frimans Diversehandel