Ring G is a 122-kilometre, 1–2-night gravel ring shaped route around the Helsinki region from one end of the metro line to the other via hiking trails and gravel roads. This ring road for gravel cyclists is accessible by metro from the centre of Helsinki, unless you combine it with the Eurovelo 10 trail and ride Ring G as a 2–3-day semi-urban weekend trip.
Ring G combines the green areas, parks and conservation area trails at the edge of the Helsinki metropolitan area into a bikepacker’s ring road that offers diverse nature experiences a stone’s throw away from urban atmosphere. The trail runs from the shores of the Uutelanniemi Peninsula to the Kuusijärvi smoke sauna and from the Sipoonkorpi National Park along riversides to the lake uplands in the Nuuksio National Park. Accommodation options range from lean-tos to luxury – depending on your preferences and schedule, and you do not often need to carry more food and water than you need for a few hours. Cycling the Ring G trail might be the best, most flexible and easiest way to get to know the nature in the Helsinki region.
Depending on the pace, the trail can be ridden as a one- or two-night trip, but faster cyclists can bike it in a day. Read more about the trail and opportunities it offers in the Trail notes.
Note! If you are looking for a shorter trail in this region, check the Sipoonkorpi overnight trip or Nuuksio overnight. Also, if you want to depart Helsinki by bike and pedal back, you can do it by following this trail.
Kuva: Poppis Suomela
Photos: Poppis Suomela, Teemu Oksanen and Taneli Roininen
Uutela recreational area gravel trails and seascapes
Kuusijärvi smoke sauna and a dip in the lake
Nights in a tent in the Sipoo National Park and Pirttimäki recreational area
Following the Keravanjoki and Vantaanjoki Rivers from rapids to rapids
Hynkanlampi beautiful forest lake and Nuuksio National Park
Experiencing the contrast between nature and city life several times even during a single day