East of Helsinki we have a lot of traditional farming landscapes but also dense protected forests. A lot of elks and deer roam here ... More info ›
East of Helsinki we have a lot of traditional farming landscapes but also dense protected forests. A lot of elks and deer roam here. Your e-bike tour starts with some excellent cycling along Helsinki Central Park forest tracks. Lake Tuusulanjärvi is renowned for its natural beauty and old artist villas. Cycle on quiet country roads and visit small towns. Porvoo Old Town is one of the best preserved wooden villages in Finland. Quench your thirst with some first-class craft beer from local breweries. Now that sounds like a great cycling holiday! Note: This tour was accepted into the “Finland100” -program, to celebrate Finland’s 100 years of independence in 2017.
Day 1: Cycle to Tuusula through Central Park forest
Pass By: Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula), Tuusula, Uusimaa
Please arrive at our office at 8:30 so we can prepare your bikes. After all is set you will head for the Central Park forest trails. Cycling north, you soon enter the Haltiala fields. Real countryside feeling and even some cattle here. Be sure to stop for coffee or lunch at Wanha Pehtoori cafe. The track continues along Kerava River. In the Lake Tuusulanjärvi region you will cycle along the famous lakeside road. Some nice cafes and villas here. Many of Finland’s most prominent artists used to spend time here in the early 1900’s. Check your battery charge level and top up if necessary. Overnight in Järvenpää region.
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel in Järvenpää region
Day 2: Continue east to Porvoo
Pass By: Porvoo Old Town, Porvoo, Uusimaa
Continue east along quiet country roads. Stop in Pornainen for lunch and check out the beautiful stone church. After some kilometers along forest roads the Porvoonjoki river valley starts. This is one of the Finnish National Landscapes. For hundreds of years people have lived here. The trail follows the river and eventually you reach Porvoo. Old Porvoo is also listed in the National Landscapes. And rightfully so, it is well preserved and has an aura of times gone by. Visit some of the quaint cafes and restaurants. Overnight in Porvoo region.
Accommodation included: Bed&Breakfast in Porvoo
Day 3: Cycling along Baltic Sea coast
Pass By: Pilvijärvi
Morning starts with relaxed cycling along the river and down to the Baltic Sea. Drive through countryside towns to Sipoo. Visit cafe Kaksi Verantaa for the special atmosphere and delicious pastry. Also some good lunch restaurants near town center. Now it’s time to cycle south, following the Sipoo river valley. If it’s a warm day, you may want to stop by Lake Pilvijärvi. There is a delifghtful small beach and swimming is possible. You can also rent kayaks near the river delta. Overnight in Sipoo region.
Accommodation included: Bed&Breakfast in Sipoo region
Day 4: Coastal bike paths and bird habitats
Pass By: Vanhankaupunginkoski
In the morning you will drive west along the coast. As you approach Helsinki, the trail will take you on cycling paths very near the water’s edge. Take your time and enjoy the views. Stop for a coffee in old Puotila mansion. In the afternoon you will reach Viikki protected bird habitat and arboretum, where you will find over 400 species of trees and shrubs. Climb one of the bird watching towers. This is a real oasis on the outskirts of Central Helsinki. As you exit the protected area, stop for a moment by the Vanhakaupunki rapids. This is where Helsinki was founded in year 1550. There is a very good restaurant by the water. Finish the day at our office and hand over the bikes.
No accommodation included on this day.