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Duration
7 days
Activities
  • self guided cycle
Accommodation
  • 6 nights in small hotels and guesthouses
Meals
  • 1 Dinner
  • 6 Breakfasts

Price

$1699USD

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Overview

Trip Code: FIN

Trip highlights


  • Experiencing cycling along the Baltic Sea Coast
  • Enjoying the culture and cuisine of the harbour villages
  • Exploring a National Park and view a medieval castle ruin
  • Staying in character and charming accommodation

A cycle journey to discover Finland's Baltic Sea coastline dotted with lighthouses, islands and scenic bays. The route takes you between harbour towns with opportunities to see local artisans at work, a restored ironworks, medieval castle ruins and visit a national park. This is cycling at its best with quiet countryside roads showcasing rural Finland's idyllic lifestyle. Foodies will not be disappointed with numerous small restaurants to choose from in the evening that use local ingredients to serve up delicious meals. Sample local beer from micro-breweries and for the mid morning snack and cycling break there are little chocolate shops, cafes, and bakeries along the way. At night stay in a combination of seaside and countryside hotels, including a former scissors factory.

Trip Grading

introductory to moderate

More info about grading system

Make your own way to Tammisaari (Finnish name)/Ekenäs (Swedish name). One of Finland's oldest towns, it was founded as a trading port to rival Tallinn across the sea in Estonia. The town is bilingual, with the majority being Swedish speakers. After checking in at your hotel we recommend exploring the narrow streets of the enchanting Gamla Stan (old town) with its 18th century wooden buildings. There are several local restaurants where you can choose to eat dinner.

Meals:  Nil

On your first cycling day you will head away from the sea, on a beautiful ride through winding country lanes, visiting the ruins of Raseborgs Castle along the way. In Fiskars you can see local artisans at work, and taste beer and gin from the local producers. Overnight in Fiskars.

Meals:  B

Today you will head west though some typical rolling countryside, ending with a ride through the Teijo National Park. There are more opportunities to try some local beer, breads and chocolate from local suppliers. This evening you are free to choose a seaside restaurant for dinner. Overnight in Mathildedal

Meals:  B

It's a short ride though lovely forest trails this morning before you ride across the bridge to Kimito Island, Finland’s largest coastal island and with a special atmosphere of its own. Enjoy fantastic sea views on the afternoon ride to Kasnäs. Later you can relax on the ferry ride to Örö Island, remote and peaceful with very comfortable accommodation and great local food. Overnight in Örö.

Meals:  B

Island hop today to Rosala Island and back to Kimitö Island, where a freshly-cooked local dinner is included at your accommodation. Overnight Kimito Island.

Meals:  B,D

A beautiful ride north today, including one local ferry ride back to the mainland. Your hotel is in a quiet part of the city of Salo, with easy access to Helsinki airport.

Meals:  B

The trip concludes after breakfast. From Salo there are excellent train connections to Helsinki or you can take an airport bus.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner (3 courses)
  • 6 nights accommodation in small hotels and guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • Luggage transfer from the first hotel to the last hotel (1 piece, 20kg per person) and its storage during the trip. You carry your gear for the week in the panniers provided. Optional daily luggage transfer available - supplement applies (pp) - must be pre-booked and pre-paid.
  • Information pack including route notes & maps (one per room booked) and GPS tracks
  • Emergency hotline
  • 7 speed bike hire including helmet, repair kit, pump, phone holder and panniers to carry your gear for the trip (a limited number of e-bike available on request - supplement applies)

  • Travel to Tammisaari/Ekenäs and from Salo
  • 5 dinners, all lunches & beverages
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
  • Daily luggage transfer (your daily needs are carried in panniers provided) - unless paying the supplement

Bike information


Grading

introductory to moderate  

TRIP GRADING - INTRODUCTORY TO MODERATE (2) The trip requires a reasonable to good level of fitness to fully participate in the cycling, with daily cycle distances from 34 to 58km (21 to 36mi) per day. It is generally easy, but with occasional rolling sections and 3 days of cycling over 50km/31mi.


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Total Priceper person from

$1699USD

Options & Supplements*
  • electric bike supplement (limited number available)USD$210
  • Optional daily luggage transfers (per person)USD$280
  • single supplementUSD$450
*Prices listed are per person

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