2020

Helsinki - Stockholm bike tour

See Finland and Sweden in one tour!

  Helsinki - Stockholm

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  • ca. 200 km

7
days

50
∅ km per day

Cycle from the capital of Finland to the capital of Sweden, past lovely villages with wooden houses, countryside and the beautiful archipelago. Finish your tour with a cruise to Stockholm through by crossing the unique Archipelago Sea, which consists of thousands of islands and islets.

Day 1: Individual arrival to Helsinki

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a vibrant seaside city with beautiful islands and great green parks. The fortress of Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Finland’s most popular sights. The beautiful islands of Suomenlinna are only a 15-minute ferry ride away from Helsinki Market Square. Influenced by Classicism and modernized by Functionalism, Helsinki is possibly best known for its Art Nouveau architecture. Helsinki's boulevards and backstreets overflow with magnificent architecture, intriguing drinking and dining venues and groundbreaking design. We recommend you to book an extra night in Helsinki before the tour, in order to have time to explore Helsinki and its sights.

Day 2: Helsinki - Tammisaari by train, Tammisaari - Fiskars ca. 45 km 

By train you reach Tammisaari, where the cycling starts. The idyllic seaside village is popular among boaters, especially during the summer season. While many of the buildings in Old Tammisaari have been rebuilt over the years, care has been taken to preserve the winding alleys and lanes. The oldest part of Tammisaari is a conservation area with buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. From Tammisaari you cycle to the evocative ruins of Raasepori Castle and to Fiskars, a charming former ironworks village with a green river sliding between brick buildings. Today more than 100 artisans, designers and artists work here, and craft shops, studios and galleries fill the village's neoclassical buildings. Stroll through the picturesque centre with Finnish designs shops and nice galleries and cafés.

Day 3: Fiskars - Mathildedal ca. 50 km

From Fiskars you cycle through countryside to another former ironworks village, Mathildedal. This small seaside village is located close to Teijo National Park and Matildanjärvi Lake. We recommend to go for a trip into the nature. You can also go kayaking or paddling.

Day 4: Mathildedal - Salo ca. 50 km (+ train ride to Turku)

Today your cycle through countryside to Salo, known for electronics and for Nokia mobile phones. Then you take a train to Turku, the former capital and oldest city of Finland. Some of the main attractions of Turku are the Cathedral, Turku Castle, Aurajoki riverside, Forum Marinum maritime centre and its museum ship fleet, Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum and Turku Art Museum. In
the summer the city holds many events and festivals. The river is the heart and soul of the city. Walk along the Aurajoki River and admire the old ships. There are many nice cafés and restaurants
in the centre and by the riverside.

Day 5: Round trip to Naantali ca. 55 km

Today you cycle in the lovely and calm Finnish countryside. In the summer you can take a swim in the small lakes along the way in Rusko and Masku. Then you arrive to Naantali by the Archipelago Sea. Naantali is one of the oldest towns in Finland and was founded around the medieval Brigittine convent of which the church still dominates its skyline. Known as the Sunshine Town, Naantali attracts local and foreign visitors from around the world with the ever-popular children's favourite Moomin World theme park. The official summer residence of the President of Finland, Kultaranta estate, is also located in Naantali. Take a walk through the idyllic old town and harbour and enjoy good food in one of the beautiful seaside restaurants, before you return back to Turku. 

Day 6: Cruise ship to Stockholm

A pleasant whole day cruise ship trip through the wonderful Archipelago Sea of tens of thousands of islands will bring you to the capital of Sweden, Stockholm. Stockholm is built on 14 islands connected with 56 bridges. Stockholm offers many sights of which the most popular are the Old Town, the open air museum Skansen, the Vasa-Ship and Museum, the Royale Palace, the Drottningholm Palace, the City Hall and the Abba Museum. Stockholm flourishes architecture, design, good food and Scandinavian culture!

Day 7: Individual departure or extra nights

After breakfast your bike tour ends. We are happy to book extra nights for you.