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Finnish archipelago bike tour

A trip through Finland's beautiful archipelago.

This round trip in the beautiful Finnish Archipelago offers an enjoyable mix of cycling, island hopping and enjoying the scenery and nature. After cycling you can relax in a real Finnish sauna or in a spa. Shaped by the ice age, the beautiful Finnish Archipelago consists of thousands of islands and islets. You will visit some of the Turku Archipelago islands with peaceful nature and idyllic villages. The tour starts from Finland’s oldest town, Turku. This beautiful and lively town by the Aurajoki River offers many attractions such as architecture, history, culture and sights. You will also visit the small town of Naantali with lovely wooden houses and the beautiful Island of Ruissalo with nature reserves. Don’t forget to taste the delicious Finnish cinnamon buns and other delicacies!

Medium
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • self guided
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Itinerary

Turku is the oldest city and the former capital of Finland. Some of the main attractions 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 with themes like middle age, music, theatre, art, design and much more. 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.

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.

Once you leave the town of Naantali, you cycle through countryside and cross bridges with characteristic archipelago seascapes. The route follows partly the historic Great Mail Route that once passed from Turku to Stockholm. Then you make your first ferry trips and cycle through two small islands. After your cycling you can relax your mind and muscles in a Finnish sauna.

Today your cycling in the beautiful Turku Archipelago continues. You pedal along the Archipelago Ring Road and hop with ferries from island to another. Finally you arrive to a lively and idyllic archipelago village Nauvo.

Visit the nearby ancient stone labyrinth and cycle to the neighbouring village, Korppoo. A beautiful seatrip through the Turku Archipelago will bring you back to Finland’s oldest town, Turku. Then you head from Turku city center to Ruissalo Island, located in the south-west of the city, by the Archipelago Sea shore. You reach the island by cycling or by waterbus (at own cost) with your bike on board. Ruissalo Island has lovely nature reserves and one of the largest old oak forests in Finland. The Botanical garden of University of Turku is situated in the middle of the island. The charming 19th century villas on the island are considered as culturally and historically valuable. 

Today you cycle in the nearby Turku Archipelago connected to the mainland by bridges. Your first destination is Hirvensalo Island where the famous Finnish sculptor Wäinö Aaltonen also lived. In Hirvensalo you can visit St. Henry's Ecumenical Art Chapel which is a pilgrimage site for lovers of architecture. This mystical landscape sculpture was completed on the fringe of the archipelago nature in 2005. Kakskerta is also an island in the Archipelago Sea in the district of Turku. Like other islands in the Turku Archipelago, it has a large number of summer residences. There is a lake in the middle of the island. In the summer you can take a bath in the lake or in the sea. In Kakskerta you can visit the old stone church and the Brinkhall Manor famous as a filming location for a historical TV- drama.

We recommend to have an extra day in Turku for more sightseeing or for a lovely walking day tour in the nearby Kurjenrahka National Park, boat trip in the archipelago or any other activity of your choice with good time. Do you want to visit Stockholm too? Book a cruise ship trip through the beautiful Archipelago Sea from Turku to Stockholm.

Map Finnish archipelago by bike

Tour character

The tour is most suitable for adults and youngsters, not suitable for children under age of 12 years. Please note that when there are ferry trips, the time spent on route is relatively longer. 

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance*
Place of arrival: Turku
  Season 1
20.06.2021 - 02.07.2021
07.08.2021 - 22.08.2021

Sunday
Season 2
03.07.2021 - 06.08.2021

Sunday
Bike tour in the Finnish archipelago, 7 days, FI-ARRTT-07X
Base price
8 399
8 899
Single room surcharge 4 399 4 399
Season 1
Jun 20, 2021 - Jul 2, 2021
Aug 7, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021
Sunday
Season 2
Jul 3, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021
Sunday
Bike tour in the Finnish archipelago, 7 days, FI-ARRTT-07X
Base price
Single room surcharge
8 399
4 399
8 899
4 399
Season 1
Jun 20, 2021 - Jul 2, 2021
Aug 7, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021
Season 2
Jul 3, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021
Turku
Extra night in double room/B&B
Extra night in single room/B&B
Ruissalo island
Extra night in double room/B&B
Extra night in single room/B&B
949
1 499
749
1 299
949
1 499
749
1 299
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Turku
  Season 1
Jun 20, 2021 - Jul 2, 2021
Aug 7, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021

Sunday
Season 2
Jul 3, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021

Sunday
Turku
Extra night in double room/B&B 949 949
Extra night in single room/B&B 1 499 1 499
Ruissalo island
Extra night in double room/B&B 749 749
Extra night in single room/B&B 1 299 1 299
Filter
21-gear men's bike
21-gear ladies bike
Electric bike (unisex)
949
949
2 299
Prices per person in SEK

Services and extras

Services included

Services included:

  • Overnights in chosen 3***- and 4****-hotels
  • Breakfast 
  • Welcome briefing
  • Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • Ferries according to the program
  • Access to the hotel spa in Naantali and Ruissalo
  • Well elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents: route maps, route description, tourist attractions and sights, important telephone numbers (1x per booked room)
  • Service-Hotline

Optional:

  • Rental bike

Not included:

  • Travel insurance
  • All services not mentioned under "Services included"
More information

Arrival:

  • By flight: Helsinki (best connected), Turku (closest airport) or Tampere airport and by bus or train to Turku. Stockholm airport and by ferry to Turku.