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Cycling Western Uusimaa Coast from Helsinki to Hanko

Long Distance Cycling
  • Cycling route follows the seashore
    / Cycling route follows the seashore
    Photo: Panu Kosonen, Outdoors Finland
  • A perfect place to admire the seaside landscape
    / A perfect place to admire the seaside landscape
    Photo: Lauri Karlsson, Outdoors Finland
  • Pikkala bridge combines western and eastern King's Road
    / Pikkala bridge combines western and eastern King's Road
    Photo: Panu Kosonen, Outdoors Finland
  • Gesterby Museum Area offers a sight to history
    / Gesterby Museum Area offers a sight to history
    Photo: Panu Kosonen, Outdoors Finland
  • The old Raseborg Castle on a gorgeus place on the hill
    / The old Raseborg Castle on a gorgeus place on the hill
    Photo: Panu Kosonen, Outdoors Finland
  • Take a fishing trip to the archipelago in Tammisaari
    / Take a fishing trip to the archipelago in Tammisaari
    Photo: Marjaana Salomaa, Outdoors Finland
  • A pretty guest harbour in Inkoo
    / A pretty guest harbour in Inkoo
    Photo: Panu Kosonen, Outdoors Finland
  • Historical buildings on your cycling route
    / Historical buildings on your cycling route
    Photo: Panu Kosonen, Outdoors Finland
  • Refreshing drink at empress Dagmar's spring
    / Refreshing drink at empress Dagmar's spring
    Photo: Panu Kosonen, Outdoors Finland
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This captivating cycling route full of history reveals you the lively urban Metropolitan area,  the seaside landscapes and nature as well as peaceful countryside. There are charming castles, iron works areas, manors and museum roads along the route.  You cycle along the Western Coast of Finland on your way from Helsinki to Ekenäs. The cycling route follows historical King’s Road. From Ekenäs you cycle to visit the southernmost point of Finland, Hanko. Turning back you cycle  through beautiful and peaceful southern Finnish countryside.

easy
159.7 km
52:00 h
476 m
463 m

This captivating cycling route starts from Helsinki. After cycling along sea front of Espoo your first stop is in Kirkkonummi. From Kirkkonummi you have a great opportunity to visit Porkkala seafront and enjoy beautiful nature and archipelago. Take the opportunity to swim in natural waters either in sea or small lakes along the cycling route. On your way to Ingå you cycle both eastern and western King’s Road and visit the historical bridge combining them. After visiting Ingå by the sea you cycle along King’s Road to Fagervik and then ruins of Raseborg Castle and enjoy the beautifull countryside with fields and forests. On your way to Ekenäs you see where the local food is produced. You can also visit facinating archipelago on your way. Ekenäs is worth visiting with its historical town center, cafes and restaurants offering best local and organic dishes. Nearby is large nature preservation area showing you the best of Finnish nature in archipelago. Enjoy the light summer nights in beautifull nature. If you would like to visit Finlands’ southernmost town, make your way to Hanko. The cycling route takes you along the southern side of Cape Hankoniemi the way to other end of Hankoniemi. The cycling route takes you through the amazing bird watching areas, silent, thick pine woods while strong sea is hitting the great rocks at the sea shore. Hanko is beautiful summer city with its charming wooden villas and has been holiday resort for Finnish people for long time.

 

Turning back towards Helsinki, cycling route follows the chain of old iron work villages. The roads hug the coast and an idyllic pastoral landscape opens up. Mustionjoki and Fiskarsinjoki rivers run into the Pohjanpitäjä Bay which is a shallow fjord-like bay and quite unique in nature. Bay was important for trade already in times of King’s Road.  Area is one of the birth sites of the Finnish metal industry.  You cycle to Fiskars and Billnäs villages and town of Karis. Some of the buildings in the village are from the 1700s. The area shows cultural heritage landscapes of Southern Finland. Svartå Manor is the biggest non-ecclesiastical wooden building in Finland. It was completed in the late 1700s and is still one of the country’s most highly valued manor houses. Cycling route continues to Siuntio known as manor parish and back to Kirkkonummi and then crosses the northern Espoo and Vantaa cities following old King’s Road to east.

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Marjaana Salomaa
Updated: 2018-01-12

Difficulty
easy
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Altitude
55 m
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Safety information

The terrain is relatively hilly, but day trips are moderate making the route suitable also for beginners. The stages are rather short. Roads are in good condition but narrow. You should reserve our accommodation in advance, there are only few and rather small places available in countryside. The restaurants are usually in towns and villages and there are only few to choose from. Therefore you should always have fresh water and snacks with you.  You can take train back to Helsinki from Hanko and Karis. From Ekenäs, Ingå and Kirkkonummi there is a buss connetion to Helsinki. Taking bicycle to bus or train is always based on availability and there is an extra charge for the bicycle.    

 

Tips, hints and links

Sights: 

  • Fagervik Iron Works area
  • Raseborg Castle ruins
  • Charming Ekenäs town by the sea
  • Hanko, a summer paradise by the sea
  • There are cruises to close by island from Hanko. The most popular one is Bengtskär Lighthouse Island. 
  • Fiskars and Billnäs Iron works villages
  • Svartå Manor

 

More about accommodation, restaurants and sights:

Visit Espoo

Visit Raseborg

Hanko

South Coast Finland

Start

Helsinki Railway Station (2 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
60.153728 N 24.955659 E
UTM
35V 386512 6670288

Destination

Helsinki Railway Station

Turn-by-turn directions

from Helsinki to Kirkkonummi  

from Kirkkonummi to Porkkala  (extra POI)

from Kirkkonummi to Inkoo

from Inkoo to Tammisaari

from Inkoo to Barösund (extra POI)

from Tammisaari to Hanko  

from Tammisaari to Fiskars

from Fiskars to Karjaa

from Karjaa to Kirkkonummi  

from Kirkkonummi to Kerava

Getting there

To start the route

Route can be started from Helsinki or alternatively from the other towns along the route. There is a regular train connection from Helsinki to Kirkkonummi.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
159.7 km
Duration
52:00 h
Ascent
476 m
Descent
463 m
Stage tour Nice views With refreshment stops Suitable for families and children Cultural/historical value Geological highlights

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  • 10 Stages

Long Distance Cycling Stage 1: Cycling Western Uusimaa Coast from Helsinki to Kirkkonummi

The inhabitants in Western Uusimaa are eager sailors
2017-11-08
Long Distance Cycling Long Distance Cycling • Finnish Archipelago
Stage 1
46.7 km
3:33 h
160 m
155 m
from Marjaana Salomaa,  Outdoors Finland

Long Distance Cycling Stage 2: Cycling Western Uusimaa Coast from Kirkkonummi to Porkkala

Cycling makes fun!
2017-11-08
Long Distance Cycling Long Distance Cycling • Finnish Archipelago
Stage 2
23.8 km
1:55 h
106 m
100 m
from Marjaana Salomaa,  Outdoors Finland

Long Distance Cycling Stage 3: Cycling Western Uusimaa Coast from Kirkkonummi to Ingå

Pikkala bridge combines eastern and western King's Road
2017-11-08
Long Distance Cycling Long Distance Cycling • Finnish Archipelago
Stage 3
32.4 km
2:24 h
67 m
74 m
from Marjaana Salomaa,  Outdoors Finland

Long Distance Cycling Stage 4: Cycling Western Uusimaa Coast from Ingå to Ekenäs

Raasepori Castle was build on an island in the 14th century
2017-11-08
Long Distance Cycling Long Distance Cycling • Finnish Archipelago
Stage 4
43.3 km
3:12 h
220 m
205 m
from Marjaana Salomaa,  Outdoors Finland

Long Distance Cycling Stage 5: Cycling Western Uusimaa Coast from Ingå to Barösund

Lucky to catch a look of a swan
2017-11-08
Long Distance Cycling Long Distance Cycling • Finnish Archipelago
Stage 5
19.1 km
1:25 h
52 m
67 m
from Marjaana Salomaa,  Outdoors Finland

Long Distance Cycling Stage 6: Cycling Western Uusimaa Coast from Ekenäs to Hanko

Listen to the sounds of silent forests while cycling
2017-11-08
Long Distance Cycling Long Distance Cycling • Finnish Archipelago
Stage 6
45.5 km
3:10 h
50 m
59 m
from Marjaana Salomaa,  Outdoors Finland

Long Distance Cycling Stage 7: Cycling Western Uusimaa Coast from Ekenäs to Fiskars

Imagine the power of water
2017-11-08
Long Distance Cycling Long Distance Cycling • Finnish Archipelago
Stage 7
26.2 km
2:02 h
110 m
107 m
from Marjaana Salomaa,  Outdoors Finland

Long Distance Cycling Stage 8: Cycling Western Uusimaa Coast from Fiskars to Karis

Stop to enjoy the silence of the Finnish countryside
2017-11-08
Long Distance Cycling Long Distance Cycling • Finnish Archipelago
Stage 8
11.2 km
0:52 h
77 m
68 m
from Marjaana Salomaa,  Outdoors Finland

Long Distance Cycling Stage 9: Cycling Western Uusimaa Coast from Karis to Kirkkonummi

Marvellous Finnish nature on the cycling route
2017-11-08
Long Distance Cycling Long Distance Cycling • Finnish Archipelago
Stage 9
68.6 km
5:12 h
364 m
403 m
from Marjaana Salomaa,  Outdoors Finland

Long Distance Cycling Stage 10: Cycling Western Uusimaa Coast from Kirkkonummi to Kerava

You meet bosky areas in Uusimaa on your cycling tour
2017-11-08
Long Distance Cycling Long Distance Cycling • Helsinki
Stage 10
71.2 km
5:27 h
292 m
224 m
from Marjaana Salomaa,  Outdoors Finland
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