This historical cycling route combines the current and former capital of Finland and it is one of the most beautiful tours in the country.
Great Coastal Road, called the King’s Road, is a part of the historical mail road from Stockholm to St.Petersburg. HIstorical manor houses, castles, villages and towns form a contrast to the forests, fields and coastal nature of Western Uusimaa. The area is among the most popular cycling destinations in Finland. The forests of Teijo Hiking Area still feature signs of the period of ironworks, such as coal pit foundations.
Helsinki – Kirkkonummi 39 km
Kirkkonummi – Inkoo 33 km
Inkoo – Tammisaari 44 km
Tammisaari – Teijo 56 km
Teijo – Salo 21 km
Salo – Turku 59 km
Good to Know
The terrain is undulating and travels primarily along the road. Some daily distances are not very long and you can take a rest day in several destinations. The route has lots to see, so you can have plenty of breaks. The total length of the route makes the difficulty level medium. This is one the the most popular cycling regions in Finland, so it is good to book your accommodation well in advance!
To start the tour
Instead of Helsinki you can start this route from several locations (Kirkkonummi, Siuntio, Lohja, Karjaa, Inkoo, Tammisaari, Salo) which you can reach by train of bus. From those towns you can also easily return to Helsinki.
Espoo cycling tours
Kirkkonummi, Porkkala region
Tammisaari (in Swedish ‘Ekenäs’) and surroundings
Fiskars, Billnäs, and Svartå manor house
Teijo hiking area