The bicycle tour in the cultural landscape of Lake Lohja will take you on an amazing adventure. Lake Lohja is the largest lake in southern Finland.
You will explore the captivating nature, feel the soothing effect of a tranquil environment and enjoy clean lakewater. The cycling route leads you through fields, apple gardens and herb-rich forests all the way to the mystical oak tree of Paavola. On the way you can enjoy local food made from fresh ingredients or pick berries from the woods. Finnish people love to pick superfood from the forest! Find a sauna and get e.g. a peat treatment and swim in natural waters. You will feel like a newborn after that.
Along the route you will experience how the old iron works culture meets the lively modern villages. In the iron foundry villages you can enjoy various cultural events. In Fiskars you can explore the world famous Finnish design. The intense silence and the mystery of light-filled summer nights, when the sun does not set until midnight, will help you to understand why especially Finnish artists and influencers have enjoyed the surroundings of Lake Lohja.
There are numerous charming accommodation options and local restaurants serving delicious Finnish food along the route. Book you accommodation in advance!
You mostly cycle on a quiet country road, but watch out for the traffic!
Wear a cycling helmet for your own safety.
Take some food and enough water with you.
If you make an open fire, make sure it is totally extinguished before you leave.
Take warm and water-proof cycling clothes with you, as the weather conditions may change quickly.
Take maintenance tools for your bicycle - and study how to use them. Moblile network is available through the cycling tour, and you'll be able to call for help. Still, it is a good idea to learn how to patch the bike tyre for a long cycling tour.
Learn about everyman's rights; you can freely pick for example berries in a forest as long as you are not stepping to someones backyard. It is the Finnish code of conduct in the natural surrounding.
Book your boat trip from Lohjansaari to Karjalohja in advance! You can take your bicycles and your luggage on board.
See the printable route guide for nice places to stay along the route.