Villa Jaakkola bike route - Drop by at Hamina
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Hamina, tuo maailmanluokan pikkukaupunkiPhoto: Visit Kotka-Hamina
Nevertheless, the city has a very rich and colourful history.
On this cycling route, you stop by at Hamina and experience the secrets of the city.
The route follows largely a paved road or a specific bike path that is in a good condition.
Dirt road can be found only right at the beginning and at end of the route.
Later a city was established inside the fortress.
At the heart of the city is the Town Hall, from which 8 streets leave by radial - this circular station plan is unique by world standards as well.
There isstill a lot to see in the city from its earliest times, such as churches, museums, numerous wooden residences and castle walls.
Since these times, Hamina has been a military city.
The Cadet School has previously operated there, where Marshal Mannerheim, for example, attended.
Later, the Reserve Officer School (RUK) has operated on the premises of the cadet school.
Hamina isn't anyhow only about history and military traditions.
On the edge of the city is located the Europe's tallest flag, a Finnish flag which is a size of a basketball court.
There are also other flag-themed sights to see around the city.
Another of Hamina's major attractions is the largest tent canopy in Europe, erected in the main bass of the fortress, where the military music event Hamina Tattoo is held every two years.
At other times, other big and smaller events are held there.
Huovila's café is the oldest and most famous one of these, but cafés Kaneli and Varvara are also worth visiting.
At the end of the cycling route, you can enjoy fresh waffles at Villa Jaakkola's granary café.
Rest stopsCafé Raatihuone, Hamina
Huovila's café, Hamina
Safety informationThe route follows either low-traffic rural roads or cycle paths.
Public transportThe location is not accessible by public transport.
The nearest public transport stop is at the intersection of Helsingintie and Reitkallintie, from where Villa Jaakkola is 7.5 km away.
Bus stop, Hamina - Kotka
Bus stop, Kotka - Hamina
By roadApproaching Hamina on the E-18 motorway, get off at exit 80 and turn towards Hamina along Seututie 170 (Helsingintie) for 5 km, then turn left onto Reitkallintie, continue for 5.5 km and turn left again, 2 km to the destination.
ParkingPlenty of free parking on site
EquipmentMost of the route is on paved roads.
There are only a few gravel roads, so you can get around on basic bikes.
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