A 174 km long cycling route that runs through plains and river valleys to the mires and hills of the watershed. The ring route starting from Kauhajoki bus station connects the services and attractions of the area and leads to the phenomena and events of the cultural history of the southern part of Southern Ostrobothnia.
The route goes through following towns: Kauhajoki, Karvia, Isojoki and Karijoki. There aretwo National Parks along the route: Lauhanvuori and Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas.
The section of road that runs through Lauhanvuori National Park rises to the highest point of the Geopark area and is open all year round. Kauhanevan-Pohjankangas National Park can be accessed from Nummikangas and Salomaa via road connections open during the summer season. The section of the medieval Kyrönkankaantie that runs through the Kauhaneva can only be reached by bicycle or on foot and offers an alternative route during the summer. Other Geopark destinations on the route are Hyypänjokilaakso, Susiluola and Iso-Kakkori.
The recommended direction of travel is clockwise. The route is a ring route and runs mainly along permanently paved and well-surfaced gravel roads.
Rest stopsHelmin Kortteeri
Anne's Art Café
Lauhansarvi Nature Tourism Center
Kangasjärvi camping site
Valkoinen Puu Cafe & Shop Kauhajoki
Hotel Kauhajoen Krouvi
Tips and hintswww.lhgeopark.fi/en
Getting thereFrom Seinäjoki in the north, take road 67 to Aronkylä in Kauhajoki, turn onto road 44, continue for 2.8 km, turn right onto Lellavantie, continue for 1.1 km, turn left onto Topeeka and continue for 850 m, making the destination on the right.
From the direction of Pori from the south, take road 8 north, about 55 km north of Pori, turn right towards Kauhajoki. Continue to Isojoki and continue to Kauhajoki according to the signs. In the center at the church, turn right and continue to Topeeka. After about 500 m the destination on the left.
From Tampere in the south, take road 3 to Parkano, from where, according to the signs, go to Karvia from the north of the city center. From Karvia, continue through the church village to Kauhajoki according to the signs, from the Karijoki junction to the connecting road 663, continue for 1.3 km and turn right towards the Center. After about 400 m, turn right at the crossroads at the church and follow Topeeka for about 500 m until your destination on the left.
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