Explore the Baltic Sea coast, and its islands and bays, on this extremely varied route including harbour towns, local artisans at work, restored ironworks, medieval castle ruins, national parks, and peaceful cycling roads though idyllic countryside. A foodies delight, choose dinner from small restaurants cooking with local ingredients, taste local beer from micro-breweries, and for the sweet-tooth there are little chocolate shops, cafes, and bakeries along the way.
- The route is extremely varied and this is one of its main selling points
- Staying the first 2 nights in Tammisaari, a small coastal town with a charming old section with old painted wooden houses.
- Coastal ride to Hanko, the southernmost tip of Finland with a lively harbour surrounded by bars and restaurants
- An in-land ride to Fiskars where you can see artisans at work and taste locally-produced beer and gin.
- Some great little restaurants to taste local food
DAY 1 ARRIVAL TO TAMMISAARI
Personal arrival to Tammisaari, with its beautiful seaside location and a picturesque Old Town of historic wooden houses.Choose a local restaurant for dinner.Overnight in Tammisaari centre, (breakfast)
DAY 2 HANKO (40km)
Collect your bicycles and take a short ride to the railway station for the short journey to Hanko. A former spa town, it offers some nice cycling routes to hidden harbours, and a selection of bars, cafes, and restaurants. Return to Tammisaari by bike following the quiet coastal route. Visit the amazing Hanko Front Museum along the way. Choose a local restaurant for dinner. Overnight in Tammisaari, (breakfast)
DAY 3 TAMMISAARI-FISKARS (58km)
Heading away from the sea today, a beautiful ride through winding country lanes, visiting the ruins of Raseborgs Castle along the way. In Fiskars you can see local artisans at work, and taste beer and gin from the local producers. Overnight in Fiskars, (breakfast)
DAY 4 FISKARS-MATHILDEDAL (45km)
Head west though some typical rolling countryside, ending with a ride through the Teijo National Park. Choose a seaside restaurant for dinner.Overnight in Mathildedal, (breakfast)
DAY 5 MATHILDEDAL-KIMITO ISLAND (60km)
Hop across the bridge this morning to Kimito Island, Finland's largest coastal island dotted with seaside villages, and with a special atmosphere of its own. Enjoy lunch from a choice of charming cafes, and dinner tonight is included in youraccommodation.Overnight in Kimito Island, (breakfast + dinner)
DAY 6 KIMITO ISLAND-SALO (54km)
A beautiful ride north today, including one local ferry ride back on to the mainland. Choose a dinner restaurant in the town centre.Overnight in Salo, (breakfast)
DAY 7: Personal departure from Salo - - there are excellent train connections back to Helsinki.
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