Island Hopping by Bike
Discover the natural archipelago of Finland on a cycling tour which hops from island to island. Complete package including accommodations, bikes, luggage transfer, GPX route files, and more.
6 nights / 7 days
from 888 €
HOW TO GET HERE – TURKU
Arrival Tour starts and ends in Turku, Finland. Nearest airport is Turku, but also easy access from Helsinki airport by train, so guests commonly fly in and out of Helsinki, and combine a city stay there.
WHAT’S INCLUDED – AT A GLANCE
6 nights accommodation with breakfast
2 dinners (1 x 3 course dinner & 1 x 6 course Archipelago tasting menu)
24-speed hybrid bicycle with panniers, repair kit, pump, helmet, phone attachment
All necessary island ferry fees
Cycling road map (1 for up to 2 persons)
Route Information Leaflet
Route in electronic .GPX format
24 hour emergency phone service
Luggage storage at start/end hotel (or luggage transfer for supplement)
Exclusive access to tour Google My Map showing our hand-picked selection of hidden gems and sustainable tips
OUR DONATION TO CHARITY
We donate 10 EUR for every person booked on this tour to the John Nurminen Foundation, a charitable organisation protecting the Baltic Sea and its cultural heritage.
There is nothing quite as sustainable as using your own pedal power out in the wonderful Finnish archipelago nature. Every time we go to this unique and amazing region off Finland’s south-west coast, we just get to love it more.
The Turku archipelago consists of over 20,000 islands, and is a stunning area of natural beauty. Our popular cycling tour hops from island to island using local ferries. Included in the package is accommodation in a combination of small island boutique hotels, converted school houses and barns, the Old Town of Naantali, and the city of Turku, plus bicycle hire with panniers and helmets, a route information booklet plus .GPX files for your phone or navigation device, cycling maps, emergency service, and luggage transfer options.
Supporting Rural Economies
You will be supporting remote rural economies, stay at some small family-run accommodations, and get to taste amazing food sourced from fresh local ingredients.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrival to Turku, Finland
Personal arrival to Turku, a bustling summer city on the south-west coast of Finland, easily accessible from Helsinki. There is a medieval castle and cathedral, and a wide selection of bars, cafes, and restaurants.
Overnight in Turku centre (breakfast)
Day 2: 47km
Collect your bicycles and ride north-west out of the city and into the countryside.
We’ll point you towards a harbourside restaurant for refreshments along the way before the day’s journey ends with 2 short ferry hops to your overnight island accommodation surrounded by the archipelago.
Enjoy a cold beer and dinner at the hotel’s outdoor terrace.
Overnight in Velkua (breakfast)
DAY 3: 55km
Begin your main island hopping day enjoying the beautiful island morning, reaching the very heart of the archipelago.
Crossing the tiny island of Iniö you reach Houtskär island for an excellent dinner and overnight in a converted schoolhouse by the sea.
Overnight on Houtskär island (breakfast + dinner)
DAY 4: 20km
Take your freshly-prepared breakfast tray out into the garden before riding to the next harbour.
There is one relaxing ferry journey today between 2 of the biggest of the archipelago islands. Its 20km riding distance between the overnight hotels but there are various possible ways to get extra cycling in for those who wish.
Dinner tonight is an archipelago tasting menu in the highly-regarded hotel restaurant.
Overnight on Korpo island (breakfast + dinner)
DAY 5: 57km
Today visit the main archipelago island of Nauvo, and its village centre a lively harbour with a selection of small shops, bars, and restaurants.
Take the ferry north back to the mainland and continue by bike to the idyllic seaside village of Naantali, with cobbled streets and old wooden houses around a bustling harbour.
Overnight in Naantali, with plenty of local harbour restaurants to choose from for dinner
DAY 6: 14km
Free time in Naantali, or back in Turku city, according to your preference. Its just a short ride back to Turku, where you return your bicycles.
Overnight in Turku centre (breakfast)
ROUTE & GALLERY
DATES & PRICES
DEPARTURE DATES IN 2022
June 12, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24 31
August 7, 14, 21
PACKAGE PRICE IN EUR (euros)
per person sharing twin/double
1360 € per person in single
- 6 nights accommodation with breakfast
- 2 dinners (1 x 3 course dinner & 1 x 6 course Archipelago tasting menu)
- 24-speed hybrid bicycle with panniers, repair kit, pump, helmet, phone attachment
- All necessary island ferry fees
- Cycling road map (1 for up to 2 persons)
- Route Information Leaflet
- Route in electronic .GPX format
- 24 hour emergency phone service
- Luggage storage at start/end hotel (or luggage transfer for supplement)
- Exclusive access to tour Google My Map showing our hand-picked selection of hidden gems and sustainable tips
What’s NOT included
- Flights from your home country
- Personal travel insurance
- Meals not outlined in programme
155 EUR per person extra for electric bike
245 EUR per person Luggage Transfer – Silver package
310 EUR per person Luggage Transfer – Gold package
The basic tour package includes free storage of your luggage at the hotel where you start and end the tour.
You can add a luggage transfer package where your luggage (1 piece per person) is transferred between hotels.
The Luggage Transfer – Silver package option includes 4 seperate transfers between accommodations. For 1 night of the stay, on the remotest island, you use your panniers for an overnight change of clothes. This option saves some cost.
The Luggage Transfer – Gold package option includes a luggage transfer between every hotel on the route – a total of 5 separate transfers.
BOOK THIS TOUR
GOOD TO KNOW
• All accommodations have private bathrooms
• City centre locations at the start and end of the tour make it easy to arrive + depart and pick up/ drop off bikes. Beautiful natural locations in the archipelago combine with a stay in the Old Town at Naantali. All hotels have dinner restuarant except Naantali, which has wide choice within short walk.
• Breakfast buffet is included daily (except Day 3 where breakfast box is provided for early start)
• Luggage transfer between hotels is not included, but can be included for a supplement. Suitcases can be left without charge at the start/ end hotel. Panniers are very spacious.
WHY BOOK WITH NORDIC PURO?
| Experienced – 20 years+ experience handling tours across Scandinavia
Local, on-the-spot expertise, specialists in Scandinavia tours
24 hour emergency service so in case of need, you have a local number to call
Knowledgeable – First-hand up-to-the-minute knowledge of suppliers across our region
Sustainable – Commitment to provide programmes with sustainable partners
Constant education of our staff with local sustainable development
All our tours come with a unique exclusive Google My Map access, showing you our personal tips and suggestions for range of sights, bars and restaurants
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