Mariehamn Trail and Aland Islands Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | £709 per person
(This holiday is without luggage transfers)
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Start in Turku – the 2011 European Capital of Culture
• Ride around the 1000s of unique islands
• Experience the Finnish sauna lifestyle
• Visit the Aland Islands – the unique island chain between Sweden and Finland
• Combine cycling with small ferry rides
Cycle Route Profile
Most of the roads surfaces are paved. The profile varies from fairly flat to rolling hills but altogether rather easy.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1. Individual arrival to Nagu/ Turku
On the first day we welcome to B&B Västergård. If you are starting from Turku accommodation is in a nice hotel in Turku centre. From Turku you will start as day 7. You are welcome to store extra luggage during your tour.
Day 2. Nagu – Kökar 35 km
After breakfast you start by cycling towards the small, but lively Nagu village. After a break continue along the winding gravel road towards the ferry to Korpo island. In the afternoon board the ferry to Kökar island, part of the semi-independent Aland islands.
Day 3. Kökar – Föglö 20+ km
Continue your odysse of the small island communities. Visit the church of St. Anne, which was built in the site of the old monastery church and the ruins of the monastery. The next ferry will take to to the island of Föglö. Accommodation at B&B situated in the local museum.
Day 4. Föglö – Saltvik 45 / 55 km
Start in the morning with the ferry to the mainland of the Aland islands. Accommodation in a romantic guesthouse. If you have time, stay an extra night for relaxing or local cycling!
Day 5. Saltvik – Mariehamn 50 / 60 km
Today you will cycle along minor roads to Mariehamn, the capital of the semi-independent Aland islands. Accommodation in *** hotel in Marienhamn. An extra night here gives you more possibilities to get to know the town.
Day 6. Mariehamn – Turku
You have the morning for visiting the sights in Mariehamn before you will board the Viking Line cruising ship back to Turku. Accommodation in *** hotel in city centre.
Day 7. Turku – Nagu 60 km
The last cycling day will take you via Naantali to Nagu where you will end your tour with dinner in the evening.
Day 8. Individual departure.
The Mariehamn Trail starting from city of Turku is a 9 day circular self guided cycle tour which follows the Archipelago Ring Road, one of the most popular cycling routes in Finland. You will ride through stunning archipelago sceneries.
You will also visit the Aland Islands. An autonomous region that has been under Russian, Finnish and Swedish control and forms part of one of the most unique tours we offer!
The islands are connected by numerous bridges and ferries. The peace and tranquility, particularly in the rugged outer islands, is a unique experience. Most of the roads surfaces are paved. The profile varies from fairly flat to rolling hills, but altogether rather easy.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Mariehamn Trail and Aland Islands tour stays in middle tier hotels and good guesthouses carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
- Shared double room with breakfast (7)
– Dinner (2) second and last night
– Bike with helmet and panniers
– Storage of excess baggage
– Required ferry tickets
– Route guide with map
– Courtesy transport to nearest bus stop or free parking in Nagu
There are daily bus connections to Nagu from Turku. If you arrive with a car we have free parking space available for you at Västergård.
The bikes have an aluminum frame, 24-speed Shimano gears, adjustable steering and a Selle Royal saddle.
Helmets are also included in the price of the holiday.
Mariehamn Trail and Aland Islands, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire. Important: Luggage transfers are not available on this tour.
2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 15.06. – 03.08.2017
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £709 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £219
Electric Bike Upgrade: £109
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: Guesthouses and B&Bs
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: £709
Single Supplement: From £219