Turku and the Archipelago Trail Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
7 days | 6 nights | £799 per person including bike hire
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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
• 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 Turku
Turku is easily accessible from Helsinki with bus, train or by air and from Stockholm by cruising ship or by air. Accommodation at ***hotel in city centre. Here you have the possibility to explore Turku, the oldest city in Finland.
You are welcome to store possible extra luggage at the hotel during your tour.
Day 2. Turku – Naantali, 20 km
After an optional detour to Hirvensalo island you will start your tour by cycling towards Naantali. Naantali is a charming and lively seaside town with several very nice restaurants and cafés.
The presidential summer residence with a public garden (subject to opening hours) is also located in the vicinity of Naantali. Accommodation in a modern holiday resort or at your choice on a traditional farm.
Day 3. Naantali – Kustavi, 50 km
The second day of cycling will take you via Velkua to Kustavi. The first part covers some rolling hills but there is no hurry to the first ferry for the day.
The route will take you over some bridges with magnificent views. Your accommodation is by the sea in a small boathouse with in-suite toilet, showers are in separate sauna building.
Day 4. Kustavi – Korpo, 42 km
Shortly after departing in the morning you will take the ferry to the remote island of Iniö. Enjoy the nature trail which offers scenic views over the island and take a short stop in the local village.
A one hour ferry ride with m/s Antonia will take you further to the island of Houtskär. In Houtskär you may visit the village with a museum with traditional boats and the charming wooden church.
Continue along the winding roads to the ferry to Korpo and your accommodation situated by the sea side. You are welcome to enjoy a Finnish sauna and a dip in the sea.
Day 5. Korpo – Nagu, 40 km
After breakfast you will cycle back to Korpo village and further to the short ferry to the island of Nagu. We recommend a stop at the main village in Nagu which with its lively marina serves as a centre for the whole archipelago. Accomodation and dinner at B&B Västergård.
Day 6. Nagu – Turku, 50 km
In the morning you will continue back to the main land with one more ferry. Half way you will pass the small seaside town of Pargas.
In the evening you will complete your Archipelago tour in a small boathouse with en-suite toilet. Showers are in separate sauna building. Arrive at your hotel in the heart of Turku.
Day 7. After breakfast individual departure from Turku.
The Archipelago Trail starting from city of Turku is a five days of cycling 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.
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 Turku and the Archipelago tour stays in middle tier hotels and good guesthouses carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
- Shared double room with breakfast (6)
– Sauna on day 3 and 4, dinner in Nagu
– Touring bike with helmet and panniers
– Storage of excess luggage
– Required ferry tickets and Route Guide including map
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.
Turku and the Archipelago Trail, 7 days, 6 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.
2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 01.06. – 28.08.2017
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £799 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £179
Electric Bike Upgrade: £89
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: Guesthouses and B&Bs
Holiday Price: From £799
Single Supplement: From £179