Wonderful E-Bike Tours

in Finland & Spain

Turku & Åland Archipelago E-Bike Tour

Archipelago Finland

The Finnish Archipelago consists of thousands of islands, making it one of the biggest archipelagos in the world. It is a beautiful myriad of water and land, just made for relaxed bike touring. Ferry connections enable interesting routing alternatives. We have been sailing and cycling here since childhood and want to share this treasure with you. This bike tour offers probably the best island cycling in the world. The route shows you the arid outer islands in the Northern Baltic Sea and idyllic Mariehamn and Åland islands. NOTE: There are many variations of this tour. Contact us and we’ll plan just the right archipelago tour for you.

Turku & Åland Archipelago E-Bike Tour

 

  • Start/end: Happy eBikers office in Helsinki
  • Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
  • Highlights: Island villages, Baltic Sea, ferryboat rides, quiet rural roads, typical island nature, small yachting harbours, fresh sea breeze, swimming…
  • Self-guided (GPS)
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate, some cycling experience is required
  • May-September, Mon-Sun, time 09:00 morning
  • Price 1140 eur/person, sharing a room. Single room is 30 eur/night extra.

Included

  • High quality electric bike, GPS, bike bags, other bike equipment
  • Pre-planned route
  • Ferry instructions and timetables
  • Points of Interest (POI’s)
  • Train tickets
  • Accommodations: Bed & Breakfasts & hotels
  • Phone support
  • Support level: C (see “Info”). Happy eBikers staff will assist you.

Not included

  • Insurances
  • Meals or drinks (Breakfast is included)
  • Tickets to museums, cruises or such
  • Ferry tickets (About 6 eur for whole tour)
  • Flight tickets
  • Baggage transfers (Not needed with e-bikes! You will carry your luggage in two waterproof bike bags, and leave extra stuff with us)
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Day 1 (40 km)

We kindly ask you to arrive at our office at 9:00 in the morning, so we can prepare your e-bikes. When everything is ready, we will cycle with you to Pasila railway station about 2 km south. Get on the train and enjoy the ride for 1,5 hours to Turku central railway station. Have lunch in Turku. Then cycle towards Naantali, which is a pretty seaside town and the “summer capital” of Finland. Even the president spends his summer here. Cross over a bridge to the first island, Luonnonmaa. Overnight on Rymättylä island.

Day 2 (35 km)

A bit of cycling in the morning, and then you can board your first ferry at Hanka. Nauvo harbour is a lively place and worth a leisurely walk. Continue west along quiet gravel roads. Visit Tackork berry farm, specialised in hand-made gourmet berry products. Then take a ferry (continuous) to Korppoo island. There are restaurants in town centre and in Verkan harbour. Overnight in Nauvo or Korppoo.

Day 3 (20-30 km)

The ferry to Kökar island leaves from Galtby in Korppoo. Once onboard, enjoy the trip and great sea views. Kökar is a beautiful island and it’s such a pleasure to explore it by e-bike. Kökar, as all the islands westward, belongs to the autonomous and de-militarized region of Åland. Official language is Swedish. The island has seen travellers come and go since the bronze age. Buy some famous black bread from the bakery. Also kayak rental is possible. Overnight in Kökar.

Day 4 (45 km)

The ferry to Föglö island leaves from Harparnäs port. The island of Föglö is actually many smaller islands connected by bridges. You will ride south to Degerby village, which has a pub, restaurant and grocery store. Harbour is usually full of yachts. 1,5 km to south is a nice beach for swimming. After snacks or lunch you can hop on the ferry to Åland Island, which leaves from Degerby port. It’s a short ride. On the other side it’s farmlands and forests. After 30 kms of cycling on red roads (the tarmac contains local red granite rock), you arrive in Mariehamn. The town is full of life in the summertime. Visit the cafes and yachting harbours. It’s also nice to cycle around the quiet and pretty wooden neighbourhoods. Overnight in Mariehamn area.

Day 5 (20-30 km)

This day is all about sightseeing. The B&B is only 21 km north, so you don’t have to hurry and can make some interesting detours. Or you can enjoy Mariehamn longer, it’s such a nice place. When you cycle north, the route takes you first to Godby. It’s a sleepy little village with some services. Here you can decide to ride straight to the nearby B&B, or 7 km east to medieval Kastelholm Castle and Smakby, a great combination of handicraft shops, a quality restaurant, and a distillery which makes a selection of spirits from local apples. The surroundings of your B&B “Stalldalen” are also interesting. The B&B is situated by a pretty lake. On the same property you’ll find Johannas Hembakta, a small bakery. About 1 km west is Stallhagen Brewery and restaurant. Everything is very picturesque. We recommend dinner at Stallhagen.

Day 6 (30 km)

The road takes you now eastward to Brändö island ferry. On the way you can stop in Smakby reataurant and Kastelholm medieval castle. Further down the road is Bomarsund, the ruins of a huge Russian military fortress, destroyed in the Crimean war. The road gets narrower and soon you’ll arrive in Hummelvik. Ride onboard the ferry and enjoy beautiful sailing into Brändö islands. 

Brändö community consists of 1200 islands and a lot of water. The biggest islands are nowadays connected by bridges to form a unique string. Cycling from south to north is quite an experience, it will take your breath away. There’s a nice swimming place by one of the bridges.  Hotel Gullvivan offers rental of kayaks, SUPs and boats. SUPing in calm weather is a wonderful experience! Overnight in Brändö.

Day 7 (30-40 km)

Ferry to Kustavi island leaves from the northern tip of the Brändö island road. These islands are bigger and closer to mainland and you can see how the nature is more lush compared to the arid outer islands. Many pictoresque old farms along the road. Also more services here, notably in Kustavi centrum. In Handicrafts Village you can walk around and see craftsmen at work. Overnight in Kustavi area.

Day 8 (30-40 km)

Ferry to Teersalo leaves from Hakkenpää. On the way you can stop in Taivassalo Museum, a renovated mansion from 18th century. It tells the story of the local community, where seafaring and fishing always set the pace of life. While waiting for your ferry, you can enjoy some drinks and food in Sahan Saluuna bar. From Teersalo, depending on accommodation, you will take a continuous ferry to Velkua island, or continue cycling a bit further towards mainland and Turku. Interesting day!

Day 9 (50 km)

This day will take you through bigger islands of Merimasku and Luonnonmaa. Restaurant Rantamakasiini is a great place for lunch. You can ride straight to Turku or enjoy some summer vibes in Naantali. Once in Turku, if you have time, cycle straight to the river Aura, which flows through the city. Excellent eating and drinking here. On a sunny day, the river boats are packed with people having a good time. Take the evening train back to Helsinki (Pasila station) and return the e-bikes at our office. What a bike tour!

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Address: 
Haagan pappilantie 3 B13 
00320, Helsinki, Finland
Phone:  +358 40 1937 100
Email:  info(at)happyebikers.com
Open:  8:00 – 20:00

Photos: Timo Leppäharju &  Happy eBikers © Happy eBikers 2017.