◀︎ Bike tours

Biking through Finland's and Åland's archipelago

This tour is made for those who want to experience a lot of nature and islands. You start the journey from Turku and bike through the archipelago of Finland before island hopping to the northern Åland archipelago for continued biking among islands, skerries, seals and ferries.

On the trip you will be accommodated in cosy guesthouses and hotels on different islands. You will also pass through the main Åland island and visit historic sights, such as the Kastelholm castle before arriving in port town Mariehamn. From there you continue trough the southern Åland archipelago to the famous island of Kökar for an overnight visit. Next day another ferry takes you to Galtby and you continue by bike to Nauvo, staying there for one day before heading back to Turku. Naantali Spa Hotel can be added as a luxurious break on this tour!


Included:

🚢 Island ferries

🛏 Double rooms

Accommodation in double rooms at hotels and guesthouses. Showers and bathrooms in separate buildings.

☕️ Breakfast

Breakfast is included in all accommodations.

🚲 7 geared bike

💼 Panniers

Bike panniers with a capacity of 20 litres are included.

🧺 Bed linen

Clean sheets and fresh towels are provided at every accommodation, so you don't have to bring this.

🗺 Tour itinerary

📆 Travel calendar

We send you a digital travel calendar that you can easily add to your telephone to remind you of important times and places. The calendar works on every model of telephone.

☀️ 7 days

🌒 6 nights

🛣 Distance: 259km


Extras:

🔋 Electric bike

🌊 Seal safari

🛏 Naantali Spa Hotel


Day 1: 45km

Turku to Velkuanmaa

Your trip begins in Turku, where you collect your bikes. Bike bags and repair kits are included, as well as bike helmets if you want. After a short distance you arrive in Naantali, where you can visit historical sights such as The Naantali Church or Louhisaari Manor.

The trip continues to Teersalo along bike lanes, country roads and across four small bridges. In Teersalo you can enjoy lunch while waiting for you ferry.

The Teersalo ferry brings you to the tiny island Palva and on the other side of the island another ferry to Velkuanmaa, where you stay for a night in a hotel.

Åbo castle The river Aura, Picture: Seilo Ristimaki Iloinen You cross several bridges, Picture: Kim Allen Mersh Example of included bike The church by Naantali harbour, Picture: Visit Naantali Velkuanmaa One of many island ferries Vaihela

Day 2: 42km

Brändö

Ferry back to Teersalo and then another ferry to Hakkenpää. From here you will have some very nice biking to Vuosnainen in Kustavi, where you take an island ferry to Åva in Brändö in Åland. On the way you can make a detour to visit the Kustavi museum or the strange boulders called "Caves of Jeremiah". As an extra you can book a seal safari for when you arrive in Åva, to go out by boat and take a look at the big and small critters, and enjoy dinner in the wild.

In Brändö you will be accommodated in double rooms at Hotel Gullvivan.

🦭Seal safari

Caves of Jeremiah in Kustavi Ferry from Vuosnainen to Brändö in Åland, picture: J Hokkanen Seal safari in Brändö Brändö church Långholmström bridge, picture: Ålands government Room in Hotell Gullvivan Hotell Gullvivan in Brändö Lappo in southern Brändö

Day 3: 40km

Bomarsund & Kastelholm

The morning ferry from Brändö to Vårdö takes about 2h30m through beautiful waters and stop by several smaller islands. From the harbour in Vårdö you'll have some biking before you reach the Bomarsund ruins, where you can visit the open air museum in what was once a mighty Russian fortress.

Bomarsund panorama

A few moments more in the saddle and you arrive at the Kastelhol castle, which is one of the most popular sights in Åland. During summer season a guided tour is included in your entry ticket. This is a good spot for lunch. After the castle you continue up north to Kvarnbo, to check in at a nice guesthouse.

Kastelholm panorama

Ferry Alfågeln takes you from Brändö to Vårdö Boat house in Vårdö Kallas restaurant and café in Vårdö Bomarsund ruins, picture: Haley Lindholm Old bridge over Bomarsund The Kastelholm castle is open during daytime Kastelholm castle, picture: Raul Vaine Saltvik Bed & Breakfast Saltvik Bed & Breakfast

Day 4: 21km

Mariehamn

You begin the day with a proper breakfast and start biking to the south for the town of Mariehamn. Here you will find many cafés and restaurants to choose between for your lunch. In Mariehamn you must visit the Maritime Museum and the old tall ship Pommern, docked right next to the museum. Sailing and maritime life is the very core of the local culture in Åland.

We offer tours with a private boat to the islets Kobba Klintar outside of Mariehamn, where you can watch the cruise ships passing by and visit the tiny café.

🛥 Boat to Kobba Klintar

Breakfast at Saltvik B&B The Förjsund bridge, picture: Tea Murtoniemi Maritime quarters in Mariehamn Åland Maritime Museum Kobba Klintar, picture: Tommi Selander Statue at Kobba Klintar, picture: Fanny Wickström Sailing ship visiting Mariehamn, picture: Raul Vaine Sailors chapel in Mariehamn, picture: Ninni Hagström Strandnäs Hotell

🚴🏻‍♀️ Extra tour: 22km

Järsö

South of Mariehamn one of the most beautiful roads in Åland brings you to Järsö. You can bike with the sea on both sides out here and have a coffee at Stickstugan Café before returning to Mariehamn.


Day 5: 30km

Kökar

After breakfast you bike through southern Åland to the port Långnäs, where a ferry will bring you to Kökar in the outern archipelago. On your way you'll cross the Lemström canal and pass the preserved estate Pellas.

The ferry cruises between islands for about three hours and you'll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the view before reaching Kökar. This small community in the outermost archipelago is one of the most beloved places to visit in Åland. If you arrive during weekend you can go on a boat tour out to the island Kälskär. There's something for everyone in Kökar: Museums, restaurants, hiking trails, bird watching, kayaking, and sunbathing.

You'll spend the night in Klobbars Guesthouse or Antons Guesthouse.

Cyklister väntar på Kökarsfärjan, picture: Jenni Avellán-Jansson Hamnö in Kökar Hamnö in Kökar, picture: Jenni Avellán-Jansson Excursion boat to Källskär, picture: Jenni Avellán-Jansson There are thousands of islands around Kökar Statue of Mercury on Källskär Kökar church, picture: Jenni Avellán-Jansson Lambs on a hiking trail, picture: Jenni Avellán-Jansson Double rooms at Klobbars Guesthouse

Dag 6: 22km

Nauvo

After breakfast you have the morning to continue explore Kökar. Around lunchtime you take the next ferry from Kökar to Galtby and are back in Finland. You continue along the archipelago trail towards Nauvo. The Bakfickan restaurant at Hotel Nestor is on the way. You can make a detour to Korpoström Archipelago Centre and the southern archipelago of Nauvo if you'd like some extra biking. You are accommodated in a hotel room in central Nauvo or outside Nauvo.

Nauvo archipelago trail Norrström bridge from Nauvo to Pargas Norrström bridge from Nauvo to Pargas, picture: VisitFinland Ferry to Käldö in northern Nauvo, picture: Sofia Ek Nauvo marina, picture: Fred Sundén Nauvo marina, picture: Sofia Ek Double rooms at Stallbacken Hotell Strandbo in central Nauvo Double rooms at Hotell Strandbo

Dau 7: 50km

Nauvo to Turku

Ferry from Nauvo to Hanka in the morning after breakfast. Afterwards you will bike in direction Naantali. Stop by in Herrankukkaro for some fun outdoor games and challenges!

Right before coming back to Naantali you can make a small detour to visit the gardens of Gullranda castle, which is the summer estate of the President of Finland. Guided tours of the garden can be booked for the afternoon.

⛲️ Gullranda Garden

The trip continues through Naantali back to Turku, the same way in which you came.

For a truly outstanding experience, you can stay in Spa Hotel Naantali for the night before going back to Turku. This luxurious spa has been awarded Finland's best hotel in 2019 and offers many options of pools, saunas, spas and restaurants.

Ferry Östern from Nauvo to Hanka Ferry pier in Hanka Berghamn in Nauvo, picture: Sofia Ek Gullranda Garden, picture: Visit Naantali Naantali Spa Hotell is an optional extra

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