Helsinki – Turku bike tour
- The two capitals of Finland - present and former

Self-guided tour │ South / Southwest, Finland │ 6 days / 5 nights │ from 729 €

  • Tammisaari © Visit Raseborg, Ahmed Alalousi

This bike tour takes you from the present capital of Finland to the former capital of Finland. Passing through lovely villages with wooden houses, countryside and the beautiful archipelago.

Tour type

Cycling tour, self-guided

Difficulty level

●●○○ Moderate

The tour is most suitable for adults and youngsters. The tour is most probably not suitable for children under age of 15 years.

Characteristics of the route

Terrain is gently undulating, there are some steep but short up and down hills. The route runs mostly on cycle paths and secondary roads. Daily distances from 45 km to 56 km.

Dates 2020

Available 15.5. – 11.9.2020, starting day Friday (last starting day 11.9.2020)

Note! On the tour starting the 3.7.2020, the overnight on day 4 is at Salo (instead of Turku) and train to Turku is in the morning of day 5, because of the Ruisrock festival in Turku.

Route type

Linear route. Your luggage will be transported from accommodation to accommodation (except when traveling by train from Helsinki to Tammisaari).

Minimum of participants

1 person

Available extra services

Extra nights in Helsinki and Turku

Tour organizer


Included in the tour price

  • • Accommodation
  • • Breakfast
  • • Pre-tour general information document by email (sent before tour start)
  • • Welcome meeting / route briefing
  • • Use of Veranatura’s recyclable / reusable route description-map booklet (one per each party, in English / German / French / Italian)
  • • On request: GPS-codes to be used with mobile application or gps-device
  • • Destination information
  • • Luggage transfer (except when traveling by train from Helsinki to Tammisaari)
  • • Service-hotline

Not included in the tour price

  • • Outward and return journey
  • • Use of Veranatura's bicycle (see Bicycles tab)
  • • Booking fee (15 € / booking)
  • • Lunch and dinner
  • • Train tickets (Helsinki – Tammisaari ca. 14–19 € and Salo – Turku ca. 5–10 €)
  • • Entrances to the museums / attractions
  • • Everything not specified


Middle class hotels

How to get there

Flight to Helsinki-Vantaa airport
Ship from Tallinn to Helsinki
Train or bus to Helsinki city center

Day 1

Independent arrival in Helsinki. Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green parks. The fortress of Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Finland’s most popular sights. The beautiful islands of Suomenlinna are only a 15-minute ferry ride away from Helsinki Market Square. Influenced by Classicism and modernized by Functionalism, Helsinki is possibly best known for its Art Nouveau architecture. Helsinki's boulevards and backstreets overflow with magnificent architecture, intriguing drinking and dining venues and groundbreaking design. We recommend you to book an extra night in Helsinki before the tour, in order to have time to explore Helsinki and its sights.

Day 2
Helsinki - Tammisaari - Fiskars

train to Tammisaari + 45 km

Today you take a train from Helsinki to Tammisaari where the cycling starts. The idyllic seaside village of Tammisaari is popular among boaters, especially during the summer season. While many of the buildings in Old Tammisaari have been rebuilt over the years, care has been taken to preserve the winding alleys and lanes. The oldest part of Tammisaari is a conservation area where all the buildings are from the 18th and 19th centuries. From Tammisaari you cycle to the evocative ruins of Raasepori Castle and to Fiskars. Fiskars is a charming former ironworks village with a green river sliding between brick buildings. Today more than 100 artisans, designers and artists work here, and craft shops, studios and galleries fill the village's neoclassical buildings. Stroll through the picturesque centre with Finnish designs shops and nice galleries and cafés.

Day 3
Fiskars - Mathildedal

55 km

From Fiskars you cycle through countryside to another former ironworks village, Mathildedal. This small seaside village is located close to Teijo National Park and Matildanjärvi Lake. We invite you to go for a trip in the nature. You can also go kayaking or paddling.

Day 4
Mathildedal - Salo - Turku

52 km + train to Turku

Today your cycle through countryside to Salo, known for electronics and for Nokia mobile phones. Then you take a train to Turku, the former capital and oldest city of Finland. Some of the main attractions of Turku are the Cathedral, Turku Castle, Aurajoki riverside, Forum Marinum maritime centre and its museum ship fleet, Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum and Turku Art Museum. In the summer the city holds many events and festivals. The river is the heart and soul of the city. Walk along the Aurajoki River and admire the old ships. There are many nice cafés and restaurants in the centre and by the riverside.

Day 5
Roundtrip to Naantali

56 km

Today you cycle in the lovely and calm Finnish countryside. In the summer you can take a swim in the small lakes along the way in Rusko and Masku. Then you arrive to Naantali by the Archipelago Sea. Naantali is one of the oldest towns in Finland and was founded around the medieval Brigittine convent of which the church still dominates its skyline. Known as the Sunshine Town, Naantali attracts local and foreign visitors from around the world with the ever-popular children's favourite Moomin World theme park. The official summer residence of the President of Finland, Kultaranta estate, is also located in Naantali. Take a walk through the idyllic old town and harbour and enjoy good food in one of the beautiful seaside restaurants. After Naantali you have a 18 km ride back to Turku.

Day 6
Departure or extension of your holiday

Departure or extension of your holiday.

Route and location map

6 days / 5 nights

(Prices per person)

Basic price, accommodation in a double / twin room

729 €

Accommodation in a single room

1139 €

3rd or 4th person in a double, three-bed or family room

545 €

Extra nights

(Prices per room)

Extra night in Helsinki (Scandic Park Helsinki or similar hotel)
including breakfast

Double / twin room

162 €

Single room

149 €

Triple room

187 €

Family room / 4 bed room

212 €

On the big festival / happening days the extra night prices may be higher

Extra night in Turku (Scandic Atrium or similar hotel)
including breakfast

Double / twin room

142 €

Single room

122 €

Triple room

177 €

Family room / 4 bed room

202 €

On the big festival / happening days the extra night prices may be higher

Service fees

Booking services

Travel package booking fee:
(Travel package may include e.g. self-guided cycling tour + bicycles + extra nights)

15 € / booking

Additional booking to a confirmed, valid booking:
(Additional booking can be e.g. an extra night or additional person / traveller)

15 € / additional booking

Delivery of the pre-tour general information document and other travel documents by email

included in the travel package price

Delivery of the pre-tour general information document and other travel documents by post in Finland
(Note that the pre-tour general information document is been sent outside of Finland solely by email.)

10 € / delivery

Modifications and cancellations

Modification to a booking or to a part of it (including name/traveller change):

35 € / modification

Cancellation terms according to Veranatura’s additional terms and special coditions
( Additional terms and special conditions -tab, art. 3. and 4.)

Service fees or any possible payment method fees will not be refunded. We apply The General Terms and conditions for package travel. In addition, due to the exceptional nature of the travel packages, we apply the additional terms and special conditions of Veranatura.

Veranatura bicycles

Included with the Veranatura bicycle:

  • Per each party: 1 x map holder, 1 x repair kit and 1 x pump
  • Per each person: 1 x waterproof pannier, 1 x bottle holder, 1 x odometer and 1 x spare inner tube

We recommend to take own personal helmet with.
Helmets can be borrowed from Veranatura with a notice fair in advance (possibly by the time of booking). Note that there are a limited number of helmets to borrow.

The bicycles are available from the welcome meeting / route briefing (Saturday, Tammisaari) to the 5 th day’s (Tuesday) evening 6 pm (in Turku).

Trekking bicycle 21-24-speed

Women's model, free wheel, hand brakes

Price: 80 €

Veranatura bike, women's model

Trekking bicycle 21-24-speed

Men's model, free wheel, hand brakes

Price: 80 €

Veranatura bike, men's model

Electric bicycle

7-speed, low frame, freewheel, handbrakes

Price: 215 €

Veranatura e-bike

Extra day trekking bicycle

Price: 15 €

Extra day electric bicycle

Price: 45 €

Booking request form

Tour data

Helsinki – Turku bike tour - The two capitals of Finland - present and former

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Number of rooms*

Note that we cannot quarantee availability of double bed in every accommodation

A triple room or a double room with extra bed, depending on the accomodation

Extra services
Person responsible for booking

The invoices and the travel information package will be sent to the person responsible for the booking. All reports and changes after the booking must be communicated to us via the person responsible for the booking.

Once you have sent us this booking request we will check the availability of the requested tour. This takes normally 1 – 2 working days. If the requested tour is available, we will send you a booking confirmation. In case the tour is not available, we will contact you and we can look for other options together.