The Turku Archipelago offers endless cycling opportunities |  <i>Janne-Petteri Kumpulainen</i> Quirky old houses in the Turku region Cycling the backroads near the coast in Finland |  <i>Justus Hirvi</i> Summer cottage in the Turku archipelago The Turku Cathedral by the Aurajoki river |  <i>Timo Oksanen</i> Wooden houses in Turku |  <i>Lasse Ansaharju</i> Cycle past small cottages in delightful villages in Finland
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Self-Guided Cycling Holidays in Finland

Discover Finland & the Turku Archipelago at your own pace on a self guided bike tour

Nestled between Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltic States, Finland is a unique blend of contrasts, with a culture that is thoroughly original. Famous for saunas, Santa Claus and Nokia phones, this intriguing Arctic nation is blessed with one of Europe's coolest capital cities and pristine landscapes of staggering beauty.

With its gentle terrain and idyllic countryside dotted with lakes, summer cottages and medieval towns, this is a destination perfectly suited to cycling. Our exciting self-guided cycle itinerary through the Turku Archipelago is the perfect way to experience the beauty of rural Finland at your own pace!

After exploring the grand architecture and cutting edge design of handsome, harbourside Helsinki, begin your cycling adventure in Finland's oldest city, Turku, enjoying a ride around this historic town with its medieval castle, cathedral and buzzing arts culture. From here you'll enjoy the unique pleasure of hopping between the islands of the Turku Archipelago, an extraordinary cluster of 20,000 small islands off Finland's southwest coast.

Cycling a circular route around the main islands with the help of local ferries, you'll meander by bike through an ever-changing collection of picturesque island landscapes, staying in charming harbour villages and discovering local culture and cuisine. This is a unique cycling journey for those wanting an active and engaging experience in an unspoiled, uncrowded environment. Check out our Turku Archipelago itinerary and start planning your self guided Finnish cycling trip!

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Self-Guided Cycling Specialists in Finland

We have have been operating active self guided holidays for over 45 years. We handle all the necessary logistics so that you can relax and explore Finland at your own pace. Many of our tours depart daily, giving you even greater flexibility.

Great Value & Quality Trips in Finland

Our well priced cycling trips offer great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guidebooks along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. We take the stress out of organising your cycling holiday in Finland.

Personal Experiences

We've been walking and cycling the planet for over four decades and are passionate about delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of Europe, and are eager to share the many benefits of travelling by bike.

Walkers' Britain is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. We take travellers to many countries which are home to challenging wilderness, rich biodiversity, and fragile environments. It is the travel choices we make while visiting these environments that reduce the negative impact. This is the essence of responsible and sustainable travel - something we take very seriously. View our award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook here.


Hotels

Often family run, these charming hotels range from 2 to 4 stars and provide access to local living thanks to your hosts. The hospitality is generous and their local knowledge is invaluable. Where possible, we choose locations that add to your experience.

Guesthouses

Similar to bed & breakfasts, these family-owned accommodations are clean and comfortable. Rooms with en suites generally have a shower but no bath due to space. There may be a separate room with a bath tub.



Currency

Euro

International Dialing Code

+358

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Finland is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

Visas not required for citizens of Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand for up to 90 days in a period of 180 days for all Schengen countries (see https://tinyurl.com/lkho3qg for countries part of the Schengen). Please ensure your passport is stamped on arrival in the Schengen area. For all other nationalities and for longer stays in countries covered by the Schengen Agreement (Australian New Zealand, Canadian and US passport holders), please contact the relevant embassy. Stays of longer than 90 days in the Schengen area require a long stay visa for the country you are spending most time in. However long stay visas are unlikely to be issued unless there is a valid reason (eg. studying in country). Unfortunately we cannot assist in obtaining visas for long stays due to individual country visa requirements.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.