We start the tour from Taivassalo, where you can arrive by bus. If you are renting a bike with us, we can help with the transfers. Before the departure, we will check the bikes and gear and go through the safety on the road brief.
After a short cycle, we will arrive to our first ferry crossing to Iniö, a region of almost a thousand little islands. After some 25 km of cycling, we’ll have a traditional local dinner together to share the experiences of the first day.
Our journey continues on the quiet roads and ferry connections of the archipelago. Traveling past hundreds of small islands, we visit small villages where we can admire the hundred year old buildings and Midsummers’ poles which have been erected just a week before.
We visit the Näsby village, which is listed in the Finnish National Board of Antiques list of important cultural heritage and have a guided tour in the museum. Again, the cycling in total for the day is about 25 km.
We’ll head towards Nagu, cycling pass thousands of little islands, cross bridges and ferries. In the afternoon we’ll arrive to the Nagu guest harbour, which has often been selected as the most beautiful guest harbour in Finland. We’ll have the evening to enjoy this vibrant place, where you could easily stay a bit longer. Day’s cycling about 30 km
In the morning we leave our bikes at the B&B and take a ferry to Seili island. The island has a sad history – in the 1600 there was a leprosy hospital and later, until the 1960’s, a mental institute. Today it is home to Turku University’s Marine institute. Regardless of its dark history, the island is a popular day trip destination for its beauty.
We’ll take a ferry back to Nagu and after a lunch break we start the last leg of our trip. Parainen is officially the last stop together, there are good bus connections to Turku and Helsinki from here. The total distance cycled is about 30 km.
If you wish to try cycling a longer day, you can join your guide and cycle an added 25 km all the way to Turku. Keeping the same pleasant speed, you can get the feeling of what is considered a pretty standard cycle touring day distance for beginners.