Head to southwest Finland for an island hopping cycling holiday through the Turku archipelago. Travel by ferry between pristine small islands, riding to idyllic villages and staying in some amazing locations in a corner of Finland well known by locals but still very much off the beaten track for mainstream tourism.
Starting from bustling Turku on the mainland, you’ll ride south-west out of the city using the network of excellent cycle lanes. A short short ferry ride brings you to the quiet little island of Nauvo where you spend the night.
Short ferry crossings separate the islands
And that is the rhythm of the next few days - a peaceful cycle ride interspersed by short ferry rides, to the next night's accommodation.
The sparsely populated archipelago offers peaceful scenic cycling on quiet lanes. Sea views abound and every now and then you’ll pass through tiny hamlets of brightly coloured houses.The route traces a lazy loop around the islands so at the end of the trip you find yourself back in Turku on the mainland
This is a cycle tour where the emphasis is on getting to know the local area rather than challenging yourself. Most of the islands feature largely flat topography, and you’ll be following quiet roads with little traffic, so anyone with a basic level of fitness can enjoy this scenic route.