Cycling Holiday in Lappeenranta
Cycling holiday for 3 nights in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Saimaa and Lappeenranta. Accommodation in personal Salpalinjan Hovi (dbl/twin room) near the Saimaa Geopark and Salpa-line war history sites. Explore the area’s most beautiful landscapes and attractions, as well as other places worth visiting. You get maps of the bike trails and the area, and tips for the best places to visit based on your interests. Feel the joy of exercise by folding your bicycle tours. During this cycling holiday you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Saimaa and explore the most interesting places in Lappeenranta.
You stay comfortably in the manor-style hotel Salpalinjan Hovi 8 km from the centre of Lappeenranta. Hotel is situated in the middle of South Karelia`s beautiful nature and next to Saimaa Geopark sites and an important piece of war history, the Salpa-line.
During the days you will enjoy cycling on the beautiful landscape and bicycle paths. You move from place to another ecologically by bicycle, you get exercise and your mind calms down.
After a great day outdoors you return to hotel Salpalinjan Hovi. You go to the traditional Finnish sauna warmed up by wood fire. You wash yourself and have good “löyly”. Your mind calms down and you also feel how your muscles heal from the hard work of cycling.
In the evening you will enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the hotel which is fully renovated from a former village school built from logs. All the rooms are decorated according to different school subjects. Each room has a kitchen-corner, bathroom, TV and Wifi. You have an opportunity to make coffee, tea and snacks or you can cook your own meals.
Last day you can have a little hike in the nearby Saimaa Geopark sites.
Recommenced cycling routes by us:
We will help you plan routes according to your interests and taking into account the weather and season. Here some examples of routes:
LAKESIDE ROUTE, LAPPEENRANTA (11 km) The Lakeside Route (Rantaraitti) along the shores of Lake Saimaa is a gorgeous outdoor recreational route in Lappeenranta. 11 km.
SAIMAA CANAL LOCK CYCLING ROUTE (49,7 km) takes you around the town of Lappeenranta and to explore as well nowadays operations and multi-staged history of the Saimaa Canal. The canal scenery is beautiful.
TAIPALSAARI SCENIC ROUTE ( 50 km or 100 km) opens out to amazing Saimaa views, and is also one of Finland’s most beautiful roads.
CROSS BORDER TO RUSSIA WITH E-VISAS (12 km)
Those who are interested in Extreme can ride Russia for example to Svetogorsk. It is a 12-km-long route, starting alongside Imatrankoski Rapids and continues via border crossing to Svetogorsk. A valid E-visa is needed when crossing the Finnish–Russian border.
More information about these and other route can be found at visitlappeenranta
Price: starting from 290 € / person / 3 nights.
Experience type: multi day tour.
Private: booking in advance.
Duration: 3 nights. 2 days of cycling and 1 little hike in Saimaa Geopark.
Physical difficulty level: moderate.
What is included?
– accommodation for 3 nights in double/twin room
– private sauna 1 hour / 2 times
– rented bicycles with gears and helmets
– maps and route planning according your interests and strength.
Extra: electric bike + 50 € / person. Single room + 75 €.
On request it is also possible to have dinner at the hotel or a snack package for bicycle tours.
What you need to bring?
Suitable clothing and footwear for different weather conditions.
• We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before event.
• We will charge a cancellation fee of 30 % if booking is cancelled 7 days or less before event.
This is a sustainable product.