Cycle and kayak
Cycle the coast and kayak in the city center of Helsinki
South Coast Cycle and Helsinki City Kayak
Fresh air and beautiful nature – that’s what summer in Finland is about! Combine this with staying in the city centre of Helsinki and having access to all the restaurants and culture the nordic capital has to offer. On Saturday we will bike from Helsinki to the city of Porvoo and on Sunday we will explore the city of Helsinki by kayak.
Your host will meet you at the Helsinki Airport. You will be transferred to your hotel right in the heart of Helsinki in Katajanokka district, then spend the evening exploring Finland’s beautiful capital.
After breakfast we hop on to our hybrid bikes and start our cycling route. Our route follows the coast of the Gulf of Finland and we have a few stops in nice location along the way. The route starts from the city centre of Helsinki, but most of the time we will be biking on bike trails or along the old road to the city of Porvoo. We arrive in Porvoo around 1.00 pm and have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we explore the Old Town of Porvoo with our tour guide. At 4.00 pm we start our cruise back to Helsinki. The route goes through the stunning archipelago and you have time to enjoy it. Refreshments can be bought on the cruise at your own cost.
As we get back to Helsinki around 7.30 pm, we take our bikes back to the starting place. Now you can go out for dinner in Helsinki and enjoy a summer night in the city. We are happy to recommend the best restaurants.
After breakfast it is time to go kayaking, a combination of sport and culture. We have the opportunity to view Helsinki from an unconventional perspective. During the two hour paddling tour we see many of the main sights of Helsinki and enjoy the beautiful waterways. These include: Finlandia Hall, Olympic Stadium, Hakaniemi market square, Usbensk Orthodox Cathedral, Finland’s ice breaker fleet and the Korkeasaari Zoo Island. After the tour it is time for lunch. In the afternoon we will take you to the airport to get back home or back to the city centre to stay in Helsinki for a few additional nights!
Availability: June to September
Group size: 6 – 10 persons
- Two nights in a hotel in the city centre of Helsinki
- Guided bike tour from Helsinki to Porvoo (50 km)
- Archipelago Cruise with m/s J.L. Runeberg from Porvoo to Helsinki (3,5 hours)
- Guided City Kayak tour in Helsinki
- 2 x breakfast and 2 x lunch
- Professional English-speaking activity guide on both days
- Airport and activity transfers
We do recommend some previous biking experience and an adventurous spirit. The kayaks are suitable for beginners.