The short break option of our unique cycling experience introduces you the highlights of the Lake Saimaa region over
three cycling days. This tour can be combined with one of our other
tours also for example Helsinki Weekend.
Like the longer six days option this shorter tour shows you many interesting parts and best itineraries of the great Lake Saimaa area also listed by Wall Street Journal as one of the five
most beautiful lakes in the world.
Idyllic lakeside towns
Lappeenranta and Puumala show their best side and the easy-going hospitality of Karelian people makes you immediately feel at home. Combining
boat rides and ferry links and the Saimaa channel even this short alternative at Lake Saimaa is a truly memorable experience.
And why not combine this short break with one of out other tours like Helsinki Weekend which, in our opinion, would make a great cycling holiday package.
Lake Saimaa Short Break:
5 days / 4 nights
Arrivals: on saturdays
Guaranteed departures: 3.7. and 7.8.2021 Rates (per person and doubleroom): Starting
Self-guided departures: 12.6., 19.6., 10.7. and 14.8.2021
xxx euros (self-guided) or xxx euros (guided)
Accommodation and breakfast in a shared double room or single/single
use room (supplement), luggage transfers, boat rides and necessary
transfers during the tour
Not included: Flights, transfers from and to Lappeenranta, meals (except breakfasts),
Single supplement: xxx euros (for 4 nights)
Bike rental: xxx euros (touring bike) xxx euros (eBike)
Accommodations (4 nights)
- Lappeenranta (2 nights) the first and last night
- Sahanlahti Resort, Puumala (2 nights) 3rd and 4th night
Itinerary (3 days cycling)
Day 1: Arrival
Individual arrival to Lappeenranta, welcome info
and bike rental / fitting.
In the afternoon there is an
option to cycle a 35km Lappeenranta and Saimaa
Day 2: Lappeenranta-Imatra-Ruokolahti
(69km + bus ride)
A ride along the southern part of Lake Saimaa to
Imatra, which is located by the mighty Vuoksi River -
just a few kilometres away from the Russian border.
The day ends at the lovely village of Ruokolahti
where you will experience Karelian hospitality at
its best. A busride takes you and your bikes to the
northern part of Lake Saimaa.
Day 3: Puumala Loop Tour (60km)
The classic tour of Northern part of Saimaa offers a
wide variety of landscapes and natural beauty. You
can smell and even feel the lake right next to you as
you admire the quiet country roads, sandy ridges and
narrow passes and ferry rides.
Day 4: Across the Lake Saimaa
(60km + bus and ferry)
The last stage of the tour is the final crossing of Lake
Saimaa from east to west and takes you back to
Lappeenranta. Today´s cyckling starts at Utula and
its one and only grocery store that’s reminiscent of
times gone by. We also recommend a visit to nearby
Huuhanranta, known as Riviera of Saimaa which
has a crowd free 2km long sandy beach. A gentle
stroll and boat rides make the perfect ending to this
wonderful lake tour.
Individual departure or continue your holiday at Helsinki etc.