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Cycling - Lake Saimaa shortbreak

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
Dates: 12.6.-14.8.2021
Arrivals: on saturdays
Total: 190km
Level: Intermediate
Guaranteed departures: 3.7. and 7.8.2021
Self-guided departures: 12.6., 19.6., 10.7. and 14.8.2021
Rates (per person and doubleroom): Starting xxx euros (self-guided) or xxx euros (guided)
Including: 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 Chanel tour.
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 Utula-Kiviniemi-Lappeenranta (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.
Day 5: Individual departure or continue your holiday at Helsinki etc.

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