Cycling adventure holiday by Lake Saimaa / Train package

Cycling adventure holiday by Lake Saimaa / Train package

Vanha Mikkelintie 125, 53830 Lappeenranta

Cycling adventure holiday by Lake Saimaa

Cycling holiday for 6 nights in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Saimaa and Lappeenranta. Accommodation in personal Salpalinjan Hovi
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. We will help you plan routes according to your interests and taking into account the weather and season. Welcome to family run Hotel Salpahovi!

  • This package inc. train ticket Helsinki - Lappeenranta
  • Self-guided tour
  • Available 1.4.-30.9.
  • Group size: min. 2 person

Tour highlights: 

  • Lake Saimaa
  • Pure nature
  • Local way of live
  • Local pure food
  • Silence and without hurry tour
  • Beautiful and interesting routes
  • Sustainable travel

Program

Day 1
Transfer to Lapeenranta Train station to Hotel.

Welcome Lappeenranta and Hotel Salpalinjan Hovi
- Cozy and affordable accomodation surrounded by nature and history in Lappeenranta
Dinner 
Evening sauna

Day 2
After breakfast cycling tour.
LAKESIDE ROUTE, LAPPEENRANTA
The Lakeside Route (Rantaraitti) along the shores of Lake Saimaa is a gorgeous outdoor recreational route in
Lappeenranta. 11 km. More information: Lakeside Route  
Dinner
Evening sauna

Day 3
After breakfast cycling tour.
SAIMAA CANAL LOCK CYCLING ROUTE
Route takes you around the town of Lappeenranta and to explore as well nowadays operations and multistaged history of the Saimaa Canal. The canal scenery is beautiful. 49,7 km. Saimaa Canal Route to Nuijamaa, Lappeenranta. More info: Canal route
https://ekarjala-retkeily.fi/en/routes-and-destinations/destination/?id=28193466
Dinner 
Evening sauna

Day 4
After breakfast cycling tour.
TAIPALSAARI SCENIC ROUTE opens out to amazing Saimaa views, and is
also one of Finland’s most beautiful roads. 50 km. More information: Taipalesaari route
https://ekarjala-retkeily.fi/en/routes-and-destinations/destination/?id=28193504
Dinner 
Evening sauna

Day 5
After breakfast cycling tour.
IMATRA AND THE VUOKSI CYCLING TOUR.
The Vuoksi cycling tour is a pleasantly bicycle trip which is also suitable for families. The route represents cyclists with the amazing views and bird populations of Vuoksi and Imatra. 

The starting point of the route, Imatrankoski - the town centre of Imatra, is a national landscape and Finland’s oldest tourist attraction, which has been visited and admired since the 1700s.

Vuoksi is both a key element in the cityscape of Imatra and the outlet of Vuoksi’s water area to Laatokka, and from there to the Baltic Sea. Imatrankoski was created with enormous force approx. 5,700 years ago, leaving behind a multitude of rapids of which several are in the area of Imatra. Along the route there are several museums on the eastern shore of the river and many pleasant parks on the west coast where you should stop. There are also information boards on the route where information on Vuos history and nature is available. More information: Imatra and the Vuoksi cycling tour.

Day 6
After breakfast. 
Cruise in Finland's largest Saimaa archipelago or on the Saimaa canal. Have a wonderful day on the Lake Saimaa.
After cruise find your Lappeenranta tresure  - Download App and have fun :)
Find the most fascinating attractions and natural sights of Lappeenranta area may be found. It is possible to plan your journey and save the places for next visit to the Favorites list.
Find out from Lappeenranta Aarre App the nearest services and the latest offers, moreover, check out what is happening at the moment in the town.

The application can be used with the internet access - almost everywhere! Download the application for Android devices from Google Play store or use it through web browser* from other devices. 
Or you can have a little hike in the nearby Saimaa Geopark sites.
Dinner

Day 7
After breakfast. Time to say Hei, hei, goodbye.
Transfer to train station.

Salpalinjan Hovi
You stay comfortably in the manor-style hotel Salpalinjan Hovi 9 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 kitchencorner, bathroom, TV and Wifi. You have an opportunity to make coffee, tea and snacks or you can cook your own meals.

Price:1300€/ person / 6 nights, 7 days. Single supplement 1475 €
Price incl. 
- Accommodation for 6 nights in double/twin room
- 6 x breakfast
- 5 x dinner
- Private sauna shifts
- Rented bicycles with gears and helmets
- Maps and route planning according your interests and strength
- Visit to the Salpa-line cave

On request: Electric bike + 160 € / person. Snack package for bicycle tours.
Tranfer from / to Railway station or Airport + 50€/person.

What you need to bring?
Suitable clothing and footwear for different weather conditions. 

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Notice: Travel insurance

  • Travel insurance is highly recommended for overseas travel. A comprehensive plan should include coverage for trip interruption, delay and cancellation, medical expenses, emergency medical transportation, loss and damage to baggage, and a toll-free 24-hour travel assistance hotline. Comprehensive travel insurance usually costs 5 to 12 percent of your trip cost. Before purchasing, check your existing insurance policies.