Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cycling in Finland 4.9.1998

Finland is a great place for bicycle touring. It provides varying landscapes for culture and nature-lovers alike. Finland is well worth a visit by bike, it has some very beautiful and interesting scenery, however be prepared to see plenty of trees, lakes and long roads! Up in Lapland beyond the arctic circle the scenery reminds you of Scotland without the mountains, in mid summer there is no darkness at night, which takes a little getting used to and if you are really lucky you might see the Aurora Borealis (NoFinland is ideally suited for cycling tours. The roads are mostly pretty flat, with some gently rolling hills. Away from the main routes, there's little traffic. The scenery is varied, with lakes and forests, peaceful farmland and small villages.rthern lights). There are bike paths in all the major towns and along the main routes so people can get to work and visitors can get out into the countryside. And if you want to get off the beaten path, there are plenty of opportunities for mountain biking. Merja sent me this nice FDC which celebrates the centenary of the Cycling Union.

1 comment:

  1. I travel a lot with my folding bike - I think it's one of the best ways to see new places. I am looking for places to visit this summer...Finland will definitely be on my list. It probably also has a lot of bikeable hours in the summer, since the days are so long.