Finland summer holidays

Forests and lakes -cycling tour

A self-guided cycling tour on the Finnish countryside from Kajaani to Kuhmo. Bear viewing option available at the end of the tour. Departures May 20-Sep 15.

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Forests and lakes -cycling tour

This self-guided cycling tour leads cyclists along peaceful, well-maintained roads through forests, cultivated areas and woodland-covered hills of eastern Finland. On the route you will spot plenty of shimmering lakes offering refreshing swimming spots on a hot summer day - however the weather rarely is really hot, even July and August use to be pleasant. After a cycling day you will enjoy light summer nights that will probably make you want to stay awake until the next morning.

At the end of the tour there is an option to join an extraordinary bear watching excursion which gives you an opportunity to observe and photograph brown bears safely from small wilderness hides.

Finland cycling holiday highlights:
• Finnish countryside
• Lakes and forests
• Low-traffic roads
• Light summer nights
• Wildlife watching

Programme information

May 20-Sep 15 (no departures July 4-18, 2017)
7/8 days
Min. 2 persons
Joining place
Kajaani airport/railway station
Price 2017
560 €
Included in the price
*Accommodation on twin sharing basis (on days 1–2 and 5-6 in a hotel, on days 3–4 in a cabin) *Breakfast daily *Sauna on nights 1–6 *Information package including cycling maps, route notes and tourist information *Briefing on first night *Airport transfers
*Bicycle hire 85 € *Luggage transfer 100 €/group (if eg. 2 persons 50 €/person) *Dinners (days 1–6) 140 € *Packed lunch (days 2–6) 60 € *Single supplement 170 €
Supplements for an extra day
*Extra day (Kuhmo–Lentiira) 240 € (price including bicycle rental, picnic lunch, an overnight bear watching excursion in Lentiira, breakfast, dinner and room for rest in the morning at the Bed&Breakfast, airport transfer supplement) *Luggage transfer 40 €/group *Single supplement 40 €


Upitrek summer tours run from mid-May until late September.

You can choose from week-long hiking, cycling or canoeing tours or multi-activity weeks with a mixture of activities. Wildlife excursions are also available and amongst the most memorable of experiences.

If you want to explore a larger area, a self-drive program or a circular bus tour is a great alternative – both of which give opportunities to try various activity programmes.

Come and enjoy with us the long warm summer days and experience 24hrs light in the land of the midnight sun!