Finland South to North on Bicycle

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Northwestrider
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Finland South to North on Bicycle

Post by Northwestrider » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:41 am

I will be bicycle touring from Amsterdam to Nordkapp ( North Cape ) starting late spring. I plan to leave Helsinki northward around the 1st of July. My question is, does anyone have a route they could recommend from Helsinki heading north for at least a couple kilometers just to get me out of the busy traffic areas ? Any other recommendations or tips are greatly appreciated.



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332415
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Re: Finland South to North on Bicycle

Post by 332415 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:31 pm

Where exactly is "north"?


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Re: Finland South to North on Bicycle

Post by AldenG » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:27 pm

How many days will it take you to pedal 1500 km?

(At least on my map the return trip will be all downhill.)
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Re: Finland South to North on Bicycle

Post by Bavarian » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:42 pm

(At least on my map the return trip will be all downhill.)


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Northwestrider
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Re: Finland South to North on Bicycle

Post by Northwestrider » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:02 am

I plan on a month or so in Finland, I'm in no hurry.


Alex3ai
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Re: Finland South to North on Bicycle

Post by Alex3ai » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:56 pm

I m doing something similar, so maybe I see you around on the road!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cycling- ... 3804192376


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Re: Finland South to North on Bicycle

Post by Combat444 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:00 am

Hi,

I would follow the train tracks from the railway station to Leppävaara. Then take the old Turku road to Turku. That is actually
not exactly north, but if you are in no hurry that is a nice bike route. From Turku I would bike over the Åland Islands to Sweden, and then continue north from there. Åland is great for biking, nice asphalt and not many cars.

Here is the map to Turku for biking:
https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Raut ... 3&lci=bike

There is a company called Nordkapp in Helsinki, you should ask them for a sponsorship.

Regards, Kristofer


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