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NEW FROM VISIT ESPOO! ARCHIPELAGO BOAT ROUTE FOR CYCLISTS 4 June-28 August 2022

Experience the magnificent cycling summer of 2022 – explore Espoo coast on land and sea. Take a cycling trip along the circular route of which one half is travelled on board an archipelago boat and the other on your bike along the fabulous Espoo’s Waterfront Walkway.

Espoo’s Waterfront Walkway signpost along the route with the sea in the background.

The harbours where you can start or end a cruise are Otaniemi, Nokkala or Kivenlahti. There are approximately 20 bike places on board the archipelago boats, and cyclists take priority.

The distance covered by bike is at its longest around 30 kilometres when you cycle along Espoo’s Waterfront Walkway between Otaniemi and Kivenlahti harbours. If you choose Nokkala harbour as your other destination, the distance cycled is about half of that. That gives you two expeditions, which you could do on two different days as well. The price of the boat trip is €10 for an adult irrespective of the harbour you choose. Timetables and prices

The route is signposted with green ribbons and signposts for the Waterfront Walkway – but be on the lookout so you don’t miss a turning.

 

A green ribbon tied to a tree to mark the archipelago boat route for cyclists.

NAVIGATING ALONG THE ROUTE

You can follow the signposts or download a GPX file for a smart device to help you navigate or use the applications below:

Link Trailmap: https://share.trailmap.fi/7165897328913 (free of charge)

Link RidewithGps: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39383403 (chargeable)

CYCLE SECTIONS:

 A picture of the timetable for the archipelago route for cyclists (timetables are also available via a link in text format).

ARCHIPELAGO BOAT SECTIONS:

We recommend that you cycle at a moderate speed because the Waterfront Walkway is very popular among locals and tourists. You should avoid cycling two abreast when travelling in a group – the route is narrow in places. Please exercise caution particularly when you are close to the harbour basins and in tight turnings where visibility is poor.

A cyclist on a city bike surrounded by reeds on Espoo’s Waterfront Walkway.

Along the route, you will find lovely summer cafés, ice cream stands and restaurants – and you can even book a sauna. And if you decide that you want to stay longer, there are several hotels to choose from. So, make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy the route!

Be charmed by all the enchanting nature attractions – rocks, half-hidden sandy beaches, reeds and marine archipelago landscapes. Espoo’s Waterfront Walkway is surrounded by splendid villas and their gardens whilst the beautiful modern districts thrill with their fantastic architectural solutions highlighting the water elements all around. White sailing boats rocking in the wind and the calls of seagulls allow your mind to rest in the leisurely atmosphere of the seaside.

Cafés fill with happy, chatty people enjoying the summer and the sea breeze. Ice cream stands serve treats to the passers-by.

 

A bike leaning against a tree on Espoo’s Waterfront Walkway.