Category: Trail blog

Train & Bike & Boat to Mänttä-Vilppula Art Festival and Virrat village

Train & Bike & Boat to Mänttä-Vilppula Art Festival and Virrat village

For some time I had been thinking of a trip that would combine more aspects of “travelling on land” and of course, cycling at the forefront. So when the Mänttä Art Festival was popping up again and again in my mind, I thought it would be just the perfect destination.   I transferred my bicycle […]

Following the footsteps of Finnish Nobel writer F.E. Sillanpää

Following the footsteps of Finnish Nobel writer F.E. Sillanpää

June was about halfway through when I loaded an interesting new acquaintance to start up with – I had borrowed the Tunturi eForte electric bike from Pekan Pakomatkat, which is a bike rental company in Tampere (mainly renting electric bikes). So there I was facing a new thrill! The purpose of this trip was to […]

Chocolate & wine

Chocolate & wine

The first week of September overwhelmed us all by it´s consistant warmth. Well, here we are already in autumn and look at the benefits: no mosguitos, wasps or any other injects – only soft wind and warmed up lakes after the long and exhausting summer. Sounds like a biker´s paradice. Route  Day 1. Distance 83 […]

Wanderer 2

Wanderer 2

“August is just a perfect travelling month in Finland by bike. Finnish nature is at it´s most bountiful in august when the crop is been gathered from the fields, apples are rype and ready and you can really sence the aroma of sweatness while passing farms, apple gardens and wild meadows.”  Route It´s easy to […]

Wanderer 1

Wanderer 1

“It has been just amazing summer in Finland. So many sunny days and so incredible warm swimming waters. While cycling I love the most that cooling wind that  pulls gently your t-shirt  while rolling up and down the sandy country roads and stopping for photographing and for a swim. This is definitely an paradice for […]

Following I.K.Inha’s footsteps

Following I.K.Inha’s footsteps

I didn´t know much about I.K. Inha  beforehand, but since I decided to start follow he´s footsteps around Virrat lakesites I definetly was interested to get to know this past great Finnish photographer, writer, translator, journalist and nature lover. Route Day 1 Distance 12 km Early at tuesday morning I packed my bike and belongings […]

Scenic Route

Scenic Route

Tampere region’s most famous cycling destination The Scenic Route (Maisemareitti) charms with ease because you can rotate it within one day. The whole trip is 30 km, so you can add some hooks and loops if you wish. I made some extra trips because I wanted to use all the day visiting as many Pyhäjärvi […]