Lakeland Lake Trails
Pyhä and Näsi Trails
Näsijärvi Lake Trail has three core routes and many different travel tips built around the routes. Around the routes, we have selected services suitable for cyclists: restaurants, locally grown food, accommodation and everything interesting to see and experience. So it is easy for you to choose the best route and services for your own adventure!
We have selected a starting point for the routes to be the Mustalahti Harbour at Tampere, but you can hop on the routes wherever you want and use ships or trains some of the way.
Pyhäjärvi Lake Trail has five core routes and many different travel tips built around the routes. Around the routes we have selected services suitable for cyclists: restaurants, locally grown food, accommodation and everything interesting to see and experience. So it is easy for you to choose the best route, attractions and services for your own adventure!
We have picked a starting point for the routes to be the Laukontori Harbour at Tampere, but you can hop on the routes wherever you want and use ships or trains to tailor your adventure!
Lenght: 146 km
Recommendation: 2-4 days or a day trip using the ship
Rantatie route follows the shoreside roads of the Lake Näsijärvi. The roads are peaceful and the scenery is beautiful throughout the route. The lake scenery from Terälahti to Kapee, West-Teisko’s hilly countryside roads and of course the Murole Canal are all highlights of the route. The Summer Cafe at the Murole Canal is at a beautiful location to enjoy a summer evening.
Lenght: 150 km
Recommendation: Full route 2-4 days, waypoints as a day trips or 1 night
Patruunan polku will introduce you to the northern side of the Lake Näsijärvi. Helvetinjärvi National Park, Runeberg’s Spring and the Serlachius museums in Mänttä-Vilppula can all be found on the route. The route is full of history and fascinating present day.
Patruunan polku combines Ruovesi, Virrat and Mänttä-Vilppula to an adventurous experience perfect for a 3 days trip, where every day has its own theme. Tarjanne Steamship is perfect on this route to make your trip easier.
Lenght: 310 km
Recommendation: For an active cyclist 2-3 days, as a culture trip 5-7 days
Karhunkaataja is the Grand Tour of the Näsijärvi Lake Trail. The length of the full route is about 310 kilometers, offering a challenge even for an active cyclist. The route has classic attractions such as the Helvetinjärvi National Park and the Ravine Lakes of Toriseva. You will get to know the art treasures of Mänttä-Vilppula and the island scenery of Ruovesi, which has inspired great Finnish artists such as Runeberg and Gallen-Kallela. The same inspiring and peaceful beauty of nature can still be found from there, if you just have the patience to stop for a while.
Lenght: 30 km
Recommendation: A day trip
Maisemareitti (scenic route) is an excellent first step for a starting bicycle traveller. The route is perfect for a relaxed day trip and a good option for a family trip! The route is full of amazing scenery of the Lake Pyhäjärvi and local services are close by all the time. The route is very popular among cyclists and you will never be alone on your trip. So get ready to wave and say hello to your fellow cyclists on the route.
Lenght: 45 km
Recommendation: A day trip
Following the northern roads of the Lake Vanajavesi, this route will show you the Visavuori arts, Sääksmäki bridges and Ilola’s idyllic countryside farm. The route goes through the City of Valkeakoski and Akaa, so you have lots of options to design your own adventure.
Lenght: 75 km
Recommendation: 1-2 days
The waves of Roine will call your name with picturesque scenery. The eastside eskers will challenge you and make you feel like a winner afterwards. Harju Observation Towers will open up an amazing national landscapes that has been an inspiration for well-known Finnish artists.
Lenght: 110 km
Recommendation: 1-3 days
From Laukontori Harbour to Laukko Mansion – this route is full of history. On the bicycle, this route is a real sightseeing tour of Mansions! You can add a ferry cruise with a Hopealinjat ship to Laukko Mansion that will halve your cycling trip. You can take a bicycle with you on the ship. Just remember to reserve your tickets beforehand.
Lenght: 170 km
Recommendation: 1-4 days
While cycling the Vaeltaja, you will travel through Pirkanmaa region and its cultural landscapes and historical destinations. You should reserve some time for this route because there is a lot to see! On the road, you will experience genuine Pirkanmaa region’s life, see many stunning esker landscapes and get to know museums, arts and delicious locally grown food.