Four island cycling route

Four island cycling route

Koskikatu 2, 55120 Imatra
Ruokolahti beautiful church hill along the Neljänsaari bicycle trail.
There are many beautiful lake views along the Four Islands route
The cottages in Muukonsaari have a traditional summer camp feeling
Small quiet road on island.
Cycling trip with a small break on the ferry to the next island
Summer day peace on the shores of Lake Saimaa
Rock painting brings greetings from millennia
A nice boat transfer included to this cycling tour.
Ruokolahti beautiful church hill along the Neljänsaari bicycle trail.
There are many beautiful lake views along the Four Islands route
The cottages in Muukonsaari have a traditional summer camp feeling
Small quiet road on island.
Cycling trip with a small break on the ferry to the next island
Summer day peace on the shores of Lake Saimaa
Rock painting brings greetings from millennia
A nice boat transfer included to this cycling tour.

2-6 persons
3 days
June - August
Breakfast and programmed meals are included.

DISCOVER ISLANDS IN SOUTHERN LAKE SAIMAA NEARBY IMATRA

Our Four Island Route cycling holiday gives amazing and varied lake views as well as an insight into the centuries-old culture of the residents of the Saimaa area. When cycling on the islands, you can experience the peacefulness of the countryside and at the Muukonsaari island camp center you can enjoy the tranquility of nature and the pure water of Lake Saimaa. On the way back you return to Imatra, where  there are several attractions along the great river Vuoksi, of which the most famous are the immense rapids of Imatra. 

On the route there are several bridges, one ferry and two boat transports. The cosiness and peace of nature of the countryside accommodation and camping cottages replace the comforts of boring hotels.

TO BE SEEN AND EXPERIENCED

FOUR ISLAND ROUTE INFORMATION

Departure / end 
Imatra train station or hotel in Imatra. Accommodation in Imatra is not included in this package.

Length of the tour/route
3 days (2 nights), total length about 65 km, daily distances from 15-35 km.

Type of route
A circular trail, you come back to the start. Boat transfer included!

Difficulty
Fairly easy terrain, few slopes for variation. Cycling path from Imatra to Ruokolahti Church, otherwise small roads. Gravel roads about 10 km. 

Accommodations
Accommodation in B&B in the countryside and in camp cabin, sauna in both evenings.

Guidance
Self-guided tour. Detailed instructions are given to follow the route at your own pace. Guidance on attractions above is available upon request.

To whom?
For people who are interested in nature and local culture, who are keen on exercise to some extent, and who appreciate an unhurried timetable. The recommended group size is 2-4 persons.

Price
Our prices depend on your group’s size. The price in the tour description is calculated on the basis of a group of 2 persons. When travelling in groups of 3 or 4 persons, the price per person will decrease further.

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PACKAGE 

  • Travel planning, program organization and route directions
  • Welcome meeting and telephone support daily 8 am – 8 pm
  • Accommodation in B&B in the countryside and in camp cabin
  • 2x sauna in the evenings
  • 2x breakfast and lunch/dinner in camp centre on the second day
  • Luggage transfer
  • 2x boat transfer

NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal insurance (recommended)
  • Travel tickets to the starting point, tickets to museums or events
  • Bike rental 

DAILY ITINERARY ON THE FOUR ISLAND ROUTE

Day 1: 20-30 km
Welcome meeting in Imatra; modern Alvar Aalto Church; Ruokolahti church hill, accommodation in B&B in the country side

Day 2: 15-20 km
Visit of Rock paintings, ferry, boat transfer, accommodation in cabin on an island

Day 3: 20 km
Boat transfer from island to Joutseno boat harbor, cycling back to Imatra 

ACTIVITIES OR GUIDANCE CAN BE ADDED TO THE TOUR PROGRAM AT THE REQUEST, FOR EXAMPLE (FOR EXTRA PRICE)

  • Guided tours in Imatra and at Ruokolahti church hill
  • Guided tour to rock paintings
  • Fishing during boat transport
  • A guided cycling tour to Russia - Svetogorsk is only 7 kms from Imatra. Note: You must obtain a visa in advance.

Read a review of this holiday in our travelog: Cycling and paddling on Lake Saimaa!

Distances

  • Distance to airport: 35 km
  • Distance to train station: 0 km
  • Distance to bus station: 0 km
  • Distance to nearest city: 0 km
  • Distance to border crossing point: 10 km
  • Reachable by public transportation: Yes
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Koskikatu 2, 55120 Imatra

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