Key info

Trip date:
01.08.19 – 06.08.19

 

Price from £1385
No. of riders: 8

No. of ride days: 4
Total KM’s: 475

Accommodation style:
Hotels & Log cabins

Key info

Trip date:
01.08.19 – 05.05.19

 

Price from £1385
No. of riders: 8

No. of ride days: 4
Total KM’s: 475

Accommodation style
Hotels & Log cabins

FINLAND – TOUR OF THE SOUTHWEST

 

The terrain of Finland dictates an endurance style of riding with big skies rather than big mountains and a constant steady turning of the pedals to cover the distance. We’ll roll out of the capital Helsinki on the extensive cycle path network before hitting gravel, farmland and forests to experience a real transition from a busy noisy city to empty countryside with very few shops, cars, people or noise.

Whilst bikepacking around 125km per day for 4 days – unsupported and carrying all of your own kit – resupply of food and drink will be in the form of whatever is available en route; small cafes, petrol stations, supermarkets and maybe a garden tap. Shops are very few and far between so planning ahead and adapting to the local environment is essential.

This trip offers a great taster of what some of the longer bikepacking routes and races can be like both physically and mentally with regard to what to pack for a few days riding, dealing with a fully laden bike, and coping with infrequent habitation and infrastructure, but with the added security and comfort of a route, bed and a good dinner organised for you by Rpm90.

ITINERARY

DATES : Thursday 1st August 2019 – Tuesday 6th August 2019

ARRIVAL AIRPORT: Helsinki – Finland

RIDE DAYS: 4

TOTAL KILOMETRES: 475

DEPARTURE AIRPORT: Helsinki – Finland

KIT REQUIRED

Gravelbike / CX Bike with a minimum of 32mm gravel / off road tyre

Bikepacking Bags* – Front Bar and Rear Saddle Bag Minimum

Spares specialist to your bike e.g rear mech hanger, your size inner tube (there are no cycle shops on route)

Overnight clothing

Wet weather clothing and spare dry kit ( A full recommended kit list will be included with your full itinerary.)

Headtorch, Portable power bank and cables for your devices

*APIDURA rental Bikepacking bags are available from Rpm90

KIT NOT REQUIRED

Bivvy Bag

Sleeping Mat and Sleeping Bag

Towels

Cooking Equipment

Interested in this trip?

WHAT’S INCLUDED  

  • 5 nights shared accommodation with Breakfast (single occupancy rooms are available at extra cost on nights 1 and 5 in Helsinki, all other nights are shared)
  • Our Hotel in Helsinki offers a free shuttle bus to/from Airport
  • 2 x Rpm90 Ride leaders
  • Deposit required = 25% of the total amount payable

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to/from your country of origin
  • Ride snacks and lunches Dinner (this will be arranged for you by Rpm90 and you will pay locally in cash Euros)
  • Alcoholic and non Alcoholic drinks
  • Rider Personal Insurance
  • Cost of return to Helsinki or to a bike shop in the case of complete bike failure or your choice to withdraw from the Tour
Who is RPM90?

Rpm90 Cycling Adventures specialise in Road Cycling Tours, Bikepacking Adventures, Gravelbiking trips, Bespoke Cycling Tours, Corporate Cycling events and Cycling Event Consultancy. We offer Apidura Bag Rental and Reilly Bike Demo opportunities. We are a pioneering cycling Travel company based in the UK.

 
Contact

Old Granary
Bridgers Mill
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 1TF

+44 (0)7759 61 63 98

info@rpm90.com

 
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