FINLAND

Trip date:
30.07.20 – 04.08.20 

Price from £1450
No. of riders: 6

No. of ride days: 4
Total KM’s: 475

Accommodation style
Hotels and Log Cabins

FINLAND

Trip date:
30.07.20 – 04.08.20

 

Price from £1500
No. of riders: 6

No. of ride days: 4
Total KM’s: 475

Accommodation style
Tuscan Farmhouse, En-suite Bedrooms

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

 RIDE STYLE: BIKEPACKING

 RIDE DIFFICULTY: 4/5

 DATES : Thursday 30th August – Tuesday 4th August

 RIDE DAYS : 4

Thursday 30th July : ARRIVE HELSINKI Airport. Transfer to Hotel

Friday 31st July : Ride 130KM towards Forssa

Saturday 1st August : Ride 115Km towards Sauvo

Sunday 2nd August : Ride 105KM towards Fiskars

Monday 3rd August : Ride 120KM towards Helsnki

Tuesday 4th August : DEPART HELSINKI Airport

 TOTAL KILOMETRES: 475

We personally speak to all our clients to discuss their suitability for the trip. We specialise in small group cycling trips to achieve a high-quality rider experience. We aim to ride all of our trips as 1 group and our experienced ride leaders can mix up the pace, split the group for a while and bring things back together when we need too. On some trips, we split down to two groups for the afternoon allowing those that want to really stretch their legs to do so. Our ride leaders will always be able to suggest a route back to base if at any time you prefer some time to take in the scenery and ride at your own pace.

All riders are required to bring their own bike and will recieve a full itinerary with GPX files 6 weeks prior to the ride. Sometimes we change the route depending on weather conditions / route closures. 

KIT REQUIRED

Adventure Bike with a minimum of 40mm gravel / off road tyres

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 Bag (you can bivvy in the forests if you wish and want to ride with your kit but a bed is booked for you!)

Sleeping Mat

Towels

Cooking Equipment

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights shared accommodation with Breakfast (single occupancy rooms are available at extra cost on nights 1 and 5 in Helsinki) 
  • 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 Alcholic 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. 

Interested in this trip?

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 work with MASON Cycles. HUNT Wheels, Morvelo clothing and RAWVELO nutrition. We offer Apidura Bag Rental. We are a pioneering cycling Travel company based in the UK.

 
Contact

Old Granary
Bridgers Mill
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 1TF

+44 (0)1444 413512

info@rpm90.com

 
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