Experience the most beautiful part of Finland by bicycle
See a video from the route here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn7a-NgYhpI
The archipelago route in Puumala is a spectacular scenic trail for cyclists and motorcyclists. The 60-km circular route, which was opened in 2017, immediately became immensely popular. It winds through some of the most breath-taking islands, bridges and eskers in the Saimaa region. The Norppa II ferries bikers to and from the Hurissalo and Lintusalo islands. The new ferries route in summer 2919 for bikers is to and from the Lintusalo islands and Sarviniemi (Taipalsaari).
In 2019 the ferry will operate daily from 1 June to 31 August. The address of the Lintusalo pier is Nestorinranta, Lintusalontie 1661 A. The coordinates are 61° 25,8′, 28°00,1′. The address of the Hurissalo pier is Hurissalontie 390. The ferry has room for 20 passengers with their bicycles or motorcycles. No cars are allowed on board. The trip takes 40–60 minutes depending on the weather.
Prices 2019 (one way)
With a bicycle: 12 EUR
With a motorcycle: 17 EUR
Additional passengers: 8 EUR per person. Pedestrians 8 EUR, return ticket for pedestrians 15 EUR.
Timetable valid from June 1 till August 31, 2019
Departures daily from Lintusalo at 12 am. and from Hurissalo 1 pm. An extra Saturday trip is scheduled during 29 June and 10 August. Departures from Lintusalo at 2 pm. and from Hurissalo at 3 pm.
The address of the Lintusalo pier is Nestorinranta, Lintusalontie 1661 A. The coordinates are 61° 25,8′, 28°00,1′. The address of the Sarviniemi pier is Suur-Saimaantie 2050, 54920 Taipalsaari.
The ferry has room for 20 passengers with their bicycles or motorcycles. No cars are allowed on board. The trip takes one hour and 30 minutes depending on the weather.
Prices 2019 (one way)
With a bicycle: 20 EUR
With a motorcycle: 30 EUR
Additional passengers: 10 EUR per person. Pedestrians 10 EUR, return ticket for pedestrians 20 EUR.
Tuesday 9 July 2019
Tuesday 16 July 2019
Tuesday 23 July 2019
Departures from Lintusalo at 2 pm. and from Sarviniemi at 4 pm.
Tickets can be purchased on board with a debit or credit card.
Reservations by email at email@example.com or by telephone at +358 (0)50 308 300 4. If you make a reservation less than 24 hours in advance we recommended that you make it by phone.
Further information on bike rentals https://www.saimaabikes.fi/
Tip: The Säkkimäki lean-to in Liimattala makes a great overlook pit-stop. Check out the rock formations (Rakokivet) in Hurissalo, too!