Puumala Archipelago Route

Pyöräilyreitti Saimaalla Puumalassa

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.

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.  Tickets can be purchased on board with a debit or credit card.

Reservations by email at norppa@puumala.fi 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.

Puumala map

Puumala Archipelago Route 2019 leaflet

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!