The Joys of a Family Cycling Excursion in Finland |

With an abundance of natural beauty and a hardcore bicycle-friendly culture, Finland is a dreamland for any family of cycling enthusiasts. The country of Finland seems to have been geographically crafted specifically for cycling. With relatively flat riding surfaces all around the country and some jaw-dropping scenery – from scattered islands, lakes, and forests, to relaxing farmlands and cozy little villages – everywhere you go.Combine this with the measures put in place by the Finish people, such as separate biking paths in almost every major city and town and an interconnected network of over 70 marked national cycle routes across the country, and you’ve got yourself a country that is a serious cycling utopia.Where to go for the best family cycling in FinlandIf you’re looking for the ideal family cycling adventure in Finland there are a variety of trips to choose from. You can go anywhere from the summer hotspot town of Turku all the way to above the arctic circle where in the midsummer, the sun never sets and if you’re one of the lucky visitors, you’ll experience the wondrous sight of the Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights.The capital has what you are looking for in cycling the Finland wayThe region around the capital of Helsinki offers some amazing cycling opportunities for families as well as some great day trip bike outings throughout some of the surrounding cities and villages.Exploring Helsinki thanks to its great bike pathsStart your adventure in Helsinki where bike paths are plentiful and there is a long list of sites to see. Start at the city’s center marketplace and continue to the symbol of the city, the popular Helsinki Cathedral. Helsinki is a modern city that blends 18th and 19th century architecture with ultra-modern structures. One of these is the Kiasma, the city’s contemporary art museum. All these sites are easily accessible via the city’s bike paths.Next, make a reservation to take a cruise to the medieval city of Porvoo, some 50 km away.. This relaxing 4 hour cruise welcomes cyclists and their bikes and will let you and your family enjoy the amazing scenery of sweeping ocean views surrounding the Finland coast, including all the little islands scattered across the shores of the Baltic Sea.Cycling in Finland gets medieval in PorvooOnce in Porvoo, spend the night at one of the town’s great inns and wake up to the charms of this little village. Porvoo is one of only 6 medieval towns in Finland and it has an expressly old town aura. Take a short trip just outside of town and visit the burial grounds that date back to the Bronze Age, in the village of Suomenkyla.Some tours may take you over to the Tuusula Lake community, which has been a renowned artist colony for generations and is another quaint little village where you and your family can relax.Get out and start discovering the beauty of FinlandThere are a number of family cycling trips in Finland that will leave you with memories for a lifetime. All along the way there are plenty of restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and fun activities steeped in character that your entire family will love.