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Bike and equipment
We offer the unique opportunity to explore the paradise of forest and gravel roads of Finland.
We have specially selected two best bicycle escape routes.
This is not a race, choose your pace and enjoy the landscape; challenge yourself and meet friends.
There is no support from the organizer and no time limit it is only you and your bike.
two route options:
MILLE - The new route of 1000km lengh riding from capital to capital on main land avoiding ferries but crossing every national park in the south regions of Finland
EXPLORER - The classic... 650km Includes the tour of the archipelago with ferry crossings; The best option if like to explore every aspects of Finnish nature
*Fat bikes and e-bikes are also very welcome to the event
The day before the start (16.6.2023) we have registration open from 5pm at Holiday Inn Helsinki West.
We will pre-reserve a quota of rooms at the same hotel Holiday Inn Helsinki West Ruohalati (Sulhasenkuja 3, 00180 Helsinki); We will have discounted price for room booking, dedicated garage space for bike assembly and luggage storage until the end of the ride.
The Start MSG is from Helsinki
The start point will be at Helsinki Swimming stadium (Link to google map) street name Hammarskjöldintie
start at 9am and registration on site from 8am to 8.30am.
This is unsupported bike adventure so you need to carry your on gear and equipment.
You can get in contact with us any moment if this is your first adventure and you need advice for the minimum gear required.
GPS device is mandatory to follow the route.
"Ridewith GPS" available with premium features during Midnight sun Gravel
You can decide where & when to stop to eat and where & when (and if) to stop to sleep.
Absolute freedom of choice. POI will be marked on ride with GPS for you.
Keep in mind that there are shops and caffetteria but planning ahead and adapting to the local environment is essential.
You will find on the road occasionally wooden shelters and grilling spots. Visit Tulikartta.fi
Respect the nature and the hikers when you meet them on the route.
The long summer day light will be on your side and provide total freedom to your cycling schedule.
One important aspect to consider: if you choose to ride the "EXPLORER ROUTE" you will be crossing the area called Saaristonrengastie (LINK); this is beautiful bike route from one island to an other. Consider and keep in mind the ferry schedule, deeper you go in the archipelago and slimmer it gets the ferry frequency; Ferry schedule (LINK).
Finish line is near Turku (the former Swedish capital)
Turku is well connected, once you reach the finish line you can travel any where you want back home or to your new adventure by plane, train, bus or ferry.
This year the finish line will be at the beach of Harjattula golf
JUHO KUSTI beach caffe
New finish line with Sauna and mid summer party (LINK)