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ARCHIPELAGO TRAIL 2018

Archipelago Trail is a four day circular self-guided cycle tour across Turku Archipelago, one of the most popular cycling routes in Finland. The tour will take you through stunning archipelago sceneries. The islands are connected by numerous bridges and ferries. The peace and tranquility, particularly in the rugged outer islands, is a must if you want to experience Finland at its best. Most of the surfaces along the route are paved, making your ride comfortable. The profile varies from fairly flat to some rolling hills.

Day 1. Individual arrival in Nagu
Your tour begins at B&B Västergård on the island of Nagu (Nauvo in Finnish).  

Nagu is situated 50 km from Turku and can be easely accessed by car or public transport. The travel time from Turku is about 1,5 hours. If you are travelling from Helsinki there are hourly train and bus connections to Turku.

You are welcome to store extra luggage at Västergård during your cycling tour.

Day 2. Nagu – Naantali, 40 km
After a good night's sleep and breakfast at you will start your tour. Yopur first destination is Nagu village from where thet ferry Östern will take you to Hanka on Rymättylä island. Enjoy the fresh winds on the one hour ferry ride, including a short stop at the island of Själö. Soon after you arrive at Rymättylä you can have a quick stop to climb up the restored WW2 air surveillance tower for a breathtaking view over the islands.

Your accommodation is at a modern holiday resort outside the city centre of Naantali, or at your choice on a traditonal farm in the country side.

Day 3. Naantali – Kustavi, 50 km
Your second day of cycling will take you via Velkua and Taivassalo to Kustavi. The first part covers some rolling hills, but you are in no hurry to the next ferry in the afternoon. The route will take you over some bridges with magnificent views. Your accomodation is by the sea side in a small, but cosy modern cottage with in-suite toilett. The showers you will find in a separate sauna building.

Day 4. Kustavi – Houtskär, 28 km
Shortly after departing in the morning you will take the ferry to the remote island of Iniö. Enjoy the nature trail which offers scenic views over the island and take a short stop in the local village. A one hour ferry ride with m/s Antonia will take you further to the island of Houtskär. A short detour will take you to the village with a museum with traditional boats and the charming wooden church. Continue along the winding roads to Hyppeis, by the sea side for your next stop. You are welcome to enjoy a Finnish sauna and a dip in the sea.

Day 5. Houtskär – Nagu, 45 km
After breakfast continue cycling and with ferry to island of Korpo. After possible detour to Korpo village continue to the ferry connecting to the island of Nagu. We recommend a stop at the main village in Nagu which with its lively marina serves as a centre for the whole archipelago region. For the last nights accomodation and dinner we welcome you back to B&B Västergård.

Day 6. Individual departure from Nagu, or if you prefer stay one or two more days and relax at Västergård.



Archipelago Trail, price

Price/ person
650,00 €
Single supplement
155,00 €
E-bike supplement
80,00 €
Luggage transport/ person
175,00 €
Extra night/ person

75,00 €

The price includs accommodation in shared double room with breakfast (5), sauna on day 3 and 4, dinner last night, bike with helmet and panniers, storage of excess luggage in Nagu, required ferry tickets, Route Guide with map and courtesy transport from and to bus stop alternatively free parking space.

Luggage transport is available on tours starting on Sundays, but not on June 3 and 24, July 15 and August 19. For groups on request.

The tour is available for start daily during the summer season from June 1st to August 23th.

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