Cycling is a great way of sightseeing in Naantali, and the town is also a convenient starting point for the Archipelago Trail.
Bicycle rental in Naantali provides an opportunity to jump on the saddle and take a bike to explore Naantali attractions and the magnificent landscapes of the archipelago. Naantali offers convenient access to the archipelago ring routes.
Bicycles can be rented for a day or even a week. You can rent a bike from Naantali, adventure through the archipelago and leave the bike at the next point, such as Turku or Kustavi.
Bicycles are booked online and picked up at the Visit Naantali office. The bikes are provided by Turku-based Carfield Oy, which offers 7- and 21-speed adults’ bikes, children’s bikes and electric bikes. We recommend that you ensure the availability of electric bikes and special equipment directly with Carfield.
Läntinen Pitkäkatu 20, 20100 Turku+358 40 email@example.com
Nunnakatu 2, 21100 Naantali+358 2 435 firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are four route suggestions with lengths ranging from 13 to 110 kilometres. Explore and select the route that suits you best!
Luonnonmaa island is located next to Naantali central and the way there goes across the Ukkopekka bridge. The way to deeper to archipelago routes goes through Luonnonmaa and there are some great biking options in the area.
13 km / flat / 1 to 2 h
Along the route, you can see Finnish rural idylls in the alluring archipelago. The route runs partly along a sandy road in the beautiful landscapes of Luonnonmaa. There are many old farmhouses with their impressive courtyards along the route. You can take a diversion at e.g. the Haijainen nature trail to fry a few sausages. At the Villa farm, about midway of the route, you can take a swim and admire the magnificent seascape, and the rest of the way to town centre will continue along the same road.
16 km / flat / 2 to 4 h
The atmosphere and idyl of the archipelago are conveyed along this magnificent route. In addition to the Old Town of Naantali and the rocks of Kuparivuori Hill, you can take in the guided tours of Kultaranta Garden and the magnificent archipelago landscapes of the Särkänsalmi Bridge. If you’re hungry, Kultaranta Resort offers delicious lunch options. You can enjoy refreshments in Bar Porho in the Marina or at the Särkkä Kiosk, where you can turn back towards town centre. There are no major height differences on the route, so it’s suitable for everyone.
50 km / variable / 3-6 h
The route is aimed at cyclists who want a little more challenge. The route passes through beautiful archipelago landscapes via Merimasku, Askainen, Lemu and Masku back to Naantali. Along the way, you can see many bridges with magnificent views, traditional marine and rural landscapes, the Louhisaari Manor and visit the Kultaranta garden on guided tours. There are several pleasant spots along the route where you can take a break.
110 km / variable / 1 to 3 days
This longer cycling route gives the cyclist a great picture of the archipelago and local lifestyle. The trail starts from the centre of Naantali and the journey (29 km) to Hanka in Rymättylä is very hilly. Along the way, you will experience a traditional ferry trip, and the ferry will take you an hour from Hanka to Nauvo (check the timetables in advance). From Nauvo, your journey will continue on more even terrain.
The ferry from Nauvo to Parainen shows another magnificent archipelago landscape. The route from Parainen back to Naantali runs along busy roads. Overnight accommodation can be found in Nauvo or Parainen.
The length of the Archipelago Ring Road is 250 kilometres, and it is recommended that two to five days be reserved for touring it. The Archipelago Ring Road can be toured between 12 May and 3 September 2023. Bike from island to island alternately via bridges or by road ferries and boats. Every island is different and worth visiting!
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