Cycling around the lake

See and do

Explore rural lake areas on a gentle bike ride

Cycling around Lake Tuusula is a very popular activity. Beautiful scenery, historical sights and safe cycle paths attract both locals and visitors alike to cycle this circular 26 km / 16-mile route.

The route goes through a culturally significant landscape and passes several historical artists’ homes such as Jean Sibelius’ Ainola and Halosenniemi, the log-built wilderness studio. On the rural west side of the lake, it is difficult to believe that the urban Helsinki city centre is a mere 30 kilometres away.

If you do not have time to go around the whole lake, you can either cycle a shorter distance, such as the scenic museum road Rantatie (approximately 4 km / 2 miles in length), where you can find many of the cultural sites.

Rental bicycles 2023

All local hotels provide bicycles for their customers. If you come to the area for a day visit, rental bikes are available from the following locations:

Hotel Gustavelund. Price: 20 euros / whole day. Bookings by phone: +358 40 582 1061 / Matti or +358400 425 218 / Juha or online (site is in Finnish):
Hotel Krapi. Bicycles are primarily for hotel residents but you may enquire if there are available bicycles for non-residents Price: 15 euros / hour.
Artist Home Erkkola has three bicycles for hire for the museum ticket price. No advance booking.
– Electric mountain bikes are available from Villa Tammikko

Route map

The cycling route has been marked on our Lake Tuusula Tourist Map. You can pick up the map in local hotels and museums, but you can also download a pdf-version here.