Cycling around Lake Tuusula is 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 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 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.
Mobile Application as an Audio Guide
You can tour the lake in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. Before setting off, it is a good idea to download Lake Tuusula mobile application from Citynomadi.com on your mobile device.
The trail is easy to follow as the app uses GPS to locate your exact position. An audio guide keeps you on the route and the backgrounds to the sites play automatically. If you save the route to your smartphone or tablet, you can use it without mobile data or WiFi while touring.
Download the mobile app here.
All local hotels provide bicycles for their customers. If you come to the area for a day visit, rental bikes are available fromn the following locations:
- Järvenpää summer pop-up bike rental shop from May to mid August. Prices: 5 euros / 3 hour or 8 euros / whole day
- Järvenpää Art Museum for the museum ticket price
- Vanhankylä Manor
- Hotel Gustavelund. Prices: 10 euros / 2 hours or 20 euros / whole day
Fatbikes are available from Fatbike Rental.
All hotels in the area provide bicycles for their customers.