Cycling in the Lahti Region
The Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark and its surroundings are an exceptional cycling destination thanks to their varied, versatile terrain and various bodies of water. The distinctive landscape shaped by the meltwater at the end of the Ice Age makes you climb up ridges and descend to the shores of the lake, cycling along winding forest trails and rolling countryside roads.
Where would you like to ride? Check out the best cycling routes in the region
Leisurely local routes
Best gravel and bike packing routes
Road cycling routes
Mountain biking trails
How to use the route information
You can download the route information as a GPX file, which includes map and GPS information in editable form. GPX is the most used route map file format and can best be accessed via an application, GPX device or any other solution that can read this file format. Without an appropriate software application, the file will open as unreadable gibberish.
If you are using a GPS device or a smart phone (e.g., Suunto, Garmin or Polar), their corresponding applications can directly process GPX files.
If you open the provided GPX file using a mobile or GPS device, the file format will be automatically recognised by the device if you have installed any of the above applications. If you are opening the file on your computer, you can upload the GPX file on the platform of any of the listed platforms (the upload procedure will vary by platform).
You can also view the routes by clicking on ”View all routes on a map,” which can be found at the bottom of the page under each route collection.
2023 Cycling Events in the Lahti Region
Join F1 driver Valtteri Bottas in a new premier gravel event held in Lahti on June 10, 2023.
Nordic Gravel Series – Falling Leaves Lahti
Experience the beauty of the turning of the leaves while riding pristine gravel in Falling Leaves Lahti as part of the Nordic Gravel Series. Distances of 50, 90 and 146 km offer options for enthusiasts and trained riders alike.
Join NGS Social rides and guided tours
Social gravel rides are hosted by NGS ambassadors and offer you a great possibility to get to know the gravel scenery of the Lahti region. Social rides are free to join but registration is obligatory (50 riders limit).
Check also 3-4 days guided gravel tours in Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark.Check NGS calendar 2023
Bike Rental services
Interested in renting a gravel bike, e-mountain bike, or a fat bike? We recommend
Biking Destination Finland
Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark
Cottages, Villas, Apartments
Spend the night by the stunning Lake Päijänne, in an affordable apartment hotel or airbnb – we are happy to help you to find bike friendly accommodation close to your route.Inspiring accommodation
The most popular rest and coffee break spots in the area (in summer)
- Mani-Baari, Kalkkinen
- Pulla-Pojat, Hollola
- Matkakeidas, Hollola
- Messilä Camping, Hollola
- Kelokota, Vierumäki
- Villähteen Leipomo, Nastola
- Ranskalainen Kyläkauppa, Vääksy
- Camping Sysmä
- Ilola Inn, Sysmä
Salpausselkä Park in Lahti now open
A new leisure, fitness and sport centre called Salpausselkä Park has opened doors next to the trails at Salpausselkä, located at Hämeenlinnantie 59. Services include stand-up paddle and bike rental offered by Kitetirri Outdoors. The modern centre also houses Billebeino padel, CrossFit8000, EW Dive and On the Spot massage therapy practise.