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.

We especially recommend the following applications:

www.komoot.com
www.strava.com
www.ridewithgps.com
www.outdooractive.com
www.trailmap.fi
www.alltrail.com
www.bikemap.net

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.

Get to know the Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark by bike

Guided Salpausselkä Geopark gravel rides

Guided bike treks and bike rental

The most popular rest and coffee break spots in the area

Bike rental in the Lahti Region

Interested in renting a gravel bike, e-mountain bike, or a fat bike? Select a bike and your starting location here.

See all bike rental locations

Salpausselkä Park 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. 

Welcome Cyclist businesses in the Lahti Region

Lahti – Kitetirri Outdoors, Koiskalan kartano
Hollola – Ski Out Bike, Messilä Camping
Asikkala – Cafe Kartanon kahvila Hugo & Lilly, Cafe Vesis
Sysmä – Camping Sysmä, Tervalepikon Torpat
Hartola – Bike service Ari Kääriäinen, Rantalan lomamökit Cottages, Gasthaus-Camping Koskenniemi, Jari-Pekka, Cafe Keskustien Kotikahvila
Iitti – Lomakivi, Radalla Resort, Yli-Kaitala Resort, Farmers market Iitin maatilatori, Cafe Kahvila PeuranKello
Heinola – Vierumäki Sport Institute of Finland

The Welcome Cyclist label has been created to make cyclists’ life easier when they are looking for services that are important for those travelling or otherwise on the road by bike. Businesses with this label understand the needs of a cyclist and have designed their services to make cyclists feel especially welcome and well-taken care of.

Cycling events in the Lahti Region

Valtteri Bottas Duathlon

Red W oy

Valtteri Bottas Duathlon 21.8.2022

Valtteri Bottas Duathlon will be held in picturesque Pajulahti scenery on Sunday, 21 August 2022.

Finlandia MTB

TWD-Länken

Finlandia MTB 21.8.2022

32. Finlandia MTB Lahden Urheilukeskuksessa 21.8. Tarjolla 5-10 km Hobby-, 27 km Puoli- ja 54 km Pitkä-Finlandia Salpausselän maastoissa.

Nordic Gravel Series - Falling Leaves Lahti

Breakaway Oy

Nordic Gravel Series – Falling Leaves Lahti 17.9.2022

Distances of 50, 90 and 146km offer options for enthusiasts and trained riders alike.

Ride with the locals

Developing the Old Racing Track in Lahti

Ravis, or the Old (Harness) Racing Track in Lahti, currently features a single lane BMX track and a small pump track. Anyone no matter the age or skill level is welcome to come and ride. In the future, cycling enthusiasts will be able to enjoy an expanded cycling park presently being developed in cooperation between RideSalpaus ry and City of Lahti.

View a map of the tracks