Gravel Earth Series 2024 – Falling Leaves Lahti
You are warmly welcome to Lahti and Finland for Gravel Earth Series – Falling Leaves Lahti! A true Nordics race course on rolling terrain.
On this site you will find useful information for your journey to Finland. The airport and capital city Helsinki are just an hour away from Lahti by car or by train.
Arrival in Finland & Lahti region
Train connections from Helsinki Airport to Lahti
The train connection from Helsinki Airport to Lahti takes less than an hour with a change in Tikkurila. There are frequent train connections to/from Lahti every hour also from Helsinki city. When travelling with a bike, book commuter train Z to Lahti.
The event venue Pajulahti Olympic Training Center
Falling Leaves Lahti will be hosted in Pajulahti Olympic Training Center which is located on the shore of beautiful and clean lake Iso-Kukkanen, just hardly over an hour´s drive from Helsinki airport and only twenty minutes from the center of Lahti city.
Pajulahti offers high-standard sports education; coaching and training services, meeting services as well as sports and leisure experiences. All the accommodation, restaurant and sport venues are near with walking distance, so no need for transportation during the stay.Book accommodation
Gravel Earth Series – Falling Leaves Lahti 22.-23.9.2024
Early Bird discount until January 7th 2024. Make a registration now!
Visit the event site for more information about venues, schedules and registration.
Lahti is Gateway to Lakeland Finland
Reconnect with nature
Lahti is a compact city of around 120,000 people and it is the gateway to the Finnish Lakeland – the largest in whole Europe. Lahti region is located less than an hour’s drive from Helsinki-Vantaa international airport.
There are totally over 188,000 lakes in Finland and the water is the cleanest in the world. Lakeland is where also Finns come to recharge and reconnect with nature. Make the most of your time here and plan some extra days in Finland!
Top Attractions in Lahti
Lahti Sports Centre
The iconic 3 ski jumping hills, the outdoor pool, the Ski Museum and the observation platform at the Suurmäki Ski Jumping Tower. You’ll find also a nice café and a restaurant with a view over the whole Sports Centre in the wooden Ski Museum building. All this within 10 Minute walk from the market square of Lahti.
Visit local Ainoa Winery
Ainoa Winery in Hollola offers tours, tastings and direct sales for winery products. Sit and enjoy a glass of wine outdoors in the summer sun, 10 Min. from Lahti. Cheese plates are available for individuals or small groups to accompany the wines.
Winery is open on Mon-Sat at 12.00-18.00.
Sunsets in Lahti harbour
The Lahti harbour is a mix of cosy restaurants, cafés, terraces, small boutiques, design and modern architecture. Impressive wooden congress and concert venue Sibelius Hall locates in the heart of the harbour. Walk, run or cycle along the lake shore – so do the locals too!
Fall in love with Malva
Malva is a brand-new museum of visual arts – full of art, design and posters. Malva and its amazing exhibitions are located in an old brewery building in the city centre of Lahti. In addition to the museum, Malski centre features AntBrew brewery pub, restaurant Malskin Bistro, Kahiwa Coffee & Wine and a Museum shop with great selection of Lahti items.
Ace Café & Motorcycle Museum on the lake shore
The Finnish Motorcycle Museum is even more magnificent, as the museum’s Art Deco-style extension has now been completed. The museum exhibits over 100 old motorcycles and fascinating stories. The museum also houses the only Ace Café in the Nordic countries.
Eat & Drink like a local
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World's best tap water in Lahti
For your bucket list in Lahti
- Relax at the lakeside sauna and take a dip in a lake.
- Taste local delicacies such as rye bread.
- Admire the view from the top of the ski jump tower.
- Have a drink of local cider, beer or whiskey at Lahti Harbour.
- Dive into Finnish Design and Architecture and visit the Sibelius Hall, Church of the Cross by Alvar Aalto and Lahti Museum of Visual Arts Malva.
Your local partner for additional program in Lakeland Finland
Visit Lahti is your local destination management company offering special accommodation, social programmes, VIP services, guides, sauna’s, restaurant reservations and all other tourism services. We are happy to help also with pre- and post tours for groups.
For more information, please contact:
Visit Lahti | Lahti Region Ltd.
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The gravel road network in the Lahti Region offers excellent conditions for versatile and scenic gravel cycling and pre-training. All of our route tips are designed to pass either Lahti or Vääksy, which is the busiest village for cottage holiday makers. This makes your planning easy and enables you to combine different routes to cover the entire region as you wish!Check gravel cycling routes
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FAQ about Finland & Lahti
The happiest country in the world
Finland is a Nordic country that’s located in northern Europe by the Baltic Sea. It has some 5.5 million inhabitants and has been recognized as the happiest country in the world for several years running.Official Finland Travel Guide