Sports Tourism in the Lahti Region

The City of Lahti was built at the intersection of the Salpausselkä ridge and Lake Vesijärvi, where nature and the urban environment merge. The landscape modified by the Ice Age and shaped by water invites us to climb the ridges and return down to the lake shores. It’s hard to stay still.

Trail running, cycling, cross-country skiing and open water swimming – welcome to explore Lahti region like locals do!

Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark by bike

A varied terrain and splendid lake views make the scenery of Lahti Region an exceptional cycling destination. The area of Salpausselkä consists of gravel and sand. This is why the Lahti Region is one of the best gravel destinations in Europe. Fresh air, daylight 24/7 and clean water. Welcome to experience Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark and Lakeland on your bike.

Gravel cycling

Check cycling routes in the Lahti Region

Salpausselkä Trails

The Salpausselkä area has a large trail network. The marked trails are meant for everyone: walkers, runners and cyclists. There are about 30 kilometres of way marked trails. The trails offer a low-threshold opportunity to exercise in a natural forest environment. The Salpausselkä recreational area has marked trails that are easy to follow even for the less experienced hikers and cyclists.

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Upcoming Sports Events 2023

FNLD GRVL – 10.6.2023

IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, Lahti – 26.-27.8.2023

Authentic Finnish sauna

Ever tried Sauna? First, head off for a run and then head to the sauna and for a swim. The Lahti region has plenty of options for your sauna experience. A city centre sauna or an impressive manor sauna by Lake Päijänne, you can find all the saunas in the Lahti region here.

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