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 and open water swimming – welcome to explore Lahti region like locals do!

Sports destination created by water

Cycling around

In the Lahti region, the Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark and its surroundings offer 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.

Cycling 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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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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