TOP5 tips for e-scooters and city bikers in Lahti
Electric vehicles are great for touring the sights of Lahti. Check a few route tips we selected for you.
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Mankeli city bikes
City bikes are electric-assisted shared-use bikes intended for making short distances in the Lahti urban area. The bikes are put into use using a mobile application, and there are about 30 stations around the city where you can put the bike into use.
Tier electric scooters
Electric scooters operate in Lahti in the urban area between Matkakeskus Travel Centre and Mukkula.
Biketaxis can accommodate 2-3 people at a time. The seven-speed, electric rickshaw is equipped with a canopy for rainy days. In Lahti, the rickshaws’ operating radius is about 4 km from the core center. You can order a Biketax by calling +358 44 7456 800 or picking it up from a flight in the city.
Tip #1: Via Lahti Harbor to Vesijärvi beach boulevard
Hop on a bike or a scooter from, for example, the Market Square and head towards Lahti Harbor. Along the way, you will have time to see a piece of the green Pikku-Vesijärvi Park and its Musical Fountain. Stay and enjoy the atmosphere of the harbor, the food of the restaurants and terraces, and the wooden architectural attractions. You can also continue your journey past the Sibelius Hall and the Piano Pavilion towards the waterfront boulevard, which runs along the banks of Lake Vesijärvi in picturesque scenery all the way to Niemi Harbour. In Niemi you will find the only Ace Cafe in the Nordic countries and the Finnish Motorcycle Museum.About Lahti Harbor
Tip #2: Via Pikku-Vesijärvi Park to Myllysaari
Vesijärvi beach boulevard can also be driven along the southern shores of the lake. Head through Pikku-Vesijärvi park and Teivaa harbor to the beach road, which meanders comfortably between the beach and the cozy little streets of the Jalkaranta detached house area. The route leads to Myllysaari, which is the home port of the Lahti Sailing Club. You can get to the island by walking along atmospheric narrow bridges. There you will find the Bar & Restaurant Kommodori, which also serves as the sailing club’s pavilion.
Extra: Beach club atmosphere and sights on the shore of Lake Vesijärvi
Combine tips #1 and #2, i.e. cruise the entire beach boulevard from end to end.
There is plenty to see on the shores of Lake Vesijärvi, but there are also many restaurants where you can stop and refresh yourself. How about a coffee break in Mukkula Kartano Manor House Rantakievari or pizzas and a sauna shift in Nosturi’s glass sauna?
Tip #3: The best of Lahti city
There is a lot to see around the core of Lahti, just a few blocks away from the market. Drive to the Town Hall designed by Eliel Saarinen and from there up to Radiomäki hill, next to the famous radio masts. From the hill, a beautiful landscape opens up over the entire city. Descend back to the Market Square and then turn to Kirkkokatu, along which you can find more famous architecture – Alvar Aalto’s Church of the Cross. As a final stop take a turn Malski and Lahti Museum of Visual Arts Malva. You can stay in Malski for a longer time – in addition to art experiences, Malski is the home of a colourful museum shop, Kahiwa cafe and bakery, the Ant Brew pub and the Malskin Bistro restaurant.
Tip #4: Children's favourites in Laune
The Laune district, just a short drive from the city center, is a children’s favorite in Lahti. Drive to Yli-Marola’s 4H domestic animal yard to marvel at llamas, pigs and chickens. There is plenty to do in Laune Central Park for all ages – Laune Family Park is a giant playground with traffic cities and fortresses, while for the older ones there is plenty of challenge with, say, parkour or mini golf.
Tip #5: Can you find Litti?
This is a route for sports fanatics! In the middle of Kisapuisto Sports Park there is a statue of Lahti’s own son, Jari “Litti” Litmanen. From the sports park, you can continue through Fellmaninpuisto to the Lahti Sports Center, towards the ski jumps, our most famous attraction. In Sports Centre it is worth visiting the Ski Museum, the sightseeing platform of the Ski Jump Tower, and Maauimala Outdoor Swimming Pool.