Puumala Archipelago Route Route offers cyclists the best parts of the Lake Saimaa!
Admire the stunning archipelago scenery, cross the open waters by bike ferries, and take a dip in the sparkling water of the finest sandy beaches. Enjoy the relaxed archipelago atmosphere, finnish sauna experiences and local delicacies along the way.
The Puumala Archipelago Route offers 60 km of pleasant cycling through islands, bridges and eskers. There are many starting points around Puumala, as well as many cozy places to stay. The route can be explored in one day, but we recommend to divide it into parts to enjoy and spend several days in the area, because there's a lot to see!
You will find fascinating Saimaa Geopark & nature sites, exciting stories, unique accommodation and relaxed camping destinations to explore.
Here you can find three ferries:
Norppa II - the bike ferry of Puumala archipelago route (tickets required)
Hätinvirran lossi - a public ferry leads to Niinisaari island located 10 km from the centre of Puumala (for free, 24/7)
Rasti - a bike ferry which leads from Puumala archipelago route (Lintusalo) to Saimaa archipelago route (Sarviniemi)
By bicycle ferries, you can get around the lake Saimaa and combine both (Puumala 60 km & Saimaa 154 km) archipelago routes. There’s a lot to see and explore on the road – it’s really worth planning a several days trip.
On the back of the bike, you truly experience the lake Saimaa through all of your senses.
Check out the local services, routes and timetables, and get ferry tickets on our site.
It’s time to plan your own bike adventure in Saimaa!