Guided Gravel Bike Tour & Saimaa Cruise

Experience the joy of gravel biking and a cruise on Lake Sai

Vuoksen Lautturi Oy, Finland
Available in Finnish and English
48 hours
8 spots per experience
May - November

What are we going to do

Have you dreamed of gravel road cycling in rural landscapes? Would you like to experience Lake Saimaa from a boat? Now it is possible on the same trip. Embark on an unforgettable bike ride where the guide will guide you through the area’s itinerary as well as interesting stories.

Join us on this luxury bike & boat trip, where you can experience the enjoyment of gravel biking and a cruise on Lake Saimaa during the same trip. This luxury trip includes full board, so you just come on site and enjoy the travel. We take care of everything else from the beginning to the end.

During the cycling day, we get to the rural scenery, where you can sense the feeling of a midsummer far away from the city. Along the route, we will experience the proximity of the eastern border in concrete terms. We cycle in the rural landscapes of the two cities while sensing the biodiversity of Lake Saimaa. Along the way, we experience the rural landscapes of Ahola in all their glory. We also get to see authentic life of the rural areas and hear stories about their history.

In the port of Lappeenranta, a unique M&S Emma cruise ship awaits us, where the crew welcomes us on board. The crew of M&S Emma offers us the best throughout the journey. After a day of cycling, we will relax at M&S ​​Emma and enjoy ​​a delicious dinner. The ship's own wooden sauna is at our disposal, and from there you can take a dip in the clear waters of Lake Saimaa. We enjoy the atmospheric summer evening at Lappeenranta Harbor and overnight in the cabin of the ship. The next day we will cruise from the port of Lappeenranta to the passenger port of Imatra following the beautiful scenery of Lake Saimaa.

• Duration: 2 days / 1 night
• Level of difficulty: easy
• Route: The bike route runs in a rural landscape right next to the eastern border. Saimaa is cruising from Lappeenranta to Imatra along an unforgettable scenic route.
• Departure: from Imatra to Vuoksi fishing park
• Return: Passenger port to Imatra
• Accommodation: M&S Emma in the port of Lappeenranta
• Guide: Taru Kaljunen

The price includes:

• Guided bike ride
• Saimaa cruise – M&S Emma
• Accommodation in the cabin of M&S Emma
• Ship's archipelago dinner
• Breakfast
• An unforgettable experience

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About Discover Saimaa - the Doer

Discover Saimaa operates from Imatra in the southern Saimaa region. Discover Saimaa is a 100% Finnish company. Discover Saimaa organizes trips and events and offers services. We organize nature adventure trips, bike rides, canoe trips, cultural cycling, etc. In the autumn we also organize mushroom and berry trips and in the winter we can be found amongst the snow activities.

Our "office" is in nature, by Lake Saimaa. Nature itself is the largest activity center, open to all of us around the year. Nature is an empowering thing; it produces strength and energy, increases well-being and broadens our minds.

In nature tourism, we implement a responsible and sustainable tourism service. We operate in an environmentally responsible manner and are aware of the effects of our own operations on the environment. We strive to manage the environmental impact and pass on awareness to others.

The founder of Discover Saimaa is Taru Kaljunen. Taru is from Imatra, on the shores of Lake Saimaa. "The nurse's work took me to the metropolitan area, where I spent 20 years. The nature experience training gave me the enthusiasm to start my own company, Tarude Travels, which took me to the French Alps and the Italian Dolomites amongst ski hiking". Coronavirus drove Taru back to her hometown. Love to homeland and the enchantment of Saimaa were the key factors behind the creation of Discover Saimaa. What would be a better place to take nature tourism than the Saimaa region.

We listen our customers with a “sensitive ear” and fulfill their wishes whenever possible. You should ask for customized tours and events, as your wishes will probably come true!

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