Routes

Näsijärvi Lake Trail has three core routes and many different travel tips built around the routes. Around the routes, we have selected services suitable for cyclists: restaurants, locally grown food, accommodation and everything interesting to see and experience. So it is easy for you to choose the best route and services for your own adventure!

We have selected a starting point for the routes to be the Mustalahti Harbour at Tampere, but you can hop on the routes wherever you want and use ships or trains some of the way.

PDF-map of the routes can be found from here!

Rantatie

Length: The whole route is about 145 km, or 60-70 km using the steamship Tarjanne for one way. Rantatie route follows the shoreside roads of the Lake Näsijärvi. The roads are peaceful and the scenery is beautiful throughout the route.

Karhunkaataja

Length: 320 km. Karhunkaataja is the Grand Tour of the Näsijärvi Lake Trail. The length of the full route is about 320 kilometers, offering a challenge even for an active cyclist.

Patruunan polku

Length: 150 km. Patruunan polku will introduce you to the northern side of the Lake Näsijärvi. Helvetinjärvi National Park, Runeberg’s spring and the Serlachius museums in Mänttä-Vilppula can all be found on the route. The route is full of history and fascinating present day.