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Bike & Boat

Cycle aboard!

Combining cycling and boat travel enhances the adventure, making it even more engaging. There are several different route options and boats available, all of which can accommodate your bicycle.

The Hopelinjat boats on Lake Pyhäjärvi and the Tarjanne steamship on Lake Näsijärvi offer numerous route possibilities. Purchase a Bike & Boat ticket in advance from the online store or from the Hopealinjat Tampere office at Laukontori 10. A ticket can be purchased for any route trip and segment.

You can also try the new Bike & Boat service by Näsijärven laivapalvelu Oy from Mustalahti harbour to Aitolahti Ensilä. Departures on Sundays in August are on the hour. This is perfect for a leisurely day trip, suitable even for the whole family.

Explore the amazing Näsi Lake Trails by Steamship Tarjanne

Harbours:  Tampere – Murole – Ruovesi – Visuvesi – Virrat

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Cycling and boating at lake Näsijärvi is a match made in heaven. This very old boating route is called the “Poet’s Way” and it takes you on a unique and nostalgic journey through the most beautiful lake sceneries of Finland. It is truly a trip to remember. The route has inspired numerous well-known Finnish artists, from Johan Ludvig Runeberg to Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Runeberg used to live in Ruovesi, a harbour along the Poet´s Way, and it is where he wrote many of his famous poems.

The complete Poet’s Way route from Tampere to the last harbour, Virrat, takes 8 hours, but there are many stops along the way where you can get off (or on) and continue your journey by bicycle, or vice versa. The starting point is Mustalahti harbour located right next to the famous Särkänniemi Amusement Park.

The online shop for ticket booking for the Hopealinjat boats is only in Finnish, but you can also buy tickets from the Hopealinjat ticket counter at the Laukontori harbour, located at Laukontori 10, Tampere.

View schedules and book your trip

Tampere – Virrat
Wednesdays and Fridays 5.6.-16.8.2024

Virrat – Tampere
Thursdays and Saturdays 6.6.-17.8.2024

We reserve the right to change the schedule, actual cruises can be checked from the event calendar/online store or our customer service.

Email: if.ajnilaepoh@ulevlapsakaisa
Phone: Hopealinjat +358 10 422 5600

From Laukontori along Pyhäjärvi to Valkeakoski

Harbours:  Tampere – Lempäälä – Toijala – Visavuori

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The lake Pyhäjärvi cruises depart from Laukontori harbour in the centre of Tampere. From here you can cruise all the way to Hämeenlinna by Hopealinjat boats, but you can get off at any harbour along the way if you so wish. The cruise between Tampere and Hämeenlinna gives you the best views of lakes Pyhäjärvi and Vanajavesi. Along the way you will see the picturesque houses located on the slopes of Pispala and Pyynikki, the medieval castle of Hämeenlinna, and many other beautiful sights that Finnish lake nature has to offer.

You can book tickets at the online shop for the Hopealinjat boats, but you can also buy tickets from the Hopealinjat ticket counter at the Laukontori harbour, located at Laukontori 10, Tampere.

View schedules and book your trip

Tampere – Visavuori – Hämeenlinna
Mondays 24.6.-5.8.2024

Hämeenlinna – Visavuori – Tampere
Tuesdays 25.6.-6.8.2024

We reserve the right to change the schedule, actual cruises can be checked from the event calendar/online store or our customer service.

Email: if.ajnilaepoh@ulevlapsakaisa
Phone: Hopealinjat +358 10 422 5600

Every Sunday in August, Bike & Boat trips offered between Mustalahti and Aitolahti!

Harbours:  Mustalahti – Aitolahti

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Näsijärven laivapalvelu Oy operates ferry-style trips on Sundays in August between Tampere Mustalahti and Tampere Aitolahti. Departures are on the hour, with the boat departing at 10 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm from Mustalahti, and at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm from Aitolahti. The one-way boat trip takes about 50 minutes. The boat can accommodate 25 bicycles, so please buy your ticket in advance and secure your spot!

Check out additional details and reserve your ticket from the adjacent button!

View schedules and book your trip

Mustalahti – Aitolahti – Mustalahti
Cruises are available every Sunday between August 6th and August 27th, 2023.

Bike & Rail

Take your bike along and hop on a train!

Bicycles can conveniently be brought along on almost all domestic long-distance and commuter trains. For InterCity trains, it is necessary to reserve a separate spot for your bike in advance. On commuter trains, bikes can be transported free of charge in the designated areas. The Pendolino trains do not have bike spaces..

Along the Lake Trails you can find numerous options for destinations on your
train-bike journey. Check out the stations below and on the accompanying map, and plan your adventure!

Stations

  • Tampere
  • Tesoma
  • Nokia
  • Karkku
  • Vammala
  • Parkano
  • Lempäälä
  • Toijala
  • Juupajoki
  • Vilppula
  • Orivesi

Additionally, during the summer season of 2023, a new Bike & Rail service will be tested together with Visit Tampere, the Serlachius Museums, Mänttä-Vilppula, and KaaKau, which offers Donkey Republic city bikes. The idea behind the trial is to test how city bikes can be used as tourist bikes and integrated with train connections. So book your bike in advance using the Donkey Republic app, hop on a train in Tampere, and pick up your bike at Vilppula station. After that, you’ll be ready to pedal towards the Serlachius Museums and other experiences in Mänttä-Vilppula and along the Lake Trails.