Cycling in Finland 2019

In August 2017 the Scandinavian Club of Regina organized a cycling adventure that began in Copenhagen, Denmark. The group of four that attended consisted of two seasoned cyclers and two “newbies” who just started cycling in spring of 2017. They all had a fantastic time and would like to share this short video of the amazing time they had in Denmark on this biking adventure. Click here to view our 2017 adventure.

Join us for Cycling in Finland 2019

Join the SCoR in 2019 as we explore the Åland Archipelago in Finland. We will be cycling and riding ferries as we travel from island to island. Our tour company, Västergård Outdoors, promises that most of the road surfaces are paved and the route is fairly flat. Västergård will book our hotels (breakfast included), supply our bicycles, move our luggage every day and provide us with the directions to move from place to place. As for the cycling, you can cycle at your own pace. We are expecting to have about 10 to 15 cyclists.

As was the rule when SCoR cycled in Denmark, stopping any time for any reason is OK.

Our trip will begin on Monday July 29 in Turku, where we will be met by a representative from Västergård who will transport us to Nagu. The trip will include 6 days of cycling and 7 nights accommodations. We will follow Västergärd’s Mariehamn Trail. On Sunday, August 4, we will take the Viking line cruise ship to Turku and drop off our bikes. We overnight in Turku and there our trip ends.

In 2018, the cost for this trip was 795 Euros per person. This included, hotel accommodation (double occupancy) and breakfast, bike with helmet and panniers, storage of excess baggage, required ferry tickets, and route guide with map. The cost in 2019 may be up to 7% more (about 850 Euros or about $1,275 Canadian based on the exchange of about $1.50 per Canadian dollar).

For more details on the trip please go to Västergård’s website www.nagu.net/vastergard/cycling/ and see the details on their Mariehamn Trail. To date, Greg and Dianne Swanson and Andrea and Terry Ashton are booked for the trip. Our maximum size is 16 people. If you want to register, please contact Västergård to register and mention you are with SCoR. Note: travel to and from Finland is your responsibility.

Registration closes on November 30, 2018.

For more information on this event contact Greg Swanson at swansong@uregina.ca