Responsible tourism: Cycling holiday in Finland, forests and lakes
We are the only cycling tour operator in the area and by organizing these tours we also contribute to spreading the idea of different tourism. Cycling does not cause pollution, it is environmental way to explore new areas. For the luggage transport we are trying to combine other reasons for driving, like other cyclists luggage. We are also encouraging clients to arrive by train the transfers are included also to closest train stations.
As much as we can our office recycles waste and we use recycled products whenever possible.
Urpo, the founder of the company, was previously working on the construction industry but in the late 90΄s there was not so much work on this field in this remote part of Finland. He did not want to move to big city and found out a new direction in his life. He established the company for nature tourism. The first years being naturally rather quiet but he is now after over 15 years of experience realizing that the company employs well himself, his wife and also the seasonal guides.
The holidays they organize give a notable income for the many local suppliers too. The company profile has been very clear since the beginning; unmotorized treks in the nature.
Reviews of Cycling holiday in Finland, forests and lakes
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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Reviewed on 19 Jun 2013 by Paul Scott
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
The vast feeling of space and peacefulness. Staying in cabins on the shore of the lake and some great cycling.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
It was the mosquito season and they were voracious, so bring plenty of repellent!
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
It certainly benefited local people who ran small guest houses where we stayed.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Very, very highly. It certainly was one of the best cycling holidays we have ever done.