Cycling is the nicest way to get to know a new city, or simply to get from one place to another. In Tampere, cycling lanes and services are constantly being developed to make bicycles the best option to move around. Here are some of the most important points you need to know about cycling in Tampere.
City centre cycling lanes, region cycling routes, scenery routes… All cycling maps provided by the city of Tampere can be downloaded here (site in Finnish).
With a city bike, you can get to know Tampere easy and quickly. You can rent the bike for 24 hours at a time. In the summer 2018, you can rent a citybike from Juvenes Kioski Centre, right between the bus shelters and the burger restaurant Friends & Brgrs at Keskustori central square. The rent for 24 hours is only 5 euros! You can find the bikes from the bike stop at the square and with the lock, you can leave the bike anywhere you stop. The bike needs to be returned at the central square’s bike stop at the end of the rental period. You can also rent a bicycle with E.A.T. Tampere.
Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi Lake Trails
Did you know you can cycle around the whole Näsijärvi lake? Depending on how much time you have to spare, you can combine cycling with a leg on the Poet’s Way aboard steamship Tarjanne. There’s also a route built around the city’s other big lake, Pyhäjärvi, where you can for instance follow a 30-kilometer scenic route around the lake. Read more about the options and services on the Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi Lake Trails on the bottom of this page.
If you’d prefer some company on your adventure around Näsijärvi, take part in Pirkka Cycling. The main legs, 217 and 134 kilometres, are a challenge to a recreational cyclist, but you can also choose one of the shorter legs for a more relaxed approach. A specialty is the Pirkka Night Cycling that allows you to combine the classic 134 km route with the nightless night of Finnish midsummer. About three thousand enthusiastic cyclists take part in Pirkka Cycling yearly. It’s part of the Tour De Pirkka sports event.
Questions? Contact us at Visit Tampere Tourist Information!