This biking tour leads you through Central Karelian villages with soft and slightly hilly roads.
Kitee is the centre of Central Karelia in which a pleasant small town atmosphere exists side-by-side with an active countryside. In Kitee the peaceful Finnish way of life is combined with modern services and beautiful natural surroundings. Rääkkylä is a community of islands, culture and enterprise that reflects the best traditional and modern aspects of the international world.
Price: 1285 €/person
Group size: 3-6 persons
Accommodation: Cottage Anttila on the shore of Lake Orivesi, Villa Raita on the shore of Lake Saimaa and Village House on the shore of Lake Saimaa.
The price includes: accommodation in double rooms, full board, sauna, self-guided individual tours (You’ll meet the guide in the accommodation), information and route maps of the tours, luggage transfer, group transfer from/to airport Joensuu (about 1 hour driving time from the first accommodation).
Bike rental: Tour bikes with 24 gears; 150 € or E-bikes; 300 € including helmets and panniers. Biking along slightly hilly roads of Rääkkylä and Kitee (south of Joensuu).
Saturday: Arrival at Joensuu airport at about 17 hours, transfer to Villa Raita, about 1 hour driving time, information hour, sauna and dinner.
Sunday: A self-guided tour in the surroundings, at about 25 km, accommodation at Villa Raita.
Monday: A guided honey bee safari in the farmhouse Luomumansikka. Accommodation at Villa Raita.
Tuesday: The self-guided biking tour from cottage to cottage begins, 40 km. Accommodation at Village House. Sauna and dinner with program.
Wednesday: The self-guided biking tour continues, 40 km. On the way to Kitee you can take a walk in a hiking area of Muljula (4,7 km). Accommodation on the shore of Orivesi, in the cottage Anttila. Sauna and dinner.
Thursday: A self-guided tour to the centre of Kitee, getting to know the town, lunch at a restaurant. Accommodation in the cottage Anttila. Biking distance about 35 km.
Friday: A guided canoing tour on the lake, duration about 2 hours. Sauna and dinner. Accommodation at Anttila.
Saturday: Time to say hei, hei! Transfer to the airport.
The total floor space in the main building is 100 square meters of which warm space 76 square meters. Downstairs there are kitchen, living room and a bedroom. Upstairs there are 2 smaller bedrooms and a living room with 2 bed places.
There is also an outbuilding with 3 bed places near the main building. Altogether 9 persons can overnight in Anttila.
The interior of the main building is wood and slate stone. The fireplace and the beautiful pictures on the walls are made of slate stone.
Anttila situates on the shore of Lake Orivesi. It belongs to the Saimaa Lake district. You will have the best possibilities for fishing.
For 6 people, 99m2, barrier-free access
· Open-plan kitchen, dining & living area
· 2 double bedrooms
· galleried sleeping area for 2, standing height
· bathroom with shower and sauna
· 2 x toilet
· utility building with carage
· 2 x dry toilet
· wifi, internet
Our most popular cottage – holiday paradise for families, hide-away for a couple, or venue for a family celebration.
Island idyll, haven of tranquility – an hour by car froom from Joensuu – for relaxation and invigoration around the year.
Modern building based on Karelian timber construction tradition, built in 2011.