The Northern Archipelago Route by Cycle
Tour the northern archipelago at the Åland islands. Go on an adventurous bicycle tour with your family or friends and experience the Åland Island up close and from its best. Feel the crisp sea breeze stroke your cheek while nature presents amazing scenery.
Day 1 Mariehamn – Lemland – ferry to Föglö – Degerby. About 27 km.
Day 2 Degerby – Embarsund (cable ferry) – Överö (archipelago ferry) – Snäckö, Kumlinge. About 22 km.
Day 3 Kumlinge (archipelago ferry, northern line) – Hummelvik, Vårdö – Prästö. About 17 km
Day 4 Prästö – Godby – Mariehamn, west harbour. About 35 km.
Sights & Service:
Rich experiences of nature in a living archipelago environment. The route follows the waterfront, often across bridges and road embankments. Plentiful bird life, fishing and canoeing facilities. Look for places for swimming.
Visit Pellas Skeppargård in Lemland and the Matts Mårs Museum on Föglö. On Vårdö there is a school museum and beautiful sea captian farmhouses. In the district of Sund there is the Bomarsund fortress, built during the Russian time.
It is necessary to plan the ferry legs carefully; additional details on the archipelago traffic are available from Ålandstrafiken. The archipelago ferries charge a fee for bikes.