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Jyväskylä -the ideal city for cyclists

 

photo: Touho Häkkinen

Jyväskylä is known for its sports events and opportunities. The distances are short and the city has a large number of pedestrian and cycle routes, which makes cycling pleasant and easy. The city centre has cycle lanes, and cyclists can also choose from a diverse range of routes for cross-country and road cycling and enjoy interesting sights along the way.

Circling Jyväsjärvi lake, the 13-kilometre Rantaraitti route is ideal for shorter cycling trips. The entire route is paved, and cyclists can enjoy spectacular lakeside scenery in the middle of the city and even take a refreshing dip in the water from one of the lake’s beaches. For those interested in longer cycling trips, the Jyväskylä region offers a wide selection of options and beautiful landscapes. The island of Naissaari by the Vaajakoski Canal, for example, is a nice place for a coffee break.

Laajavuori Bikepark offers a multitude of trails for downhill, enduro and XC mountain biking, from flat terrain to rooty singletracks. Read more in Finnish: www.laajis.fi/bikepark

Tired of cycling alone? The Jyväskylä Cycling Association organises cycling trips throughout the year. Visit their website for more information: www.jyps.fi/pyoraily-liikennemuotona-ja-harrastuksena/pyorareitteja-keski-suomessa (in Finnish)

Our themed routes are an excellent way to explore Jyväskylä, even by bicycle, based on your interests: Read more. Also Digitransit Journey Planner for helps you plan a route both by bicycle or on foot in the city centre as well as the surroundings of the city. 

No bicycle? No worries – Jyväskylä has many bicycle rental outlets.

 

Bicycle rental outlets in summer 2016:

Alvar Aalto Museum
Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyväskylä
tel.+358 40 135 6210
museum (at) alvaraalto.fi

Tue–Sun from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In July and August:
Tue–Fri from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat and Sun from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Prices: EUR 10/one day, EUR 5/additional days. Rental deposit: EUR 50.
The price includes a brochure with a map, featuring information about buildings designed by Alvar Aalto.
Single-speed Jopo bicycles.

Toivola Old Courtyard
Cygnaeuksenkatu 2, Jyväskylä
tel. +358 (0)40 555 5164
bikerental (at) vanhapiha.fi

Prices:
EUR 20 for four hours (from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
EUR 25 for six hours (from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
EUR 35 for 24 hours
EUR 40 until the evening of the following day
EUR 90 for a week
Three-speed city bicycles. The prices include a lock, map and helmet.

PolkupyöräTori
Minna Canthin katu 22 B, Jyväskylä
tel. +358 (0)40 535 2010
info (at) polkupyoratori.fi

Mon–Fri from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Prices: EUR 10/one day, EUR 40/week. Rental deposit: EUR 25.
A wide selection of bicycles, from single-speed to 21-speed bikes.
Second-hand bicycles for sale, from EUR 50. New bicycles for sale as well.

Peurunka
Peurungantie 85, Laukaa
tel. +358 (0)20 751 601
peurunka (at) peurunka.fi

Mon–Thu from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sat from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun from 9 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Prices: EUR 10 for three hours. By arrangement for longer periods.
A selection of around 30 bicycles, from single-speed to 21-speed mountain and city bikes. Safety seats for children.

Rent@Bike Jyväskylä
tel. +358 (0)50 443 3820
vexi.virtanen (at) kolumbus.fi
Prices: EUR 20/day, EUR 50/week
Delivered to locations in Jyväskylä. Reserve in advance!

Lutakko Harbour Café
Satamakatu 4, Jyväskylä
tel. +358 (0)400 706 691
sari.wigell (at) pp.inet.fi

Opening hours:
1 June to 18 August: from 8 a.m. to midnight
19 August to 30 September: from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
30 April to 31 May: from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Price: EUR 10 per day
Six bicycles and helmets. 

Lastipyörävuokraamo
(Cargo bike rental)
Matarankatu 6 A 1, Jyväskylä
tel. +358 (0)45 320 6540
toimisto (at) japary.fi

Bike renting free of charge, 1-3 days.
Renting possible after 2 p.m., returning by 12 a.m. 

LUMAK Adventures
Laajavuorentie 15, Jyväskylä
tel +358 44 972 2644
lumakadventures (at) gmail.com
Fatbike rental from 25 €/2 hours and bikepacking trips.
Prices includes the helmet. Light to the bike 2 €. Also tailor made activities. 

 
   

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