Cycling and other outdoor activities

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The Jyväskylä Region is an active traveller’s dream destination with a variety of opportunities to cycle, partake in other outdoor activities and camp! Known as the Capital of Sport, Jyväskylä has plenty of pedestrian and bicycle ways and the distances are short, so you can easily complete your journey without an engine.

Whether you’re an urban cyclist, a mountain biker or a gravel rider, the Jyväskylä Region offers a variety of routes and opportunities. In the compact Jyväskylä city centre, separate cycle lanes make getting around the city easy, safe and comfortable. Check out local bike rental businesses below. The Jyväskylä Region is also full of wonderful mountain biking and gravel riding routes. The three Lakeland by Cycle bikepacking routes consist of a total of 1,100 km of exciting routes along the dirt roads of the Jyväskylä Region. If your heart is set on mountain biking, you should head to places like Leivonmäki National Park or the Äänemäki and Häähninmäki outdoor recreation areas.  

A variety of paths and exercise routes in the Jyväskylä Region provide outdoor exercise enthusiasts with plenty of options in both urban and more natural areas. You can head to Rantaraitti, which goes round Lake Jyväsjärvi, or visit the Harju outdoor recreation area, for example. Those seeking the peace of nature should check out the four national parks and countless nature trails in the Jyväskylä Region.