Jyväskylä -the ideal city for cyclists
Cycling in Jyväskylä Region. Photo: Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen
Jyväskylä Region 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 Jyväskylä 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.
Tips for cycling in Jyväskylä Region:
- 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.
- Our themed routes are an excellent way to explore Jyväskylä, even by bicycle, based on your interests. 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.
- Jyväskylä’s cycle routes are marked on the Jyväskylä Cycle Route-map. The Cycle Route-map can be picked also from Jyväskylä Region Tourist Office (Asemakatu 7, Jyväskylä).