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.
Alvar Aalto Museum
Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyväskylä
tel.+358 40 135 6210
museum (at) alvaraalto.fi
Mon-Fri from 9 a.m to 4 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
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.
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, on the weekends EUR15/one day, one week EUR 40. 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.
Rent@Bike Jyväskylätel. +358 (0)50 443 3820
Lutakko Harbour Café
Satamakatu 4, Jyväskylä
tel. +358 (0)400 706 691
sari.wigell (at) pp.inet.fi
Price: EUR 10 per day
Six bicycles and helmets.
Lastipyörävuokraamo(Cargo bike rental)
LUMAK ADVENTURESLaajavuorentie 15, Jyväskylä
Peurungantie 85, Laukaa
tel. +358 (0)20 751 601
peurunka (at) peurunka.fi
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.
Spa Hotel Peurunka,
Peurungantie 85, Laukaa
tel. +358 20 751 6300
Puutarhakatu 15, Jyväskylä
tel. +358 44 3456 107
(Church Park Kiosk Café)
Kauppakatu 16, Jyväskylä
tel. +358 50 466 5000
Fatbike rental from 25 € / 2h, 55 € / 1 day
Price includes helmet and if needed, the light to the bikes as well as Felt dd 30 Fatbike (2017 model).
In addition, bikepacking trips from 35 €/ person.
Upper Town's Hippie-bikes
In front of the Gallery Patina, Kauppakatu 3
Information tel. +358 50 568 7846 / pirkko.flinkman (at) jkl.fi
These free to lend Hippie-bikes are located in the Jyväskylä Upper Town. The bikes have been painted with flowers and butterflies - following a true hippie vibe. You can take a bike with you on weekdays, and it must be returned before 17 o'clock. Bikes are locked during nights and weekends.
Laajis Oy, Laajavuorentie 15, 40740 Jyväskylä
tel. +358 400 114 157
info (at) laajis.fi
55€ / 4 hours
80€ / 1 day
150€ / 2 days
180€ / Fri-Sun
300€ / 1 week
160€ / Guided bike ride for a group (max. 4 hours). Extra hours 50€ / hour.
All prices include an e-fatbike, a helmet and a lock. In addition you’ll receive user instructions and route suggestions in the Jyväskylä area. The bikes are located at Laajis. For an extra fee the bikes can be transported to a specified location.
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