Sheet 1. Southernmost Finland (Etelä-Suomi). 1:200,000.
Sheet 2. South-west Finland (Länsi-Suomi). 1:200,000.
Sheet 3. South-central Finland (Keski-Suomi). 1:200,000.
Sheet 4. South-eastern Finland (Itä-Suomi). 1:200,000.
Sheet 5. Central Finland (Oulun ja Kajaanin seutu). 1:200,000.
Sheet 6. Northern Finland - Lapland (Lappi). 1:400,000.
Special sheet: Ahvenanmaa ja Turun saaristo. 1:100,000.
Special sheet: Helsinki area.
Finland Cycling Route Maps/guides (Fillariopas). 1:100,000. Genimap, 2003-. This series of maps covers the most popular bike routes in Finland. In English/German/Finnish, these map/guides offer detailed city maps, route maps, and descriptive text. Each route guide contains one national route with detailed maps and useful information on accommodation, sightseeing and other attractions. The route guides comprises maps scale 1:100 000, towns and cities 1:20 000, a lot of photographs and general information to help you plan your trip. Route guides are in English, German and Finnish. The routes usually keep to old country roads and quiet byways, where possible, but may sometimes have to take in strecthes of main road. Near big cities, they usually run on bicycle paths. On the routes, there are plenty of places to stay and have meals. The routes are also easily accessible, there is always a railway station and an airport at the starting and ending point of the route and in many cities in the middle of the route.
Sample of the map detail. Sample of the descriptive text.
Central Finland Route (Keski-Suomen reitti). 2004. 66 pages. The "Central Finland route" starts from the capital Helsinki passing through typical southern Finnish countryside north to Lahti. From Lahti the route continues through the magnificent surroundings of the mighty Lake Päijänne, including numerous bridges and the spectacular ride along the Pulkkilanharju Ridge. The route ends in the bustling university town of Jyväskylä, with its abundance of Alvar Aalto designed buildings. The 8 km Pulkkilanharju Ridge is one of Finland's most breathtaking cycle rides, surrounded by water on both sides. Various waterways and verdant green nature create a relaxing contrast to the lively villages and towns along the route.
Coastal Road (Länsirannikonreitti). 98 pages. Coastal Route runs all the way up from Turku to Oulu. Along the way, you'll find many charming coastal towns and villages. The route runs from Turku to the marvellous beaches of Yyteri and then takes the tiny by-roads across the flat Bothnian plain to Vaasa, Kokkola and Pietarsaari. In Kalajoki, you'll see one of the Finlands best beaches. The flatness of western Finland and Bothnia coast make the region ideal for cycling. The route is mainly easy or moderate, with some hills.
Great Lakes Route (Suur-Saimaan kierros). 2004. 66 pages. The "Great Lakes Route" is a circular route beginning in the inland harbour town of Lappeenranta, from where it is possible to take cruises along the Saimaa canal and the surrounding archipelago. From Lappeenranta the cycling route passes through Imatra and the Imatra Rapids, and on to the beautifully situated market town of Savonlinna, famous for its annual Opera festival and the well-preserved medieval Olavinlinna Castle. The tour continues through the heart of the lake region, via Mikkeli and back again to Lappeenranta. Sparkling lakes and their shorelines, islands, rocky outcrops, and rolling hills are typical of the route.
King's Road (Kuninkaantie). 2003. 58 pages. King's Route mainly follows the King's Road, which is the most important tourist route in Scandinavia. On the way, you can see numerous old iron foundries, manor houses and greystone churches that lies close to another in western Uusimaa. This route is a wonderful combination of countryside, natural tranquility and a rich cultural heritage. The route is mostly moderate to challenging and best for cyclist who are reasonably fit.
Through Southern Finland. 2004. 64 pages. The "Through Southern Finland" route runs from Turku to Hämeenlinna along the Häme Ox Road. This historic road, passing through traditional south-western river landscapes, has been followed by merchants, soldiers, pilgrims and monarchs since the time of the Vikings, 1000 years ago. From Hämeenlinna the route continues via Lahti along the Salpausselkä Ridge, formed way back in the Ice Age, before reaching Kouvola. Typical of the landscape along the route are lush green fields, ridge sceneries and energetic small villages and towns.
Turku Archipelago (Turun Saaristo). 2005. 50 pages.
Via Finlandia Route. Via Finlandia Route leads from Helsinki via cities of Hämeenlinna and Tampere and various landscapes to Vaasa. The route follows mainly little-used country by-ways, dotted with small towns and villages. There are plenty of cultural sights, lakes and forrests, rivers and fields along the route, a wonderful combination of various country landscapes. The route is mainly easy to moderate short parts being more challenging with some deep rolling hills mostly in the central part of the route.