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Let’s bike through the “Empire town”

Our certified guide of Finland will take you to the discovery of the “Empire town” of Porvoo. You’ll enjoy biking with Jopo, the traditional Finnish bike. Biking comfortably with Jopo is a funny experience. Along the way you’ll learn about the history of Finland as you stroll along the harbour and into city landscapes from the 19th century.

Tour time: 1 hour

Main attractions

  • Simolin’s building (at present: Bar Paahtimo)
  • Empire-town houses (Eklöf, Lewin’s ancient brewery)
  • The harbour
  • Gymnasium park
  • Runeberg’s house, Finland’s national poet
  • Runeberg’s park

The tour is available from 2 persons and is suitable both for adults and families with children. Children under 7 ride in a trailer.

Tour distance: about 3km

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City parks and the Art Factory

Cycle through three unique city parks. Then head to the brand new Art Factory. Your tour continues through one of Finland’s oldest cemeteries before ending with a beautiful view upon the old town.

Tour time: 1h30

Main attractions:

  • Runeberg’s park
  • Engel’s park
  • Eklöf’s park
  • The Art Factory
  • The 18th-century-old cemetery

This tour is available from 2 persons. This tour is suitable both for adults and families with children.

Tour distance: about 6km

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“Sweet” old Porvoo

We’ll first stroll around the Empire-style town of Porvoo to explore the 19th-century city landscapes with its rich history. We’ll then head to the chocolate factory where you have a chance to glance at the production lines while making your selection of sweets.

Tour time: 2 hours

Main attractions:

  • Empire-town houses (Eklöf, Lewin’s ancient brewery)
  • The harbour
  • Runeberg’s house, Finland’s national poet
  • Gymnasium park
  • Brunberg chocolate factory

This tour is available from 2 persons. This tour is suitable both for adults and families with children.

Tour level: easy

Tour distance: about 7km

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Tour de Sikosaari

A ride of 2h where you will enjoy biking in preserved natural landscapes on the Sikosaari island off Porvoo. With Jopo, the traditional Finnish bike, you’ll cycle on gentle cycling paths along the Porvoo river bank. Our guide will take you to a place in the archipelago where thousands of birds nest in the vast area of reed.

Main attractions

  • Sikosaari island
  • The protected natural area of Ruskis
  • Climb to the birdwatch tower
  • Porvoo’s 19th century Empire town
  • Runeberg’s house, Finland’s national poet
  • The Runeberg’s park

Public: from 2 persons, adults and families with children over 9 years.

Tour distance:  about 7km

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