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Explore hidden Helsinki Bike BBQ & Sauna

Helsinki, Finland

Experience hosted by Luca P.

5 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch

What you'll do

For the first-guests:
1) E-Bikes
2) Starting time flexible

A unique bicycle tour is waiting for you: we cycle and walk in less known areas. It's a not 'a touristic tour' but a sportive discovery of local culture & nature. We don't visit much the city center, but the hidden gems.

THIS TOUR IS A GREAT IDEA FOR A GIFT!
IT'S SUGGESTED TO DO THIS TOUR AS YOU ARRIVE IN HELSINKI, SO YOU GET TIPS

IN ORDER TO BOOK THIS EXPERIENCE, YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO RIDE A BIKE AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 15km/h.

You will discover:
Nature (amazing parks: Keskuspuisto & Seurasaari)
Food (tasty vegetarian/vegan bites)
Drinks
Sauna
Iconic spots (that you may not find otherwise)

WE WILL:
Smell pure air,
Taste food like a Finn,
Touch the trees & stones that made Finland's landscapes unique.

I offer a few e-bikes & simple city bicycles; they fit people taller than 1,65m(5,4ft).
We will cycle for about 20 km. The road is mostly flat; it's steep in just five points.
We will have breaks. At every stop, we learn something about Finnish culture; in one stop, we will also have food/drinks.
We end with a tonifying Finnish-legendary superfun sauna in the most symbolic place.
It's not mandatory to be in the sauna; you can also be outside taking pictures of the city view.
*Naked people

BIKES RENTAL
In case no experience is scheduled, I can rent you out (e)bikes.

*Rain/snow=reschedule/cancel

See you!
For the first-guests:
1) E-Bikes
2) Starting time flexible

A unique bicycle tour is waiting for you: we cycle and walk in less known areas. It's a not 'a touristic tour' but a sportive discovery of local culture & nature. We don't visit much the city center, but the hidden gems.

THIS TOUR IS A GREAT IDEA FOR A GIFT!
IT'S SUGGESTED TO DO THIS TOUR AS YOU ARRIVE IN HELSINKI, SO YOU GET TIPS

IN ORDER…

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What's included

  • Food
    Snacks (vegan + gluten-free options on request). BBQ Food (vegan + gluten f...
  • Drinks
    Refreshing Finnish drinks
  • Tickets
    Donation for the volunteer-based Sauna
  • Transportation
    City Bicycle
    Most bicycles are women´s models
  • Equipment
    Bicycle´s Helmets
    Towels for Sauna
From $73
/ person
Sat, 1 May
$91 per person
$91 per person
Sun, 2 May
$91 per person
$91 per person
Mon, 3 May
$91 per person
$91 per person

Meet your host, Luca P.

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 110 Reviews
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I am an Activist-Environmentalist, organizing cycling events---such as ¨The World Naked Bike Ride¨ on the 20th of July--in several European countries. For almost twenty years, I devoted my life to bicycles, I don´t own a car, I use a cargo bicycle for heavy transportation, and I also travel by bicycle around the world (BikeTravelTheater.org). Nature, Bicycles, and Finnish culture are my main passions in life, I have spent months in the Finnish forests sleeping in a tent. During one full year, I have been hosted by Finnish people in hundreds of local accommodations, learning the local culture. I am studying Finnish Language and Culture.
I also have collaborators (Liza & Valeria) that may guide you, they are, of course, also passionate about bikes and Finnish culture and has good knowledge of the tour.
I am an Activist-Environmentalist, organizing cycling events---such as ¨The World Naked Bike Ride¨ on the 20th of July--in several European countries. For almost twenty years, I devoted my life to bicycles, I don´t own a car, I use a cargo bicycle for heavy transportation, and I also travel by bicycle around the world (BikeTravelTheater.org). Nature, Bicycles, and Finnish culture are my main passions in life, I have spent months in the Finnish forests sleeping in a tent. During one full year, I…
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Where you'll be

We make a circle around the city center

TOUR
Central Park (Keskuspuisto) - Park Visit (Nature)
Seurasaari - Open air museum + BBQ (Food/Drink)
Touristic spots (Iconic cafe, Sibelius monument, opera...)
Sauna (donation included)
City View Spot for Bye Bye Pictures
Small surprise for you!

*It may be windy at some spots, so remember to bring eventually a jacket, hat, and gloves.

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 110 reviews.

Elena
August 2020
My boyfriend and I had the great opportunity to take this experience while staying 36 hours in Helsinki. We were initially skeptical about giving it too much of our small time in town... Well, while doing it proved to be a great intuition instead! Good vibes while diving into the variety of landscape of Helsinki and Finnish culture. Luca drives the interest and the curiosity of travelers when entering the sauna, jumping in the sea and enjoying the bbq as well as when exploring the giant iron organ, telling Finnish anecdotes in the city forest and showing you a picnic table down the water.
My boyfriend and I had the great opportunity to take this experience while staying 36 hours in Helsinki. We were initially skeptical about giving it too much of our small time in t…
Nathalie
August 2020
The tour with Luca is great, very friendly and interesting person who loves his city. During the tour, you discover many different sceneries, city, forest, sea and Luca is giving a lot of explanations, history, culture, language... it is not just cykling, it's also tasting food, going to the sauna and swimming ! I highly recommend the tour !
The tour with Luca is great, very friendly and interesting person who loves his city. During the tour, you discover many different sceneries, city, forest, sea and Luca is giving a…
Ani
September 2019
Luca's bicycle trip is expertly planned, scenic, safe and doable by many abilities. Luca gives glimpses into the country's history and development, but does not make it into boring lecture :) we came to enjoy the splendid Fall day in nature. I am 72 years old and not the fastest bicyclist, the rest of the group could have been my grandchildren - but I never felt pressured to go faster. Luca is considerate and respectful tour guide. The tasty barbequed vegan/vegetarian meal was delightful, put together quickly by open fire by Luca, while us, the new and old friends all talked and talked.. , and we did not miss meat! The last stop on the trip was to SompaSauna by the sea - and yes, like Luca repeated ahead of time, several times, many guests there take sauna naked, some choose to wear clothing. It is your choice. Once warming up thoroughly in the sauna, jumping into the invigorating sea, meeting people from many other countries, the sense of camaraderie, good will and relaxation takes over, and makes one's appearance completely irrelevant. This experience is absolutely worth the fare! You must go.
Luca's bicycle trip is expertly planned, scenic, safe and doable by many abilities. Luca gives glimpses into the country's history and development, but does not make it into boring…
Kareem
September 2019
This experience made my visit to Helsinki complete. From the refreshing cycle through forest trails to sharing an authentic, "alternative" free sauna by the sea, it offered a lot more insight into what the city is about than the usual tourist spots. And of course, Luca is a true gentleman who is clearly motivated by a passion for sharing his lifestyle with others. I left the experience on a high both from Luca's warmth and friendliness, and the endorphins induced by cooking in the sauna then jumping in the sea!
This experience made my visit to Helsinki complete. From the refreshing cycle through forest trails to sharing an authentic, "alternative" free sauna by the sea, it offered a lot m…
Nicolas
September 2019
Français plus bas The experience offered by Lucas is truly unique and he will take you to places you will never find on guides or internet. Lucas is also a very great host ! L'expérience proposée par Luvas est vraiment unique et il connait très bien son sujet. Il vous emmènera en des lieux que vous ne trouverez dans aucun guide ou site internet. Je suis très content d'avoir réservé cette expérience avec mes amis, attention il faut parler anglais même si Lucas parle un petit peu français ;)
Français plus bas The experience offered by Lucas is truly unique and he will take you to places you will never find on guides or internet. Lucas is also a very great host ! L'e…
Hayden
September 2019
If you're coming to Helsinki and want a nature and cultural experience this is the one to attend! The cycling was easily manageable and at a good pace and the sauna at the end was fantastic, with an amazing view of Helsinki from the harbour.
If you're coming to Helsinki and want a nature and cultural experience this is the one to attend! The cycling was easily manageable and at a good pace and the sauna at the end was…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend.

What to bring

Clothing according to weather

A Bottle of water