The Historic King`s Road


Helsinki-Kirkkonummi-Inkoo-Tammisaari-Hanko

The Great Coastal Road, called the King's Road, is a historic road from Turku to Vyborg established in the mid-14th century. Its heyday was in the 18th century, when it formed part of the mail road between Stockholm and St Petersburg.

The tour travels primarily along the road and starts on the seashores of Helsinki, past the affluent residential areas, yacht harbours and beaches of Espoo to the countryside.  The coastal nature of Western Uusimaa is rocky and undulating. The journey features small towns characterised by bilingualism, which are popular boating and holiday destinations.

The destinations of Western Uusimaa are among the most popular cycling destination in Finland.


Length: 176km
Duration: 4 days/3 nights
Difficulty level: Easy


Highlights

The unrushed milieu of the old postal route
The most affluent residential areas and seascapes of Helsinki and Espoo
The idyllic towns of Inkoo and Tammisaari
The journey features several fantastic nature and bird destinations
Hanko's wooden villas with lace-like carvings

Provided by Pyoraillensuomessa.fi 

 

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The Historic King`s Road