Helsinki has an over 1,000 km-long bicycle path network that is also used intensively by pedestrians. Approximately half of the cycle paths are paved with asphalt. Cycling paths are for the most part two-way. Helsinki also has an extensive network of recreational paths, approximately 70 km of which run along the shoreline.
Home district routes
Home district cycle routes present the area’s recent and ancient history, various natural, cultural and architectural sights, as well as the areas’ special characteristics. There are 27 routes and their length varies between 12 – 25 km. Route maps with explanations (in finnish) can be obtained by printing or as pre-printed copies from libraries. Home district routes >>
Helsinki Metropolitan Area Recreational Map
The outdoor recreation map for the Helsinki metropolitan area shows walking and biking routes, national biking routes, outdoor recreation areas, recreational parks, sports facilities and interesting cultural and natural sights in Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo and Kauniainen. The map can be used year-round and also shows ski tracks and snow-plowed routes.
The map is available from libraries, the City of Helsinki Sports Department, the Helsinki Tourist Office as well as environmental centres. The map is distributed free. It is also available in an electronic version.