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Motorcycle Tour
Around the Gulf of Bothnia

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13-day motorcycle tour from Helsinki / to Gothenburg (incl. ferry from Lübeck-Travemünde / to Kiel).

Pricing

- The indicated prices are minimum prices for the low season. Please ask for an individual offer for your desired travel date. -
Price per person in double room and 2-bed inside cabin (rider) €1,299.00 $1,445.08 ?
Price per person in single room and 1-bed inside cabin (rider) €2,159.00 $2,401.80 ?
Price per person in double room and 2-bed inside cabin (pillion passenger) €1,139.00 $1,267.09 ?
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Available options:
Meal package on the ferry Lübeck-Travemünde - Helsinki: The meal package includes 1 x brunch, 1x evening buffet Superior* and 1x breakfast (*Evening buffet Superior incl. milk, water, fruit juices, coffee, tea, draught beer, white and red wine and a selection of soft drinks). Price per person. €62.00 $68.97 ?
Extra charge for outside cabin on the ferry/ferries. Price per cabin. €98.00 $109.02 ?
Surcharge for the transport of a motorcycle with sidecar on the ferry/ferries. Price per vehicle and trip. €106.00 $117.92 ?

Included

Ferry passages Lübeck-Travemünde - Helsinki and Gothenburg - Kiel each in a 2-bed cabin inside (bunk beds) with shower/WC (without on-board catering)
Motorcycle transport on the ferries
9 nights in middle class hotels in rooms with bath or shower/WC
Breakfast
Route description and GPS data
Maps and information material
one travel book per room
Not included
Parking fees, possibly tolls, possibly local tax payable on site
Everything not listed under benefits

More details

Arrival: The arrival and departure by ferry from Lübeck-Travemünde and to Kiel and the motorcycle transport on the ferries are already included in the price. The tour is ridden with your own motorcycle.
Meals on the ferries: Meals are provided on the ferries in the on-board restaurants - payable locally. On some ferry routes we offer meal packages that can be booked in advance. These can be found under the optional services in the price section of the trip and can only be booked directly in connection with the trip, a subsequent addition is not possible.
Route description and GPS data: The route description and GPS data correspond to the course of the trip according to the invitation to tender. Individual changes and optional programs are not considered.
Parking spaces: We generally use accommodations that have parking spaces on this trip. We reserve a parking space for you when booking (where possible, no claim). Parking fees may apply, which you are kindly requested to pay on site. The amount of the parking fees can vary greatly depending on the location and hotel.
Tolls Scandinavia: On some stages e.g. in Sweden and Norway tolls may apply. The toll is usually paid automatically, your vehicle is registered when you drive through the toll station, and you receive an invoice sent to your home (or to the owner's address). In Norway, however, there are also stations with cash payment.
Entry requirements Scandinavia: The Scandinavian countries are members of the Schengen area. For entry German citizens need an identity card or passport with sufficient validity. Other nationals should enquire at the embassy concerned. Children need their own identity document, the entry in the parents' passport is no longer accepted.
Health requirements: Please contact your family doctor regarding vaccination advice for the destination.
Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. Please enquire for language options.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Description

Over wonderful routes in Finland and Sweden this individual motorcycle tour leads you around the Gulf of Bothnia. You will pass pretty harbour towns, beautiful coastlines and one or the other bigger city. A wonderful mixture for a balanced motorcycle tour!

Tour character:

The daily stages are around 300 km. Thanks to the quiet roads and overall good road conditions, the distances are easily manageable. In total you will cover about 2,700 km on this tour. Here and there we offer you alternative routes to choose from.

Day 1: Arrival

Individual arrival in Lübeck-Travemünde, embarkation late in the evening and departure towards Helsinki at night (approx. 2.00 a.m. (Mondays) or 3.00 a.m. (Tuesdays to Sundays)). Overnight stay on board.

Day 2: At sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. Overnight stay on board.

Day 3: Helsinki - Jyväskylä (about 280 km)

In the morning (about 9.00 am) arrival in Helsinki. If you like, take a look at the Finnish metropolis and make a stop at the cathedral, the harbour or the Felsenkirche. Then your eventful tour starts in northern direction. You will arrive in one of the most lake-rich regions of Finland. The further north you go, the lonelier the roads, forests and lakes become. The day's destination is Jyväskylä. The university town has numerous buildings by the architect and designer Alvar Aalto. Overnight stay in Jyväskylä.

Day 4: Jyväskylä - Vaasa (about 280 km)

It continues in a north-easterly direction. With Vaasa you reach a port city on the Gulf of Bothnia. Overnight stay in Vaasa.

Day 5: Vaasa - Oulu (about 330 km)

We continue north following the coast. Your day's destination, Oulu, is Finland's fifth largest city with a population of just under 200,000. Oulu is also known for its Air Guitar World Championship. Overnight stay in Oulu.

Day 6: Oulu - Luleå (approx. 260 km)

You follow the coast and cross the border to Sweden. With Luleå you reach your destination for today. The town burned down almost completely at the end of the 19th century and was rebuilt with a regular ground plan. Also worth seeing is the historical centre of Luleå, Gammelstad. Overnight stay in Luleå.

Day 7: Luleå - Umeå (approx. 290 km)

Your route now takes you south again, as far as Umeå. Umeå was European Capital of Culture in 2014 and is known for its lively music scene. Overnight stay in Umeå.

Day 8: Umeå - Sundsvall (approx. 300 km)

On the way to Sundsvall you should definitely make a detour to the Höga Kusten (High Coast). This beautiful coast is part of the World Heritage Site and is located in the area of Skuleskogen National Park. Overnight stay in Sundsvall.

Day 9: Sundsvall - Uppsala (approx. 320 km)

Today you will end your tour around the Gulf of Bothnia and reach Uppsala, a university town rich in tradition. In addition to the cathedral church, the castle, the university building, the botanical garden and the tumuli of Gamle Uppsala are also worth seeing. Overnight stay in Uppsala.

Day 10: Uppsala - Karlstad (approx. 330 km)

Today, the journey continues to Karlstad on the north bank of the Vänern river via attractive secondary routes. Here you can once again enjoy typical Swedish landscapes. If you like, you can then explore Karlstad. The Great Square (Stora Torget) is a characteristic feature of the centre. Overnight stay in Karlstad.

Day 11: Karlstad - Gothenburg (about 300 km)

Today you start your last stage and reach Gothenburg (Sweden), a lively port city. Overnight stay in Gothenburg.

Day 12: Departure

You still have time to take in Gothenburg. Then ride to the ferry port, embarkation and departure (approx. 18.45 (mo-fr) or 17.45 (sa+so)) towards Germany. Overnight stay on board.

Day 13: Arrival in Kiel

You will reach Kiel (approx. 9.15 am), where your journey ends.