This two routes combining different themes is suitable for driving in either one or two days, it is worth finding the accommodation options along the route in time before the trip.
There is also Askola Salpa Line in Luumäki, near Hotel Salpa.
During the Second World War built line of defense 'Salpalinja' departs from the Gulf of Finland and continues north until Salla. In the area of Luumäki, can be seen of stone barrier and dozens of bunkers and a few mined manholes. On the route you will be able to visit several sites where information about the construction of Salpalinja is given. Ylämaa Spectrolitic - Finnish Gemstone - was found in extracting stones during constructions of Salpalinja.
Remember to have drinks and snacks when leaving to the route, as there are no services available in the first section of the journey. Ylämaan Korupirtti, Pulsa Station cafe and Kotkaniemi Museum are the only catering services on the route besides the Hotel Salpa - all of these are definitely a destination worth visiting.
Surface material on the route: asphalt, gravel road.
Target groups: active cyclists, adventurous cyclists
Route surfacing: the route consists of approx. 30 km of dirt road
Surface material on the route: gravel road, asphalt.
There are about 43 kilometres of gravel roads along this route.
Before the excursion, it is advisable to check the weather forecast. Always wear clothes to suit the weather. It is recommended that you take first aid equipment, rainwear, a spare set of clothes, as well as enough drinks and snacks with you.
In an emergency, dial the number 112. Report your location, what has happened and listen to the instructions.
Tips, hints and linksPack a smal lamp in biking bag, if you want to explore the bunkers and caves - there is no light inside of those.
Hotel Salpa, Lappeenrannantie 265
Tel. +358 103113840