From the city centre of Lappeenranta is just a small distance to the natural environment. South of Lappeenranta is an limestone area, exceptional in South Karelia, which is mined for industrial needs. On the route you can amaze at the Nordkalk quarry, where Nordkalk has, in addition to the mine, a milling plant. The Lappeenranta mine is the only mining site in Europe to extract rare wollastonite minerals.
1/3 of Finland's surface area is bog / swamp. In South Karelia the area the percentage of bog is lower, so the protected Hämmäauteensuo (bog), which is on the route is so interesting destination. You can walk on duckboards across the bog to the lean shelter, rest there and have picnic you carried. However, it is not wise to try a cycle on the duckboards, better leave the bike at the road and lock it carefully.
Target groups: adventurous cyclists, nature enthusiasts, families
There is also a dirt road along the route.
Target groups: adventurous cyclists, nature lovers and families
Route surfacing partly on sandy roads
Surface material on the route: asphalt, gravel road.
There are about 14 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.