Explore hidden Helsinki Bike BBQ & Sauna

Helsinki, Finland

Experience hosted by Luca P.

5 hours, Hosted in 5 languages
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

For the first-guests:
1) E-Bikes
2) Starting time flexible

A unique bicycle tour is waiting for you: we cycle and walk in less known areas. It's a not 'a touristic tour' but a sportive discovery of local culture & nature. We don't visit much the city center, but the hidden gems.

THIS TOUR IS A GREAT IDEA FOR A GIFT!
IT'S SUGGESTED TO DO THIS TOUR AS YOU ARRIVE IN HELSINKI, SO YOU GET TIPS

IN ORDER TO BOOK THIS EXPERIENCE, YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO RIDE A BIKE AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 15km/h.

You will discover:
Nature (amazing parks: Keskuspuisto & Seurasaari)
Food (tasty vegetarian/vegan bites)
Drinks
Sauna
Iconic spots (that you may not find otherwise)

WE WILL:
Smell pure air,
Taste food like a Finn,
Touch the trees & stones that made Finland's landscapes unique.

I offer a few e-bikes & simple city bicycles; they fit people taller than 1,65m(5,4ft).
We will cycle for about 20 km. The road is mostly flat; it's steep in just five points.
We will have breaks. At every stop, we learn something about Finnish culture; in one stop, we will also have food/drinks.
We end with a tonifying Finnish-legendary superfun sauna in the most symbolic place.
It's not mandatory to be in the sauna; you can also be outside taking pictures of the city view.
*Naked people

BIKES RENTAL
In case no experience is scheduled, I can rent you out (e)bikes.

*Rain/snow=reschedule/cancel

See you!
For the first-guests:
1) E-Bikes
2) Starting time flexible

A unique bicycle tour is waiting for you: we cycle and walk in less known areas. It's a not 'a touristic tour' but a sportive discovery of local culture & nature. We don't visit much the city center, but the hidden gems.

THIS TOUR IS A GREAT IDEA FOR A GIFT!
IT'S SUGGESTED TO DO THIS TOUR AS YOU ARRIVE IN HELSINKI, SO YOU GET TIPS

IN ORDER…

What's included

1 of 2 pages
  • Food
    Snacks (vegan + gluten-free options on request). BBQ Food (vegan + gluten f...
  • Drinks
    Refreshing Finnish drinks
  • Tickets
    Donation for the volunteer-based Sauna
  • Transportation
    City Bicycle
    Most bicycles are women´s models
  • Equipment
    Bicycle´s Helmets
    Towels for Sauna

Meet your host, Luca P.

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 117 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am an Activist-Environmentalist, organizing cycling events---such as ¨The World Naked Bike Ride¨ on the 20th of July--in several European countries. For almost twenty years, I devoted my life to bicycles, I don´t own a car, I use a cargo bicycle for heavy transportation, and I also travel by bicycle around the world (BikeTravelTheater.org). Nature, Bicycles, and Finnish culture are my main passions in life, I have spent months in the Finnish forests sleeping in a tent. During one full year, I have been hosted by Finnish people in hundreds of local accommodations, learning the local culture. I am studying Finnish Language and Culture.
I also have collaborators (Liza & Valeria) that may guide you, they are, of course, also passionate about bikes and Finnish culture and has good knowledge of the tour.
I am an Activist-Environmentalist, organizing cycling events---such as ¨The World Naked Bike Ride¨ on the 20th of July--in several European countries. For almost twenty years, I devoted my life to bicycles, I don´t own a car, I use a cargo bicycle for heavy transportation, and I also travel by bicycle around the world (BikeTravelTheater.org). Nature, Bicycles, and Finnish culture are my main passions in life, I have spent months in the Finnish forests sleeping in a tent. During one full year, I…
Co-hosts:
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more
From $51
/ person
$64 per person
$64 per person
$64 per person
$64 per person
$64 per person
$64 per person

Where you'll be

We make a circle around the city center

TOUR
Central Park (Keskuspuisto) - Park Visit (Nature)
Seurasaari - Open air museum + BBQ (Food/Drink)
Touristic spots (Iconic cafe, Sibelius monument, opera...)
Sauna (donation included)
City View Spot for Bye Bye Pictures
Small surprise for you!

*It may be windy at some spots, so remember to bring eventually a jacket, hat, and gloves.

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 117 reviews.

Baptiste
September 2021
Nous avons eu plaisir de visiter "sportivement" des lieux moins touristiques d'Helsinki en se laissant guider par Luca, une personne très enthousiaste et amicale. Bons contacts avant l'activité. Luca nous a aussi donné une liste de conseils/recommendations de visite de la ville, après cet expérience. Le Barbecue et le sauna ont spécialement été appréciés !
Josué
September 2021
Une belle expérience découvrir une partie de Helsinki en vélo avec Luca: attentif, aimable et qui parle tous les langues. Hors des endroits les plus visités il y a une autre Helsinki qui nous apprend une partie de la culture finnoise.
Alexandra
September 2021
Très bonnes expérience je recommande vivement ! Luca est très très intéressant et nous emmène dans de fabuleux et étonnants lieux d’Helsinki !
Barbara
August 2021
great tour to places you normally don't get to see. luca knows a lot about helsinki. he is very well prepared and has everything ready in his backpack.
David
August 2021
Luca ha estado muy atento en todo momento, mirando que no faltara nada a ninguno de lo asistentes. La bicicleta que me prestó, de muy buena calidad. La barbacoa que nos preparó estaba deliciosa y la sauna espectacular. Totalmente recomendable!!! Habla castellano perfectamente.
Sonia
June 2021
Nous avons passé des moments magiques avec Lucas qui est un parfait hôte. Sini qui m'accompagnait a vécu 8 ans à Helsinki est allée de découverte en découverte. de mon côté, ma première visite de cette ville a dépassé toutes mes attentes. Outre le le fait que nous avons parcouru la ville du nord au sud et de l'ouest à l'est avec des points de vue magnifiques, nous les histoires de Lucas étaient passionnantes. Lucas est un hôte qui vous reçoit comme si vous étiez de vieux amis d'enfance et ce qui rend l'expérience unique. Très reconnaissante pour cette après-midi qui restera longtemps dans notre mémoire, nous ne pouvons que vous recommander cette unique expérience. MERCI Lucas We had a magical time with Lucas who is a perfect host. Sini who accompanied me lived 8 years in Helsinki went from discovery to discovery. For my part, my first visit to this city exceeded all my expectations. Besides the fact that we travelled the city from north to south and from west to east with magnificent views, Lucas' stories were fascinating. Lucas is a host who welcomes you as if you were old childhood friends and that makes the experience unique. Very grateful for this afternoon which will remain in our memory for a long time, we can only recommend this unique experience to you.

Choose from available dates

10 available
1 of 2 pages

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend.

What to bring

Clothing according to weather - IMPORTANT

Water - IMPORTANT