Top Ten Scandinavia Classic Adventures

Bike to a Finnish Monastery
By Bertil Lintner

Bike through Finland's famed pine forests and lake region in the eastern province of Heindvesi. There, in the midst of eastern Finland's picturesque lake region, you'll find Valamo, the Finnish Orthodox Church's only monastery. Combine a day of two-wheeling along the small roads that wind through Heindvesi's pine forests with a visit to the monastery and its picturesque grounds. Overnight in the area, attend morning service with pilgrims, then spend the day cruising the area's nearby lakes and canals.


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