Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

May 10, 2017

Summer biking / Ciclismo en verano / Cyclisme en été / Ciclismo no verão

In English:

Summer biking 2016.

In summer 2016, we made some biking tours in Oulu, Finland. In Oulu, there about 650 km / 404 mi biking routes. To put this into perspective with Helsinki, this is much. Oulu has nearly 200 000 residents and Helsinki about 630 000 residents. Biking routes in Helsinki are 1200 km / 746 mi. The best is that cycling ways are wide. There is no need to dodge even if two pedestrians and cyclists meet at the same time.

En español:

Ciclismo en verano 2016.

En el verano de 2016, hicimos algunas excursiones en bicicleta en Oulu, Finlandia. En Oulu, hay alrededor de 650 km / 404 millas de bicicarriles. Para poner esto en perspectiva con Helsinki, esto es mucho. Oulu tiene casi 200.000 residentes y Helsinki cerca de 630 000 residentes. Los bicicarriles en Helsinki son 1200 km / 746 mi. Lo mejor es que las vías de ciclismo son anchos. No hay necesidad de esquivar en caso si dos peatones y ciclistas se encuentran al mismo tiempo.

En francais:

Cyclisme en été 2016.

En été 2016, nous avons fait quelques balades de vélo en Oulu, en Finlande. À Oulu, il y a environ 650 km / 404 miles de pistes de cyclable. Pour mettre cela en perspective avec Helsinki, c’est beaucoup. Oulu a près de 200 000 résidents et Helsinki environ 630 000 résidents. Les pistes cyclables à Helsinki sont 1200 km / 746 mi. Le meilleur est que les voies cyclistes sont larges. Il n’est pas nécessaire d’esquiver même si deux piétons et deux cyclistes se rencontrent en même temps.

Em português:

Ciclismo no verão 2016.
No verão de 2016, fizemos alguns passeios de bicicleta em Oulu, na Finlândia. Em Oulu, há cerca de 650 km / 404 mil ciclovias. Para colocar isso em relação á Helsínquia, isso é muito. Oulu tem cerca de 200.000 habitantes em Helsínquia cerca de 630 000 habitantes. O comprimento das ciclovias em Helsínquia são 1200 km / 746 mi. O melhor é que as ciclovias são largas. Não há necessidade de se esquivar, mesmo que dois pedestres e ciclistas se encontrem ao mesmo tempo.

Nallikari beach

Nallikari beach

Nallikari beach

Nallikari beach

Sauna in the Oulu river

Sauna in the Oulu river

Traditional carpet washers

Traditional carpet washers

Traditional carpet washers

Traditional carpet washers

Traditional carpet washers

Traditional carpet washers

Swan

Swan

Rest break next to flowering bushes

Rest break next to flowering bushes

Rest break next to flowering bushes

Rest break next to flowering bushes

Rest break by the sea

Rest break by the sea

Rest break by the sea

Rest break by the sea

Rest break by the sea

Rest break by the sea

Rest break by the sea

Rest break by the sea

Drinking bottle and its crocheted cover. Crocheted cover keeps in summer the water inside cool and in the winter, the water does not freeze

Drinking bottle and its crocheted cover. Crocheted cover keeps in summer the water inside cool and in the winter, the water does not freeze

Modern architecture

Modern architecture

Modern architecture

Modern architecture

Another rest break by the sea

Another rest break by the sea

Another rest break by the sea

Another rest break by the sea

Another rest break by the sea

Another rest break by the sea

Flowers in the botanical Gardens of University

Flowers in the botanical Gardens of University

Flowers in the botanical Gardens of University

Flowers in the botanical Gardens of University

Flowers in the botanical Gardens of University

Flowers in the botanical Gardens of University

Flowers in the botanical Gardens of University

Flowers in the botanical Gardens of University

Let’s go to home

Let’s go to home

Winter biking / Ciclismo en invierno / Cyclisme en hiver / Ciclismo de inverno .

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55 Comments »

  1. That looks very much like summer? We woke to a couple of inches of snow this morning!!!
    The shortest summer ever!

    Comment by Seenorway — May 10, 2017 @ 08:04 | Reply

    • Hello Seenorway.

      Thank You commenting. These photos are from 2016! We have still could and windy weather here.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 10, 2017 @ 08:33 | Reply

  2. Beautiful, there is so much different things you see while biking, and enjoy more than driving, as it is slower. Such lovely pictures!

    Comment by utesmile — May 10, 2017 @ 08:30 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Thank You. These photos were from our multiple biking trips.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 10, 2017 @ 08:37 | Reply

  3. Beautiful photos, I do hope you soon get some warm sunny days too!

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — May 10, 2017 @ 08:40 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      Thank You commenting. My photos were from last year. It has been cold in Finland. Today we visited to Vuosaari and when returning to our home it was raining sleet. Ground was partly white. 🙂

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 10, 2017 @ 12:43 | Reply

  4. Como sempre, lindas fotos! A natureza é mesmo maravilhosa!
    Abraços,
    Claudia

    Comment by claudialasetzki — May 10, 2017 @ 09:35 | Reply

    • Bom Dia.

      Oi Claudia, muito obrigado pelo comentário. Em Junho, mais uma vez vamos ficar em Oulu e fazer ciclismo lá.

      Um grande abraço. Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 10, 2017 @ 13:07 | Reply

  5. You run a great distance(@_@) I can not do cycling. Because it is a wonderful scenery, I want to drive(^^♪

    Comment by wakasahs15th — May 10, 2017 @ 09:43 | Reply

    • Hello Wakasahs15th.

      How glad I am when reading Your comment. Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 10, 2017 @ 13:17 | Reply

  6. I can imagine refreshing and confortable summer from your picture. Swan is also beautiful and lovely 🙂

    Comment by superkamui — May 10, 2017 @ 10:24 | Reply

    • Hello Watayuki.

      I am glas that You loved my photos from here and there around Oulu. Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 10, 2017 @ 13:25 | Reply

  7. Gorgeous flowers and swan!
    I love biking too.

    Comment by Fury and Fluffy — May 10, 2017 @ 12:53 | Reply

    • Hello Fury and Fluffy.

      So nice to read Your comment. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 10, 2017 @ 13:27 | Reply

  8. I think it’s wonderful that you have so many biking paths in your hometown. I would love to be able to take advantage of paths like these. You can cycle past some beautiful scenery, as your gorgeous pictures show.

    Comment by seniorhiker — May 10, 2017 @ 13:46 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      I am glad that You loved my post. We love walking and biking. They both are good for health. Thank You commenting.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 11, 2017 @ 07:13 | Reply

  9. Hello (^ ^)
    Cycling with the wind cut will be comfortable. Although I am also a short distance, I may enjoy cycling.

    Comment by saganhama — May 10, 2017 @ 13:58 | Reply

    • Hello Saganhama.

      Cycling is good for our health. It is a joy to bike slowly and enjoy changing landscapes. Thank You.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — May 11, 2017 @ 07:16 | Reply

  10. What a pleasant place that must be for biking, and it’s so good that so many very nice biking paths have been created! It is a wonderful way to enjoy the scenery and get some good exercise at the same time. There are no trails like that in my area but I enjoy riding a mountain bike, mostly on ole logging roads. There have been a few problems here with running into bears while mountain biking.

    Comment by montucky — May 10, 2017 @ 15:05 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      Thank You loving my post. I have never tested a mountain bike. Bears sounds dangerous, but logging roads must be gorgeous and I am sure that I have some in Your posts.. This bike is about 20 years old and before it, I biked my late father’s bike, which was about 60 years old. It was former race bike, being very light, but I could not get any more tires fitting for it and so I had to buy a new one. Sigh.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 11, 2017 @ 07:29 | Reply

  11. I love the watery shots. If I can be beside water I’m happy. 🙂

    Comment by restlessjo — May 10, 2017 @ 15:38 | Reply

    • Hello Johanna.

      We love water and when we lived in Mikkeli (2012 – 2016), our home was By the lake called Saimaa. Thank You commenting.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 11, 2017 @ 10:13 | Reply

  12. You really enjoy your life.
    I feel it from your beautiful photos.

    Comment by 洋子 — May 10, 2017 @ 18:49 | Reply

    • Hello August.

      You did some great observations – we enjoy our life indeed. Thank You.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — May 11, 2017 @ 10:19 | Reply

  13. What a gorgeous landscape to discover by bike! Cycling is a nice alternative to walking/hiking as it’s a pleasant way not only to manage longer distances in a rather good time but also to see quite a lot!
    Beautiful shots of the coastal region as well as of the flowers or the modern architecture, Matti. I enjoyed your post very much! I hope the temperatures will rise a bit and the sun will reappear. It’s – sorry to express it a bit drastically – lousy cold as present! The birds built nests and obviously started already to breed – now the little ones are hatching but we still might expect night frost …

    Have a nice second half of the week! Warm regards, Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — May 10, 2017 @ 19:00 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      So nice comment Michèle. It has been cold here during many weeks – too many weeks. Everybody waits for a real spring. It was in the beginning of May about 30 year ago when Spiraea ‘Grefsheim’ in in full bloom. Now I am sure that In June sometimes. In our newspaper it was reported about little bird in a nest was found dead. Sad.

      We wish that blueberries’ flowers will not freeze in June. You probably know that in Finland we have so called Freedom to roam law (“Das Recht des Jedermanns”). It includes among others picking berries freely in the nature and much more.

      Have a nice day. Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — May 11, 2017 @ 11:09 | Reply

  14. Très jolie promenade en vélo, et très jolies photos 🙂 !

    Comment by chantaki — May 10, 2017 @ 19:00 | Reply

    • Bonjour Chantaki.

      Je vous remercie vivement pour votre si gentil commentaire. Merci.

      Je vous souhaite une excellente journée. Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 11, 2017 @ 11:13 | Reply

  15. Gorgeous flower pictures and beautiful landscapes! I particularly liked the rug washers…used to do that at our lake when growing up 🙂

    Comment by Tiny — May 10, 2017 @ 19:40 | Reply

    • Hello Helen.

      Thank You. My mom and my wife have washed also. I remember very well when in Helsinki we washed our carpets when a tourist bus full with French stopped at Kaivopuisto. My daughter, who speaks French as a native, gave a presentation on the topic. Among them, some men who wanted to test his skills. Everybody has great fun.

      Here is my old post presenting carpet washing in Helsinki and in Nurmijärvi:

      Traditional carpet washing.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 11, 2017 @ 11:38 | Reply

  16. What a great idea, a few more years and our kids are big enough for a biking holiday in Oulu! Would be fun!

    Comment by freebutfun — May 10, 2017 @ 21:17 | Reply

    • Hello Freebutfun.

      I am glad that You loved my post. There are many nice places in Oulu. Our favorite is Arctic beach of Nallikari. Even in winter, it is beautiful and walking on ice is always an experience. Welcome.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 11, 2017 @ 11:49 | Reply

  17. Look at all of those wonderful paths! It looks a little chilly by what you are wearing. I am interested in the carpet washers. Are they cleaning their own carpets or can you hire them?

    Comment by Sue Slaght — May 11, 2017 @ 00:44 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      Thank You. Yes, it was spring and cold wind came from the sea. I have a weak blood circulation in my hands and legs, which is why I used gloves and a windproof sport jacket from Nürnburgring. I am glad that You noticed those cart washers. People wash only their own. I have a good post from traditional carpet washing in Helsinki and in Nurmijärvi. I suggest You to see it, because it illuminates the matter much better and shows how to dry them after washing.

      Traditional carpet washing.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 11, 2017 @ 12:20 | Reply

  18. Delightful post! Beautiful swan,pretty flowers and shining sea makes for a wonderful bike ride.

    Comment by Deb — May 11, 2017 @ 01:03 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      I am glad that You loved my post and its photos. Thank You leaving Your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 11, 2017 @ 12:23 | Reply

  19. Super time and I like it very much

    Comment by 365dniwobiektywielg — May 11, 2017 @ 20:01 | Reply

  20. Beautiful scenery and flowers. What a wonderful time you had! It’s great to know that all these bike trails are available for your enjoyment!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — May 12, 2017 @ 17:27 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      Many bike trails are shared with walking path, because they are very broad. Thank You commenting,

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 13, 2017 @ 10:40 | Reply

  21. One of my favorite things about Finland is the wide pedestrian and bike paths. It looks like it was a beautiful day in Oulu. I look forward to visiting sometime, hopefully soon! Being in/near water is my idea of happiness.

    I hope you’re enjoying the nice spring weather! (When it’s not snowing.)
    Emily

    Comment by egutman27gmailcom — May 12, 2017 @ 19:15 | Reply

    • Hello Emily

      Thank You for Your kind comment. My photos were from last summer. This summer we will drive to Oulu next week after Samba Carnivals in Helsinki. You should visit Samba carnivals. It is on Saturday June 11the and the parade begins at 1500. We will be there. Of course, I have post from one previous years.

      Next big happening is in Turku where Tall ships visit. This happening is only every fourth years. We visit it on Friday 21th. We will arrive by train from Oulu on previous Thursday staying one night at home, then to Turku by train and after seeing those mighty Tall ships we again take train back to Turku. If possible, visit this happening.

      If You are planning to take road trips in Finland, drive alongside the western coastline. In many towns, there are gorgeous, colorful and old towns. In Naantali, there is Moominworld. On the way to the north, there is one of my favorite place called Kalajoki sand beaches. From there You could drive to Oulu and spend nights at Nallikari beach. If this will come true, then email me just if we are at that moment in Oulu and we could a take nice cup of coffee somewhere.

      Three links to get better ideas:

      Naantali.
      Kalajoki sand dunes.
      Arctic beach of Nallikari.

      By the way, do You know that quite near to Your home Cherry Tree Park. We just today check when Cherry Trees are booming, It seemed that in one or two weeks. This park is very near to Roihuvuori Vater tower.

      Happy weeked to You and Yours.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 13, 2017 @ 11:33 | Reply

      • You are a wealth of information, Matti! I think I’ll be heading to Turku with my husband’s parents in two weeks. The tall ships sound like fun; perhaps we’ll do a family trip to see them. I do enjoy all things nautical.
        I saw another blog about Kalajoki beach. It looks beautiful! I will certainly email you if we make any trips that way. I want to see as much of Finland as I can while we’re here.
        I will look for Cherry Tree Park. There is so much beauty here, and I haven’t even seen a Finnish summer yet! Thank you for all the wonderful information. I enjoy having a natives knowledge.
        I hope you’re having a good week.
        Emily

        Comment by egutman27gmailcom — May 18, 2017 @ 20:42 | Reply

        • Hello Emily.

          How nice that You will visit Turku with Your husband’s family. There are four main attractions.

          1. Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum.

          This museum is must when Turku. In Finland, we have few similar, but this one is gorgeous. Believe me.

          2. Catedral de Turku.

          Old and worth for a visit. Although I love old wooden churches around in Finland, this one is also must to visit.

          3. Turku castle. I have photos, not made ever a post. It is full of history.

          4. Walking along the river Aura. It is beautiful walk. The area is full of restaurants and coffees.

          I am sure that You and Yours will enjoy Turku.

          This weekend we will visit Roihuvuori and its Cherry trees. Let’s hope that they are blooming now.

          Happy weekend.

          Comment by Sartenada — May 19, 2017 @ 07:25 | Reply

  22. Wonderful blue skies.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — May 13, 2017 @ 09:01 | Reply

    • Hello Carol,

      Thank You visiting my blog and leaving Your comment.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 13, 2017 @ 11:36 | Reply

  23. What’s modern architecture ?
    かっこいい!Cool!
    オニユリ tiger lily I like it!
    Thank you!

    Comment by キース — May 13, 2017 @ 09:17 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      I am glad that You loved my post and its photos. Thank You.

      幸せな週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 13, 2017 @ 11:41 | Reply

  24. Me ha encantando el paseo y las fotos. Vaya carriles para las bicis, son estupendos.

    Comment by valverdedelucerna — May 15, 2017 @ 23:01 | Reply

    • Hola valverdedelucerna

      Muchas gracias por tu comentario y feliz de que te gusten las fotos. En Finlandia me gusta mucho la ciudad Oulu donde hay así a ver.

      ¡Que disfrutes de una estupenda jornada!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 16, 2017 @ 07:47 | Reply

  25. I can only wish to bike in such an area — so much to see! yesterday I went on a short ride and was pleasantly distracted by watching two eagles (I think) “fishing” in the river!

    Comment by betunada — May 18, 2017 @ 20:57 | Reply

    • Hello Betunada.

      Thank You. Fishing eagles sound great. Here I see Eagles very seldom. 🙂

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 19, 2017 @ 10:21 | Reply


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