Get ready to explore fantastic views by bicycle while promoting health and sustainability at the same time. EuroVelo 10 allows you to discover the Baltic Sea coastal area, stretching along beaches, cliffs, forests and harbours.
EuroVelo is a network consisting of 19 long-distance routes totaling over 90 000 km, used by both cycling tourists and local cyclists for transport and recreational cycling, linking countries of Europe through bicycle-friendly infrastructure. The network is continuously developing, the latest addition to the route being EuroVelo 19 – Meuse Cycle Route, following the Maas River through France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
The EuroVelo-network is the result of collaboration and investments from local, regional and national government as well as organizations and commercial actors. EuroVelo is a trademark registered by the European Cyclists’ Federation. ECF’s objective is to promote the bicycle as a sustainable and healthy mode of transportation and as a means of recreation.
Four of the EuroVelo-routes go through Finland (EV7, EV10, EV11 och EV13), covering over 4,000 kilometres from Helsinki in the south to the northernmost Lapland, either along the coast, along the Russian boarder or straight through the heart of the country.
The EuroVelo 10, also called the Baltic Sea Cycle Route, covering about 9,000 km, stretches across the coastline of the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Finland and the Gulf of Bothnia and crosses through nine countries: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Russia. The EV 10 in Finland follows the whole coastline between Vaalimaa and Torneå, a total of 1,700 km. The route in Finland is, like in the other countries as well, still under development. The main objective would be to get the EV10-route certified and clearly marked with specific EuroVelo-signs to facilitate navigation.
EuroVelo 10 and Raseborg
The distance of the EuroVelo 10 in Raseborg is about 55 km. To reach Raseborg, you can either come from the northwest via Salo along road 52, or from the east via Ingå along the King’s Road (Fagervikintie, road 1050). From the east you can reach Raseborg approximately 5 km after passing the historic Fagervik Village. After another approximatley 8 km you reach the village of Snappertuna and it’s beautiful church and the ruins of Raseborg Castle, adjacent to which is Slottsknektens cottage, serving as a restaurant and café.
After a few kilometres the route’s first gravel road section is encountered, Norrbyvägen, stretching thorugh traditional agricultural landscapes, including the farms of Malmbacka and Norrby. Continuing from the south you will enter the small vibrant town of Ekenäs, where service and attractions are within walking distance. This section of the EV10 merges with Raseborg’s own bicycling routes Bruksrutten and Slottsrutten.
Continuing west from Ekenäs along road 25 toward Hanko and turn right onto Prästkullavägen (road 1001). After about 6 km you will reach the bridge crossing the long and deep Gennarbyviken. Directly after the bridge, the route turns onto Krokbyvägen, a gravel road section of about 7 km through rolling agricultural landscapes, ending in the rural idyll of Tenala, former Tenala commune consisting of Bromarv, Hangö Udd and parts of Pojo. In Tenala, you can find everything from shops to cafés in case you need to restock your supplies. After Tenala, there is a section of approxiamtely 10 km primarily along Bjärnåvägen (road 52) before reaching the boarder, leaving Raseborg.
Find out more information about the EuroVelo 10 on their official website