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Falling Leaves Lahti 2022

In Brief

Experience the beauty of the falling leaves while riding on pristine gravel in the lake area around Lahti (Finland). The area offers scenic dirt roads surrounded by fields and forests and a host of more challenging forest paths/roads.

Highlights:
- Unique gravel experience in the Finnish lake district
- Participation in the Falling Leaves Lahti event including registration and Cannondale carbon gravel bike
- Top travel guide and personal guiding with among others ex-prof Jussi Veikkanen
- Fully catered trip with visits to Finnish sauna, boat trip and unique gravel event
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September 16, 2022 / September 18, 2022
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€899,00 - €1.399,00

3 days
200 km
Incl. lodging

Additional options

4Gold starter pack bicycle tour

  • Experience box with 4Gold supplements
  • Discover our gastrointestinal friendly sports nutrition
  • Perfect to get acquainted with our products or to give as a gift.
  • Contents:
    • 4 Energy Bars
    • 4 Isotonic Gels
    • 6 Single Servings Carbo Electro
    • 2 Golden Bottle 600 ml

33,95

33,95

Medical examination advice

A medical examination is advised prior to travel! Make an appointment at Ancora Health. They have a Health studio in both Eindhoven and Amsterdam. For this trip it is advisable to have a sports medical examination. Our advice is to go for at least "Basic Plus" but we always advise to go for an extensive sports medical examination (USMO). Ancora is affiliated with SMI Federation and SCAS certified. This means that you can get money back from most Dutch health insurers for the Ancora packages. An average reimbursement is easily € 150, -. On the site of Ancora you can calculate your own reimbursement.

Laundry service bicycle clothing

After cycling, leave your clothes in the provided laundry bag. Our staff on location will make sure your clothes are clean and dry for use the next day.

9,95

9,95

Squirrel's Saddle Butter bike tour

Squirrel's Saddle Butter is the world's best natural bicycle ointment: for preventing saddle problems.

16,95

16,95

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Details

Experience the beauty of the falling leaves while riding on pristine gravel in the lake area around Lahti (Finland). The area offers scenic dirt roads surrounded by fields and forests and a host of more challenging forest paths/roads.

A compact but not to be forgotten weekend in beautiful Finland on the gravel bike is what we offer with full care with a private guide. Participate in the Nordic Gravel Series on Saturday and get personal insights from Finnish professional Jussi Veikkanen.

PROGRAM:

Friday, September 16, 2022
Arrival at Helsinki International Airport in the morning.
Visit to downtown Helsinki with coffee break and light lunch.
Pick-up by our personal guide with transfer to Lahti.
Lunch on arrival and meeting with ex-pro Jussi Veikkanen (ex-pro and current team manager at FdJeux) for a short pre-event ride around Lahti.
Distance: 24km

Setting up of the Cannondale Topstone bikes by our mechanic.

Afternoon program:
Warm up ride with Jussi Veikkanen, 40-50km of gravel near Lahti followed by an authentic Finnish sauna experience with fresh dip in Lake Vesijärvi.

Evening: Falling Leaves Lahti evening buffet and event briefing.

Saturday, September 17, 2022
Falling leaves Lahti NGS event

Experience the beauty of the falling leaves while riding on pristine gravel in the lake area around Lahti. The area offers scenic dirt roads surrounded by fields and forests and a host of more challenging forest trails/roads.
There is a choice of 3 distances:
-50km (750hm)
-90km (1200hm)
-146 km (1800hm)
The distances and tours offer opportunities for enthusiasts and trained riders alike.
Buffet after the ride at the iconic restaurant Lahti Ski Stadium (ski jump stadium).
From 20:30h afterparty at the artisanal brewery ANT Brew.

Sunday, September 18, 2022
Post event ride with Jussi Veikkanen
After breakfast choose from 2 options:
1- Post-event ride (60km) on the gravel roads in the southeast of Lahti (with personal guide Jussi Veikkanen)
2- Boat ride from Lahti to Vääksy (1.5h) and post-event ride of 60km back to the city.

After the tour, we will drive back to Helsinki International Airport in the afternoon to catch our return flight.

FLIGHT OPTIONS ON REQUEST: We are happy to search for the best, direct and most favorable flights for you! With our partner the Aviation Factory we can also customize a flight.
Direct flights are available from FINNAIR and KLM, among others.

What is included?
-Staying in hotel or private villa based on 2 person or single room occupancy.
-Breakfast, lunch and dinners.
-Sports drinks from 4Gold for event.
-Coffee from Il Magistrale.
-Service Course at the event at NGS in Lahti with our own mechanic.
-Registration and entry fee for the Falling Leaves Lahti of the NGS Series.
-Daily support from our support team with our own team bus.
-Transfers to and from the airport
-Bikewash by Dynamic after the race on Saturday.
-Living like a pro package by Cycle Travel.
-Personal guided tours by ex-pro Jussi Veikkanen on Friday and Sunday.
-Visit to Finnish sauna.
-Entry at after-party of the event.
-Boot trip from Lahti to Vääksy on Sunday.
-Hire of carbon Cannondale gravel bike model Topstone
-Personal team shirt from participation in the Falling Leaves Lahti.
-Rent of Wahoo Elemnt Bolt v2 navigation.


What is not included.
-Alcoholic beverages are at own expense
-Flights (optional)*

Additional options
-4Gold
sports package for this trip
-Custom flight booking*
-Group discount possible when registering from 6 people.

This trip can go ahead with a minimum enrollment of 6 people!
If we don't make it, the life as a professional package will be cancelled and you will receive a new custom offer from us.

*This Travel is light weight; with only your hand luggage, helmet, shoes and 2 sets of clothing (cycling and leisure) you travel to Finland. Direct flights available from various cities, check the site of FinnAir, Lufthansa, KLM, among others.

 


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Explanation sports level

MTB:

1star: beginner 50km2star
: above beginner 60km3star
: average 70km4star
: advanced 100km5star
: pro 160km



Road bike:

1star: beginner 50km2star
: above beginner 60km3star
: average 70km4star
: advanced 100km5star
: pro 160km



Level 1: Starter-Beginner;
You are just starting out in this sport, have no experience nor background as an athlete

Level 2: Beginner-Medium;
You are just starting with this sport, however you already have experience with other sports so you start with a good basic condition. You cycle 1 or 2 times a week.

Level 3: Average;
You are a sporty person, don't shy away from a challenge, exercise at least 2 to 4 per week, you can also already make some altitude gains and ride at higher averages.

Level 4: Advanced;
You are a trained athlete, you are looking for a challenge in sports, you are active at least 3 to 5 times a week, altitude meters and a higher average are not a problem

Level 5: Advanced/Performance oriented;
You train towards goals, challenges and also leave something for it you do not mind, you are driven and several times longer sport per week are no exception, you are performance oriented

Level 6: Advanced Plus;
As a highly trained person, you want to really test yourself to your limits, you seek challenges and are also willing to live for them, exercising is a part of your daily life.

Explanation luxury level

Level 0-1.5: Tour without overnight stay.

Level 2-2.5: Cycle Travel provides an overnight stay in a 2-star accommodation.

Level 3-3.5: Tour with overnight stays in the better bed and breakfast or 3-star hotel, hostel accommodations. Overnight stays on a half-board basis are a 3.5 rating.

Level 4-4.5: Cycle Travel provides a 4-star accommodation or boutique bed & breakfast. Optional full board booking (upgrade to level 4,5 appreciation).

Level 5-5.5: Cycle Travel will provide a more luxurious 4-star or 5-star accommodation or boutique hotel. We can upgrade the level of lunch, on-road catering or dinner to 5.5.

Level 6: Cycle Travel will provide a more luxurious 5-star accommodation, boutique hotel or luxury pop-up location. We can upgrade the level of lunch, on-road catering or dinner to 6+ level if required.

Explanation guidance level

Our team of passionate guides is always there for you. For any type of trip, event or clinic, Cycle Travel will provide the right accompaniment. We have an excellent network of professionals.

With the ranking from 1 to 6, we indicate to what extent the guidance is provided on a trip. Interested in an upgrade? Please let us know! Then we will gladly look for a suitable solution.

Level 0-1: a self-guided tour without guidance. Cycle Travel provides the routes on GPX.

Level 2-2.5: a self-guided tour without guidance including routes on GPX and tips for the road. Cycle Travel has a goody bag or contact person at the locations visited that you will receive as a traveler.

Level 3-3.5: a self-guided tour without guidance including routes on GPX and tips for the road. Cycle Travel has accommodation on the basis of a 3-star hotel or bed & breakfast. There is someone on site who is familiar with our clients and is personally available for you (level 3,5)

Level 4-4.5: a guided tour including routes on GPX and tour guide on the bike or in a follow car.Cycle Travel has accommodation based on a 4-star hotel, hostel or bed & breakfast. During a guided tour it is optionally possible to book a mechanic and masseur. (The valuation then amounts to 4.5)

Level 5-5.5: A fully catered vacation with a complete support team consisting of tour guide, mechanic and masseur. A follow car is provided including care on the road during the rides. Accommodation will be in luxury chalets, hotels or boutique bed & breakfasts.

Level 6: The ultimate luxury cycling vacation with top locations and carefully selected accommodations. Only the very best counts for us and you as our client! Get carried away on a next level cycling vacation.

Explanation gravity level

We roughly determine the heaviness of a trip based on a variety of circumstances. Severity can be determined by distances or by the altitude meters in distances. In addition, you experience a ride on a gravel or mountain bike already 'heavier' than a road bike ride.

Per category this is approximately what you can think of. Always discuss with us alternatives or modified routes which also influence the heaviness.

Road Bikes - Race bikesDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 170 km700-1100
Level 280 km1100-1500
Level 3100 km1500-2200
Level 4120 km2200-2800
Level 5150 km2800-3800
Hors Category175+ km3800-5500
Mountain Bike - MTBDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 130-50 km700-1000
Level 240-60 km1000-1300
Level 350-75 km1300-1800
Level 455-90 km1800-2400
Level 560-100 km2400-3300
Hors Category150+ km3800-5500
GravelDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 130-50 km700-1000
Level 240-60 km1000-1300
Level 350-75 km1300-1800
Level 455-90 km1800-2400
Level 560-100 km2400-3300
Hors Category150+ km3800-5500