The Turku City centre is fairly small and distances rarely get too long. The walking and cycling paths by the river offer an idyllic perspective of the city. The café and restaurant boats invite you to enjoy the city. Note, however, that you should not walk in the marked bicycler’s lane, but in the lane marked for pedestrians. For your own safety, cross the street only when the light is green and wear a reflector when it is dark. Reflectors are sold in any shops (heijastin in Finnish).
By bike you can go almost anywhere in Turku, and often much faster than by car. As a bike rider in Finland you should:
- Have a light installed on your bike, you can get fined by the police if you violate the rule of having a light on your bike when it is dark
- Have reflectors when it is dark
- Use cycling paths when possible
- Wear a helmet!
- Get a proper lock for your bike
You can get a map of all the cycling lanes from the Turku Touring’s Tourist Information, Aurakatu 2, Tel. 262 7444 or see from the map.
Most of the bicycle shops sell second hand bikes as well as new ones.
nearest Ekotori is at Kirkkotie 6-10, beside Caribia Spa.
If you want to rent a bike you can do so by contacting the Turku Touring’s Tourist Information in Aurakatu 2. The bikes are usually for rent during summer period.
If you want to order a taxi in the Turku region, call 02 100 41 or go to a taxi stand. Driving with taxi is expensive in Finland.