I ran Helsinki
There is now available an interesting way to see Helsinki. This fresh point of view is especially for travelers who are sport orientated.
You have probably already noticed that there are some good running tours available in some European cities . For closer look on these operators offering running tours, visit www.globalrunningtours.com. Running becomes more and more popular every year in Finland. It was only a matter of time that running tours for tourists became also available here in Helsinki.
Operator “Tour de Run” started with Helsinki running tours. They offer an excellent option to see Helsinki from different point of view than regular sightseeing operators. You will have your daily exercise while seeing some of the beautiful Helsinki attractions. Your running guides are local and they are full of energy. They will tell you about sights on your way and also give you some good information about our history and everyday life.
Helsinki running tours offer 3 running routes. First one is called “Culture”. This route is a little bit more than 6 km. You will see Finlandia hall and the beautiful parks along the shoreline of Töölö bay . This route is the best choice if you think you are an average runner or a beginner. Second choice is “Sea and Seurasaari” –route. This is more than 11 km. During this running tour you have a great opportunity to feel the atmosphere of unique Seurasaari outdoor museum. If you feel like these are too short for your daily exercise, you can choose the third one. “Archipelago” –route is more than 16 km. This route has a wonderful scenery including an overlook to the sea and small islands. During the run you will also have a look at the famous landmarks of Keilaniemi. Keilaniemi is known for numerous head offices like Nokia, Fortum and Neste.
Helsinki running tour –guides are more or less professional athletes or at least experienced runners. So, during the memorable run you are provided with good everyday exercise tips. They are more than happy to have conversations about running techniques, competitions in Finland and all kinds of sport related issues.
Do not hesitate to pack your running gear for the next Helsinki visit. Check departure times online at www.runhelsinki.fi . Click “Join” and book your tour in advance. You can also purchase tickets at Tourist Information in Pohjoisesplanadi 19.
When you have joined Helsinki running tour you will receive your “I run Helsinki” diploma. You can then post your diploma on your wall on Facebook. And why not buy a t-shirt with the text “I ran Helsinki”.