The online map of Kansalaisen Karttapaikka is a fine place to study new bike routes while visiting areas not so familiar. I went for a early evening xc biking ride in the deep Eastern Finland. The trail chosen seemed to follow the lake past fields and looked like a trail farmers use when moving from one field to another.
The start looked very nice. Wide, forest road along the pine forest, nice.
Soon the trail turned to a path following the field, beautiful harebells on the trail.
Turned into a quite wide weed-covered path following the lake.
The terrain looked just like a perfect place to find… Yes, a cyclist can not resist the call of the chanterelles.
The route took back along a very typical gravel road in the Finnish country side.
Of course it would not be a perfect Finnish summer day without a few drops of sudden rain. Meaning it was pouring rain which did not stop until next morning.