Cycling is prohibited:
- In the dune area and elsewhere on the sand.
- Over beach grasses.
- On boardwalks and footbridges leading to the beach, where bicycles must be walked at all times.
- See map of the restricted area.
Cycle smart in nature
Thanks to freedom to roam or “every man’s right”, we have great opportunities to cycle in our beautiful countryside. Cycling is allowed in the countryside, except in yards and areas that can be damaged by walking.
The open dune area of the Yyteri sands is the largest and still active continuous dune area in southern Finland and therefore one of the most important sites for the protection of endangered dune habitats in Finland. The area is part of the Natura 2000 network and is also partly a protected nature reserve, where every man’s rights are restricted by conservation orders to protect the valuable nature. Neither bird nesting nor animals may be disturbed.
The ELY Centre of Southwest Finland has granted the City of Pori a temporary two-year permit for mountain biking in Yyteri, subject to certain conditions and restrictions. The temporary permit can be withdrawn if cycling in Yyteri takes place outside the designated routes.
Please cycle responsibly to ensure that Yyteri’s magnificent dune area is preserved for posterity to admire. Thank you!