Winter Cycling Congress
The Winter Cycling Congress is an annual gathering of experts and promoters of year-round biking in cold climate cities. The main theme of the Congress is to develop winter cycling conditions, reinforce the role of winter cycling as an everyday form of physical activity and to share the best practices around the world. The programme has often comprised lectures, workshops and cycling trips around the city, among other things. The event is organised by the international Winter Cycling Federation. Winter Cycling Congress was held the first time 2013 in Oulu, Finland. 2019 the host city was Calgary in Canada and 2020 Joensuu in Finland.
Joensuu is a city of 75 500 inhabitants in the province of the Eastern Finland. Joensuu is nationally famous for its year-round cycling culture. Eastern Finland is located in the continental climate zone. Finland’s coldest winter temperatures are usually measured in Lapland and in Eastern Finland. Geographically the city of Joensuu extends close to the Russian border, about 70 km from the Joensuu city center. The distance between Joensuu and Finland’s capital city of Helsinki is about 450 km (4,5 hours by train, 1 hour by plane), and the distance from Joensuu to St. Petersburg, home to 5 million people, is under 400 km.
Main program will be held at the Joensuu Areena. Joensuu Areena is the biggest wooden building in Finland and it provides magnificent setting for a wide range of events as well as for various sports. The distance between the Joensuu city center and the Areena is about one kilometer.
There are several hotels in Joensuu city center. Some of the hotels have special prices for congress guests. The distance between hotels and congress center Joensuu Areena is about 1 kilometer.
Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel – for any occasion
Our hotel is located in the beautiful Sirkkala park by the River Pielisjoki. Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel is named after the fast-flowing River Pielisjoki and its glimmering foam. Our hotel is a full-service provider: food, drink, good night’s sleep, relaxation and evening fun.
standard, single room 124 eur/night (includes breakfast)
standard, double room 144 eur/night (includes breakfast)
economy, single room, 114 eur/night (includes breakfast)
economy, double room 134 eur/night (includes breakfast)
deadline for bookings 22.12.2019
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna – in the heart of the city
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is located in the centre of Joensuu and beats with the pulse of the city. When you want a full-service hotel close to everything, Vaakuna is the perfect choice for you. If you enjoy shopping, various shops are available in our hotel or in the shopping centre directly across the street.
We serve you with the warmth and hospitality that is characteristic of northern Karelia. Our staff is also happy to give you more information about events and sights in the city. Welcome to Vaakuna in the heart of Joensuu!
standard, single room 126 eur/night (includes breakfast)
standard, double room 146 eur/night (includes breakfast)
superior +30 eur
deadline for bookings 22.12.2019
Hotel GreenStar® is a popular hotel concept that’s both affordable and environmentally friendly. The savings in energy consumption save your money too!
GreenStar’s basic product is a 2+1 person hotel room. Room price is the same regardless of how many guests stay in the room. Breakfast and parking can be bought separately. The outcome: lower price without compromising living comfort.
room for 1-3 persons 92 eur/night
breakfast + 9 eur/person
parking + 8 eur/night
Lietsu Hotel – Full of Karelian charm
Boutique Aparthotel Lietsu boasts friendly service and comfortable accommodation. Our excellent location in the centre of Joensuu, rooms decorated in traditional Karelian spirit with a modern twist and our delicious breakfast served in the cosy breakfast lounge guarantee that your stay will be a memorable experience. All the reservations include Karelian breakfast.
single room, 119 eur/night
double room, 139 eur/night
reservations via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
phone +35844 7520 500
reservation code WINTER20
Reservations made with the WINTER20 code have no cancellation right.
If you wish to have a bike in your use during the conference, please mention it on the registration form. Registration opens soon.
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