September 20-22nd 2024

Falling Leaves Lahti (FI)


Falling Leaves Lahti 2024
part of the Gravel Earth Series


Experience the beauty of the turning of the leaves while riding pristine gravel in the Lahti and Salpausselkä UNESCO Geopark region. The area offers scenic gravel roads surrounded by fields and forests, a good amount of forest roads and more challenging trails.

Falling Leaves Lahti has become the traditional closing event of the Finnish (gravel) cycling season. Part of the NGS calendar for the 5th consecutive season in 2024 we welcome you to a set of exciting routes. Distances of 50, 100, 145 and 180km. The 180km is the official Gravel Earth Series (long) distance. In addition you can also opt for a 300km 2 day option with overnight.

Warmup ride on Friday, post-ride buffet, lake sauna and swim and the NGS season closing party are all part of the package. Accommodation in Pajulahti, double or single rooms at NGS price, can be booked here.

In addition to our existing one day routes there is a XL 2 days route option for 2024. Two days of fully supported riding, with a comfortable overnight, covering over 300km of pristine gravel roads. You will be joining the other FLL riders on the 145km course into the rolling hills of the Salpausselkä Geopark region on Saturday. At the Pajulahti finish a post-ride dinner, a lakeside sauna with swim and the FLL party await. By registering for the 300km event you automatically participate in the Gravel Earth Series 145km distance and classification on Saturday. More info and options on our registration page.

Event registration Includes:

  • Participation in the event
  • 1 to 3 food & drink stops on the route (depending on distance) including energy snacks and isotonic drink.
  • Post event food buffet and (please add your dietary preferences to your registration)
  • Registration deferral to another participant until one week before the event. Note: for the 2024 season we do no longer provide refunds.

Registrations can be paid for online with a creditcard, ApplePay or via alternative methods such as Edenred, Smartum or ePassi. Payment via bank transfer is possible. Please check our Registration FAQ’s

If you have questions about payment methods:

Weekend Program 19th-22nd September


15 - 20:00h Rental bike pickups and Registration Office open

17 - 19:00h Warmup Ride Pajulahti 40km


09:30 - 10:30h Registration Office open

10:30h Start XL Day 1 (120km)

11:00h Shuttle Lahti train station to Pajulahti (registration required)

13 - 20:00h Registration Office open and rental bike pickups

14:30h Shuttle Lahti train station to Pajulahti (registration required)

16:30 - 19:00h Warmup Ride 45km + sauna (free registration)

18:00h Shuttle Lahti train station to Pajulahti (registration required)

19:00-21:30h Riders Buffet (registration required)


07:00 - 10:30h Registration Office at event area open Lahti Sportscenter (Urheilukeskus)

8:30h Shuttle Lahti train station to Pajulahti (registration required)

09:00h Start 180km GES + XL Day 2 Men

09:15h Start 180km GES + XL Day 2 Women

09:30h Start 145km Men & Women

11:00h Start 100 + 50km Men & Women

13:30-20:00h Post-ride food
Sauna and swim + terrace open

20:00h Shuttle Pajulahti to Lahti train station (registration required)

21:00 -...h NGS Terrace Party + Sauna


09:30h Shuttle Pajulahti to Lahti train station (registration required)

11:00h Shuttle Pajulahti to Lahti train station (registration required)


Book your lake view room at the Pajulahti Olympic Training Center for Thu/Fri/Sat. From 110€/night (inc. breakfast). For reservations:

NGS 2024 series partners

Falling Leaves 2024 Partners