Looking for a new opportunity to really challenge yourself? How about biking around a lake, rowing a traditional church boat, running in a colourful forest and skiing through a naturally beautiful landscape, all in one year? Pirkan kierros, one of the oldest and biggest sporting events in Finland, offers all of these breathtaking experiences and more. Pirkan kierros – or Tour de Pirkka – is not for the weak. It requires both versatility and endurance. But every year, 10,000 people find pleasure in the pain. “At Tour de Pirkka, you can test your limits,” says Outi Kartano from the Pirkan kierros organisation.