8 days
Duration
April
Dates
Europe, Finland
Location

An incredible experience for anyone who likes bikes and snow! This Lapland on bike tour includes 5 days of biking on the snow!

What is Lapland?

Lapland represents a large area located in the north of the Scandinavian Peninsula. The name itself is older than the present borders. It covers much of Norway, Sweden, Finland and a bit of Russia. Mostly, it is above the Arctic Circle at the 66th parallel. During this Lapland on bike tour, we will continually pass through the Finnish territory. We will begin by rolling through incredible forests. Then, we will continue by riding through the tundra and taiga and on snowy lakes. Moreover, we will also enjoy the typical cuisine of the Sami and if the weather permits, we may also see the Aurora Borealis.

GROUP: Minimum 4 people / maximum 7 people

DIFFICULTY: For amateur cyclists accustomed to long cycling days. Furthermore, pedaling on the snow requires a state of optimum physical shape even though the mileage of the route is low.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kittilä (Finland)
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at Kittilä airport (Finland) on April 5th.
RETURN TIME Return flights on April 12th from Kittilä airport (Finland).
WEAR Sportswear, bike wear, winter clothes (a list with the more detailed material will be specified for all enrolled)
INCLUDED
luggage transportation & snowmobile for support
good and comfortable accommodations in different villages along the route with breakfast included.
snacks and food supplements including electrolytes during the tour
delicious dinners with regional products
basic health insurance (Consult for more insurance modalities.)
expert English speaking guides with extensive local knowledge, who go above and beyond to cater your every need
Fat Bike: Surly Wednesday
sssistance and maintenance of bikes
NOT INCLUDED
airfare and airport transfers from / to Kittilä airport
personal safety and additional cycling equipment
extra drinks
travel insurance or others
tips are optional and not included in price

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Day 1 – Arrival to Kittilä and transfer to Kutuniva

On the day of the arrival, there will be a short encounter and group briefing.

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Day 2 – First contact with bikes and snow. Kutuniva - Muonio

Next day, we will roll through forests and lakes covered by snow. We will stop and eat in a wooden hut in the middle of the route. 40 km along snowy roads.

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Day 3 – Demanding day, we will enter into an isolated area between open forests. Muonio - Hetta

We will also have our meal in a wooden hut in the middle of the route. Kuusikonmaa. 13 km on a small road and 45 km on snowy roads. Puolitaival.

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Day 4 – We abandon the forests and enter the taiga. Hetta - Palojärvi

Same goes for day n4, we will stop for lunch in a wooden hut in the middle of the route. Näkkälän. 28 km on snowy roads and 15 km on secondary roads with very little transit.

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Day 5 – We will pedal up to the entrance of the tundra and thunder along the same path. Palojärvi – Palojärvi

Also this day, we will eat in a wooden hut in the middle of the route. Salvasjärvi. 39 km along snowy roads and a few meters from the Norwegian border.

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Day 6 – Last day to enjoy the Fat Bike. Palojärvi – Hetta

Finally, 24 km along snowy roads and 10 on little roads. This day, however, we will not stop for lunch but will eat on the way back.

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Day 7 – Transfer Hatta to Levi and free afternoon

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Day 8 – Return home

* The program can change depending on the state of the snow and the rhythm of the group.

We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search for the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures. Passion and full dedication to details for each itinerary as well as an excellent relationship with our suppliers in Slovenia have built up the Bikehiketours brand.
Your adventure guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and landscape.
Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will generally be between seven and 14 people in each group. The minimum number of people we require to run our tours is four.
Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 30 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age.

Each evening your guides will chat with you about the following day’s activities and give you an idea of the sorts of trails you can look forward to. If there’s anything you feel anxious about, your guides will be happy to discuss it with you.
We recommend following a general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
Your guide will be very happy to give you some bike skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your bike adventure. 

As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. Due to things can get a bit challenging when it comes to traveling please consult our booking manager prior to departure.

Q. Will I have to carry my own luggage?
You will never have to worry about your bags on tour. You only need to carry a daypack with you whilst riding. We have a support vehicle and driver who will transfer your luggage to your next accommodation each day, and have it ready and waiting for your arrival.
On your holiday you will be staying in a range of comfortable, welcoming local accommodations, including traditional guest houses, small hotels, and a boutique hotel. For details please consult with your booking manager.
Traveling light is the key. Although the daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary in the mountains, so you must make sure that you have plenty of layers of breathable clothing to ensure that you are always warm enough and can remove a layer if you get too hot. 
You should also bring cycling shorts/trousers, gloves, padded undershorts, waterproof jacket, flip-flops, specific shoes for cycling.
Where the meals are included in Bikehiketours itineraries they are in a group setting. 
Your Bikehiketours guide will also be with you during these scheduled meals. 
During the meals that are not included in the itinerary, you are free to choose where you would like to dine. Your guide will advise you the best places to dine for these meals. You can choose to join with others and decide to dine together somewhere or, if you desire some independent time, you are also always welcome to do your own thing.
Medical insurance is mandatory on all of our holidays. We also recommend trip cancellation insurance. Contact your booking manager and we will help you choose the right plan for your holiday.
Many of our travelers join as singles. We charge single supplement fee to solo travelers for single room use. But don’t worry, we can pair you with another traveler of the same gender if you like.


A single supplement is an additional charge for a private room for guests traveling alone.
The cost of our holidays does not include international airfare. However, we are happy to assist you in booking flights to join with each tour. The prices vary depending on the season and the point of departure.
We can arrange early arrivals and extended visits. We will be happy to provide suggestions and ideas.
The more in advance you book, the greater availability of dates you’ll find.

Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.