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)|
Day 1 – Arrival to Kittilä and transfer to Kutuniva
On the day of the arrival, there will be a short encounter and group briefing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day 7 – Transfer Hatta to Levi and free afternoon
Day 8 – Return home
* The program can change depending on the state of the snow and the rhythm of the group.