Explore the Finnish winter wilderness on two wheels
Update: September 2021. Our adventure provider has pause offering this trip for 2021/2022 so we’re looking to find an alternate local provider. Please go ahead to register your interest by completing the enquiry form and we’ll let you know when new dates are ready.
Want to try fat biking? Why not join this small group adventure cycling through the Oulanka National Park in Finland. Fat biking is mountain biking cranked to the max. The chunky, extra grip tyres make it possible to ride through snow in a way not possible before.
Enjoy the Finnish taiga, primordial forests, frozen lakes, and all the snow covered horizons you could ask for.
- A chance to see the Northern Lights
- Experience fat biking through remote Finnish wilderness
During the trip, you and your group will stay in remote wilderness cabins that have traditional Finnish saunas and fantastic authentic cuisine. Start off with wilderness skills training and an intro to fat biking. Then head out and explore the Russian border, cycle to a high viewpoint for unbelievable views of Lake Paanjarvi, take in the park’s visitors centre, and enjoy a rest day filled with optional activities of your choice.
The nature tracks for this ride are prepared in advance by snowmobiles. If there is heavy snowfall, riding can be a challenge. You’ll want to have a moderate level of fitness and skill to fully enjoy this adventure.Join this ultimate winter biking adventure.
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Why you'll love this adventure
- Cycle through the remote Finnish Wilderness
- Cross snow-laden forests and fells
- Chance to see the Northern Lights
Please make an enquiry and we'll send you the full itinerary for each day including meals, activities, travel and accommodation.
- Rental of fat bikes
- Return flight from either Gatwick or Heathrow to Kuusamo, airport transfers (for group flight only)
- Local tour leaders throughout
All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners are included.
Who is this trip for?
Fat biking is a fast growing sport. They are essentially mountain bikes fitted with 4-inch wide tyres that are inflated to a much lower pressure than normal tyres. The difference from a standard mountain bike is that a fat bike provides unrivalled grip and stability on the snowy terrain, perfect for the keen cyclist or mountain biker who wants to try something new.
Fat bikes make it easier to ride in or over the snow, but that doesn’t necessarily make it effortless. You might stay more upright, but you still really need to muscle your way through snowdrifts. You’re definitely going to get a workout.
If you are a keen rider and you can’t stand the thought of putting your bike away for winter, this may just be the right trip for you!
On this trip you’ll ride for 3 -6 hours per day on tracks made by a snowmobile with the occasional opportunity of riding off track. Although riding distances on some of the days don’t seem that great please bear in mind that you will be cycling at a much lower speed than standard mountain bikes.
This adventure can also be booked with UK return flights by the operator – to get prices, dates and availability for the flight option please complete an enquiry form today and mention your flight interest in the message section. Thanks!
If you’re looking for a company with experience you can’t beat these guys. This operator started life in February 1974 when two friends got together to provide an overland truck to travel to the Minaret of Jam, deep in the heart of the Hindu Kush, the most inaccessible of the world’s great monuments.
For the company, and people who work for them “it’s all about adventure” which is what they were founded on and what they are still about today. Their trips take place all around the world where they help travelers to delve into local traditions, cultures, cuisine, lifestyles – anything that contributes to a country’ unique identity.
We love that their groups and guides travel courteously and respectfully, in smaller groups to minimise the impact, to ensure that every holiday is a beneficial experience for everyone involved.
Fat biking in Finland
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