Starting Points for Biking Trails

Syöte National Park Map © Parks & Wildlife Finland

Syöte has excellent cycling terrain for experienced mountain bikers, as well as for families with children going on day trips. The region boasts a total of about 190 kilometres of marked routes that have been designated for mountain biking and bicycle touring. The mountain bike routes run through varied terrain in the Syöte National Park and in the Iso-Syöte Hiking Area, and, partly, outside these areas. The bicycle touring routes chiefly run along motor roads. You can hire bicycles from our local business partners.
 

Mountain Bike Trails
 

Syötteen kierros, 19 km, Circle Trail

Parking Maastopyöräily Fireplace Laavu Päivätupa Luontokeskus Kuivakäymälä

Available when the ground is unfrozen. Travel time 2 - 4 h.

CategoryKeskivaativa reitti Intermediate

Swift pedalling along the Syötteen kierros Trail. Syötteen kierros is one of the easiest mountain bike trails, providing both pleasant cycling and challenges. The Kellarilampi lean-to shelter and the lean-to shelter in the visitor centre's yard are located along the trail. It is practical to set off for the trail from Syöte Visitor Centre.

Syötteen kierros. Photo: Eeva Mäkinen.

 

Starting point
Syöte Visitor Centre, Erätie 1, 93280 Syöte, Pudasjärvi (www.google.fi). 

Pitämävaaran lenkki, 35 km, Circle Trail

Parking Maastopyöräily Laavu Luontokeskus Kuivakäymälä

Available when the ground is unfrozen. Travel time 1 day.
CategoryVaativa reitti Demanding

Pitämävaaran lenkki offers a lot of variation in elevation and 35 km worth of trails from easier to more challenging paths which require good cycling technique. Due to its length alone the trail is relatively challenging, but you can find several campfire sites on your way and enjoy beautiful sceneries while resting. If you start and end your trip at Syöte Visitor Center total length of the trail is 40 km.

Pitämävaaran lenkki. Photo: Eeva Mäkinen.

Starting point
Syöte Visitor Centre, Erätie 1, 93280 Syöte, Pudasjärvi (www.google.fi).

Ahmankierros, 17 km, Circle Trail

Parking Maastopyöräily Laavu Luontokeskus Kuivakäymälä

Available when the ground is unfrozen. Travel time 3 - 5 h.
CategoryVaativa reitti Demaning

Photo: Saara Airaksinen.

Starting point
Syöte Visitor Centre, Erätie 1, 93280 Syöte, Pudasjärvi (www.google.fi).

Toraslammen taival, 33 km, Circle Trail (end of summer 2019)

Parking Maastopyöräily Autiotupa Luontokeskus Kuivakäymälä

Available when the ground is unfrozen. Travel time at least 4 - 6 h.

CategoryVaativa reitti Demaning

Toraslammen taival. Photo: Joel Kauppinen.

Starting point
Syöte Visitor Centre, Erätie 1, 93280 Syöte, Pudasjärvi (www.google.fi).

Customer Service

Syöte Visitor Centre
Tel.int. +358 206 39 6550
syote(at)metsa.fi

Services Provided by Partners of Syöte National Park

Enterprises operating in Syöte National Park provide accommodation and guided excursions, as well as hire out bicycles, canoe equipment and snowshoes.

ilmatieteenlaitos.fiCheck for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally. 

Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).