Cycling and Mountain Biking

Mountain biking in Pyhä-Luosto area, Lapland

During the summer, enjoy mountain biking on most of the Pyhä-Luosto National park’s marked trails. Additional biking trails can be found in Pyhä from Soutaja, Vuostimo, and from Luosto, Orresokka.

There are over 170 km of bike trails within the National park and in it's vicinity and 40 km is specially designed for mountain biking.

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Pyhä-Luosto mountain bike trails

Pyhä-Luosto mountain bike trails - see the map

Maps are also available free from area service points.

Outdoor Etiquette for biking

Plan your route carefully, especially when going on an overnight biking trip. Consider these when planning the route:

  • Choose a trail that is meant for mountain biking. It can be either a trail designated specifically for biking, or a shared-use trail. Be considerate to other trail users!
  • When biking in winter time, keep away from cross-country skiing tracks. 
  • If you ride a bike at dark, make sure your bike is lit. Although there is plenty of sunlight in summer, it can get dark in the forests after the sun goes down. Trails are hardly ever lit.
  • Take advantage of the maintained campfire and picnic sites for breaks on your biking trip. For overnight stays, use huts, lean-to shelters and designated camping sites.


More info from National Parks of Finland

Mountain bikes for rent

Round trip to Pyhäjärvi Lake (16 km)

Round trip to Pyhäjärvi lake: You can start from Visitor center Naava's parking area. Follow the cross-country ski (in summer mode) track to Asteli. From Asteli to Pyhäjärvi village the route goes along side of the the road . Road number 9621. Just after passing the Pyhäjärvi village you turn right to a road that leads you to cross-country ski (in summer mode) track to Soutaja. Return to starting point. Easy route, length 16 km.

Luosto - Pyhä trail (30 km)

Luosto-Pyhä: The starting point is the gateway to national park in Luosto. Go towards Lampivaara (see previous description). From Lampivaara take direction to Pyhälampi day trip hut.

After that go along side Latvavaara and continue to Porontahtoma lean-to-shelter and Kapusta day trip hut arriving to Huttujärvi lake.

From Huttujärvi lake follow the road and then cross-country ski (in summer mode) track to Kiimaselkä day trip hut and from there to Pyhä center.

The route is demanding and some parts are rocky, some parts of the route are gravelled.

Circle route over Luostotunturi: starting point is the gateway to National Park, crossing the bridge and continuing along the ski track all the way to Lampivaara. From Lampivaara back to Luosto nice downhill along the ski trail. Route is in most part easy, some rocky parts and up hill. Length 18 km.

Mountain biking trails - Outdoor Active: 

Cycling is a handy way to get to know the area. Here is some tips of cycling routes exploring the area. Please note that the routes are not covered. Routes are going along cross country ski tracks, so there might be some soft spots. Also be aware of rocky spots.


Guided mountain biking tours:

Bliss Adventure: Experience Beyond the Ordinary™

Bliss Adventure

Activity provider
Bliss Adventure & Rental

Bliss Adventure & Rental

Rental shop

Experience Pyhä

Activity provider

Lapland Safaris Luosto

Activity provider

Lucky Ranch

Animal farms

Outdoor Artisans

Activity provider
Kultakero I

Pyhä's Kultakero Rental Shop

Rental shop

Pyhähippu Oy


Pyhän Igloos