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Ruka Holiday store
E.g., 13.12.2018
Ruka Holiday store
Summer in Ruka and Kuusamo is full of adventures. Rafting, canoeing, hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding and lots of other activities are waiting for you!

Ruka Holiday store
Flight, train, bus...

Flight to Kuusamo or train to Oulu now under 130 € return.

Ruka Holiday store
Offers & Packages

Package deals and offers for the whole Ruka-Kuusamo area - book now!

Ruka Holiday store
Tickets to the best night clubs!

The top Finnish artists and the best party in the nights clubs of Ruka village.

Ruka Holiday store
Ski Passes
Buy your skipass online and save money.

Family ski pass: 30 % additional discount for the children!


Mountain biking

Mountain biking is popular in Kuusamo area. Especially Ruka Ski Resort has lots of suitable terrain, and other routes are being developed.

Ruka biking routes

There are plenty of routes in Ruka area that can be used on mountain bikes: Valtavaara route (eastern side, not on Karhunkierros Trail section), Salmilammin/Valkeisenvaara route and all gravel roads and paths on/around Ruka ski resort. Routes are marked with a turquoise colour in Ruka Summer Slope Map. The same map is available in print as Ruka-Kuusamo Traveller's Map and Ruka Summer Info brochure at Ruka Info, Kuusamo Info and hotel receptions in the area.  

There are also other users on ski resort routes (including maintenance vehicles), so please be cautious. Please note also the changes in biking routes during summer 2017

Ruka-Kuusamo Summer Map

Biking routes in Kuusamo

There are alltogether 500 km of marked biking routes in Kuusamo area, with variable length and difficulty. Most of the routes are marked along roads, only some routes are marked on terrain in the forests. There's unfortunately no up-to-date biking route map in the area. 

Oulanka National Park & Karhunkierros hiking route: Biking is officially allowed on the section Oulanka Visitor Centre - Taivalköngäs, but due to the amount of hikers on the Karhunkierros route biking is not recommended. More information: Oulanka Visitor Centre, 0206 396 850,

More information about Kuusamo biking routes is available in Kuusamo Info

Fatbiking at Ruka-Kuusamo 

During the summer fatbiking is allowed on the same routes as mountain biking. Fat bikes can be rented at: Sport House RukaRuka SafarisRukapalvelu ja RukaStore.

During the winter fatbikes can be ridden on the snowshoe- and wilderness ski trails. There is a winter biking trail, 26 km from Juuma to the Oulanka Visitor Center that is groomed from mid February until April. Biking on snow is allowed in the Oulanka national park with exception of the Pieni Karhunkierros.

In Ruka area two new fatbiketrails open for season 2018-2019, Hirsilampi winter trail, 4 km, maintained with a snowmobile when snow conditions allow, and Antinperä fatbike route, 5 km, maintained after a snowfall from Christmas until Easter. Biking in the areas of Konttainen and Valtavaara is not recommended during the winter. Please keep in mind that the snowshoetrails might be narrow and there are also other trail users. Biking is not allowed on the cross-country ski tracks.

Guided bike trips and bike rental

Bikes can be rented via RukaStoreKuusamo SafarisRukapalvelu and Ruka Safaris. Sokos Hotel Kuusamo has so called city bikes for the use of their hotel guests. 

Mountain biking, bike, bikers, rough, Ruka-Kuusamo, Lapland, Finland
Up and downhill mountain biking tour around Ruka fell
130€ / Group
Rentals for summer, Fatbike
20€ / Person
Mountain biking, Ski Resort Ruka, Lapland, Finland
Guided mountainbiking around Ruka.
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