Northern biking ventures
Northern biking - suitable for everyone
Ruka-Kuusamo’s pure nature and the diverse repertory of trails make the biking conditions invincible. Some trails require technical expertise, some are suitable for beginners.
Around and nearby Ruka Bike Park one can ride along various routes in spectacular landscapes. Just jump on a bike and let it roll! Please note: Ruka Bike Park will be ready during autumn 2021.
Bike rentals and guided bike trips
Take a look at Piste Rental Shop summer online rentals. Bike rentals located in Ruka area: Piste Rental Shop, Sport House Ruka, Hill Ski Rent, Ruka Safaris, Rukapalvelu and near Kuusamo centre Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki.
There is a bike washing spot at the slopeside end of Piste building (near the chair lift) and charging spot for e-bikes next to Tykky Scenery Tower. Four most common chargers for e-bikes are free for use.
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Northern biking - lift to the top
You can take your bike up to the top of Ruka during summer with the VillageExpress chairlift and Village-2-Valley gondola. See the lift ticket prices for bikers and summer opening hours.
More information about downhill routes and riding buddies available in Facebook group Ruka Freeriders.
Bike trails at Ruka and Kuusamo
More information about bike trails is available at Ruka Info. There are also other users on ski resort routes (including maintenance vehicles), so please be cautious.
New and improved routes during summer 2021:
After renovation during winter 2020-2021 and summer 2021 Pyhän Jyssäys Trail is now allowed for biking year round. Please note: The last wide boardwalks will be built along Pyhän Jyssäys during summer 2021. Please stay on the boardwalks and avoid moving around them to protect the vulnerable species in the moist sections of the trail. Fatbiking is allowed during winter in Pyhävaara area along Hirsilampi Winter Trail.
Valtavaara Trail has also been renovated during winter 2020-2021, but unfortunately biking has been forbidden in Valtavaara due to erosion on the vulnerable areas.
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. Biking is forbidden elsewhere in Oulanka National Park. During the winter fatbikes are allowe along Oulanka wilderness Trail.
Juhannuskallio is a protected area, where biking is totally forbidden year round.
More information about bike trails on protected areas at Oulanka Visitor Centre, 0206 396 850, firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about bike trails in Ruka and Kuusamo is available at the online route listing below (please use the filter for bike trails).
Northern biking - wonderful vacation on wheels
Besides Ruka Bike Park trails nothern biking offers great bike events and adventures on wheels year round.
Northern biking - ride on your own, feel together
Riding a bike at Ruka and Kuusamo is great fun no matter who you travel with. Comfortable lodgings, local delicacies and a great variety of summer adventures in the best company make your stay memorable.