An easy mountain biking trail located near the center of Sotkamo, which offers a physical challenge due to differences in altitude.
Hiukka-Pöllyvaara MTB Trail offers mountain biking experiences in Hiukka beach scenery and Pöllyvaara hill. This eighth-shaped loop route starts from Hiukka public beach and follows narrow paths and wider outdoor trails in easy terrain with plenty of differences in altitude. Highlights of the route are in view from Pöllyvaara, as well as views to Sapsojärvi and Vuokatti in the return section of the route.
There are some challenging ascents and descents along the route.
The terrain is in some cases rhizome.
Partly due to incomplete route markings, be careful at the intersections of the paths that you stay on the route.
It is also advisable to bring a first aid kit and a drink bottle.
In case of emergency, call 112 and report an emergency.
Mountain bike / Fatbike, helmet and suitable outfit.
Hiukka is a unique recreation area with the Finnish baseball stadium (Finnish national sport) and a wonderful, sand beach. In addition to the nature trail, there are well-maintained outdoor trails where you can jog or wander a 2.5, 3 and 5 kilometer loops. The beach has a children's playground, beach volleyball, and tennis court, and a petanque area. The café is open during the summer. The dressing room, showers, and toilets are in the café building.
Berry and mushroom picking are allowed. There are lingonberries, blueberries, bog whortleberries and crowberries growing in the area.
Dispose of waste properly.