Trail up to Valtavaara Lappish hut and back from Saarua. Can also be joined with Rukankierros trail.
Enjoy the forest views of Valtavaara nature reserve on a mountainbike. This trail doesn't allow mountainbiking all the way up to Valtavaara hill top, but it's about 300 metres hike from Valtavaara Lappish hut. We recommend leaving the bike to the Lappish hut and walking up to enjoy the panoramic views from the top.
Trail is uphill to the hut and downhill back, so it requires good physical condition and basic mountainbiking skills.
See detailed instructions for visitors in Valtavaara area here.
Tips for litter-free hiking here.
There's several places where to rent a bike in Ruka Ski Resort:
Read more about mountainbiking in Ruka-Kuusamo area from ruka.fi
The starting point for Valtavaaran huiputus Trail is at Saarua parking area in east side of Ruka (address: Ahonjussintie 7, see in Google Maps)
You can also start the tour from Ruka Village by following the Rukankierros mountainbiking trail to Saarua.
Free parking at Saarua parking area.
For parking in Ruka Village, see options in Ruka web pages.