Reserve an ample amount of time. There are rocky sections along the trail: slow down and walk your bike, if necessary. In the Pyhä-Luosto National Park, a large percentage of the rock fields contain extremely sharp quartzite, which easily puncture tires. Make sure you have a charged mobile phone with you. Gravel-covered sections of the trail can be fast
and surprisingly slippery, so ride with care. In rainy weather, sections of the trail that are rocky and crisscrossed with tree roots are extremely slippery. The trail is also used by visitors on foot, so all bikers are required to slow down whenever encountering other trail users.
Tips, hints and links
The starting point Luostonportti can be reached by driving 500 meters uphill towards the ski slopes from Lapland Hotel Luostotunturi in Luosto village. Before the slopes the street goes under a bridge, and after you will see the Luostonportti starting point on the left. There is a parking lot at the starting point. An alternative starting point is the Ukko-Luosto parking area which can be found when turning on Ukko-Luostontie slightly less than 2 km from Luosto when driving towards Pyhä. See Pyhä-Luosto National Park directions and maps.
There is a parking lot a t the starting point.
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