Wilderness and superb sceneries!

Santavaara Scenic Adventure 24km

Santavaara, or “Sand Hill” has one of the most popular sceneries on Rovaniemi area. But it also offers some nice mountain biking: Mostly easy/intermediate forest roads/tracks and some slightly technical slab rocks.  The hill is located approximately 5km’s from city center and there is a good cycling path for approaching the area. The route guides you up to the hill and some remote forest paths before getting to the Kuninkaanlaavu, The King’s Lean-to with a fireplace and the breathtaking sceneries over the River Ounasjoki. Place to be when sun sets in august!

Note! Riding is mostly easy, but there might be parts where you have to push the bike if you are not experienced mountain biker.

Route length: 24km
Ascent: 200m
Duration: 2 – 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy / Intermediate

Recommended bike: Any proper mountain bike is good. If you are not used to climb the hills eg. electric assisted mountain bike or e-fatbike is a good solution. You can rent one from our shop.


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