Instructions for guided tours
Are you coming to our guided winter bike tour in Saariselkä? Here you will find more information and useful tips on how to prepare for the best possible activities in the mountains. These guidelines apply to those excursions for which no other arrangements have been made.
We will meet at Saariselkä rental office at Saariseläntie 3, 99830 Saariselkä. It is recommended that you arrive about 15 minutes before the start time, so that we can distribute bikes and helmets and get you on your way smoothly according to schedule.
What is included?
Of course the bikes! All the participants are provided with a quality helmet and lights if needed. When mountain biking, it is compulsory to wear a suitable and properly adjusted helmet. Of course, you can also use your own helmet.
We also provide shoe covers, extra gloves and beanies. Check more about the clothing below!
How to dress
You need weatherproof equipment for cycling. In winter time you should pay a special attention to protecting feet, hands and face. Otherwise you should dress up about the same as downhill skiing. In summer time you should pay attention to protecting yourself from possible rain.
A hungry and thirsty cyclist is rarely a happy cyclist. Eat and drink well before biking. Take something to drink and some extra energy, eg. snackbars with you. Bring a water bottle and a little extra energy, such as a snack bar.
Other important things!
For the safety reasons, all participants must be sober. If you have any known medical conditions or restrictions that you would like the guide to be aware of, you can tell us about them in advance or directly to the guide before the tour starts.