Fatbike, the ultimate Lapland 2-in-1: fun cycling & the genuine Arctic nature experience
Hop on the saddle and let the summer breeze put a smile on your face!
More details about fatbiking
Fatbike has won a lot of hearts during the last couple of years for a handful of good reasons. First of all, fatbike makes arguably the best allrounder-bicycle ever. It serves the rider loyally all year through, may it be about sandy or rocky summer trails or snowy winter tracks. Due to it’s chubby appearance one could assume it is heavy to pedal and clumsy to handle but the truth is the other way around. This fat buddy is agile and runs effortlessly on its wide tyres, that offer a lot of grip also on any surface, making the riding both fun and safe.
Should you appreciate a lesser effort on a guided tour through the ancient forest and over the fells of Lapland, your choice will be an e-fatbike. E-fatbike comes with an electric pedaling assistant, which flattens the uphills in a very smooth manner. The rider can choose the level of assistance required and the rest is just like riding a conventional bicycle.
It is important that a fatbike comes in suitable size regarding to the riders hight and possible preferences. Our fatbike and e-fatbike fleets comes with a good variety of frame sizes, from XS to XL. On a conventional fatbikes everyone between height of 145 cm to 210 cm can expect to find a fitting ride. In the case of an e-fatbike the numbers range from 155 cm to 200 cm, roughly. We use only high standard of cycling helmets to keep it safe. Shoes are a very straight forward issue: Any pair footwear suitable for a proper walk will work well on fatbike pedals, too. Please choose the clothing suitable for the season and weather. If in doubt, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call +358 40 5302 2206.
Our fatbike fleet consists of bicycles of premium manufacturers like Kona and Mondraker. The smallest size bikes are by White, a manufacturer known for the good value.
Bliss Adventure’s summer 2019 fatbike services are available in Finnish Lapland in two destinations, Pyhä and Luosto. They are located a mere 20 minute car drive apart from each other and often considered as single destination. The fact that are both within the mesmerising Pyhä–Luosto National Park, the oldest in Finland, and connected also by a mountain bike route only emphasises this.
Pyhä–Luosto is located a 1,5 hour car drive from Rovaniemi, the closest international airport (RVN). The comfortable bus ride takes 2 hours. You may find the summer bus timetable here.
Kindly note, that our summer time e-fatbike tours start and end in Luosto. Please note that the e-fatbikes are not available for rental during the summer. Conventional fatbikes are available in Pyhä flexibly for the both, guided tours and rentals.
Pyhä–Luosto area in Lapland, Finland
Pyhä–Luosto area above Arctic Circle represent true Lappish environment: rugged yet forested. Pyhä–Luosto is located some two hours north-east from Rovaniemi (RVN), the closest airport, by bus. The area and especially so the Pyhä–Luosto National Park, is known it’s diverse beauty and fascinating geological history, too.
Once in Pyhä–Luosto, the guest has four excellent options to enjoy the fatbiking: to join a guided e-fatbike tour in the Pyhä–Luosto National Park or to the one-of-it’s-kind Luosto Amethyst Mine, to join a guided tour on a conventional fatbike, or to choose to rent an e-fatbike or a conventional fatbike.
Once on the saddle, fatbike rider will get to ride though diverse Lappish sceneries from the ancient Taiga forest through wetlands, solidly frozen in winter, equipped with duckboards for summer. The fatbike routes in Pyhä–Luosto area are even beyond the national park: one will get tempted to go and give a try on any inviting looking side road and a path less traveled… And why not, because the versatile fatbike makes the perfect ride for some exploring! There is also a nice yet simple network of safe cycle lanes for the less adventurous fatbike pilots.
Is fatbiking for me?
If you know how to ride a bike and wish to roll across Arctic nature in a sustainable way, a guided fatbike tour could be your cup of tea. Up to you only if your bike ride will be speedy or peaceful, both good options. No active cycling background required.
Fatbikes are a fascinating way to enjoy the Arctic nature!
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