Posted on November 20, 2017
The route of Tour de Lapland has now been cleared with different route choice options. The main, asphalt based route goes from Sweden border Kolari via Kurtakko and Ylläsjärvi to Äkäslompolo on the first day continuing via Muotkavaara, Jerisjärvi, Rauhala and Pöntsö to Levi on the second day. The terrain options include Teuravuoma Telatie Trail and Ylläs-Levi MTB-route for the two first days. Also Pallas is handed out to take for all cherrybikers.
On third day Tour encounters the roughest day when center of the Lapland is penetrated by asphalt from Kittilä via Tepsa and Jeesiö to Sodankylä and Luosto. The famous 50-year in-a-row competed Jeesiön lenkki is semi-included also on the third day for the extreme bikers to rise from the death (or beat Reima). If you can’t reach Aska or Luosto by bike consider culture options like Gallery Alariesto and Raatotaksi at the heart of Lapland Sodankylä.
On final day Tour cycles from Pyhä via Kemijärvi, Joutsijärvi and Kursu to Salla and Kelloselkä to visit the Russian border. Guards may be watching so prepare for br(e)aking before the Finnish line 🙂