This is a Finnish bikepacking classic, a long and demanding route with lots of river crossings, sandy or soft ATV tracks and endless fjells. The route goes by a sami village Kalkujärvi that is used in early summer. Pöyrisjärvi hut is open to all.
The small (but soft and DEEP) river right next to the Pöyrisjärvi hut is crossed by making a detour in the lake, about 15 meters from shore. The water is knee deep.
Occasionally there is a small ferry accross a small but DEEP strait less than two kilometres east from the hut, but if not, you have to swim or go upstream a few kilometres to cross. The route shows both options.
The route goes on sandy shore of Pöyrisjärvi. Normally it is rideable, but if water is very high, you have to wade for 2 km (!).
The mouth of Pöyrisjoki river is crossed in the lake. Make a big detour about 50 m from the shore, and start it about 20 m before the river. The water should be knee deep, or up to the waist if water is extremely high. The bottom of the lake is good, so crossing should not be a problem.
Do NOT try to cross the river. It is deep and soft. Go to the lake.
Local Trail Association
Difficulty ratingBlack Diamond
Bike typeAM, XC, Fat
More Stats for From Pöyrisjärvi hut to Vuontisjärvi mountain bike route
Altitude change-346 ft
Altitude min1,029 ft
Altitude start1,375 ft
Altitude end1,029 ft
Distance climb15 miles
Distance down16 miles
Distance flat9 miles
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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