Kona Shop Saariselkä is a bike shop and rental office which is opened in Saariselkä in the spring 2014. Our shop is located in the reception of Saariselkä Booking, in Honkapolku 2. From us you can buy ot rent a bike or go for a guided mountain biking tour.
In our shop we have Kona Wo, Honzo, Fire Mountain, and Dew Plus bikes which are also the rental bikes of the shop. From our shop it is possible to order all the models from Kona. The estimated delivery time of the ordered bikes is one week.
From our shop it is also possible to buy some ordinary spare parts such as inner tubes, tires, and chains.
All the bikes in our rental office are for sale. If you want to buy the bike after the rental time the rental price and the wearing caused by the previous use will be compensated from the final price.
Your questions regarding Kona Shop will be answered by Tiina. Send an email to email@example.com or call +358 16 554 0552.
Our shop is open according to the opening hours of Saariselkä Booking. You can check the opening hours of Saariselkä Booking here.
The area of Saariselkä is a paradise for all mountain bikers. The endless trails start from the center of the village to all possible directions. You can choose between fast gravel roads, hilly douple-tracks, and more demanding curvy single-tracks. Some of the trails head towards the fells as the others run through the forest lands.
In Saariselkä mountain bikers can familiarize themselves with the history and tradition of the area while riding in the forests. Both, gold-digging and reindeer herding are part of the history of the area but at the same time examples of the still living tradition. In Laanila area you can still see traditional gold-digging, and the fells of Saariselkä are traditionally reindeer herding areas of the Sámi people.
In summer time the reindeer wander up to the fells to run away from the bugs. At best the mountain bikers can wach the new-born reindeer´s first steps on the fells.
At the moment (2015) there are no marked mountain biking trails in Saariselkä. In the 80´s some trails were marked by a team lead by Dominick Arduin. Some of these trails are still visible in the terrain and with a normal map of the area it is possible to find some good trails.
If you want the find the ultimately best or the most suitable trails for you, you should go on a guided tour or book a guide to go on a private tour with you!
Different tours are suitable for participant with different backgrounds. The trail and speed are always chosen according to the slowest participant. For bigger groups there will be two guides available on the tour so that it is also possible to divide the group into two.
Saariselkä MTB Stages is a MTB stage race which will be organized in Saariselkä between the 26th and 28th of August 2016!