The first 20km of the second stage is a rough round. You will go up
on three different fell summits within a 20km distance. The climbs are
not very steep nor very long, but you will definitely feel them in your
legs in the beginning of the day two. The first service point is located in Saariselkä Ski & Sport Resort.
After the service point you will start a longer 40km loop. Between the first and second service you will find some really nice and varying single-track sections which run through some of the finest pine tree forests of Northern Lapland. In this sections the height differences are smaller so you can mainly just enjoy the ride.
You will meet our second service point after riding 40km.
Up to the fells
After the second service point you will find the steepest climb of
the entire stage race. Here most of you will have to walk a couple of
steps but the views are magnificent so the climbing will be worth the
pain. When you reach the top you will have kilometers of fast trails
ahead of you. Enjoy them!
At the bottom of the descent you will come to Kiilopää, and then head towards the 3rd service point on some curvy and flowy single trails.
From the service point you start the final section of the track back
towards Saariselkä. First you will have to climb up to one more fell
top, up to Ahopää. From the summit of Ahopää, you can already see Saariselkä. After a rocky descent and some flowy forest trails you'll find yourself from a trail you know from the 1st stage. The final kilometers of the stage are the same as on Friday.