Simo Schroderus

What makes you drive 1000km over a weekend from South of Finland to Lapland and back? It is the unique nature and atmosphere of Saariselkä MTB Stages!

It is Finland’s only stage race which takes place in terrain which is demanding in a good way. The duration of the stages and long climbs along the way will give your legs a real challenge. At the same time you will get experiences you can’t get anywhere else – river crossing at Tolosjoki, the long climb to Kulmakuru, views in Urho Kekkonen national park, and wild reindeer running alongside you in Vellinsärpimä trail are things you will remember for a long time.

When you are riding for three days you will find the same group of people riding with you every day. After the stages it is nice to go through the day during the dinner in Restaurant Pirkon Pirtti.

Coming again next year with our growing group!

Simo Schroderus
X-Tri Lahti