First time fatbiking in winter trails in Lapland? It surely is a must do experience for every outdoor loving people. We rode down few tips how to make the winter biking experience successful.
Check the weather forecast. Don’t plan to do your biking trip after a heavy snow fall If possible. Trails will be soft and exhausting for few days after a blizzard. Riding a bike on a soft (even if groomed) trail requires the widest possible tire and really low tire pressure which makes pedalling heavier. We well check the right tire pressure for our customers. Note that lower tire pressure also means lower battery capacity for ebikes as it takes more battery power to ride soft tires. The coldest day isn't the best day for e-fatbike ride neither. -20c is a good limit when taking in to account the battery capacity and human toes freezing limit:)
What to wear? Wear the warmest winter boots you got. Toes gets easily cold on the pedals. Wear winter clothes according to weather and wear layers. Layers makes it easier to adjust if needed. Roughly said wear a bit thicker clothing than in xc-skiing but a bit less than in downhill skiing.
Plan your route! Ylläs winter trail map helps you to plan your day out on the trails. You can buy the map from crosery stores, shop and rental shops in Ylläs area. Check trail tips from Ylläs web pages: https://www.yllas.fi/en/activities/trailfinder.html?type=51841299&dif=®ion=&tim_s=0&len_s=0&season=
Latest information of trail grooming from facebook:
and last but most important: Buy map for 10€/season to see realtime maintenance status for all winter trails. Funds are used for trail maintenance. https://www.yllas.fi/en/online-shop/map
If all this was a bit too much to handle book a guided tour with us and just follow the guide!
When planning a ride on e-assisted fatbike, note that battery range varies a lot! As being said, soft conditions, low temperatures, riders weight, all affects battery range. 4. Huomioi talvista sähköpyöräretkeäsi suunnitellessa, että akun kesto vaihtelee reitti- ja sääolosuhteiden, rengaspaineiden, käytetyn avustustason ja kuskin painon mukaan. (15-40km) Talvella reitti- ja sääolosuhteet vaikuttavat huomattavasti akun kestoon. Pehmeä reitti vaatii matalat rengaspaineet, joka taas lisää akun kulutusta. Samoin kova pakkanen. Huomio tämä päivän reittiä ja sen pituutta suunnitellessasi. Pidempää reissua suunnittelevalle suosittelemme vara-akun vuokraamista. Akun paino noin 3kg.