Three-day mountain biking course spread over a weekend!
We start with an introduction at GLØD in Alta on Friday, followed by two days mountain biking on the Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau with accommodation, sauna and meals at the Jotka Fjellstue mountain lodge.
This course is intended for those with little or no mountain biking experience, and will provide you as a participant an insight into the basic elements of mountain biking. We also touch on types of cycles, equipment, repairs and maintenance and training.
It is suitable for most people with an interest in mountain biking, whether you have tried before or are keen to give it a go. Even if you have some mountain biking experience, this course will give you a technical boost!
Number of participants
Maximum eight per instructor
By holding most of the course in the areas around the mountain lodge Jotka Fjellstue, you can experience wonderful track cycling along the Finnmarksvidda’s many quad bike tracks combined with sought-after food and lodging at one of the finest cultural heritage gems in the north, Jotka Fjellstue. Then it’s time for the highlight of the weekend, the ride down from Jotka Fjellstue over Gamasvarre, past Bollo and along the eastern bank of the Alta River. With the mountain plateau (and the wind?) at our back, we ride gradually downhill towards mountain and fjord – (almost) in one endless long flow!
A hardtail (front suspension only) is fine, but a full suspension bike is best. If you don’t have a suitable bike, you may rent one from us!
Last year’s course filled up quickly, so this year we are planning two weekends:
Course 1: 29 June – 1 July
Course 2: 31 August – 2 September
We are really looking forward to this!