Mountainbike tour through the Swedish wilderness
Guided mountainbike tour through the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve's wilderness. A pristine and wild natural area that has not been touched by civilization. The Scandinavian pine forest along the track is thick, dense and a popular retreat for many wild animals.
The mountainbike tour starts and finish at Nordic Discovery's Adventure Center in the small village Kloten. At the half-way point, we stop for a wilderness picnic lunch at one of the lakes in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve. To the picnic we listen to an experienced and knowledgeable wildlife tracker who let us know about the wild animals in the forest (sometimes the tour can be lead by guides on training). After the picnic there is time for swimming in the lake. The distance to cycle is 47 km.
Mountainbike tour – Wilderness picnic lunch, dinner, accommodation & breakfast
2100 SEK /person. Children under 15 years: 1850 SEK
The guided tour includes: A 10-hours mountainbike tour through one of the biggest nature reserves in Sweden, a wilderness picnic with moose wraps mixed with vegetables and berries from the local forest, mineral water from the local brewery, local fruit, tea or coffee, a two-course dinner, with many ingredients from the forest, a one-night in a double room, sheets, towels, breakfast (with home-made bread and cereal), mountainbikes and helmets.
Where: Start and finish at the Wilderness Lodge in the small village Kloten. Comfortable beds, personal touch and wild Nordic animals around the corner. Kloten is located in the heart of the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve along road 233 between Skinnskatteberg and Kopparberg. 2.5 hours drive from Stockholm.
Type of biking: Easy mountainbiking on dirt roads. Previous experience on how to shift the gears is recommended. There is also possible to participate on the tour with election of bicycles, in this case no previous experience is needed.
Landscape description: We cycle through the wild and untouched nature in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve, close to many rivers and lakes. The small dirt roads are winding and the pine forest is thick and a popular retreat for many wild animals.
Equipment: You have the choice on mountainbikes or bicycles. The mountainbikes are Yosemite X-trail 29 with 24 gears. The bikes are sturdy Yosemite Cruisers with broad tires with one gear.
High season: The mountainbike tour is arranged on Mondays between April 25 and October 25. Extra tours on other days after bookings.
Low season: October 26 - April 24.
Number of participants: 2-10 persons.
Parties containing 4 or more participants have the choice to book the mountainbike tour on other dates. If you are 2-3 participants and want a mountainbike tour outside of the scheduled days, please advise with anticipation and we will look in to the possibility of arrangement.
Starting time: 10:00. Finishing time: 20:00.
Clothes to cycle in: Shorts, sport clothes, swimming gear or rain gear (in case of rain). Sunglasses are recommended.
To bring on the trip: A small backpack, rain gear (in case of rain or as a backup against rain), swimming gear, a towel, sun block, warm "summer clothes". The participants will receive a bottle with drinking water at the beginning of the trip. The personal equipment is carried in the backpack. The backpack should allow space for the packed picnic lunch.
Information: At the start, a briefing containing detailed information about the tour and basic instructions about how to shift the gears is provided.
Day temperatures: June-August 15-30 degrees Centigrade. May and September 10-25 degrees Centigrade.
Mountainbike tour – Wilderness picnic lunch & dinner
1500 SEK /person. Children under 15 years: 1250 SEK
Occurs according to the standard program detailed above, without accommodation and breakfast. The tour runs for 10 hours. Starting time: 10:00. Finishing time: 20:00.
Mountainbike tour with wilderness picnic lunch
1250 SEK /person. Children under 15 years: 1000 SEK
Occurs according to the standard program detailed above, without dinner, accommodation and breakfast. The tour runs for 8 hours. Starting time: 10:00. Finishing time: 18:00.
Next guided tour with vacancies
Next guided tour with vacancies is advised on the Facebook page bellow. Extra tours with short notice are sometimes only advised on the Facebook page below (and not in the programs above).