The area of Lintharju has been described as the hidden gem of the town Suonenjoki. Mountain bike tour Tolmuslampi runs in its boreal forest sceneries. The route is mostly rather easy, but there are some steep hills offering challenge.
The 18 km long Tolmuslampi route runs on paths and small roads. The route is quite smooth and there are no rocky sections. It is marked with yellow paint marks and signs along the route. It is recommended to ride anticlockwise.
You'll find nice rest stops along the way: Palolampi, Onkilampi and Kukkuranlampi.
There are three mountain bike routes in Lintharju area. Besides the Tolmuslampi route you can choose Palolampi route (8 km) or Onkilampi route (15 km). Part of the recreational area of Lintharju belongs to Natura 2000 network.
Safety informationThe routes are not only used by bikers, and can be used either clockwise or anticlockwise. Please pay attention to others using the route. A moderate pace makes it possible to react fast enough and keep the route safe for you and others. Please wear a helmet!
Tips and hintsIt is possible to take a shorter route along the way by joining either the Palolampi or the Onkilampi route. There are signposts clearly marking the places, where it is possible to go to another route from the Tolmuslampi route.
Getting thereSuonenjoki is situated in the Northern Savo area along the route E63. I you arrive by car, turn from the route E63 following the Suonenjoki signs, and drive toward the town center (keskusta). The lower parking area of the ice hall of Suonenjoki is where the route begins. You can use the address Koulutie 6, and you will find the starting point of the route on the other side of the street.
ParkingThere is a large, free parking area at the beginning point of the route (the parking area of the ice hall).
EquipmentYou can ride the trail with a mountain bike or a fatbike. Remember to wear a helmet and other protective gear. Take at least a water bottle with you.
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