Mountain bike tour Rahasmäen kierros in Tahko, Kuopio
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/ Biker on Rahasmäen Kierros route in Tahko, KuopioPhoto: Jaakko Laukkanen, Savonia University of Applied Sciences
/ Tahko - Biking trailVideo: Savonia Outdooractive
/ Nipasen Kota hut in Tahko, KuopioPhoto: Jaakko Laukkanen, Savonia University of Applied Sciences
/ Lake views in North SavoPhoto: Jaakko Laukkanen, Savonia University of Applied Sciences
/ Bikers on Rahasmäen Kierros route in Tahko, KuopioPhoto: Jaakko Laukkanen, Savonia University of Applied Sciences
/ A break at Rahasmäki Lean-to in Tahko, KuopioPhoto: Jaakko Laukkanen, Savonia University of Applied Sciences
/ Old quarry of RahasmäkiPhoto: Jaakko Laukkanen, Savonia University of Applied Sciences
/ Rahasmäki lean-toPhoto: Jaakko Laukkanen, Savonia University of Applied Sciences
The versatile route runs partly inside the forest, partly in traditional countryside milieu and partly on challenging, rocky paths. There are many steep parts and the route is ascending and descending quite much - after all, you will cycle all the way up to Tahko hill.
The route is well marked and that gives you a chance to just concentrate on cycling. During the easier sections, you get to relax and enjoy the sceneries.
Along the route you will find several nice rest stops. First you will reach the Hiekkoniemen kota (3,5 km) by a lake. The next one, the atmospheric Rahasmäen laavu lean-to (7 km) is situated next to a beautiful pond that has been formed inside an old quarry. This place has a unique atmosphere. The last rest stops are boasting with marvellous sceneries: Nipasen kota (13 km) and Taukotupa (14 km) are situated on top of the Tahko hill.
Rest stopsPanorama Bar & Cafe - enjoy the breathtaking views
The atmospheric restaurant Pehku on top of Tahko hill
Safety informationThe route is partly challenging. Some of it is rocky and there are steep parts. In the spring and after rains the route can be partly wet or muddy. Always wear a helmet.
Tips and hints
Check out the versatile services of Tahko area: www.tahko.com .
The closest bus station in the centre of Nilsiä (10 km from Tahko). You can check the timetables from Matkahuolto.
Tahko is easy to reach by car, and there are signposts leading to Tahko, whether you arrive from the South or from the North.
Find more information here.
ParkingYou can find free parking areas in the Tahkolahti bay area (Tahkolaaksontie 4) and in the front- and backyard of Break Sokos Hotel Tahko (Sääskiniementie 560) .
Author’s map recommendations
Trail map of Tahko
You 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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