Aulanko | Hämeenlinna, mountain biking route
Route descriptionThe Aulanko MTB event runs through the beautiful landscape of Hämeenlinna, through Aulanko Nature Reserve and east side of Aulanko lake.
The route begins at Aulanko Spa Hotel, at Aulangontie 93, 13210, Hämeenlinna. You can park your car at the hotel’s parking place for the duration of the bike ride. The route starts from around one kilometer loop at the surroundings of the hotel. You can easily skip this section in case you would like to enter the forest quicker.
The route is not technical in general, but beginners might find it challenging in few places. This is especially true on the downhills, which should be ridden slower and with additional caution. Multiple ascends on the route require a good fitness level, so even experienced mountain biking enthusiasts will get some challenge here.
There is plenty of fast-paced forest singletrack on the route. However, technical roots and stone sections can also be found in some places. Approximately 65% of the route is a singletrack. Other sections consist of the forest roads and skiing/running paths. However, these roads have very little traffic, so the route will certainly not going to be crowded.
At the beginning of the route (3.8 km) you can enjoy the magnificent scenery of Nature Reserve from the viewing tower at the top of Aulangonvuori Hill. There is also a cafeteria nearby the tower.
Aulanko Nature Reserve is certainly one of Hämeenlinna’s best attractions. You can easily explore a much wider area and see more on a mountain bike!