Korso, Finland, mountain biking route
Route descriptionKorso MTB route is definitely one of the best mountain biking trails in Helsinki metropolitan area It is suitable especially for beginners! The route passes through Korso, Mätäkivenmäki, Ruotsinkylä and Kulomäki areas. It begins approximately 25 km north of Helsinki City Centre.
The starting point is the parking lot of Korso XCO-trail. Adress is: Huuhkajatie 1, 01450 Vantaa. The parking is free of charge and there is no time limit.
First 1.7 km of the route is the transition to the forest. This section goes along an asphalt road and is ideal for a warm-up. Then the route turns into the forest, first to the skiing track and later to the singletrack.
In general, the route is fast and the trails are very flowy. There are only a few technical sections along the route. Beginners will especially enjoy the route, as it gives a nice variety to the roots and challenging cliffs of Helsinki and Espoo Central Parks.
Korso MTB route is also suitable for the more experienced mountain bikers, as as with a pace increase twisty trails will definitely keep you awake. This is also a good place for competition practice (for example Tahko MTB), as here you will be focusing on power management instead of riding over technical terrain. Kulomäki Hill will also offer some ascent meters.
A great thing about the Korso MTB route is that there are relatively few road sections here. The route consists of mainly forest singletrack. Some gravel sections and skiing paths are also part of the route.
One loop of the route is 32 kilometers, but you can of course ride multiple loops as well. There are dozens of other trail options along the route, which are also worth investigating. In some places there are so many options that the main route of navigation is becomes challenging. However, the GPS-track will help you out here.