Syöte MTB 3.8.2024
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Lapland Bike Hotel Iso-Syöte

Hotelli Iso-Syöte & Safari


Navico Oy

Hotelli Pikku-Syöte

Pudasjärven Urheilijat



Syöte MTB is perhaps the best mountain biking event in Finland, held in the astonishing and breath-taking sceneries and challenging terrain of the Syöte national park. The event is aimed at everyone who already has some experience in mountain biking. There's no need for any competition experience or a license.

  • Experience the beautiful wilderness of the national park
  • We're offering challenging terrain and loads of singletrack, with minimal amount of road sections
  • Sweaty climbs and action-packed descents, including the biggest final climb of Finland!
  • Syöte area offers great tourist services in the premises of the event - why not spend a proper holiday trip at the same time!
  • Distances approx.: 12 km / 30 km / 65 km / 100 km
  • Mass start and timing
  • Classes B/G 10/12/14 yrs, Men/Women 18 yrs, Men/Women, e-MTB 30 & 65 km, Men 40 yrs, Men 50 yrs, Women 45 yrs, Single Speed, Fat Bike, E-Bike, Team 65 km

Welcome to enjoy the nature of Syöte on Fri-Sat 2nd - 3rd August, 2024!


Prizes will be awarded to the three best individuals in Men and Women Classes and to the best individuals in Single Speed and Fat Bike classes. Also other prizes will be drawn. In the Friday afternoon 10 km prologue classes every finisher receives juice and chocolate. No other prizes will be awarded in the prologue series.

Fees and services

Registration for the 2023 event will begin on 1st Jan 2023 at 18:00 EET, please fill in the Registration form

Registration fee depends of the date of your payment as follows (DD.MM.YYYY):
  1.1.2024 - 15.1.2024 16.1.2024 - 30.4.2024 1.5.2024 - 21.7.2024 22.7.2024 - 3.8.2024
30 / 65 / 100 km 79 € 89 € 99 € 109 €
Friday Prologue 20 € 25 € 30 € 35 €

Payments are completed online.

The amount of participants is limited to 600, so the event might be sold out very fast. The 2021 event was sold out in 3 minutes and 3 seconds!

The participation fee for 30, 65, 100 km includes:

  • Timing
  • Service points during the course, offering:
    • water, sports drink, raisins, pickles, rye bread and cheese
  • A tasty buffet lunch after the event
  • Shower and/or a Sauna chance
  • Bike wash facility
  • Participation in the prize draw
  • Free entry to the afterparty

Course info

Course map for the 2023 event.
L = start, M = goal and event office, H1-4 are service points. OH is the self-service point.
Height profile (2016).

The course is about 65 km long and the total ascent is about 1200 meters. The height difference is about 250 meters. The final ascent alone is more than 200 meters!

100 km course (30 km loop + a little extra + 65 km loop) is about 100 km long and the total ascent is about 1800 meters.

Most of the course is somewhat narrow single track apart from the first ~10 km. There are some very minimal and short gravel road sections in between. There's almost no rest from the singletracks! Also some boardwalks/duckboards exist along the course. The course gets more rocky and rooty towards the end, not to mention the final climb, so we advise you to try save some energy till then.

There will for sure be enough challenge to even a very experienced mountain bikers, however the course can be completed also with just basic mountain biking experience. No competition experience or license is needed. Use of helmet is necessary.

A skilled & very fit rider can complete the course with a rigid mountain bike, but we do recommend a proper suspended mountain bike. We advise you not to use cyclocross bikes, but any (wo)man-powered bicycle is allowed. There is no insurance provided to the participants from the organizers, so every participant should take care of his/her own insurance.

Guide map, participant info, technical guide

Event office: Hotelli Iso-Syöte, Isosyötteentie 246, 93280 Syöte. During the event, there's very limited motor vehicle access to the event village area.

Participant info 2023 [PDF], in Finnish only.
Schedule and route map of the free shuttle bus in the event area

Schedule 2023

  • Friday 4.8.

    • 12.00 - 21.00 Shuttlebus travels between the start and event office / finish area. Free for event participants.
    • 12.00 Event office opens at Hotelli Iso-Syöte event village
        - participant number pick up, changes, team registrations
    • 14.00 Syöte MTB Prologi 10 km event start at Luppovesi
    • 18.00 - 21.00 Dinner buffet at Hotel Iso-Syöte (30 EUR). Please prebook at reception(ät)
    • 19.00 Start of 260 km distance up at the event office / finish area
    • 21.00 Event office closes

  • Saturday 5.8.

    • 06.30 - 01.00 Shuttlebus travels between the start and event office / finish area. Free for event participants.
    • 06.30 - 07.45   A smaller breakfast buffet available for 12 EUR per person. Please prebook at reception(ät)
    • 07.00       Event office opens at Hotel Iso-Syöte event village
    • 08.00 - 10.30   Superior special breakfast buffet available for 26 EUR per person. Please prebook at reception(ät)
    • 08.30       Start, group 1 (100 km)
    • 08.45       Deadline for self-service point (at ~34 km) dropbags at the start area
    • 09.00       Start, group 2 (65 km group 1 and e-MTB 65 km)
    • 09.30       Participant number pick-up closes
    • 09.30       Start, group 3 (65 km group 2)
    • 10.00       Start, group 4 (30 km and e-MTB 30 km)
    • 11.15       First 30 km participants expected to finish
    • 12.00       First 65 km participants expected to finish
    • 12.00 - 20.00   Lunch buffet open at Hotelli Iso-Syöte restaurant Hilltop. Price for non-participants 18 EUR per person.
    • 13.00       Start for last lap (100 & 260 km distances only) closes
    • 13.10       First 100 km participants expected to finish
    • 15.10       First service point (13/46 km) closes,
                  participants will be pointed straight to finish
    • 16.20       Second service point (25/58 km) closes,
    • 17.40       Third service point (41/74 km) closes,
    • 18.40       Fourth service point (53/86 km) closes,
                  participants will be pointed straight to finish
    • 19.30       Award ceremony
    • 20.00       Finish and event office close
    • 22.00 -     Afterparty time! Hotel Iso-Syöte bar open at least until 01:00 am
    • 01.00       Last Shuttlebus departure


Accommodation can be found both in hotels and cottages throughout the Syöte area. Please mention our event when inquiring accommodation, for some businesses might have special offers for our participants.

  • Hotelli Iso-Syöte & Safari
    • Hotel and cottage accommodation and restaurant services
    • Isosyötteentie 246, 93280 Syöte
    • p. +358 201 476 400
    • Event office, buffet lunch, and course finish line - all that stuff happens here
  • Syötteen Keskusvaraamo
    • Cottages - the central booking office for cottages, also chalets/apartments and hotel rooms
    • Romekievarintie 1, 93280 Syöte
    • p. +358 8 823 400
  • Hotelli Pikku-Syöte
    • Hotel accommodation
    • p. +358 8 815 4000
    • Syötekeskuksentie 126, 93280 Syöte
  • Syöte Camping
    • Camping & Caravan services with sauna, shower and toilets etc.
    • p. +358 50 476 3606
    • Takarinteentie 4, 93280 Syöte

Other services

  • Tunturi Market
    • Grocery store, medicine, mail, internet, courier services
    • Romekievarintie 1, 93280 Syöte
    • p. +358 44 083 8668

Traveling to Syöte area

Easiest way to reach Syöte area is unfortunately by car, but also public transport connections are available. By bus, plane or train you can reach Oulu, from where separate bus connections (Syöte - Pudasjärvi - Oulu) to Syöte are available.

Event office, starts and finish on the map

Further information / need help?

If you have any further questions or need help with something, please don't hesitate to contact us via email at krossikommuuni [ät]



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