Houghton is in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the largest city of Copper County. It is also in the list of the “100 Best Small Towns in America”. Houghton is surrounded on the east by Portage Township and Pilgrim, on the south by Hurontown and Isle Royale Location and on the west by Dakota Heights. The area is ideal for varied winter as well as summer sports, such as ice hockey, snowmobiling, hiking, sea kayaking, sailing, mountain biking etc.
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Mountain Biking in Riksgränsen Resort, Kiruna, Sweden
Riksgränsen is a destination mostly on mountains with bike trails either at Norway’s or Sweden’s part. The natural environment of the area, with the well trodden hiking paths make this area perfect for mountain biking.
Bike until the borders with Norway, it’s less than a kilometer /half a mile away, or until Bjorkliden ski resort, a 30 km/18.6 mi long trip across Vassijaure, Laktajaure and Paktajaure lakes. In June, a long distance endurance cycle event is taking place from the north to the south of Sweden.
The Sverigetempot. It’s a 2100 km/1305 mi long trip, lasting about 216 hours, with starting point at Riksgränsen and finish point at Smygehamn. During the first night of the ride, bikers have the opportunity to ride under the midnight sun. Advanced bikers are expected on this event to ride for several days with minimal support or service.
Be aware of reindeer and wild animals with the long rain periods being avoided. Temperatures until May are below zero, with June to August being the warmest ones. Riksgransen resort offers many services available to bikers, like training schools, cafe and restaurant, medical facilities and resting areas, sauna etc.
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