visiting Stockholm/Kista where to ride and rent a mountain bike?

mattN

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visiting Stockholm/Kista where to ride and rent a mountain bike?
Hi,
I'm from Ottawa Canada and will be in Kista last week of August for a work trip. I will stay the following weekend (Friday to Monday) and hear there are some good mountain bike trails around Stockholm ("Hellas"?). I'm an intermediate/advanced rider. Is there a place to rent a decent mountain bike?

Matthew
 

Skogling

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visiting Stockholm/Kista where to ride and rent a mountain bike?
Hello,

Hellas i great.

I also recommend Järvafältet. It is an area of great cycling near Kista. Have no idea where to rent a bike. It might be worth bringing your own?
 

Mini_me

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visiting Stockholm/Kista where to ride and rent a mountain bike?
Mountainbikeskolan is closest to Hellas for rental:


I recommend a guide for Hellas. More or less only unmarked trails.
If he/she/it has access to Trailforks it’s pretty easy to navigate Hellas forest.

I also recommend Mountainbike Skolan. The have Trek bikes that are really nice. Just contact them before you go (if you decide to go). @mattN
 

Berk

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visiting Stockholm/Kista where to ride and rent a mountain bike?
If he/she/it has access to Trailforks it’s pretty easy to navigate Hellas forest.

I don't agree. Even with Trailforks Hellas is hard to navigate, except for well-marked blue and green, which are also nice. But since all trails are nice, this is not really an issue.

I agree that Mountainbikeskolan is a very good place to rent.
 

UprightCitizen

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visiting Stockholm/Kista where to ride and rent a mountain bike?
Hi,
I'm from Ottawa Canada and will be in Kista last week of August for a work trip. I will stay the following weekend (Friday to Monday) and hear there are some good mountain bike trails around Stockholm ("Hellas"?). I'm an intermediate/advanced rider. Is there a place to rent a decent mountain bike?

Matthew
If you are into tech xc style of riding Hellas is a goldmine. There are som enduro type trails in the area as well, but for someone used to Canadian mountains I'd bet they're pretty underwhealming. It's pretty diffucult to navigate, but doable using trailforks. Some bits of trail marked up on TF I personally like:
vilse>area 51>hällre
Apan>ulven
Flowba>grymma stigen>holabandoola

The easiest thing to do however is to follow "Blå spåret" to Erstavik, then "Gröna spåret" back. They are marked up with blue and green respectively.
 

__jp

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visiting Stockholm/Kista where to ride and rent a mountain bike?
If he/she/it has access to Trailforks it’s pretty easy to navigate Hellas forest.

I also recommend Mountainbike Skolan. The have Trek bikes that are really nice. Just contact them before you go (if you decide to go). @mattN
Its ok to navigate with Trailforks if youre lost but really hard to find the good stuff…
 

Olmo

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visiting Stockholm/Kista where to ride and rent a mountain bike?
From Kista you can head South and in five minutes reach "Nick spåret" (https://www.trailforks.com/route/nick-2-0/) which is well marked or head North and in 10-15 mins reach the already mentioned Järvafältet. There you could follow e.g. Gröna milspåret (https://www.trailforks.com/trails/grona-milsparet-71391/) which is a bit flat but easy to navigate as it is well marked with green signs, or just ride and get lost in some of the many trails there.

Hellas is great but note that if you are staying in Kista and also will have to work during the day (presumably around there?) you'll need to bike or take public transport 1+ hour (one way), to reach it (up to you of course)

some info-> https://hyrmtbstockholm.se/
 

mattN

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visiting Stockholm/Kista where to ride and rent a mountain bike?
Thanks for all the suggestions so far. I will be working Tuesday to Thursday and will be free to ride Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I'll be flying home on Monday.
I like to ride technical single track, flow trails, slabs, skinnies (not too skinny!). Not much into big features like big jumps/gap jumps.
Hellas sounds very interesting. I have trail forks so will try to find my way.

I will look into Mountainbikeskolan for the rental.

Keep coming up with tips and ideas.
 

Berk

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visiting Stockholm/Kista where to ride and rent a mountain bike?
Thanks for all the suggestions so far. I will be working Tuesday to Thursday and will be free to ride Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I'll be flying home on Monday.
I like to ride technical single track, flow trails, slabs, skinnies (not too skinny!). Not much into big features like big jumps/gap jumps.
Hellas sounds very interesting. I have trail forks so will try to find my way.

I will look into Mountainbikeskolan for the rental.

Keep coming up with tips and ideas.

Then you will probably like Hellasgården!

There are other nice places to ride, but none that I know are close to a rental location, apart from bike parks.
 

mcperand

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visiting Stockholm/Kista where to ride and rent a mountain bike?
From Kista you can head South and in five minutes reach "Nick spåret" (https://www.trailforks.com/route/nick-2-0/) which is well marked or head North and in 10-15 mins reach the already mentioned Järvafältet. There you could follow e.g. Gröna milspåret (https://www.trailforks.com/trails/grona-milsparet-71391/) which is a bit flat but easy to navigate as it is well marked with green signs, or just ride and get lost in some of the many trails there.

Hellas is great but note that if you are staying in Kista and also will have to work during the day (presumably around there?) you'll need to bike or take public transport 1+ hour (one way), to reach it (up to you of course)

some info-> https://hyrmtbstockholm.se/
Dito! Nick 2.0 is well worth a visit if you stay close to Kista. The formal start is in Ursvik, but you can catch the trail at the northern end as well, just south of Kista. The track is almost 13 km long and it has all you can ask for from a track located where it is (in a large city).
 

Cykelsugen

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visiting Stockholm/Kista where to ride and rent a mountain bike?
What you can do is to go to Flottsbro. A ski hill at winter and a bike park ,sort of, at summer. You can rent a bike there and use the lift. Haven't tried it myself
 

clara

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visiting Stockholm/Kista where to ride and rent a mountain bike?
If you find mountainbikeskolan rentals too expensive there is also a webpage where you can rent someone's personal bike, a bit like airbnb but for things https://www.hygglo.se/category/3913-mountainbike
It's in Swedish but should work with Google translate...

I totally recommend Hellas for technical riding, the trail "Nick" closer to Kista, that people are referring to, is totally not the same, that one is just a standard XC loop good for a workout but nothing special.

You can try to post in the Facebook group "Cykla Mtb i Stockholm" and ask to see if someone can guide you around Hellas.
 

mattN

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visiting Stockholm/Kista where to ride and rent a mountain bike?
If you find mountainbikeskolan rentals too expensive there is also a webpage where you can rent someone's personal bike, a bit like airbnb but for things https://www.hygglo.se/category/3913-mountainbike
It's in Swedish but should work with Google translate...

I totally recommend Hellas for technical riding, the trail "Nick" closer to Kista, that people are referring to, is totally not the same, that one is just a standard XC loop good for a workout but nothing special.

You can try to post in the Facebook group "Cykla Mtb i Stockholm" and ask to see if someone can guide you around Hellas.
Thanks for the tips!
 

mattN

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visiting Stockholm/Kista where to ride and rent a mountain bike?
I ended up not riding while in Kista for work, but did manage a trail run in the area of Nick 2.0. For the weekend I did rent a mountain bike from MountainBike Skolan (a very nice Trek Fuel EX8) and explored the trails in Hellas. Some great trails there, you are lucky to have such nice trails so close to the city. I stayed at an Airbnb in Hammarbyhöjden for the weekend, so very easy to get to Hellas by bus. 42km of riding on the first day, then rode back to my Airbnb. Second day was 21km of riding. Trailforks helped a lot but still easy to end up on the wrong trail, but it was lots of fun! Thanks for all the advice!
 
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