The biking season in Jämtland Härjedalen, an area as large as the Netherlands, differs depending on where you are staying. In Östersund you can dust off your road bike as early as March if the roads are dry. In the mountain areas the biking season starts in the middle of June or beginning of July when trails have dried up. Sometimes we physically have to remove snow that hasn’t melted yet in the mountain resorts for the trails to become dry for biking. But the feeling when we can remove all our layers of winter clothing, put on our summer gear and take out the bike from the garage is a really good one. That’s a feeling that can last until October when the autumn and winter start to make an appearance again.
This article will focus on places suitable for MTB; cross country and downhill, not necessarily in the largest mountain destinations, but rather around lake Storsjön and in the so-called Golden village.