LENGTH: 61 km
PAVED: 25 km
FOOD/ACCOMODATION: There are accomodation, groceries and shops in Jokkmokk.
ALT.DIFF: 328 m MAX GRADIENT: 9%
UNPAVED/DIRT ROAD: 36 km
SEASON: May to late September/beginning of October
SUPPORT: Outdoor store in Jokkmokk
Bike west along the Karats road out from Jokkmokk. After about 11 km, turn right to Purkijaur. Pedal over a bridge over a beautiful stream.
After about 13, km turn right and then hold left. Follow the lakeside on an unpaved road that gets more and more narrow until it’s more of a dirt road. There is a small climb into a beautiful pine forest, and then there is a short downhill stretch before the dirt road ends. Follow the track through the woods a couple of hundreds of meters until the crossing gravel road, where you turn right.
Bike all the way down to the paved Kvikkjokk Road at about 28 km. Turn left and then right after 1 km. After a small bridge, hold left. This is the start of the Báktevárre Gravel Climb. The climb is 4.95 km, with an average grade of 3%, with some stretches reaching 9%. Turn right after about 34,5 km.
When you reach the top, it’s slightly downhill all the way to the E97 road. Turn right and pedal back to Jokkmokk on the paved road. In the last part, there could be some traffic.