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THE BACKYARD – COMBO

 

Discover the hidden gems of Voss with our new “Backyard” Combo! Perfect for newcomers and those seeking exciting adventures in Voss, the Backyard package combines two exhilarating activities - mountain biking and river canoeing - designed to introduce you to our local playground.

 

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MOUNTAIN BIKING ADVENTURE

Your day kicks off with an exhilarating mountain bike ride on either the Voss Forest or the Great Hill Tour. Whether you're a seasoned biker or a beginner, our expert guides will ensure a safe and enjoyable ride, sharing insights about the local area along the way. With varying terrain and stunning views, this ride is rewarding, challenging by choice, and the perfect introduction to the trail network surrounding Voss!

RIVER CANOE – Guided Tour

RIVER CANOE JOURNEY

In the afternoon, embark on a guided river canoe trip along the captivating Raundal River, enveloped by breathtaking Scandinavian nature. Drift downstream on an inflatable canoe, immersing yourself in the serene surroundings. The section of river we paddle contains many fun rapids in the Class I-II category as well as many beautiful pools for you to relax and float through while enjoying the crystal clear water.

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READY TO EXPLORE OUR BACKYARD?

The Backyard package promises not just fun and adventure but also an opportunity to learn new skills, embrace the local lifestyle, and forge unique memories with friends or family against the stunning backdrops of Voss.
Whether you're a beginner or an expert in these activities, rest assured—our trips are tailored to your preferences and abilities. Our professional guides will accompany you throughout the journey, ensuring a smooth and unforgettable experience.

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Location
Voss
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Season
May - Sep
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Price
1917 NOK (adult)
1725 NOK (youth)
1553 NOK (child)
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Transport
Professional Guide
Quality equipment
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Duration
5 Hours and 30 minutes
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Difficulty
Beginner to Intermediate
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Requirements
7+ years
Basic swimming and biking skills
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Details

For The Backyard

ITINERARY

Morning - MTB tour 

  • Check-in at our [Outdoor Base] 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Gear up, bike check & adjustments.
  • Warm-up.
  • Hit the trails!
  • Bike back to our Outdoor Base in Voss.
  • Hose down the bikes.
  • Return gear.

Afternoon - River Canoe

  • Check-in at our [Outdoor Base] 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Shuttle to the river.
  • Safety instructions.
  • Warm-up and practice at the river pool.
  • Hit the rapids!
  • Load gear back in the van.
  • Shuttle back to our Outdoor Base in Voss.
  • Change clothes and return gear.

 

The activities order can be modified according to our schedule and availability. Please send an e-mail inquiry within 5 days in advance if you have special requests.

GUEST REQUIREMENTS

  • +7 years old (the guardian signs waiver for minors)
  • Basic swimming skills
  • Basic biking skills
  • Max 120kg / 265lbs weight
  • Good physical health

Before your trip, please inform us or your guide of any medical conditions like asthma, epilepsy, etc.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

For the Mountain Bike Trip:

  • Warm layers (thermals, wool, synthetic, not cotton)
  • Comfortable clothes suitable for biking
  • Windstopper/Waterproof jacket
  • Water + snacks

 

For the River Canoe Trip:

  • Swimming clothes
  • Thermal underwear if cold (no cotton)
  • Change of clothes

 

For the day in general:

  • your own lunch, snacks and water
  • Sun cream / Sunglasses

SEASON PERIOD

From the 10th May till the 16th September
Duration : MTB 2h30 / River Canoe 3h
Departure : MTB at 9:50 am / River Canoe at 2.15 pm
No experience necessary

COMBO PACKAGE PRICE

Per Person
Adult : 1.917 NOK
Youth (13 to 18yo) : 1.725 NOK
Child (4 to 12yo) : 1.553 NOK

 

Price includes the guides, transport, and all equipment for mountain bike and river canoeing.

Perfect for newcomers and those seeking exciting adventures in Voss, the Backyard package combines two exhilarating activities - mountain biking and river canoeing - designed to introduce you to our local playground.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

FAQ

DO I NEED PRIOR EXPERIENCE TO GO ON THIS COMBO TOUR?

No, you do not need any prior experience at all.

The majority of our guests are first-timers, and our trips, equipment, and briefings are tailored to make beginners feel comfortable. Our experienced guides will offer a safety orientation before you embark on each activity and will provide continuous guidance throughout the tours.

DO WE NEED TO BE PHYSICALLY FIT TO GO ON THIS TOUR?

Yes, we suggest that all participants in our experiences have good physical health.

If you have any medical concerns but still wish to go on this combo tour, we always advise consulting with your doctor beforehand.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME ON THIS COMBO TOUR?

For rafting:
- Swimwear (to wear under the wetsuit)
- Thermal underwear (if cold)
- Extra clothes for changing after the trip
- Towel
- Sunscreen

Regarding weather conditions:
All water activities are fantastic whether it's sunny or rainy!

For mountain biking:
- Clothing suitable for biking, focus on comfort
- Thermal underwear (for colder conditions)
- Own gloves (for comfort or warmth)
- Windstopper jacket or rain jacket (for windy or cold weather)
- Sunscreen
- Sunglasses
- Enough water for the tour

Optional: Own pedals or saddle

WILL I FALL OFF THE CANOE OR SUP? WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I DO FALL?

It's very common to fall into the water in water actvities. Before you go on any trip, you’ll be given extensive instructions on what to do if you fall in, and how to get back to your board and climb back on. Follow your guide’s instructions, and your 'swim' could be the most exciting part of your trip and a great story to tell your friends afterwards!

CAN I TAKE A DOG WITH ME FOR KAYAKING?

Yes, absolutely! We have a high quality triple kayak from Prijon, which fits 2 people and your furry friend! Just let us know in advance, and we will make sure that the kayak is reserved for you!

IS THE BIKE INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PACKAGE?

Yes it is! The mountain bike is included, saving you the hassle of bringing your own bike across continents. ;)

CAN I USE MY OWN GEAR FOR MOUNTAIN BIKING, SUCH AS HELMET, PEDALS OR GLOVES?

Yes, absolutely!

Our mountain bikes are equipped with standard flat pedals featuring pins. However, we also offer clip-in SPD and Crankbrothers pedals for those who prefer using clip-in shoes.

If you wish to utilize your own pedals and/or saddle, kindly bring them along, and upon your arrival, we'll happily replace them for you.

To ensure we accommodate your preferences smoothly, please notify us in advance by replying to your booking confirmation email. This way, we can prepare accordingly for your visit.

SHOULD I TIP MY GUIDE?

Tipping isn't customary in Norway, as it is e.g. in the USA. Our guides put in considerable effort to ensure your experience is both enjoyable and safe, maintaining the high standards set by Outdoor Norway.

While tipping is recognized as a standard practice in the industry and is always welcomed, it's never an obligation. It's entirely up to your discretion whether you choose to leave a tip. Your appreciation for the service provided is greatly valued either way.

CAN I LEAVE MY BAG/LUGGAGE AT THE BASE?

Yes absolutely, that's not an issue at all.

We have shelves available for storing your belongings while you're out on a tour. Rest assured, there's always a member of our staff present at the base, so your items will be securely looked after— nothing goes missing on our watch!

DO I NEED TO SIGN A WAIVER?

Yes.

Upon joining any activity, a waiver acknowledging risks must be read and signed. For minors, a parent or guardian is required to sign the waiver.

SUMMER BASECAMP

OPENING HOURS FOR 2024

Spring
April 27th to May 31st
9:00 am until 5:00 pm, daily

Summer
From June 1st until August 31st
9:00 am until 6:00 pm, daily

Autumn
September 1st to October 12th
9:00 am until 5:00 pm, daily

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