7-DAY EPIC SINGLETRACK ADVENTURE MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR IN NORWAY
THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO, THE GLACIERS RETREATED AND EUROPEAN INHABITANTS MOVED NORTH IN SEARCH OF NEW LAND, OPPORTUNITIES, AND RESOURCES. ONCE HERE, IT’S EASY TO SEE WHY THEY SETTLED AND NEVER LOOKED BACK.
With fish to catch and reindeer to hunt, the seafaring Viking age was born. With their courageousness, resiliency and often risk-taking spirit, combined with the stunning geography of the region, there’s no doubt the Vikings would have been excellent mountain bikers. The natural beauty and technical trails will have you wiping the drool off your face and smiling from ear-to-ear. You’ll traverse mountains, explore alpine trails and break a good sweat for the ultimate reward — getting off the beaten path.
From the mountaintops, oceans, and rivers in between, you’ll want to pack your sense of adventure, along with grippy tires and a good pair of sunglasses for those endless northern summer nights. To up the ante even more, you’ll sea kayak in beautiful Sognefjord, enjoy a traditional (and delicious) Norwegian dinner and breathe in the fresh coastal air with a ferry ride through majestic inlets and fjords.
” Great Mountain bike ride down the hills and trails. Also with the Multiple choice of trails. The guides are quite amusing aswell” -Marius H, UK
PACK YOUR SENSE OF ADVENTURE
Many of us will be looking ahead to the summer of 2021 for exciting, fulfilling and memorable outdoor adventures. That is why we are excited to offer you a SEVEN-DAY package focused almost entirely on MOUNTAIN BIKING. For those who are searching for lasting experience in spectacular Fjord Norway, filled with physical activity, fresh air, and hours spent in nature, this is for you.
- Ride spectacular mountain trails with beautiful views and technical terrain
- Explore the beauty of lakes, rivers, mountains, and fjords in and around Voss, the adventure capital of Norway
- Sea kayak Norway’s longest and deepest fjord
- Enjoy a traditional ‘Smalahove’ dinner and tour at a local family farm
- Relax in unique, historic and family-run boutique hotels
We invite you to soak in the spectacular natural beauty of Norway, from both its snow-covered mountains to its deep coastal fjords, including mile-long granite slabs in between. The spell-binding landscapes you’ll see on this multi-day ride are natural medicine for the soul and the perfect playground to let loose on your mountain bike.
Mountain biking in and around Voss gives riders ample opportunities to not only experience the region, but to gain valuable skills riding on some of the world’s most demanding and technical terrain. While it is always an option to pack your own bike for the adventure, you can count on Outdoor Norway to supply you with equipment that can handle the shred, with newly purchased full suspension CUBE bikes.
Velkommen til Norge!
- 6 nights accommodations in historic, locally-owned boutique hotels
- 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners total and 1 traditional Norwegian dinner
- Local, highly experienced and expertly trained guides
- Guided sea kayaking excursion in Sognefjord; Norway longest and deepest fjord
- River Canoe/Rafting tour
- Fjord ferry trip to the charming city of Bergen
- All in-country transportation during the trip, including airport pick-up/drop offs
- Trail snacks, post-ride brews and a local brewery tour
- The smallest client to guide ratio in the industry (5:1), allowing you to ride at your preferred pace
Mountain Bike Tour in Norway
DAY 1: VELKOMMEN TIL NORGE!
DAY 1: VELKOMMEN TIL NORGE!
Welcome to Norway!
When you arrive our guides will provide an airport pick-up at one of our designated pick-ups times (10:30 am, 1:30 pm or 5:00 pm) from the Bergen Flesland International Airport.
Depending on when you arrive, you’ll have the opportunity to explore charming downtown Bergen. Venture down to the harbour, enjoy a bite to eat at the local fish market or browse through the wharf and buildings of Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to the main harbour, train station, and fish market.
At 6:30 pm, meet your guides and other Riders in the hotel lobby for a meet and greet and group dinner. You’ll build your bikes or get your rental bike fitted so you’re ready for the week of adventure that lies ahead!
DAY 2: VIEWS OF ARNAFJORD & SAMNANGERFJORD
We’ll enjoy a delicious early morning breakfast at the hotel and then venture out for our first ride together on the outskirts of Bergen.
We’ll warm up our legs and get our heart’s pumping with a short doubletrack climb through beautiful forests. Eventually, the trees will start to disappear, the trail will narrow and you’ll get the first taste of Norwegian singletrack.
The ride weaves up and over rocky terrain with spectacular views of Arnafjord below.
We’ll stop at the summit to snap photos and have a snack before enjoying the descent back to town. At the end of the ride, we’ll enjoy lunch before our afternoon ride.
Our afternoon ride is an out-and-back trail. The trail includes a 90-minute hike-a-bike that leads to technical forested singletrack and opens up with views of beautiful Samnangerfjorden below. Hold onto your hats (or helmets?!)!
In the evening, we’ll head to Voss – the adventure capital of Norway!
We’ll check into our historic hotel, which has been run by the same family for five generations. Get freshened up or go for a swim in the lake and then we’ll head out for a group dinner.
Cheers to an awesome first day of riding!
DAY 3: OPPHIEM VIA LIASET TRAVERSE
Rise and shine! After a buffet breakfast at our hotel, we’ll have a short drive to the trailhead and start our first mountain traverse.
This ride starts with a hike-a-bike section and steep climb until we get out of the forest and on top of the mountain. Don’t be afraid to push yourself today, as you’ll be rewarded with a fresh pint at the local brewery at the end of the ride. We’ll stop for a trailside lunch and take in the view before descending singletrack with epic views and weaving through pine forests. We’ll enjoy a few man-made features near the end of the trail, along with a brewery tour and a cold pint of Norway’s finest local brew!
After a long day on the trails, you may like to enjoy the hotel sauna, jacuzzi or decide to jump in the lake.
DAY 4: THE HJORT TRAVERSE & WHITEWATER CANOEING
After a delicious breakfast buffet, we’ll shuttle 3/4 of the way up Lønahorgi Mountain and start our climb up to the summit. There are hike-a-bike (and carry bike) sections to reach the summit. This will be another full day adventure with spectacular views. This ride requires technical skills and a choose your own adventure attitude as you navigate the best line amongst rock slabs, snow patches, and technical descents – the true spirit of freeride. We’ll stop close to the summit for a trailside lunch.
The ride will end across from the river, where you’ll have the opportunity for a refreshing swim and/or to test your whitewater paddling skills (with the help of highly trained guides). We’ll paddle down the river to a local family-run farm. They’ll have Smalahove ready and waiting, a traditional Norwegian dinner consisting of sheep’s head, potatoes and a shot of Akevitt (a local spirit) to cheers to another great day! Smalahove is considered a delicacy in Norway, and Voss is one of the only places you can try this traditional dinner.
Tonight, we’re staying at a 10th generation, family-run farm in the countryside.
Note: Dinner options will be available for Rider’s with dietary restrictions, please let us know of any dietary restrictions on your Rider Dashboard.
DAY 5: VOSS SHUTTLE DAY
After breakfast, we’ll have a more relaxed riding day with a little more shuttling. We’ll use the van for a few runs and then head to the new gondola in town to ride a couple trails on the mountain behind town.
At the end of the day, we’ll enjoy a group dinner at the top of the mountain.
DAY 6: PEDAL AND PADDLE SOGNEFJORD
After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll pack up our suitcases and hit the road for a 40-minute scenic drive to the trailhead.
We’ll drive up into the mountains where the cool mountain air will energize us for a beautiful descent down to Sognefjord below.
After enjoying the descent, a short pedal through the Norwegian countryside and eating a delicious lunch, it’s time to switch our bikes for sea kayaks!
We’ll paddle across the inlet to a small village. You may choose to enjoy a fjord swim before we catch the ferry boat back to Bergen.
The ferry will take as in and around beautiful islands and inlets, sit back, relax and revel in the coastal beauty. The ferry will drop us at the Bergen harbour at 8:45 pm, where we’ll enjoy a final group dinner.
Skål to an amazing week!
DAY 7: ‘HA DET BRA’ (GOODBYE) TO NORWAY
On our final morning together, the guides will be available from 7:30 am to 9:30 am to help pack your bikes. We strongly recommend booking a departure flight for after 12:00 pm so you have time to pack your bike and enjoy breakfast.
We will provide an airport shuttle departing the hotel at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. It is a 30-minute drive to the airport.
Cheers to an amazing week in Norway and your new mountain biking friends!