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MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR IN NORWAY

Ride epic singletrack traversing high Alpine mountain passes descending through alpine forest to lush valley floors and even dipping your toes into Fjords of Norway. Unforgettable mountain bike tour in Norway. Join one of the best multiday tours in Norway.

Unique singletracks  Professional guide
Hills and thrills  Gorgeous Fjord Norway panorama vistas

 

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Many of us will be looking ahead to summer 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 the 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

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 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.

Learn more about Norways exciting past along the way!

With fish to catch and reindeer to hunt, the seafaring Vikings settled along the coasts.
With their courageousness, resiliency and often risk-taking spirit, combined with the stunning geography skills of the region, there’s no doubt the Vikings would have been excellent mountain bikers.

Explore the natural beauty and technical trails we will have to offer on this epic MTB Tour in Western Norway!
We promise you will be smiling from ear-to-ear.
You’ll traverse mountains, explore alpine trails and break a good sweat for the ultimate reward — by getting off the beaten path.

 

Location

Western Norway

Season

Jul - Sep

Price

42 100

All equipment + guide

Included

Duration

7 days

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Difficulty

Advanced

Requirements

14+ years

Recommendation

This experience is suitable for advanced riders.

HIGH QUALITY GEAR

For the best possible experience

DESIGN
The One-Sixty is a radical, all-new design that pushes Merida's hard-hitting enduro platform to new heights. Just as well, because once it’s there it’s ready to rip the longest, toughest descents too.

MARKETING VS REALITY
Merida one-sixty 500 ,60mm Full-suspension, RockShox Deluxe shock with 170mm RockShox Yari RC fork. New sizing allows riders to run a longer or shorter reach frame independently of their height, while suspension becomes more progressive as you size up, all with long-travel dropper posts.

DRIVE TRAIN VS BREAKING
Mountain-taming ability is handled by 1 x 11 Shimano Deore drivetrain with Race Face Ride chainset, Shimano Deore 4 pot hydraulic disc brakes.

29 INCH WHEELS
It'll redefine your expectations of what a big-travel, big-wheeled bike can do. And there's a dropper post too, for ultimate control.

Size

M, L, XL

Fork & Shock

Fox 38 Float, 170mm
Fox Float X2

Rear derailleur & Crankset

Sram GX Eagle™, 1×12
Sram GX Eagle™, 30T

Brake system

Magura MT5

Details

For 7-Day Singletrack Adventure Mountain Bike Tour

  Itinerary

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 & Samnagerfjord

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: Oppheim to Voss 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 Hjord 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 formulary.

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 & 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!

Guest requirements

  • No age limits (the guardian signs waiver for minors)
  • Basic bike riding skills
  • 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

  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen/hat/cap
  • Footwear suitable for biking, which you don’t mind getting wet
  • Warm layers if it’s a cold day (thermals: wool or synthetic, not cotton)
  • Set of extra clothes for changing after trips
  • Water
  • Lunch & snacks
  • Camera to document your epic trip (water protection recommended)

WHAT’S INCLUDED

✔️ Local, highly experienced and expertly trained guides
✔️ Guided sea kayaking excursion in Sognefjord; Norway longest and deepest fjord
✔️ River Rafting tour
✔️ Fjord ferry trip to the charming city of Bergen
✔️ Quality equipment for all the water activities, including wetsuit, neoprene jacket and neoprene shoes
✔️ Transportation –
✔️ Shuttle from Bergen Airport to Voss and drop off shuttle on the last day
✔️ From the Hotel to activity sites and back
✔️ 6 nights of accommodation
✔️ 6 healthy Breakfast is included in the package and will be served fresh daily at your accommodation.
✔️ Lunches – Sandwiches can be packed for take way at hotel breakfast
✔️ 4 Dinners included. At Day 4 there will be a traditional Western Norwegian dinner in rustic Vestland Farm

NOT INCLUDED 

❌ 2 dinners – Two other evenings we go out to explore the local restaurants to experience the Norwegian cosy towns.
❌ The cost run at approx. €17 – €28 Euros per dinner in the local restaurants.
❌ Beverages and snacks
❌ Accident/travel insurance

 

 

ACCOMMODATION

With multiple days spent outside in Norway’s varied landscape, it is important to have a comfortable place to retreat to which will provide you with a good night’s rest. This is why we have teamed up with some of the best accommodations to ensure that your time indoors provides you with ample amenities for well-deserved relaxation.

Our number one provider of this relaxation is the historic Store Ringheim*. Surrounded by greenery at the foot of the Hanguren Mountain, the former farmhouse has been redone and upgraded to a modern and spacious accommodation. Serving some of the best locally and seasonally produced food in Voss, the quaint and quiet location just 3 kilometers from town is the perfect get away after a busy day in nature.

*Subject to availability.

MEALS

  • healthy Breakfast is included in the package and will be served fresh daily at your accommodation.
  • Lunches – Sandwiches can be packed for take way at hotel breakfast
  • 4 Dinners included a traditional Norwegian dinner and two other evenings we go out to explore the local restaurants to experience the Norwegian cosy towns. The cost run at approx. €17 – €28 Euros per dinner in the local restaurants.
  • Trail snacks, post-ride brews and a local brewery tour

Please note that the tap water in Norway is some of the cleanest in the world – please refrain from purchasing bottled water.

PRICES

  • NOK 42.100,00 Prices are stated in Norwegian Kroner (NOK)
  • (USD 3.953,71 approximately. Conversion quote in February 2024 for point of reference)

In order to secure your spot, a 50% deposit is required to secure a place on one of Outdoor Norway Multiday tours.

45-DAY RISK-FREE BOOKING WINDOW

After making the booking reservation, you can cancel at any point during the first 45 days after booking. This buys you 6 weeks to sort out flights, vacation time, etc. and not have to worry about someone else taking your spot(s).

The final 50% has to be paid 45 days after the booking date. We will sent a payment link to your email.

FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS

Airfare is not included in this package and will need to be booked separately by the individual. Many airlines fly to Bergen including KLMDelta, SAS, Norwegian Air, Iceland Air, and Qatar Airways

Voss is easily accessible from Bergen by train (1 hour 15 minutes from the Bergen Central Station) or by rental car. For train consult time schedule wit the national train company named VY.

If you would prefer a direct airport pickup and/or drop-off, we can assist for an additional charge per pickup. Please, send an inquiry email with details and we will give you a quote for the service.

During the duration of the 7 day Mountain Bike tour in Norway, all transportation to and from the activity sites are included.

The meeting point of every day tour is at our Base Camp. We do provide transportation to the Basecamp in the morning and drop-off to the hotel in the end of each day tour.

SCHEDULED DEPARTURES

2024

09th August

30th August

2025
  • 12th February 2023 to 21st 2025
  • 22th February 2023 to 3rd March 2025
PRIVATE TRIPS

Would you like a private, customised ski tour outside of the dates listed above? Complete the inquiry form located below, and inform us regarding your choices, and we'll hand-craft an itinerary specifically suited to your wishes and needs.

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LIFETIME GUARANTEE

Our Lifetime Guarantee allows any of our Clients forced to delay a departure or wanting to switch tour packages altogether the ability to apply their initial deposit towards a later scheduled date or another Person at no extra charge. As long as you give us 61 days’ notice, your deposit will be good forever, whether you use it for the same trip or transfer it to another one. A Lifetime Guarantee has no expiration date and can be used for any departure – provided room is still available, and the accommodation availability you are welcome to join in another departure.

Simply put, we want to ensure you can enjoy the Outdoor Norway experience you want, at a time that works best for you.

A Lifetime Guarantee is also transferable, meaning that you can transfer your deposit to another Friend as a gift or for a fee, it's up to you.

Notes: 

Any cancellations made within 60 days of the scheduled departure will be treated as a passenger cancellation, in which case the entire payment, will be forfeited and cannot be applied to another departure. Please see our cancellation terms and conditions for Multiday tours.

We highly recommend you purchase trip cancellation/interruption insurance for your safety. On this way, are covered inside the 60 days prior departure 

We allow one transfer of your Lifetime Guarantee deposit, if you choose to transfer a second time, there is a kr. 4.500 transfer fee.

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Still have questions?

FAQ

Do we need to be physically fit to go on this trip?

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

Keep in mind, that the hike features over 900m of elevation gain.

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

Do I need prior experience to go on this tour?

No, you do not need any prior experience at all. However, you should be able to swim and ride a bike.

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.

What is the best time of the year to go on this tour?

Our beautiful Fjord landscapes and rivers transition notably between May and October, each month offering unique attractions for travel.

For the sunniest and most stable weather, June through late August stands out prominently. Hence, our 6-day tour primarily operates during these months.

However, the breathtaking beauty of the Raundal Canyon, Naerøyfjord, and Voss ensures a fantastic experience throughout the entire season.

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.

Meeting point

Bergen Airport 

address: Flyplassvegen 555

5258 Bergen

Norway

Meeting point inside the airport: After you retrieve your luggage, there is a security check. Your guide will be there waiting for you with a signage post with our company name:

OUTDOOR NORWAY

HAPPY DAYS  😊