NORWEGIAN FJORDS TOUR 2020
VISIT ANDREA’S FAMILY HOME REGION: Fjords, mountains, lakes, glaciers, waterfalls, and more!
Stavanger - Bergen
7 days / 6 nights – AUGUST 16th to 22nd
In 2009, Norway was voted the world’s best tourism destination by National Geographic. Come and see why for yourselves. Visit some of the most beautiful and panoramic fjords, such as the famous Pulpit Rock, Hardangerfjord and the Lysefjord. Along the way, we will visit the picturesque coastal towns of Stavanger, Haugesund and Bergen. We will venture inland following the fjords, rivers, and mountains, skirting the glaciers and dropping in on several quaint villages, such as Odda and Voss. Thanks to Andrea’s connections, we’ll experience the real Norwegian lifestyle and savor the best local foods! Beautifully paved roads, great hotels, hearty meals, and incredible scenery...you won’t want to leave!
Fjords region in southwest Norway, Pulpit Rock, Lysefjord, Bergen
Terrain: Undulating - Hilly
Daily Distance: Approx 50-80km
Daily Ascent: Approx 500-1000m
Main Route 450km
Total Ascent: Approx 4000m
Recommended Arrival Airport: Stavanger Recommended Departure Airport: Bergen
Tour Cost: cost and condition in the booking page
WHO WOULD ENJOY THIS EXPERIENCE?
The experience is built for all riders able to ride for 3-5 hours. This is not a race or high intensity riding, but rather a true cycling adventure across one of the most picturesque countries in the world. We will ride as a group on the rolling terrain and as individuals or small groups on the short climbs, so that everyone will enjoy the ride. On top of each major climb we will regroup to celebrate and refill our bottles, and then enjoy the descent together. As a team, we’ll support each other during the ride and make sure everyone finishes safe and happy! All cyclists interested in exploring a new region and learning about local culture while amidst magnificent scenery will enjoy this incredible experience!
THE TOUR INCLUDES
A fantastic tour itinerary designed by Andrea (and his Norwegian family!)
All hotel accommodations in beautiful hotels, generally 4-star, intwin-double room
All breakfasts, 1 lunch, and all dinners except one on your own
4 professional guides on tour (Two fully qualified mechanic)
2 Van with 9 seats for riding Support (plus 1 extra for transfers)
Van support throughout the tour
One Airport transfer for the group
All in-tour transfers
Rental bike (17 road bikes and 3 e-bikes)
Snacks and food supplements including electrolytes, gels, andenergy bars during rides by OTE Sport
Garmin 810-820 loan unit with maps for duration of tour
1 top quality cycling kit made by DOT OUT (jersey, knicks, socks)
1 SCICON Race bag with your name and nationality
1 NRC X sunglasses
Free use of a DOT OUT Cabrio helmet
Detailed printed tour information booklet
Extra activities besides cycling: luxury picnic at a farm, fjord cruise, family dinner at Andrea’s place, and more!
MORE ABOUT THE TERRAIN
We have selected some of the best routes, offering a mix of all terrains, but the terrain will be mainly undulating. The start from Stavanger is perfect, as it mostly flat. Then route becomes hilly with some climbing towards the end when approaching Bergen.
The climbs are never hard, as the gradient is always around 5-7% and generally limited to short distances. The roads are well-paved and safe, with drivers showing incredible respect for cyclists!
ON REQUEST, NOT INCLUDED
Lunches and Alcoholic drinks
Massage at hotel
Personal airport transfer
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