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
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
CUSTOM TOUR ITINERARY
Day One - Stavanger warm-up ride
Main Route: 40km, 25mi | Total Ascent: 300m
Tour introduction and warm-up ride around the town of Stavanger and the Rogaland region. Stavanger was nominated European Culture Capital for 2008, but the real attraction remains its fjords, mountains, and seascape. This is the perfect departure point.
Day Two - Stavanger Loop to Preikestolen (Norway’s Pulpit Rock)
Main Route: 60km, 36mi Total Ascent: 700m, 2200ft
Today we ride, cruise, and hike! We’ll ride to the base of the famous Pulpit Rock, take a mini cruise on the spectacular Lysefjiord, and conclude with a hike along the panoramic trail that reaches the famous rock that rises vertically to 604m (1980ft). This is one of the most spectacular vistas in the world!
Day Three – Stavanger to Haugesund
Main Route: 80km, 48mi Total Ascent: 1000m, 3280ft
Today we’ll cross many islands and take 2 ferries along the way. We’ll arrive in Haugesund, the town with a strong Viking heritage and symbol of the reunification of Norway. Our route is an undulating one, and we’ll come across many fishing villages and breathtaking fjords.
Day Four – Haugesund Loop to Skudeneshavn
Main Route: 50km, 35mi Total Ascent: 500m, 1500ft
On today’s ride, we’ll enjoy the view of the North Sea and ride on the island of Karmoy, where we’ll reach the town of Skudeneshavn, famous for its sailship building industry and its ancient port. This is another day of undulating terrain, with views over the white sandy beaches.
Day Five – Haugesund to Bomlo
Main Route: 70km, 48m Total Ascent: 500m
Today we ride along the Fjords to the fishermen island of Bomlo, featuring traditional villages and wild nature. Very quiet roads and easy ride!
Day Six – Bomlo to Bergen
Main Route: 60km, 40mi Total Ascent: 400m, 1730ft
Another wonderful ride with several up & downs covered of green forest and alpine lakes. Final destinations is Bergen, one of the most beautiful city of Norway!
Bergen will steal your heart, with the old town featuring quaint timber houses and its wonderful location close to the mountains and the sea. There is a lot to do in this idyllic town, and you’ll love the view from the surrounding hills, which are accessible by cable-car.
Day Seven – Bergen
Goodbye and transfer to Airport or Tour extension
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