Jotunheimen – “home of the giants” This central part of the mountainous part of southern Norway so well known to all Norwegians for its role in Nordic mythology. Here we find all the highest peaks in Norway.
A lifetime experience on your two-wheel friend. Starting point in Lærdal and arrival in the beautiful little town of Sogndal. This Grand Fondo race will give you a totally mind-blowing wildlife experience. The route is demanding with many climbs and challenging descends.
This tour will show you Norway at its very best!
We can arrange the logistic for your group and taking care of accommodation, meals, transport etc. before, during and after the race.
This tour can also be arranged for a group over several days without racing.
The race starts at Lærdal, and the trail follows the E16 along the beautiful Lærdal Valley, past the famous Borgund stave church and across the Filefjell mountain. The course goes along the Vangsmjøsa lake, through Vestre Slidre and down to Fagernes. From there, the trail follows route 51 to Randen. This road leads you through (and over) the mountains of Jotunheimen! You will pass some of the most breathtaking sceneries of the Valdres area.
Enjoy the view from the Valdresflya – mountains, peaks, glaciers. Route 15 leads you to Lom. From there, you follow the Sognefjellet road through Bøverdalen valley, before the steep descent past Turtagrø to Fortun and Skjolden.The trail continues alongside the Sognefjorden – the longest fjord in Europe – past Gaupne, until you reach the destination in Sogndal. By then you have covered 430 kilometres!
This is a highly demanding track with plenty of climbs (4609 meters in total), and a couple of extremely tough descents. Make sure you are well prepared! This tour should not primarily be a race, it is meant for those who enjoy bicycling. Enjoy the nature and take your time at the 7 food stations along the trail. At Lom we will serve a simple dinner. Here, beds are also available for anyone who care to relax before starting the climb to the highest point of the Sognefjellet (1440 m above sea level).
Date of the race: 28th of June 2019
Registration for the race starts 1st of December 2019