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Cycle Norway across. From the Oslofjord on the eastside to Bergen on the westcoast.
Eastern Norway with the Oslofjord is the first part. We bike through large forest- and agricultural-areas and passing small lakes and rivers along the road. The next part is in to the mountains and the mountain plateau, Hardangervidda. After crossing the Hardangervidda we descend to the Fjordlandscape of the inland of Western Norway, with high mountains surrounding the Fjords. The last day we cycle all the way to Bergen, the second largest town in Norway, but with a small-town atmosphere.
In a few days you travel in totally different landscapes, each of them with their own fascination and beauty.
From the 4th to the 11th of august 2019
Oslo airport Gardermoen/Bergen airport Flesland
Our starting point is located directly on the Oslofjords eastside in Larkollen, about 70 km south of Oslo. We will cycle along the fjord on local roads before we cross the fjord with a ferry from Moss to Horten. From Horten we leave the fjord and enter agricultural areas heading towards the mountain areas.
From Kongsberg to Imingfjell we will experience the change of the landscape. At Imingen we are on the eastern border of the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, which we will cross over after cycling through different beautiful valleys.
After crossing Hardangervidda from Geilo we bike all the way from 1200 meter above sea level and enter the fjordlandscape and the fjord at level 0. Along the fjord we are surrounded by beautiful mountains.
We bike from Eidfjord to Kinsarvik and with a ferry we reach Utne. Here we start on 30 km famous National Route, surrounded by different fruit trees along the Hardanger fjord. From Jondal with a new ferrytrip we arrive Tørvikbygd, before we continue on the bikes to Norheimsund where we stay overnight.
On the last part we travel along different fjordarms and entering Bergen from the southside after a climb up to and over Fanafjellet. We will continue on our bikes, partly on cycle paths, all the way into the center of Bergen.
The accommodations are in Hotels all the way, except of day 2 at Imingen Fjellstue, which is a national tourist cabin.
This tour is designed for people who would love to experience magnificent and spectacular scenery
from the sits of a bicycle. Our daily trips are from 80 to 120 km and with several heightmeters to climb every day
Naturally, you may encounter some weary limbs. To be as prepared as possible, we suggest you indulge in some training beforehand, and thus, create the best opportunity to really ‘enjoy the ride’.
The lowest age limit for this tour is 18 years of age.
You will complete each stage at your own pace, with help and support from both the guides and the group. We finish each day at a new location, where there is ample opportunity to relax and truly appreciate the amazing scenery, not to mention the local food.
The number of participants is limited to 25, to ensure that everyone has the very best experience on this tour. Our experienced guides will divide everyone into appropriate groups related to preferred pace and experience. You may, of course, change groups on the various days, if you wish.
All the baggages are transported by our support vehicle. We recommend to have a small bag with extra clothes etc. for each stage.
Suggested Packing List. This list is meant to give you a guideline, so that we have everything we need on the trip, regardless of the weather. The weather in Norway in this period can be anything from a warm summer day to a cold day with tempratures close to zero.
• Biking panths
• Biking shoes
• Biking pedals if you want to use your own
• Rainjacket and also raintrousers if you have
• Warm hat and gloves
• Sun cream
• Different layers for different weather and temperatures
• Bike lights (front and back)
• Casual clothes for the evenings
The guide speaks English.
Travel insurance is compulsory on our tours. All participants are responsible for their own personal travel insurance.
All participants must have a valid passport.
Our detailed itinerary is preliminary. EXPA NORWAY AS reserves the right to make changes on route when circumstances require. EXPA NORWAY AS will have no liability for any typos. Please have a look at our terms and conditions.
You can book the tour in the menu to the right, please let us know if you have any questions.
For more information please contact Erik Holme
Mobile +47 95 86 19 68
Day of arrival: 4th of august 2019
Meeting time: 3.30 PM.
Meeting point: Oslo Airport Gardermoen
Our guide will meet you at Oslo Airport Gardermoen at the meeting point right outside the custom area. We will take the Express bus (NOR – WAY BUS) to Nesparken in Moss (approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes). The bus leaves from platform 44 and the end destination for the bus is Fredrikstad, signed in the front of the bus. We recommend everyone to find a flight with an arrival time at Oslo Airport Gardermoen no later than 2 PM.
At Nesparken/Moss we will be picked up and transported to Støtvig Hotel in Larkollen/Rygge where we stay the first night.
Before dinner we will test and adjust our bikes.
After dinner we will have an information meeting about the tour.
After breakfast we bike 15 km along the coast from Støtvig Hotel to Moss, where we take the ferry to Horten. (Crossing the Oslofjord in 30 minutes)
From Horten we are heading north to Kongsberg, before we take the last 20 kilometer up Jondalen to Søstrene Storaas Hotel (nearby Bolkesjø).
The distance from Horten to our hotel is close by 100 km and around 1300 height meter.
From Søstrene Storaas Hotel to Imingen Fjellstue (Imingen Mountain lodge). Today we leave the eastern part of Norway and end the day up on the south-eastern part of the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The total in kilometre is “only 95” but it is a tuff stage with some short climbs and a real long one (a HC category on Strava). On the last 30 kilometre we climb from 200 MASL to 1100 MASL and the last 5 km of the climb is the steepest part. But as always, when you reach the top you will get your reward! A fantastic view! At Imingen Fjellstue we enjoy local food and sleep well in fresh mountain air. Distance: 95 km.
We start downhill for about 7 km before we reach the road which takes us to Rødberg. From Rødberg we start the longest climb of the day (used several times under Tour of Norway). We reach the top of the climb at Tunhovddammen. We follow Tunhovd fjorden (a lake) to Tunhovd where we will have a lunch. Tunhovd is a small society with a lot of cabins in the area around. We bike through an elongated valley called Skurdalen. As in many small places in Norway, a lot of people left the valleys and moved to the bigger cities for education and jobs. But in the last years we also see a change in the other direction. From Skurdalen we have a small climb up to Kikut, a well-known cabin area especially for winter activities. The last 5 km downhill to Geilo, the most famous winter destination in Norway, where we stay at Vestlia resort. Distance: 100 km.
This day we will cycle across Hardangervidda, Northern Europe highest mountain plateau. This is one of the main road routes between Oslo and Bergen. Even if it is a mountain plateau it is not flat, but it has an amazing view! With 40 kilometres left we are heading downwards to the fjord for about 30 kilometres. Here we meet the landscape of the Norwegian west coast, the Fjords, mountains and lush nature. We will stay in Eidfjord at Eidfjord Fjell and Fjord hotel. Distance: 90 km.
From Eidfjord to Norheimsund. Today we travel all day along the fjords. Spectacular nature and cosy small societies. From Kinsarvik we take the ferry to Utne before we travel along a national tourist road to Jondal where we take the next ferry to Tørrvikbygd. To Norheimsund where we stay the night it is only 13 kilometres from the ferry. Distance 80 km
From Norheimsund to Bergen. Today we also travel most of the day along the fjords surrounded by mountains. After about 75 kilometres we take the ferry from Venjaneset to Hatvik. Then we have about 40 kilometres left to centre of Bergen. We take the road over Fanafjellet, one of the mountains surrounding Bergen. Distance 115 km
A day on your own in Bergen and/or departure day.