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Welcome to some of the world’s wildest wilderness. Meet your Trek Travel guides this morning in Sogndal, before we depart on a 1-hour shuttle ride north along the longest navigable fjord to the outpost town of Skjolden. Our destination? The world-class Skjolden Hotel, where the views take center stage. Relax, unwind and make yourself comfortable. We’ll then gather for a scenic lunch followed by introductions to the group and your bikes for the week. We'll roll out on a relaxed, mostly flat ride through farmland, along Eidsvatnet Lake with stunning cliff views. These sweeping views give you just a taste of what’s to come. Tonight, we’ll gather for a social hour and a delicious farm-to-table dinner together at Skjolden Hotel, and give a toast to the adventure ahead.
Skjolden to Fortun Valley
Approximately 15 miles with 1,135 feet of climbing
Skjolden to Fortun Valley with Morkrid Add-on
Approximately 22 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing
Transfer from Sogndal to Skjolden
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
Your first full day of cycling will take you on a spirited course along the south and north side of the gorgeous Lustrafjord. The south side is also known as the “Romantic Road” and for good reason. Fantastic fjord scenery, including majestic landscapes, quaint farms and grazing wildlife provide picture-perfect views that will make you fall in love with Norway. Be sure to pack your hiking shoes because we will offer an optional 30-minute hike up to the Feigefossen waterfall. There's also an avid out and back climb option to a former sanitorium, this climb has an average 9-10% grade for those wanting to test their legs.
Skjolden to Feigefossen Waterfall
Approximately 34 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing
Skjolden to Harastølen with Mørkid Add-on
Approximately 50 miles with 3,720 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
This day is special, with a deep dive into the finest and most iconic alpine landscape in Norway, starting with the legendary Sognefjellet mountain pass. It’s the highest in Northern Europe, reaching an elevation of 1,434 meters above sea level and has been rated by U.K-based newspaper The Guardian as one of the world’s top 10 cycling routes. On the south side of the road, you can see straight into Jotunheimen National Park with its 255 peaks that rise above 2000 meters. Look to the north and catch breathtaking views of Breheimen National Park known for its glaciers - two of which you'll see on today's route. A quick shuttle carries riders over a 16km climb with nearly a 10% grade of which the avid cyclists can choose to ride instead. Those wanting a shorter option can take the shuttle back to the hotel. At the summit, we'll make a leisurely stop at Sognefjellet Hotel for coffee before a beautiful descent. Don’t be surprised if all your future climbs will pale in comparison. Tonight's dinner is on your own at the hotel, featuring casual, local fare.
Ride to Sognefjellet with Shuttle
Approximately 31 miles with 2,450 feet of climbing
Ride to Sognefjellet
Approximately 41 miles with 5,600 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Dinner
Our route today starts along the Lustrafjord, the innermost arm of the Sognefjorden, and then turns north into the jaw-dropping landscape of Jostedalen Valley. The road winds along the shore of the fjord with dramatic views of the surrounding mountains which grow up to 1,500 meters from the base. Today we will also visit the UNESCO world heritage Urnes stave church, built in the 1130's, and then take the ferry to Solvorn where we will enjoy an incredible cafe lunch. Once back at the hotel choose to jump in the crystal clear fjord for a refreshing dip. Tonight we’ll rest our legs and enjoy a fantastic group meal at our historic hotel.
Skjolden to Romantic Road
Approximately 18 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing
Skjolden to Romantic Road with Solvorn to Marifjøra Add-on
Approximately 28 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Today we’ll discover the majestic view of the Norwegian fjords with a ride to the Jostedal glacier where you'll witness the famous Nigardsbreen glacier arm. You'll have the option to board a small boat for a quick 5-minute cruise on the lake and then hike to get closer to the glacier (approximately 30-40 minutes hike). Make sure to pack your camera as the Jostedal glacier is continental Europe's largest glacier with enough water to fill 300 million bathtubs! Afterward, we'll head back to the visitor center for a casual cafe lunch with gorgeous views of Jostedal glacier. We guarantee nobody back home has ever heard of nor visited this tiny corner of Scandinavia, so make sure you document every fascinating moment. Avid riders can ride back to the hotel while others can shuttle all or part of the way back. Tonight, we’ll gather together as a group over dinner and drinks at the hotel to toast our accomplishments, new-found friendships and incredible adventures!
Marifjora to Nigardsbreen with Shuttle
Approximately 25 miles with 1,700 feet of climbing
Marifjora to Nigardsbreen Return
Approximately 60 miles with 2,900 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
It's time to say goodbye to the glory of the Norwegian wilds. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and possibly an early morning spin before packing your bags for the trip back to Sogndal. It's been a special journey, and we know you'll be back.
Optional Lake Ride
Approximately 25 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing
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See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.
Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to travel-related delays. We recommend that you fly into the Sogndal Airport (SOG) by way of either the Bergen Airport, Flesland (BGO) or Oslo Airport (OSL). Pro tip: It might be a better deal to buy the puddle jumper ticket into SOG separately. Once in Sogndal, you will need a taxi to our meeting hotel, which is about a 20-minute drive.
It is possible (and not terribly expensive) to rent a car in either Bergen or Oslo. The drive to Sogndal will take about 4-5 hours and rental cars can be dropped off at the Sogndal airport. Please note that Norway speed limits are typically lower than in many other countries and they are strictly enforced. Norwegian speeding tickets are very expensive!
If you choose to take the ExpressBoat from Bergen to Sogndal, a lovely 4.5 hour scenic option, you will need to be ready to board at the Bergen Ferry Terminal at a specific time. Currently only the winter schedule is available, but the summer schedule will be updated in early spring. We recommend purchasing tickets at least 4 weeks in advance since the price goes up as you get closer to the date. There are two weekday departures from Bergen on the Norway ExpressBoat, and ONLY ONE departure on Saturdays and Sundays. ExpressBoat tickets run approximately $98 USD each way. Tickets can be purchased online at http://booking.norled.no/default.aspx. If for some reason you miss the ferry boarding, a taxi from Bergen to Sogndal will cost between $600-700 USD.
Either way, we highly suggest you make travel arrangements more than a week in advance and that you arrive at minimum one day prior to the trip start to avoid delays.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Quality Hotel Sogndal (Gravensteinsgata 5, 6856 Sogndal, Norway) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. You and your traveling companions will take a 1-hour private Trek Travel shuttle north along the world’s longest navigable fjord to the outpost town of Skjolden. Once you arrive at the Skjolden Hotel, we'll enjoy lunch and you can familiarize yourself with your bike for the week. We'll roll out on a relaxed, mostly flat ride through farmland, along Eidsvatnet Lake with stunning cliff views. Or you can choose to relax at the hotel.
If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, the Skjolden Hotel (+47 57 68 23 80), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.View our pre hotel recommendations
You'll depart the Tørvis Hotel at 11:00 AM on Friday, arriving at approximately 11:30 AM in Sogndal. Please do not schedule any flights out of Sogndal before 1:00 PM. We recommend flying back to Bergen or Oslo and spending the evening exploring before finishing your journey home the following day (Saturday). Please see our Pre and Post Hotel Recommendations for our accommodation suggestions.
If taking the ferry back, ExpressBoat departures from Sogndal to Bergen take place at 7:05 AM each day of the week. Take the time to explore Sogndal on your own this afternoon and ready for your departure the following morning. Since you'll be taking the ferry back on Saturday, please do not schedule a flight out of the Bergen Airport before 3:00 PM on Saturday to allow plenty of time for any unforeseen delays.
If needed, Sogndal Taxi (+47 57 67 10 00) can help get you from the hotel to your terminal at a more convenient time. Please arrange this at your own discretion.View our post hotel recommendations
From late June to early August, the weather is at its warmest and it never seems to get really dark. It’s a welcome respite after a long, cold winter and like the flowers, the Norwegians bloom from the new-found sun and warmth. Late June to early August is when summer is at its peak, with temperatures that can reach 80°F. At the same time there is hardly any humidity in the air, and even at night temperatures can remain high. Packing List
Sogndal is a thriving town of 6,000 people located at the heart of Norway's interior Songnefjord region. Quaint hotels, great restaurants and over 70 downtown shops and a successful professional soccer team make up this lively community tucked beneath snow-capped peaks. Most all within walking distance of the ferry terminal and hotel districts. Sogndal is a great introduction to life in the fjordlands. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and post-trip hotel.
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Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.
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