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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 picnic followed by introductions to the group and your bikes for the week. If you're feeling up to it, we'll roll out on a relaxed bike ride into the Mørkrid valley, the gateway to Breheimen National Park. Sweeping views give you a taste of what’s to come. Tonight, we’ll gather for a delicious farm-to-table dinner together at Skjolden Hotel, a give a toast to the adventure ahead.
Skjolden and the Mørkrid valley
Approximately 11 miles with 200 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 a picture-perfect postcard of love at first ride. Gaze up at the hulking Feigefossen waterfall and visit the UNESCO site of the Urnes Stave Church. Then, we’ll hop on a small ferry and steam back across the fjord under the banner of blue sky before pedaling a positively magical route along the north shore of the fjord back to Skjolden.
Ride the Romantic Road
Approximately 49 miles with 1,050 feet of climbing
Skjolden to Ornes
Approximately 20 miles with 900 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 all along the top end of the ride. At the summit, we'll make a leisurely stop at Sognefjellet Hotel for lunch, coffee and to celebrate our accomplishment before the long descent. Don’t be surprised if all your future climbs will pale in comparison.
Climb the Proud Sognefjellet
Approximately 42 miles with 5,000 feet of climbing
Skjolden to the Ski Center
Approximately 19 miles with 4,810 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. Make sure your camera is packed, as our ride take us close to two giant glaciers in a single day. The first, Nigardsbreen Glacier, is one of Norway’s most famous glacier arms, and even the inspiration behind Norwegian art and architecture. The second, Bergset Glacier, is another glacier arm that you can see right from the road. Both lie in Jostedalen National Park and originate from the Jostedalen glacier. The largest glacier in continental Europe, with enough water to fill 300 million bathtubs! We’ll then ride back down from Jostedalen Valley and continue out the Lustrafjord, arriving in the small village of Solvorn. Tonight, we’ll rest our legs and enjoy a fantastic group meal at the historic Walaker Hotel.
Skjolden to Solvorn
Approximately 79 miles with 1,138 feet of climbing
Skjolden to Nigardsbreen
Approximately 35 miles with 600 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
For our last riding day of the trip, we’ll discover the locals-only view of the Norwegian fjords, starting with a trip to the agricultural town of Fimreite. This quaint, idyllic Norwegian village is inhabited by just over 100 people and includes an obelisk to commemorate the Battle of Fimriete and the fight for the Norwegian throne. Stop at a roadside farm stand to sample the goods, take a swig of locally sourced apple juice and snap a few photos. We guarantee nobody back home has ever heard of nor visited this tiny corner of Scandinavia, so make sure you document every fascinating moment. Tonight, we’ll gather together as a group over dinner and drinks at the Walaker Hotel and toast our accomplishments, new-found friendships and incredible adventures!
Iconic Norweigian Farms of Fimreite
Approximately 46 miles with 785 feet of climbing
Walaker to Fimreite
Approximately 22 miles with 369 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. Can't you stay and explore another day on your own? Maybe catch a soccer game or a waterside meal? Norway begs for one last escapade. It's been a special journey, and we know you'll be back.
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 flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Bergen Airport, Flesland (BGO).
From the airport, call or hail a taxi to your hotel in downtown Bergen or directly to the Bergen ferry terminal. The meeting location is located in interior Norway in the town of Songdal. There are two weekday departures from Bergen on the Norway ExpressBoat, one departure on Saturdays and one on Sundays. ExpressBoat tickets run approximately $98 USD each way. ExpressBoat trips to/from Sogndal last approximately 4.5 hours each way. Tickets can be purchased online at http://booking.norled.no/default.aspx. The transfer from the Bergen Airport to the Bergen ferry terminal is easy to navigate. Taxi's are readily available from either the airport or your hotel in Bergen.
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 a beautiful picnic and you can familiarize yourself with your bike for the week. Take an optional and relaxed bike ride into the Mørkrid valley, the “Gateway to Breheimen National Park," or 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 Walaker Hotel at 11:00 AM on Friday (arriving approximately 1:00 PM in Sogndal). 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 again this afternoon and ready for your departure the following morning. Please do not schedule a flight out of Bergen International Airport on Friday or before 3:00 PM on Saturday to allow plenty of time for any unforeseen delays.View our post hotel recommendations
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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.
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.
Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the all-new, ultra smooth Trek Domane SL 7, to the new Trek Electric-Assist XM700+ and the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.
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.
Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.