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Fjords of Sogndal, Norway
The "romantic road" along the southern shores of the Lusterfjord
One of the remaining Stave churches of Norway
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Norway Fjordlands Bike Tour

Don't just travel. Explore.

Raw. Powerful. Untouched. There are so many ways to describe the unique countryside of Norway that makes it a rare and undiscovered cycling destination. This territory is speckled with Nordic attitude, from outrageous glaciers to jagged, dramatic mountains practically carved out of marble. We pulled out all the stops for this adventure, working in collaboration with local riders to give you an unparalleled view of fjord country. You’ll spin past the Sognefjellet National Tourist Route, the proud Jostedalsbreen glacier, and the Lustrafjord, one of the country’s longest and deepest fjords that serve as a main port-of-call for its bustling boat industry. Join us as we ride into the heart of Mother Nature’s most northerly crown jewel.
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$4099 Per Person
Duration:
6 Days & 5 Nights
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3 - Active Non-riders Welcome
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Trip Wows
Visit the magical Urnes Stave Church: Not only is it the oldest stave church in Norway but also a proud Unesco World Heritage Site
Take a classic Norwegian pedestrian ferry across the Lustrafjord to admire the majestic fjord scenery
Pedal against the icy blue backdrop of the gargantuan Nigardsbreen and Bergset glaciers
Ride Sognefjellet Mountain Pass, the highest in Northern Europe and marvel at the tallest mountain range in all of Norway as you pass through Jotunheimen National Park
Discover the picturesque village of Lom and its fascinating 12th century wooden Stave church
The landscape here is simply unreal. Mountains jump right out of the sea. Carpets of wildflowers along every mile of roadside. No kidding, all the folks I met greeted me with the warmest smiles even before we shook hands or spoke. Drivers all waved as they passed. I was offered my pick of apples right from a farmer’s tree. I sampled Norwegian beers, and got tips from the innkeeper on where to find the best waterfalls. I ate smoked salmon, perfectly ripe veggies and freshly baked cookies. I learned the real story of the Vikings. I pedaled up other-wordly climbs, matched only by those in the Pyrenees and tucked low on descents like some of the best in the Rockies. I want to tell everyone and no-one about this Scandinavian treasure.
-Tony Ferlisi, Guide and Trip Designer

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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 20-minute shuttle ride to our lunch location in Solvorn. After a relaxed lunch with introductions, we will transfer by ferry across the gorgeous Lustrafjord to Urnes, home to the oldest Norwegian stave church situated on a promontory. Enjoy this outstanding example of traditional Scandinavian wooden architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After the visit, your guides will ensure you have a perfect fit to your bike before we venture on a scenic ride along the famous “Romantic Road”. Fantastic fjord scenery, including majestic landscapes, quaint farms and grazing wildlife provide picture-perfect views that give you a taste of what’s to come. The ride will finish at the world-class Skjolden Hotel, where the views take center stage. Relax, unwind and make yourself comfortable before we gather for a social hour followed by a delicious farm-to-table dinner, giving a toast to the adventure ahead.

Today's Ride:

Urnes to Romantic Road to Skjolden
Approximately 18 miles with 1,180 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Urnes to Romantic Road to Skjolden to Fortun Valley
Approximately 33 miles with 2,360 feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Transfer by ferry from Solvorn to Urnes across the Lustrafjord and visit Urnes stave church, the oldest in Norway

Hotel:

Skjolden Hotel

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Your first full day of cycling will take you on a picturesque course along the south and north side of the gorgeous Lustrafjord. Be sure to pack your hiking shoes for an optional 30-minute pleasant hike up to a spectacular viewpoint. With a 218 meter freefall, Feigefossen is one of the highest single-drop waterfalls and one of the most impressive waterfalls of Norway. After this delightful experience, continue pedaling along the shoreline of the Lustrafjord, where historic buildings and wonderful mountain views offer the backdrop for today's ride. If you wish to test your legs, take the avid option, where a climb with an average 9-10 % grade will satisfy your hunger for a challenge. Back at the hotel enjoy the opportunity to relax, perhaps with a jump in the crystal clear fjord for a refreshing dip or with a kayak on the fjord. Tonight we’ll rest our legs and enjoy a fantastic group meal at our historic hotel.

Today's Ride:

Skjolden to Feigefossen Waterfall to Luster return
Approximately 34 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Skjolden to Harastølen with Mørkid Add-on
Approximately 50 miles with 3,720 feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Enjoy a short hike to the impressive Feigefossen waterfall

Hotel:

Skjolden Hotel

Included Meals:

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 by foot). 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. We guarantee nobody back home has ever heard of nor visited this tiny corner of Scandinavia, so make sure you document every fascinating moment. Your guides will shuttle you back to the hotel after this exciting adventure of biking and hiking in the glacier. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel's delicious restaurant and pack your stuff as tomorrow we'll say goodbye to Skjolden.

Today's Ride:

Marifjøra to Nigardsbreen Glacier with shuttle back
Approximately 25 miles with 1,700 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Skjolden to Nigardsbreen Glacier with shuttle back
Approximately 38 miles with feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Take a short boat ride across the glacial lake to start the 2km round trip hike up to the glacier

Hotel:

Skjolden Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

A memorable day of cycling awaits today, 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 listed by U.K-based newspaper The Guardian as one of the world’s top-ten 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. 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, we’ll gather together as a group over dinner to celebrate our cycling achievements and our new retreat at Turtagrø, a historic-yet-modern mountain hotel where the staff's warm hospitality will make you feel at home.

Today's Ride:

Turtagrø to Sognefjellet return
Approximately 21 miles with 2,540 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Skjolden to Sognefjellet to Turtagrø
Approximately 30 miles with 5,720 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Turtagrø Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

After a bountiful breakfast at our cozy mountain hotel, get ready to immerse yourself in the wild splendor that Jotunheimen Natural Park has to offer, from the glorious mountains to its untamed nature. You'll have the option to shuttle to Sognefjellet for your ride start or tackle the climb from the hotel if you are ready for the challenge. Whatever you choose, it is going to be an incredible day of biking, surrounded by towering peaks and foreboding glaciers. A beautiful sweeping descent will take us to Lom, a village of traditional charm located in one of the most colorful settings of any rustic little village in Norway. We’ll walk through the streets of this lovely town that has retained much of its log-cabin architecture and discover the delights of its famous bakery. Lom boasts one of the biggest and most beautiful stave churches in Norway which dates back to 1170, so don't miss the opportunity to visit it. A shuttle ride will take us back, where we’ll gather together as a group over dinner and drinks at the hotel to toast our accomplishments, new-found friendships, and incredible adventures!

Today's Ride:

Sognefjellet to Lom with shuttle back
Approximately 31 miles with 2,177 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Turtagrø to Lom with shuttle back
Approximately 43 miles with 4,565 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Fjellstue to Lom with shuttle back
Approximately 20 miles with 1,740 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Turtagrø Hotel

Included Meals:

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 on the scenic Tindevengen road before packing your bags for the trip back to Sogndal. It's been a special journey, and we know you'll be back.

Today's Ride:

Turtagrø to Tindevengen out & back
Approximately 12 miles with 2,100 feet of climbing

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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SKJOLDEN HOTEL

Skjolden, Norway

Skjolden Hotel is located far inside the world's longest fjord, Sognefjord, in the foothills of the mighty Jotunheimens mountains. Each comfortably appointed room features magnificent views that look upon the massive mountain range or towards the Lusterfjord. You'll delight in local food from farms in Skjolden and Luster, prepared by a talented team of chefs right at the hotel. The dedicated hosts here in Skjolden will make your stay an unforgettable experience.
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TURTAGRØ HOTEL

FORTUN,  Norway

Built in 1888 by mountain guide Ola Berge, this historic hotel has been a central meeting place for mountaineers since the late 1800s. Perfectly situated in the Jotunheimen National Park area and surrounded by amazing mountain vistas and pasture lands, this family-run hotel will welcome you with outstanding service and fresh, hearty meals. The hotel boasts a unique collection of art including many photographs from the climbing community, along with an incredible mountaineering library.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.

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Trek Domane SL 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. In 2019, we upgraded our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More

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Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

With its Low-Step frame design, hopping on and off the Trek Verve+ is super easy. The front suspension will take the edge off any bumps in the road and the Bosch system will keep you smiling from ear to ear. The integrated battery keeps this bike looking sleek as you pedal through amazing terrain. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
  • 2 social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, flat pack, front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A personalized photobook of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, available in a limited quantity
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 3 - Active?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
23,5 miles
TOTAL MILES:
141 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,949 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
11,697 feet
TERRAIN: UNDULATING
Roads in the fjordlands region are mountainous and undulating in nature. If you enjoy a hearty climb or a smile-inducing descent, you'll love the terrain here in Norway. However, options abound for guests, with plenty of opportunities to extend your ride or shorten it up depending on your feelings each day. Weather it's a climb up to Sognefjellet mountain pass at 4,920 feet or a mellow spin in the Mørkrid valley, the riding here has it all. Beautiful pavement on narrow, quiet roads are the name of the game, and community members and drivers are more than accustomed to sharing the roads with cyclists. Norway Fjordlands is best suited for our Type 3 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 2 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option—you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 3+ Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ferry Transfer across the Lustrafjord
  • Hike up to the Waterfall
  • Short Boat Ride across the Glacial Lake and Hike on the Glacier

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.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Sogndal Airport (SOG)
MEETING TIME:
11:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Quality Hotel Sogndal, Sogndal, Norway

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Sogndal Airport (SOG)
DEPARTING TIME:
12:30 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Quality Hotel Sogndal, Sogndal, Norway

Arriving

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 four to five 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. Please have your first-day cycling clothes and riding gear easily accessible, separate from your main luggage. You and your traveling companions will take a 20 minute private Trek Travel shuttle to Solvorn, where you'll enjoy lunch overlooking the fjord. You'll then take a short ferry ride to Urnes, where you’ll visit a Unesco World Heritage Site. After the visit, your guides will fit and familiarize you with your bike for the week. We will then set off on a scenic ride along the Lustrafjord, ending at the Skjolden 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.

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Leaving

You'll depart the Turtagrø Hotel at 11:00 AM on Friday, arriving at approximately 12:30 PM in Sogndal. Please do not schedule any flights out of Sogndal before 2:00 PM. We recommend flying back to Bergen or Oslo and spending the evening exploring before finishing your journey home the following day (Saturday).

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.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

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

Before and After Your Trip

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Before & After: Sogndal, Norway

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.

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

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

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.

Your Day. You Decide.

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.

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