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Norway

Mountain Bike in the Norwegian backcountry and coast

Ride the wild moors of the Telemark region of Norway while living in the lap of luxury. Over the course of 6 days, you'll pedal right from the backdoor of the Canvas hotel on over 100k of the singletrack that dreams are made of. Ride along the lakes and across the sweeping granite domes that characterize this unbelievable landscape, while you drink straight from the icy mountain streams and gaze at a night sky clearer than any you've seen before. Explore the historic harbor town of Arendal and finish it off with a dinner of fresh shrimp and lobster caught the same day. In between your explorations, relax at the exclusive Canvas hotel, a hidden retreat tucked away in the moors of Norway. This mountain bike tour to the north country will be one to remember. Read more about this trip on our blog»
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Duration:
6 Days & 5 Nights
Rider Type: ?
3 / 4 - Active / Avid Non-riders Welcome
Hotel Style: ?
Explorer
Bike Included:
Trek Fuel Ex 8 27.5
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Trip Wows
Stay at luxurious and remote Canvas Hotel and experience the ruggedness and comfort of the Yurt village
Ride over 100k of hidden singletrack just steps away from your hotel
Stay in the historic fishing village of Arendal
Take an evening boat cruise through the archipelago surrounding Arendal and enjoy a feast of locally caught cod, shrimp and lobster
Watch the Experience
Tucked deep in the Moors of Southern Norway, lies a place where you’ve dreamed of riding. Introducing our new Norway mountain bike adventure featuring the exclusive Canvas Hotel. A hidden retreat on a tiny isthmus, surrounded by over 100km of legitimate, undiscovered, flawless singletrack.
-Tony Ferlisi, Trek Travel Guide

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Welcome to the top of the world! You'll meet your guides in Sandefjord before a beautiful 2-hour shuttle transfer deep into the Telemark backcountry. After a short hike into the magical Canvas hotel, you'll receive a brief orientation and get fitted to your Trek Remedy. Take off with your guides on an abbreviated ride right from the hotel. Experience the view famous to locals before pedaling back to your home for the week: A custom, luxurious, Mongolian-style yurt. Tonight, you'll get a complete overview of the week ahead while enjoying a fantastic glass of wine before a gourmet dinner.

Today's Ride:

Journey to Canvas
Approximately 10 miles with 700 feet of climbing and 700 feet of descending

Hotel:

Canvas Hotel

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Rise from a great night's sleep and enjoy the perfect cup of coffee lakeside before heading into the dining room for a delicious breakfast. Pack your lunch, hop on your bike and head out for a ride across an impressive suspension bridge to some hidden local waterfalls. Stretch out on the warm granite slab and enjoy lunch, maybe take a dip in one of the gorgeous whirlpools before riding back to Canvas. This afternoon, enjoy a sauna, take a siesta, enjoy a beer or head out on an optional evening ride before we gather for dinner at the hotel.

Today's Ride:

Ride the Waterfalls
Approximately 15 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing and 1,200 feet of descending

Hotel:

Canvas Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today’s singletrack ride is one of the best rides through the moors of Telemark. Climb magnificent granite slabs, dart through heavy timber, over roots and across creeks to reach an unbelievable viewpoint. Descend the way you came all the way back to your yurt where you'll enjoy a delicious lunch. Schedule a complimentary massage this afternoon or head back out on an evening ride. Tonight, we will enjoy another delicious dinner together.

Today's Ride:

Ride "The Chair"
Approximately 15 miles with 1,900 feet of climbing and 1,900 feet of descending

Hotel:

Canvas Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today, pedal along an historic trade route through this rugged land. You and your guides will choose from a number of trails that spur off of this route. Follow in the footsteps of ancient travelers across this rugged landscape. This afternoon, relax and enjoy lunch lakeside. Enjoy a hot tub soak and a sauna session before we enjoy our last dinner at the Canvas hotel and celebrate a great few days of riding in the Norwegian backcountry.

Today's Ride:

Christian Soil and Countless Lakes
Approximately 10 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing and 1,200 feet of descending

Hotel:

Canvas Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today, you'll rise to greet your final morning at Canvas. Take an optional early morning ride or sleep in and enjoy a delicious breakfast before packing up and boarding the shuttle to the bustling coastal town that is Arendal. We will check into your waterfront hotel and you will have the day to explore Arendal on your own. Dine in a harbor-side cafe, visit historic Trinity Church, or take a boat tour of the harbor. Whatever you do, make sure relaxation is the first priority. Tonight we hop on board a classic wooden boat and cruise Arendal's historic harbor while dining on a freshly caught seafood dinner. Together we raise a glass to a magical week in Norway.

Today's Ride:

Journey to Arendal
Approximately 6 miles with 400 feet of climbing and 400 feet of descending

Hotel:

Clarion Hotel Tyholmen

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Wake up to the sounds of the Arendal harbor before a hot cup of coffee and tasty breakfast at the hotel. Take the morning to have one last stroll around Arendal before loading up for your 2-hour journey back to Sandefjord. Once we reach Sandefjord, you'll share one last lunch at a dockside cafe before saying your goodbyes. Board your flight home, explore Sandefjord on your own this afternoon or head to Oslo for your own Norwegian urban adventure.

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Hotels

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Canvas Hotel

Treungen, Norway

Imagine hundreds of square miles of smooth granite, linked together by brown paths through lush vegetation. Imagine finishing your ride over a wooden bridge, onto a small island in a dark, quiet lake. Suddenly, in the middle of the rocks, you come upon a hotel like nothing you have ever seen. Traditional Mongolian yurt-style tents and specially designed house-tents dot the landscape all in a heavy, khaki-colored canvas. Small bridges connect the hotel to the trails on each side of this tiny island, and the biking remains exciting all the way to the hotel’s heart. Meanwhile, delectable cuisine characterizes every meal and is as distinctive as the hotel itself. Before dinner, have a chilly swim in the lake, take a warm bath in the tub on the dock, enjoy a steamy sauna, and a hot shower from a can hung between two trees. Combine all this into one-of-a-kind luxury after hours on a bike in this magical landscape. Expect a rustic atmosphere at the backcountry with all the comforts of a contemporary hotel room. Yurts feature one or two beds, wood burning stoves, bedside tables and private access. Bathroom facilities are primitive yet comfortable and private. Outdoor showers feature unique manually dispensed hot water. No television or wifi but cell service is excellent and cell phone data signal is strong.
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Clarion Hotel Tyholmen

Arendal, Norway

The luxurious Clarion Hotel Tyholmen Arendal is located directly on the water in the gorgeous city of Arendal, in the heart of the Tyholmen historic site. Take a guided boat tour of Arendal, offering visits to many nearby islands. Walk from the lobby of the hotel right into the heart of town. A variety of restaurants and cocktail lounges are located just steps from the Hotel Tyholmen. The hotel itself has three restaurants and lounges to choose from right on the premises.

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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, 5 lunches and 5 dinners
  • 2 social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Trek Remedy 8 27.5 full suspension mountain bike
  • 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
  • Shimano clipless mountain pedals
  • 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

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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: 2/3 - Recreational/Active?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
12 miles
TOTAL MILES:
56 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,000 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
5,400 feet
TERRAIN: MOUNTAINOUS
The terrain in Norway is mountainous and rugged in nature. Riders can expect 3+ hours per day on their bikes in a remote landscape. Trails are well constructed and maintained. You'll experience a few hike-a-bike sections and a river crossing or two. Overall, it's a fantastic adventure. The Norway mountain biking trip is best suited for our Type 2 and 3 Riders with at least intermediate technical mountain biking skills. There is approximately 1,000 feet of climbing and descending through the terrain on this trip. Each day your guides will describe the featured ride and your supported options for the day. Those who want more miles and more technical terrain and those who want less may split into two groups in order to ride different trails or simply go at different speeds. The nature of the trails in Norway is that they are remote and un-marked, so a guide is necessary. If a group prefers to split off or start the day with a different ride option, our guides could take each group.
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:
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Shopping

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:
TORP Sandefjord Airport (TRF) or Oslo Airport (OSL)
MEETING TIME:
10:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
TORP Sandefjord Airport

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
TORP Sandefjord Airport (TRF) or Oslo Airport (OSL)
DEPARTING TIME:
1:00 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
TORP Sandefjord Airport

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 flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Torp Sandefjord Airport (TRF) or Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL).

If riding the train from Oslo, disembark at the Sandefjord station. Travel time to/from Oslo is 1 hour and 48 minutes, and to Oslo Airport it is 2 hours 23 minutes. A shuttle bus meets all trains during the opening hours of the airport, and a bus trip takes four minutes to the airport terminal. The shuttle bus leaves the airport ten minutes before each train's scheduled departure. The bus is operated by NSB and is included in the price of the train ticket. There are 42 bus departures each day.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at TORP Sandefjord Airport (TRF) at 10:00 AM on the first day of the trip. After a beautiful 2-hour shuttle transfer deep into the Telemark backcountry, we'll take a short hike into the magical Canvas hotel where you'll receive a brief orientation and get fitted to your Trek Remedy.

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. You may take a taxi to the first night’s hotel for approximately $100.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 1:00 PM at the TORP Sandefjord Airport (TRF) in Sandefjord, Norway. Board your flight home, explore Sandefjord on your own this afternoon or head to Oslo for your own Norwegian urban adventure.

View our post hotel recommendations

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, dark and 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: Sandefjord, Norway

Sandefjord is an international small town with an exciting and colorful past. A product of the Viking Age, the shipping industry and whaling in Arctic and Antarctic areas, Sandefjord has a history of pioneer spirit and creativity, daring and bravery. Despite its rugged past, this maritime hub has become a modern town of true culture, supporting a dynamic business, culinary and cultural life. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and post-trip hotel.

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