Lofoten is a mecca for cyclists! From your bike, you can discover local gems and become acquainted with Lofoten’s culture and history together with our knowledgeable guides. Our goal is for you to cycle safely and experience the combination of a bike ride together with a taste of our culture and history.
Lofoten is a mecca for cyclists! From your bike, you can discover local gems and become acquainted with Lofoten’s culture and history together with our knowledgeable guides. Our goal is for you to cycle safely and experience the combination of a bike ride together with a taste of our culture and history. We have devised the route from Svolvær to Kabelvåg, before we enter a secret beach at Ørsnes, which is something of a find. We adjust the route to the weather. We wish to show you Lofoten in our own way, how we live here, and you will get a taste of local history from our guides.
XXLofoten has 33 BMC cross country & touring bicycles. They are suitable for country roads, city exploration and mountains.
We invite you to our offices in Svolvær harbour where you will be welcomed by our tour guide and host for the trip. The bikes are sized from XS to XL and will be adjusted to fit you. Svolvær is a compact small town. By travelling only a few hundred meters out of the urban centre, you will find virtually complete isolation, and magnificent nature. And not even at the cost of a lot of climbing effort. The route goes by the sea, and is thus manageable for most people. You do not need to be particularly fit to join this ride, which totals about 30 km.
The trip takes about five hours. Weather in Lofoten changes rapidly, from sunshine and clear skies to rain. Make sure to bring an extra top, and a pair of gloves if your ride is in May or August, when temperatures can drop some.
Main season: 15 May to 31 August
The cycle ride takes place Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in the main season.
Price: NOK 590 per person
Other timings and group rides are available upon request.
Who is this ride suited for?
This ride is aimed at those who wish to immerse in nature together with a knowledgeable local guide who takes you to the finest spots in his back yard. There is no need for any advanced cycling skills, you will receive instructions before the ride starts. The ride is not suitable for children.
What should you wear and bring?
Lofoten weather can vary strongly from day to day, which is some of the charm of these isles. We recommend you wear what we as locals wear when we go out.
• Comfortable hiking trousers and a long-sleeved top.
• Fleece jacket or equivalent mid layer
• Neck scarf
• A small rucksack with gloves and a weatherproof shell jacket
• Hot and cold drink, packed lunch
What is included from our side:
• Helmet and hi visibility vest
• Guide who speaks English and Norwegian
Optional extras for purchase:
• Packed lunch for the ride: NOK 199
XXLofoten also arrange guided cycle rides for groups to Ørsvåg, Henningsvær and Brenna. Other destinations on request.