Plan your mountain biking holiday in Norway with these offers in mind.
Rolling hills and wide expanses, almost invisible trails on heather and gushing rivers. On a sturdy mountain bike you can explore the untouched wilderness of the Finnmark plateau, the home of the Sami reindeer herders.
You will be accompanied by a guide with cooking skills and a good tool kit, and accommodation is arranged in rustic but cosy mountain cabins.
Price from NOK 6,900 per person, including all transport, guide, sauna, meals and accommodation.
Valdres has plenty of fun for mountain bikers, too. Explore the MTB possibilities with this package, offered by Merket in the Tisleidalen valley.
You will stay close to many kilometres of cycling routes in beautiful surroundings, mainly on quiet mountain and forest roads near Golsfjellet and Stølsvidda.
Merket has 54 rooms spread out on a number of different buildings. They have made their own mountain bike trails with four levels of difficulty, and also offer their guests free use of the Jacuzzi, sauna and canoes (pre-booking required). The offer is available 1 June to 1 October 2018.
Price from NOK 1,740 per person in a double room (full board).
The mountain bike race Offroad Finnmark takes place between 28 July and 5 August 2017.
Every year, hundreds of experienced mountain bike amateurs take up the challenge of the race, which has a reputation of being one of the toughest MTB competitions in the world. It winds its way through thorny terrain in the Finnmark wilderness on cart roads and single tracks as well as through pathless landscapes with brooks, creeks and rivers.
Right outside Radisson Blu Resort Trysil, 20 kilometres of prepared trails are ready for you and your family.
Choose an easy green trail or try something a bit more challenging on a red trail. Try velodrome trails, specially constructed wooden paths and bridges – a lap or two is enough to master the skill, and then you want more!
Bikes are available to rent at SportLodgen, the sports shop at Radisson Blu Resort Trysil.
Price from NOK 1,345 per night in a double room, including breakfast, packed lunch and entrance to the spa.
Explore the little known cycling paradise of Valdres with the whole family. Peddle along at your own pace in the gateway to Jotunheimen, one of Norway’s premier mountain areas with some 200 peaks over 2,000 metres above sea level. The suggested route includes a combination of gravelled roads, trails and paths.
Join a full-on mountain bike trip deep into the fjord landscape around the Geirangerfjord. You will push your bike to towering summits before starting the steep descent through the wildest mountain ridges – this trip is recommended for advanced mountain bikers who enjoy steep, technical trails.
Accommodation is arranged on board an ex-navy minesweeper. All meals, even wine and beer, are included in the price.
Price from GBP 3,400 per person.
Discover the hidden gem of the Aursjøveien road, which is known for being tougher than Trollstigen. In fact it is perfect for biking as it is almost traffic-free.
The first day is tough as we make our way through the valley of Litldalen, ascending from the fjord up to 860 metres above sea level, but we will take our time. Day two starts easy in a fairly flat but beautiful area before biking down to the Eikesdalen valley. At the Mardalsfossen waterfall we are picked up and taken back to Sunndalsøra around 16.00.
Price from NOK 3,600 per person.
Narrow, sometimes very steep single tracks and views to die for. After an active day on the tracks, you can relax on a summit watching the sun set in the fjord.
This alpine biking tour in Romsdal has it all, for beginners and experts alike.
Price from NOK 850 per person (based on a minimum of four people), including six hours of guiding.
The location of Folven Camping makes it the perfect base for exploring trail riding in Hjelledalen Valley and other places in Stryn. The area has become a paradise for mountain bikers with narrow passages, 300 metre deep gorges and great forest trails, as well as easier terrain.
Go for trips on your own, or with a guide.
Price from NOK 1,700 for a cabin for 2-4 people for 2 days (June, July, August).
Join forces with likeminded mountain bikers and other adventure geeks at the Stryn festival, which takes place in an area of great natural beauty.
The festival is open to everyone with an interest in cycling and other activities like climbing, hiking and skiing, so there is no need to be a pro. Guided MTB tours will be arranged for every level, from easy to demanding.
Four days dedicated to mountain biking in a stunning landscape – if that’s sounds cool, you should check out the Folven Mountain Bike Camp that takes place 7-10 September 2017.
Enjoy an extensive network of trails, guides and courses in an intimate setting. The event takes place at Folven Adventure Camp, which has its own pumptrack and skate park.
Make your way down flowy and technical trails of various difficulty on an incomparable mountain bike week in the Skibotn area of the Lyngenfjord. Known for its dry climate with clear skies and a diverse landscape heavily influenced by glaciers, you will enjoy incredible views over mountains and fjords.
The trip is arranged for 5-8 people, and you will stay in a cabin at Arctic Lyngen Seacamp, surrounded by high peaks.
Price from NOK 15,750 per person, including one week of trail cycling in Lyngsalpene mountain range with a guide, accommodation, transport and food.