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 9,450 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 27 July and 4 August 2018.
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 650 per person per night in a double room, including breakfast, packed lunch and entrance to the spa.
Are you ready for two weeks of cycling fun? The Trysil Bike Festival takes place between 21 June and 1 July 2018. Take part in Utflukt, Norway's largest MTB festival, or send the kids on a cosy Terrengsykkel Youth Camp.
During the festival there will be cycling related competitions for the whole family, for example in the Gullia area, which will host a pump track competition in addition to a dedicated Family Day. You can also take part in the Lucky Ducky ride.
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.
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.
Rent a bike and set off on an adventure into the Arctic landscapes of the Lyngenfjord. You will find a myriad of single tracks and forest roads in stunning surroundings with rugged mountains, lush valleys and clear lakes.
From the middle of May to August, you can stay out as late as you like and enjoy the golden hues of the midnight sun.
There are plenty of guided tours, festivals and races for cyclists in the Lyngenfjord area, and you can read all about it at visit-lyngenfjord.com.
For a unique nature experience in pristine surroundings, cycle in the beautiful high mountain landscape of Norway's largest national park Hardangervidda. The beginning of the cycling tour is special thanks to the Krossobanen cable car that whisks you up from Rjukan to the starting point at 886 metres.
The route is signposted and well maintained. There are plenty of good fishing lakes along the roads if you want to go trout fishing. After 30 kilometres, you arrive at the cosy Kalhovd Tourist Cabin where you can have dinner and a well-deserved rest.
Price from NOK 1,595 for adults and NOK 1,095 for children, including lunch, tickets to Krossobanen, three-course dinner, accommodation and breakfast.
Combine your cycling tour on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau with a wonderful boat trip on lake Mårvatn. First you take the cable car Krossobanen up to the starting point, at 886 metres above sea level. Here you cycle 30 kilometres to Kalhovd Tourist cabin, where you take the road to the left for another eight kilometres.
At Synken, the boat MB Mårfjord takes you across the lake. Make sure that you check the boat timetable in advance, as there is only one departure in the evening. The boat trip takes around 40 minutes, and the captain can show you where to store your bikes safely.
You will stay the night at Mårbu Tourist cabin, and return to Synken and your bikes the next day.
Price: NOK 1,795 (adults) and NOK 1150 (children 4-12 years) including lunch, tickets to Krossobanen, three course dinner, accommodation and breakfast.
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