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The Kingdom of Fjords and Glaciers 8BA

Norway

Luscious green valleys, interveinbed by powerful rivers and waterfalls, guide you right through the heart of Norway.

There are not many places comparable to the scenic landscape which awaits you in Norway's fjordland. We start our journey in Bergen, an enchanting and vivid cultural metropolis. From here, we will ride along the world-famous and spectacular train line towards the giant Sognefjord. A cruise on the narrow Fjaerland fjord, along the Jostedalbreen glacier, takes us further North to the amazing natural spectacle and UNESCO world heritage Geiranger. We will explore the strawberry land of Norway, the Storfjord and Ålesund. The latter is also known as the ‘Venice of Norway’ and its impressive Art nouveau architecture and representation. You will for sure remember the tranquility, the impressive environment and the friendly Norwegians, even long after you returned home.

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Start/Finish: Bergen / Ålesund
Nearest airport: Bergen / Ålesund
Duration: 10 nights
Route: safe and well-maintained cycle paths, forest roads and streets
Accommodations: charming and carefully selected hotels
Highlights: Bergen, Voss, Myrdal, Sognefjord, Aurlandsfjord, Highlands of Lærdalsøyri, Innvikfjorden, Leon, Styrn, Geiranger Fjord, Waterfalls of Gudbrandsjuvet, Ornesvingen, strawberry fields in Valldal, Storfjord, Fjellstua, Ålesund
Minimum number of participants: 2
Please note paragraph 4.2. a) of our terms and conditions of travel to find out more about the cancellation of tour through Edelweiss Bike Travel when the minimum number of participants is not reached - Terms and Conditions
11 days vacation
9 day riding route

DAY 1: Arrival in Bergen
Please arrive at the hotel before 4pm for our welcome get-together.
DAY 2: Bergen - Voss
We will leave Bergen, the lively cultural metropolis, the old Hansestadt, where festivals, concerts and cutting-edge art exhibitions take place all year round. We will take the train to Dale, where our bikes await us. From now on we will journey through Nature and cycle along the river Giljaevi to Voss.
[distance: 56 km, uphill: 930 m; 35 miles, uphill: 3051 ft]
DAY 3: Voss - Flåm
After a little stopover in Voss we will continue our journey along the river Kleivelvi to Myrdal. This is the starting point of the most spectacular railroad line in Norway. It stretches from Myradal to Aurlandsfjord, a smaller fjord next to the giant Sogneford. The insatiable can cycle, the connoisseurs can take their bike into the train. The cyclists will cycle along Rallarvegen, one of the most beautiful cycle paths in Norway. Once a supply route for the construction of the train. We rejoin in the Togrestaurant in Flåm. The restaurant itself is accommodated in an old train carriage.
[distance: 71 km, uphill: 1730 m; 44 miles, uphill: 5676 ft]
DAY 4: Flåm - Lærdalsøyri
We will leave the little village Flåm, which is nestled within the vast mountain ranges of Aurlandsfjord. We will climb up a few serpents and enjoy the magnificent views of the Aurlandsfjord. We have arrived at a breath-taking alpine landscape that reveals timeless solitude and beauty. Beneath us is the longest tunnel of Norway. The Laerdaltunnel, with a length of 24,5 km, has re-placed the St. Gotthard tunnel as the longest tunnel in the world.
[distance: 55 km, uphill: 1510 m; 34 miles, uphill: 4954 ft]
DAY 5: Lærdalsøyri - Fjærland
Today we are going to load our bicycles twice on ferries. The first cruise is a short distance from Fodnes to Mannheller. From there we will cycle along the coast of Sognefjord. In Hella we will enter a ferry to Fjærland. Picturesque is the ride through the 25 km long Fjærland fjord, which is only about 10 km away from the glacier slopes of the Jostedalbreen glacier. Our hotel is also located directly at the fjord.
[distance: 50 km, uphill: 2120 m; 31 miles, uphill: 6955 ft]
DAY 6: Fjærland - Olden
A shuttle bus will bring us underneath the Jostedalbreen glacier tongue to Skei. Driving along the Innvikfjord we reach Olden. Since time immemorial, fjordrings have been kept in this valley. They are quiet, sturdy northern fjord horses, which are not only useful as working animals, but also play an important role in the glacier tourism.
[distance: 60 km, uphill: 910 m; 38 miles, uphill: 2986 ft]
DAY 7: Olden - Geirangerfjord
Today's highlight is the Fiord of the Fjords - Geiranger – a Unesco World Heritage site and a duty for every Norwegian traveller. The Geirangerfjord thrills with steep rock faces, snow-capped peaks and enchanting waterfalls. From our hotel we have an incredible view of the village and the fjord Geiranger.
[distance: 83 km, uphill: 1210 m; 52 miles, uphill: 3970 ft]
DAY 8: Geiranger - Valldal
Today’s morning program is the Ornesvingen – the Eagles view, situated high above the Geiranger with an incredible view of the fjord. A short ferry ride will take us to Valldal, the strawberry paradise of Norway. In Jordbaerstova we will eat the most delicious strawberry cake in the world. Today we will sleep at the Gudbrandsjuvet waterfalls.
[distance: 41 km, uphill: 930 m; 26 miles, uphill: 3051 ft]
DAY 9: Valldal - Spjelkavik
We will leave the strawberry valley behind and cycle along the coastline of Storfjords. Nomen est Omen, the name means "huge". With a length of 110 km it is the 5th longest in Norway. The dramatically steep mountains descend 1500m down to the coast. Only interrupted by several valleys, which stretch up to 30 km into the hinterland and feature mild climate.
[distance: 73 km, uphill: 1230 m; 45 miles, uphill: 4035 ft]
DAY 10: Spjelkavik - Ålesund
We are coming to the end of our adventure and exploration. We enjoy cycling along the Storfjords all the way to Ålesund. Ålesund is famous for its Art Nouveau architecture and representation. In 1904 a great fire destroyed the entire town and left more than 10.000 people homeless. Within 3 years the town was rebuilt, featuring the Art Nouveau Style throughout the city. The local Aksla mountain offers a most unique panorama view of the city. In the background you will be stunned by the summits of the Sunnmore Alps.
[distance: 33 km, uphill: 490 m; 21 miles, uphill: 1608 ft]
DAY 11: Departure from Ålesund
We will be happy to take you to the nearest train station or airport. We wish you a pleasant journey home.

Tour prices 2019

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Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 3.850,-
Riese & Müller Nevo
$ 4.240,-
Single room supplement$ 400,-

Tour prices 2020

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 3.850,- *
Riese & Müller Nevo
$ 4.240,- *
Single room supplement$ 400,- *
* Please note that the dates and prices for 2020 are not confirmed yet. The dates shown on our website are preliminary dates for 2020 and might change. Also, for this tour there are yet no prices confirmed for 2020. If the tour price differs more than 5% from last year’s pricing you can cancel your participation until October 31, 2019 without any cancellation fee.

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