As we fly over snow-capped mountains, glaciers, a rugged west coast that cuts deep into the inland mountains and steep-sided fjords, we are for sure coming into land in Norway, for an unrivalled mountain bike expedition.
Why are we embarking on this expedition in Norway? We learned that the Norwegian fjords are relatively under explored by mountain bike, in contrast to being hugely popular for ski touring in winter. Also, we were intrigued by the deep-rooted culture of using boats to navigate the rugged landscape of Norway, so we decided that, like generations before us, we had to work with the landscape, rather than against it.
Meet Gåssten, an old Scandinavian wooden-hulled minesweeper, and our unique accommodation, adventure hub, gourmet restaurant, and access into the remote Norwegian trails direct from the fjords. Each day Gåssten drops us at the fjord shores, from where we ride and hike-a-bike to the tops of 1000m peaks, before descending into another fjord to meet up again with our floating home.
This mountain bike expedition through the Norwegian fjords was delivered by H+I Adventures. They specialise in the art of hand-crafted mountain bike adventures around the world, and the Fjords of Norway is their latest exciting offering.
Website – www.mountainbikeworldwide.com
Tour web page – www.mountainbikeworldwide.com/bike-tours/norway
Phone – 0044 (0) 1463 231441 or Toll free from the USA and Canada 1-888-228-50-35
Dates: Tours running from June to October 2017
Price: $5,440USD / £3,400GBP per person to a max of 8 people