Observe alongside on this new movies sequence from Bicycle Touring Professional as TOURING-BICYCLE and Katelyn Miller cycle throughout western Norway on the self-guided Fjord Biking Route Bike Tour!
My buddy Katelyn flew from the Netherlands to hitch me for per week of biking in Norway on the Fjord Biking Route Bike Tour with an area tour firm referred to as Berg Fritid. This 6-day self-guided bike tour made it tremendous simple for Katelyn and I to easily present up in Matre, Norway for the beginning of the tour, bounce on a pair of high-quality rental bicycles, and revel in per week of touring collectively within the lovely fjord/mountain area north of Bergen, Norway.
Watch the movies beneath for a day-by-day recap of our time collectively on the Fjord Biking Route Bike Tour. Then, make sure to learn Katelyn’s official evaluate of the journey, see the images from our time collectively on the tour, after which take into account touring to Norway and collaborating within the Fjord Biking Route Bike Tour for your self.
Day #1: The Fjord Biking Route Bike Tour
I met Katelyn in Bergen, Norway, the place we then jumped on a bus to the close by metropolis of Matre. As soon as there, we had been met by Arne, the proprietor of Berg Fritid – the corporate that organizes every part on the Fjord Biking Route Bike Tour. Arne geared up Katelyn and I with our bicycles, gave us maps for our journey, and answered any questions we occurred to have. Then, we had been on our personal! After a brief look across the Bjorn West Museum within the tiny city of Matre, we cycled east into the mountains, up a brief hill, previous a big lake, after which checked into a good looking lakeside lodge the place we ate a delicious dinner served within the lodge eating room.
Day #2: Mountain Biking In The Rain & Snow
We had organized to go mountain biking on day two of the Fjord Biking Route Bike Tour, so Arne had left a pair of full-suspension mountain bikes for us on the lodge the place we had been staying. We swapped out our highway/touring bicycles for mountain bikes after which headed up into the mountains on the alternative aspect of the lake. Sadly, the climate was not on our aspect on this explicit day – because the rain, wind and snow pressured us to desert our bike trip early. Moist and chilly, we rushed again to our lodge, took a scorching bathe, after which spent the remainder of the day indoors – consuming meals and having fun with the gorgeous Norwegian surroundings that surrounded us.
Day #3: Norway’s Greatest Bicycle Tour
The third day of the Fjord Biking Route Bike Tour was most likely one of the best day of your complete bike tour and considered one of my favourite days of bicycle touring I’ve ever skilled. We started by leaving our lakeside lodge after which biking up into the close by mountains to the north. The roads had been slim and freed from visitors, with solely the occasional cow crossing our path. Passing a number of small lakes and delightful, arctic-like surroundings, we started an extended, downhill descent by means of a number of small tunnels after which we lastly rolled to a cease alongside the sting of the Sognefjord – the longest and deepest fjord in all of Norway.
Day #4: Biking Alongside The Edge Of The Sognefjord
The climate in Norway can change rapidly. Whereas we had been biking within the rain and chilly the day earlier than, the climate on this explicit day was completely splendid. We spent the day biking on the southern fringe of the Sognefjord – in search of whales and dolphins, deer and elk, eagles and different Norwegian critters all alongside the way in which. On the finish of the day, we arrived within the tiny inlet city of Eivindvik and checked into the Eivindvik Fjord Resort, the place we had been handled to a scrumptious vegetarian dinner.
Day #5: Biking, Boating & Mountain climbing In Norway
With our self-guided bike tour virtually over, we checked out of the Eivindvik Fjord Resort, jumped on a ferry boat that took us on a tour of the various close by islands, after which dropped us off in Mjømna, which is the place we began biking for the day. It was a brief bike trip to the city of Frøyset, the place we checked right into a small farmhouse lodge referred to as the Frøyset Gardsmat. We arrived so early within the day that we determined to go on somewhat hike as much as the highest of a close-by mountain. After that, we went on one other quick bike trip to the sting of a small lake. And after being handled to a scrumptious lasagna dinner, we took a stroll across the village earlier than ultimately returning to our room and calling it an evening.
Day #6: Downhill Bike Experience Again To Matre, Norway
We didn’t need to go away the Frøyset Gardsmat, however that’s precisely what we needed to do on the final day of the Fjord Biking Route Bike Tour. From there, we shot downhill, alongside the sting of a close-by fjord, and circled our approach again to the tiny city of Matre, Norway – which is the place the bike tour started simply six days prior. The bike tour was solely six days lengthy, however it felt like a lot longer (in a great way). We had each liked the expertise, loved the surroundings, delighted within the folks we met all through our journey, cherished the lodging we had been blessed with, and had been unhappy that the expertise was over.
After dropping our bicycles off on the Bjorn West Museum in Matre, Katelyn and I jumped on a bus and traveled again to Bergen, Norway. The next day, Katelyn flew again to the Netherlands and I traveled north for the subsequent leg of my Scandinavian bicycle touring journey.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: In case you are serious about collaborating within the Fjord Biking Route Bike Tour for your self, please contact Berg Fritid and inform them you heard about their self-guided bike tour on the Bicycle Touring Professional web site. The Fjord Biking Route Bike Tour is without doubt one of the finest and least-expensive bicycle excursions in all of Norway and it’s a wonderful approach to spend per week – touring with a buddy, member of the family or liked one by means of one of the lovely locations on the planet.
Be taught extra and join your personal unbelievable Norwegian bicycle tour at: www.bergfritid.no