ITINERARY - OSLO, NORWAY
4 days riding, blended with some you time and optional indulgence
Day 1 - Hei min venn (Hello My Friend)
We meet you at Oslo, Gardermoen Airport then whisk you (by train), to a great cafe for a chat about the days ahead (your luggage and bikes will be on the way to the hotel). Then it is off to Fara Experience Centre (to pick up any hired bikes) or the hotel. The Hotel, is right next to the Palace, in the centre of Oslo and we will have Dinner together overlooking Oslo Fjord.
Day 2 – Out for Waffles and Brown Cheese
53km, 960m elevation
Up early and out to Kikutstua, past the ski jumps, through the Nordmarka forest, skirting a series of enchanting lakes to the Kikutstua cabin for Waffles with brown cheese (it’s sweet!), jam and cream. It’s an undulating climb out and a swift ride back to Oslo, a post ride drink and then Dinner in the City (you are welcome to join us, or do you own thing).
Day 3 – Nordmarka
83km, 1173m elevation
A cyclist's breakfast, and out into the ‘Normarker’ (the translation is north forest), snappy climbs and awesome gravel. We will be having a much deserved and calorie irrelevant pizza night, again we'd love you to join us but are happy for the evenings to be your own.
Day 4 Train to Gjovik!
60km, 860m elevation
Train 2 hours north to meet up with your bikes at Gjovik. A climbing day, forest, gravel and hills, with a (short) 14% incline on the final big hill of the day. Sweep down to the Hotel Granavolden, for a taste of local cuisine.
Day 5 - The gravel meander to Oslo
70.6km, 460m elevation
On the last riding day, we ‘downhill’ into Oslo (don’t be fooled it's generally downwards but there are some punchy climbs to get over). A post ride beverage and all of us together for a truly authentic final mean by the Oslo fjord.
It's that time...you've ridden well, feel stronger, relaxed and revitalised, whilst at the same time being ready for home. After breakfast we will get your luggage into the transfer vehicle and get you to the airport in good time for your flight.
We aim for WOW every time and hope to have heard it in many times this week. See you next time and thank you.