On this exceptional mountain bike tour we take you into northern Norway up to 70’ north. This journey undulates across the...
On this exceptional mountain bike tour we take you into northern Norway up to 70’ north. This journey undulates across the arctic tundra along awesome single track paths. We pass through rivers and marshes and we ride over mountains. You will also experience riding in the midnight sun. Our route is sometimes demanding and offers some tough challenges. Biking distance for this route is around 300 km. We will stay in lodges and we will camp out on the high plateau. This is true adventure biking remote, challenging and completely unique. Lunch on the trip: Brought sandwiches made at breakfast and brought drinks. DAY 1 Arrival Alta Airport. You will be met by the guide. Transfer to Gargia Lodge where we will have time to have our supper and to build the bike bikes. DAY 2 We head south, we ride from Gargia Lodge to Masi (65km). Today we get a real sense of Norway’s untouched north. Our route takes us along the old wagon and gravel roads that have connected the Sami settlements for millennia. The Sami are the Norwegian Native people that have herded and cared for the reindeer through the seasons. Our path is undulating and is ideal for steady mile crunching. We immerse ourselves a little deeper into this landscape passing through woodland and alongside lakes and streams that seem to saturate this remote country. Tonight our accommodation at The Masi Tourist Centre. DAY3 After our overnight stop today we head out easterly towards the tundra plateau. Our bike tour continues from Masi Tour Center to Suossjavre (45 km). The route takes us along the old post road through wet swamps we cross small rivers, and follow the trails along moraine and rock ridges. En route we will be visit exotic Raggis courtyard. Most of the day is spent off road but finally we find a decent path that takes us to to Suosjavrre. Where we spend the night. Day4 Today we have an easy day as we follow a great path that heads directly north along a well trodden fire trail road to Mollisjok Lodge. (26km).This is a traditional lodge that is used in both summer and winter by trekkers, bikers, skiers and hunters alike. As we arrive quite early in the afternoon at Mollisjok, we have the opportunity to catch our supper. This whole area, Finnmark, is an Eldorado for trout, salmon and fishermen alike. Day 5 From now on we are into the Finnmark plateau. The landscape has a stark beauty. Endless hills roll ahead of us as we continue north towards our campsite at Stabbursdalsvannene. Today we experience the high plateau trails that are exhilarating and demanding, as they tend to be wet and often steep. We push out alongside Finnmarks largest lake riding along the east side of Lake Jesjavre. Our riding is on challenging yet rewarding mountain bike paths which are considered locally to be some the best the area has to offer. Tonight we are camping out on the plateau where we experience the true nature of this incredible landscape. Day 6 Another great day ahead as we ride through Livnas to our camping huts at Skoganvarre (45 km). We are riding through the plateau where the terrain undulates through wet, soft ground to rocky sections. The riding in the morning is more open, with gentle slopes that we climb to and in the afternoon we descend off the plateau, passing through glades and wooded sections, there are technical descents as well. We pass Lake Leavnasjavre (450 m) to finish the last 20 km, which offers spectacular views as we make our run down to Skoganvarre camp site. We stay in huts alongside the lake. A relaxing and beautiful stop to another full day. Day7 Our last day of riding is again undulating with a climb to get us away from the civilized Skoganvarre! Our route today is epic, with awesome views north, over Porsenger Fjord. We ride through and over smooth rock sheets we follow tight single track paths that weave through marshy lakes and we climb and descend the hills that stretch endlessly on. Finally we make our descent into Lakselv where hot showers, fresh linen, the hotel restaurant and a bar await us!! Tonight we breakdown our bikes and pack them up, then celebrate our completed voyage. Day 8 We transfer to the Airport in Alta Airport for all departures. Available Time: 10.06. – 17.06. 2011 Arrival Alta: 10. June Departure: 17. June Persons: Min 6 – Max 10 What is included: • All food. From supper Day 1 to breakfast Day 8. That means breakfast, lunch and dinner. • All accommodation (based on a twin share). 7 nights at lodges, 1 night at tent camp. • Local guide throughout the tour. From arrival at Alta Lufthavn to departure from Lakselv . • Backup and transport of luggage between accommodations. Transfer from / to Alta Airport What is not included: • International flights to / from Alta, Norway • Travel insurance • Personal clothing and equipment • Personal expenditure as bar bills, telephone calls, souvenirs, etc.