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The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
- Difficulty Level
Level 1: Occasional
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Level 2: Recreational
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km (5-7 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Level 3: Enthusiast
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Level 4: Avid
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Level 5: Expert
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
Cycling in Northern Fjordland
Between gorgeous, deep fjords, cascading waterfalls and mountain peaks often compared to the spires of churches, Norway has a strong handle on elemental drama and diversity. Travelling between the small fishing town of Alesund and the cliffs of Storfjord, we embark on fjord-side rides, dine on local organic food (picture garden lunches and fresh-caught fish) and pass the time with our local friends as they share Norweigan tales and show us around their breathtaking country.
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Day by Day
We start our first ride of the week in the lovely town of Alesund and venture out further to explore the fjords. After lunch, we jump on a zodiac boat for a wildlife safari, exploring the coastline and the open sea.
Enjoy an early kayak paddle on the Aalesund Canal before we hop on our bikes to pedal along the fjords. We pause for lunch in the Sunnmore Alps before taking on the spectacular Queen’s Route.
Our morning ride will take us across the Hjørundfjord Fjord—a breathtaking section of the larger Storfjord. Lunch will be in the garden of a local restaurant, while gorgeous views backdrop our meal.
A short drive brings us to our private boat for a cruise through the majestic Geiranger fjord. This afternoon offers the most challenging ride of the trip on The Eagle Road.
We’ll go for one final spin through the spectacular fjords on a relaxed and mostly flat ride. For lunch, we meet with our local friend Anniken who will host us to lunch in her home.
Following breakfast at the hotel, we’ll drop you off at 7:00 am at Vigra airport in Alesund, from where you can fly to Oslo, Amsterdam or Bergen. So long!
Experience Norway’s elemental monuments.
Juvet Landscape Hotel, Valldal
Designed by Norwegian architects Jensen & Skodvin, Juvet Landscape Hotel is a nature retreat that blends seamlessly with its surrounding environment. A striking hotel, it features seven small wood cabins perched on a river bank and nestled amongst a pristine forest. Located outside the small town of Gudbrandsjuvet, the hotel also features a day spa where guests can enjoy traditional Nordic treatments.
Hotel Brosundet, Alesund
Hotel Brosundet in the small fishing town of Alesund features minimalist rooms with antique-beamed ceilings and chic neutral tones. A family-run affair, guests are taken care of with the utmost attention and service, whether dining on fresh local seafood in the restaurant or cozying up with a craft cocktail in the Arkivet Bar.
Storfjord Hotel, Glomset
Set on a hillside overlooking Storfjord, this rustic-chic hideaway is a nature lover's dream. Elegant rooms with knotted wood interiors feature unbelievable views and countless outdoor activities—kayaking, hiking, fishing—await just outside your doorstep.
B&R goes out of its way to make sure its clients experience this amazing area. Each day is different and unique.—Wesley Alexander
The guides were amazing. They went above and beyond to make it a fabulous trip.—Wendy Skylar
The riding is varied, with the majority of terrain on flat stretches and a few gradual climbs. There will be a couple of challenging climbs that can be conquered at your own pace (and perhaps even enjoyed, as they bring us to more amazing vistas!) The days’ distances range from 25 to 64 km (15 to 40 mi.).
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
- Use of bicycle and helmet
- GPS routes
- All special events and private tours mentioned in the itinerary
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip, we’ll use well-tuned, high-quality, local bikes that provide the perfect fit for your size and weight.
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