Nordkapp by bike or e-bike!

Nordkapp by bike or e-bike!

Only in the breath of the sea, in the contact with the nature of the Norwegian fjords, the famous painter Edvard Munch succeeded in appeasing his obsessions. A trip to the North Cape is not just a cycling adventure, it is above all a deep inner experience, which reassures the spirit and brings us closer to the important values ​​of life.

Let's start from Lofoten Islands, a UNESCO heritage site, otherwise defined as the "tropics of the Arctic", incredibly beaten by the warm current of the Gulf of Mexico, for a "three days" of incredible emotions riding and skirting fjords with white sand beaches and very clear waters. From Lodingen the road runs climbing along walls overlooking the sea, "breathtaking" views at latitudes that it would be unthinkable to be able to reach in winter. Stop in Tromso "the capital of the Arctic", a lively and entertaining city, rich in history, culture, as well as the university city to the north of the world and surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands. more ancient prehistoric traces of Norway thanks to its rock carvings that in 1985 were included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites, the journey continues to reserve, behind every curve, scenarios of incomparable beauty that will remain indelible in our hearts. the sun lights up the road to Cape North late into the night, we arrive at Honningsvag, a quaint fishing village, after crossing the Lapland plateau and reaching the island of Mageroya through an underwater tunnel, then the legendary cliff that flows into the water. impetuous of the glacial sea, to catch all the colors and the shades of the midnight sun.It is time to put the bicycles in the van, even if the thought is still a fantastic landscapes crossed and the legendary cliff conquered. Transfer to Alta, from where you depart by plane to return home. Do it using our ebikes to rent!

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Itinerary

Day
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Day 1: arrival in Bodo

Arrival in Bodo and transfer to the hotel. We unpack our bikes and perform a general check to prepare them for this great journey. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day
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Day 2: Bodo – ferry Moskenes – A i Lofoten – 50 km

In the morning we travel to the terminal to take the ferry that will take us to Moskenes, then we will cycle 50km to reach the beautiful village of "A," where we will spend the night.  This day of acclimatization will allow us to visit this part of the archipelago, where we will fish and dine on cod that is exported around the world—an appetizer of what awaits us during the rides.

Day
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Day 3: A i Lofoten – Svolvaer - 130 km

After tuning our bikes, it’s all in the saddle and off we go! In the Lofoten Islands, “the Tropics of the Arctic,” there are beaches of white sand where, if the sun shines during our ride, we can enjoy a surprising bathing day north of the Arctic Circle! Skirting fjords and crossing bridges and undersea tunnels that unite these islands, we arrive at Svolvaer, the main city of this archipelago. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day
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Day 4: Svolvaer – Lodingen - 105 km

We climb on our bikes to finish crossing the last islands, again along bridges and tunnels under the sea. Here in Norway, where nature dominates, it is thanks only to these great works of infrastructure that it has been possible to make these beautiful places easily accessible to tourists. We arrive in Lodingen, a small village by the sea. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day
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Day 5: Lodingen – Bjerkvik - 115 km

Along a series of fjords with waterfalls overlooking the path, we feel a part of this unique and extraordinary landscape, where traffic does not exist and the scent of the sea fills every breath. We arrive in Bjerkvik, a village located on the Ofotfjorden. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

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Day 6: Bjerkvik – Bardufoss - 90 km

We will leave the sea with its fjords to cross a region that is hilly but not like the Alps or the Dolomites—the differences in elevation are modest and the climbs not particularly steep. Then we descend from that landscape until we reach Bardufoss, in the valley of Målselvdalen. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day
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Day 7: Bardufoss – Tromso - 130 km

After a short ascent we descend towards the sea to reach the fjord that we follow until we reach Tromso, again over bridges and through underwater tunnels. This university town is the seventh-largest Norwegian city, considered the capital of Lapland. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 8: stay in Tromso

This stop will allow us to recover our strength, relax in the hotel, take a walk, and visit the beauties of the center. Not for nothing is Tromso called the Paris of the North! Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day
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Day 9: Tromso – Sorkjosen – 120 km

We mount our bikes again heading north. We are well into the Arctic now, and in a few days we will have reached the roof of Europe. From Lyngseidet we take the short ferry ride to Olderdalen, an agricultural village on the Kafjorden. Continuing north, we arrive in the small village of Sorkjosen. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day
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Day 10: Sorkjosen – Burfjord/Storeng - 90 km

Cycling ever further north, we take in the view of the fjord and the mountains above it that still bear the signs of winter, with tongues of ice that shine and are reflected in our eyes. We arrive in Storeng, a seaside village. Dinner and overnight in chalet.

Day
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Day 11: Burfjord/Storeng – High - 95 km

Today we skirt the sea, continuously up and down along the fjord. We fully enjoy the privilege of cycling immersed in these breathtaking landscapes, where the force of nature dominates and where cars are almost non-existent. This afternoon we arrive in Alta, a city in Finnmark county. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day
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Day 12: Alta – Olderfjord – 110 km

Starting from Alta, after a few kilometers we leave the sea to climb a very characteristic plateau of Lapland, remaining at an altitude of between 200 and 400 meters for almost the entire stage, before descending again towards the sea, where we reach Olderfjord and will spend the night. With anticipation, we rest and recover our strength. Only one night now separates us from the goal toward which we have been cycling for nearly two weeks. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day
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Day 13: Olderfjord – North Cape – Honningsvag - 130 km

This stage is unforgettable for its beauty, and for the emotion of arriving at the North Cape on our bike. As we skirt this beautiful fjord, the reindeer accompany us along the way through beautiful landscapes. Finally, we arrive at the famous tunnel dug into the rock under the sea that takes us to Magheroya Island. The landscape has changed totally—no trees or bushes, only grass and moss. Once on the island, we head towards the Rupe di "Nordkapp" along a road that begins to rise and fall along cliffs overlooking the sea, testing our preparation. We will never forget these last 40 kilometers of this experience of a lifetime: the landscapes, colors, and scents of this unique place—all will remain forever indelible in our minds. We have arrived! We make a ritual photo with the midnight sun as a background. Transfer to the hotel, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day
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Day 14: Honningsvag – Alta transfer

We dedicate the morning to visiting the village of Honningsvag, and if we feel up to it, we will do a nice bike ride in the surrounding area. After lunch we put our bikes in the van. Organized transfer to Alta, which we will reach in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 15: Alta - home

Farewell to all participants. Transfer to the airport to fly to home.


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Dates + Availability

DATES PRICE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT AVAILABILITY
15/06/2024 - 29/06/2024 €5.300,00
$5,730.00
€ 800,00
$ 870.00
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This tour can be organized private for any number of participants. Contact us for details.

Inclusions + Details

The price includes

  • 14 nights in hotel or cottage with breakfast | 14 dinners
  • All transfers by van | transfer from / to Alta airport
  • 2 guides on bikes | photos and videos along the routes and during visits
  • Assistant on the van for luggage transport, logistic and technical assistance in tow | road-book
  • Welcome kit Vince Team supplements | 20% discount on Cinelli Bike apparel and accessories

The fee does not include

  • Flight and bike transport
  • Travel and accident insurance 
  • Tolls and ferries not included | lunches | drinks with meals 
  • Entrance ticket to the North Cape cliff

Anything not mentioned in "The fee includes"

Bikes

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The K60 is the ideal model for those who switch to a carbon frame for the first time and wish to do so while being careful to optimize the quality / cost ratio. Also designed for cycle touring, the reactivity and stiffness of this bike will amaze you! The monocoque carbon frame weighing about 990 grams, is characterized by modern lines, in the name of cleanliness and elegance. 

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