Today will be an early start in order to take the bicycle ferry at 10am. Your day begins with a ride of about one hour to Kremmervika where you’ll board the ferry and arrive to Nusfjord an hour later. Nusfjord is one of Lofoten’s oldest and best preserved fishing villages, so be sure to spend some time wandering around the rorbuer cabins which are surrounded by steep mountain peaks. Then you’ll cycle to Reine which is a distance of about 41 km (25 miles). You’ll be cycling on the main road E10 which has some traffic. You can avoid the tunnels by cycling on the old road routes. The final two nights of the trip will be spent at Reine Rorbuer.
Today's ride is approximately 53 km (33 miles).
Today you can complete your Lofoten odyssey with a cycle ride to the village of A at the southern tip of the Lofoten Islands (20 km / 12.5 mile roundtrip). If you’d prefer a day off the saddle, you could instead take a fjord cruise in Kjerkfjorden, walking to the pristine beach, Bunesstranda. It is also possible to hike to the summit of Helvetestinden (513 m, 168 ft). Other adventures on offer from Reine include sea rafting, sea fishing and kayaking.
Your final day in the saddle begins with a ride from Reine to Moskenes (5 km, 3 miles) where you’ll board the ferry to Bodo at 7am or 11am, depending on the season. Your cycle holiday comes to an end in Bodo where you’ll return your cycles. If you wish we can extend your trip with a stay in Bodo or elsewhere in Norway.
ABOUT THIS TRIP
Difficulty level: This trip is active and we recommend that you have a good fitness level and that you are comfortable with cycling for around 30 – 40km (20 – 30 miles per day). Much of the route is reasonably flat, with undulating hills in places. We recommend a minimum age of 14 years for this trip. Total distance: 152 km (95 miles) excluding optional detours and cycle rides.
Weather and climate: Temperatures in Norway are usually around +10 - + 25ºC in the summer and usually nice weather for biking! However the weather can also be very unstable and change quickly from warm, wonderful summer weather to cold wind and rain. The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon which means that the sun does not set during the summer months. In other words, given fair weather, you can see the sun for a continuous 24 hours.
Accommodation and meals: Most of the bicycle tours go through areas with a limited number of accommodation facilities. This means that the standard of the rooms/cabins will vary. In Northern Norway some of the accommodations are seahouses or rorbuer (fishermans’ cabins) and you may have to share the cabin and also the bathroom with other cyclists. You will always have your own private bedroom. The price includes full board, (dinner, breakfast, lunch pack and thermos refill). You will need to bring your own thermos. Your luggage will be collected each day and transported to the next stop en route ready for when you arrive.
This trip departs every Friday between June and August. Please get in touch with us to check availability for your preferred travel dates.
Image credits: Mattias Fredriksson Photography AB, Credits: CH - Visitnorway.com, Frithjof Fure