Lofoten | Big Mountain Bike Adventures

Lofoten

Norway mountain bike adventure.

Journey far above the Arctic Circle to Norway’s stunning Lofoten archipelago, a place of majestic mountains, deep fjords, squawking seabirds, salty air and a long history of cod fishing. We’ll hike and pedal our bikes up mountains with stunning views in all directions and descend amazing singletrack to the seashore. This is an adventure for riders who can earn their descent and have the skill to negotiate natural technical terrain at times. Its trails are remote and wild, having seen few mountain bikers, ever. We’ll spend nights in small fishing communities off the beaten track while enjoying excellent cuisine and staying in unique ‘rorbuer’ houses, traditional fisherman’s cabins that have been renovated. We’ll also get out on a small fishing boat to explore the Troll Fjord and there’s an opportunity to visit the fascinating Lofotr Viking museum and archeological site. Join us on this new riding adventure to a special wilderness outpost.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive to Narvik.

Arrive to Evenes airport and be greeted by your Big Mountain guide. Transfer to our idyllic lodge on the shores of the Herjangen fjord and hit the woodfired sauna.

Day 2: Ride the longest slickrock ride ever.

An epic ride to remember on smooth granite slabs that go on for hours. Bowls, hits, steeps and incredible features; a true paradise for mountain bikers.

Day 3: Ride Narvik. Transfer to Lofoten Islands.

Options today: dip over the border and ride one of Sweden’s highest peaks (1228 m), or opt for a shorter ride in a birch forest? Transfer to the Island of Vestvågøy in the heart of the Lofoten archipelago. 

Day 4: Ride Vestvågøy.

Two-part ride today up to two spectacular alpine ridges with jaw-dropping views. Could be the best ride on the trip.

Optional visit the Lofotr Viking museum and archeological site post-ride.

Day 5: Ride to the summit.

A tough climb to one the highest peaks of the Lofoten archipelago with a 360-degree view that’s one of the nicest views you’ll ever lay eyes on. 

Day 6: Ride to where the trail ends. Transfer to Svolvaer.

Up we go through gnarled trees to crest over treeline onto a trail views to the sea far below. After a bomber descent we transfer to Svolvaer. Sauna followed by dinner at Børsen Spiseri, the most renowned restaurant in the Lofoten.

Day 7: Ride Digermullen & exploratory boat trip.

Climb and hike to a rock slab summit surrounded by fjords, mountains and the sea in every direction. Hop on a small fishing boat and head out to the Troll Fjord.

Day 8: Transfer to airport for flights home. Ha det bra!

Early transfer to the airport of Evenes for flights home. Safe travels home.

What our Guests Say:

"The Lofoten is a special place: the wilderness, the people, the experiences. Thank you for a great adventure. "

- Julie T.

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Details

Dates: August 10-17, 2018 | September 2-9, 2018

Duration: 7 Days, 8 Nights
Joining In: Narvik, Norway
Skill Level: 3 fitness, 3 technical
Type: All-Mountain
Land Cost: €2375 /person | Currency Conversion ?

Ride Map

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Skill Levels

To make sure that you are well prepared for your trip, please read the following ability guidelines carefully. It is important that you speak with us prior to booking your trip. Call us Toll Free in North America: 1-866-894-0220 or drop us an email: info@ridebig.com.

Each trip’s ability level is the minimum level required for that trip.

Fitness

Level 3

Exercise 3-4 times a week for 40 minutes are more. Are comfortable with sustained challenging pace including long periods of anaerobic exercise. Can climb for hours, ride 6+ hours a day for over 4 consecutive days with some technical hike-a-bike.

Technical

Level 3

Have been mountain biking for over two years, are confident riding all types of singletrack, are able to ride small drops and jumps and descend technical steep sections including rocks drops and uneven roots. Can ride confidently with exposure.

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