Going North Cape
 


Going North Cape

 

   
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Oslo, Norway
North Cape, Norway

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6 days : Flåm, Geiranger, Trondheim,
Torghatten, Bodø, Tromsø
 
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3.000 km
103 km
35.000 meters
1.200 meters
 
1.875 miles
65 miles
114.800 feet
3.960 feet
 
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100% paved

Sunday June 18th, 2017
Saturday July 22nd, 2017

Campings and 8 hotel nights

€ 5.495,-
€ 200,- for early registration

 
Description

How far can you go? If you travel to the East, you end up in the land of the rising sun, Japan. If you go to the West, you arrive at the sandy beaches in California. If your destination is the South, you reach the Land of Fire in Patagonia. But if you go to the North, you need to go to North Cape.

Far beyond the Arctic Circle rises an iconic globe monument above the desolated cliffs and only a few islands separate you from the North Pole. When the clouds cover the Barents Sea with a colourful, heavenly carpet, and the midnight sun is at its lowest, this is one of the most special places on Earth. It´s a once-in-a-lifetime destination.

The location and setting of the North Cape is quite exceptional, and definitely worth a journey. And what if this journey covers one of the most stunning countries on Earth, Norway? The country is one long concatenation of natural beauty. Mountains, steep-sided fjords, impressive glaciers, natural fortresses and rocky coastal islands. If there isn’t a mountain, than there is crystal clear water; if there isn’t water, there is a mountain.
 
You cycle first through the spectacular inland of the south and afterwards along Norway´s dramatic coastline. “Going North Cape” takes you along Flåm at the head of Aurlandsfjord, the Unesco World Heritage Site of Geiranger and the nearby Briksdal Glacier, Norway´s initial capital Trondheim with its long history, Bodø the gateway to the true north and jumping-off point for the Lofoten Archipelago and the university city of Tromsø. You pass picturesque wooden villages and stand face-to-face with a reindeer. Your cycling days are interrupted frequently by one of the many ferry crossings. It´s cycling and cruising to the North, where the days get longer and longer. You pass the Arctic Circle and experience the Midnight Sun. The days those never end. Hopefully that the days on the bike make you tired enough to catch some sleep.

“Going North Cape” starts Sunday June 18th, 2017 in Oslo, the capital of Norway. You finish after 3.000 wonderful kilometres at the North Cape on July 22nd, 2017.

The whole route follows neatly paved and quiet scenic roads. Norway is a mountainous country, but you don´t need to expect a lot of long steep climbs. Except from a handful stages in the south with serious climbing, you follow mainly rolling roads along the fjords.
 
The tour starts at the beginning of the summer season. Hopefully we get calm sunny days, but Norway is definitely not a good weather destination. It can be anytime and anywhere unsettled, cold and miserable. Good or bad weather conditions; we make sure that your engines keep on running and we try to make every day a comfortable camp.

“Going North Cape” is a fabulous bicycle expedition in a spectacular setting to an extraordinary destination. You don´t need to be as strong as a Viking to reach the North Cape by bicycle, but your mind and equipment must be prepared for Arctic conditions. It´s not the destination that counts, it´s the journey. A journey that you´ll feel in your body and bones while you´re cycling north, but it will stay in your mind for years and years.