By plane, Honningsvaag, Alta and Tromsø is the best start point. In the North: The cheapest access is the train from Oslo to Bodø or Fauske. You will still be staying at the same hotels each night, and follow the same general itinerary, just using different modes of transport. One of the greatest joys of hiking in Nordic forest and bush-land during the summer-months is without doubt the berry-picking. Maximize the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your river cruise embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities around the world. If you make a reservation more than 90 days prior to the trip, a deposit is due at the time of booking.
We offer a custom travel protection plan, exclusive to Trek Travel guests and available through Travelex Insurance Services, that provides coverage for unforeseen events that could affect your ability to travel with us. We pulled out all the stops for this adventure, working in collaboration with local riders to give you an unparalleled view of fjord country. Day Product Port Description Day 1 Ocean Bergen, Norway Bergen, with its historic Bryggen wharf, exudes the quaint character of a fishing village. Another thing you should bring and not buy in Norway is razor blades. I ate smoked salmon, perfectly ripe veggies and freshly baked cookies. Accommodation In Blois 2 nights , Amboise, Chenonceaux and Chitenay. Day 5 Ocean Oslo, Norway Oslo brims with scenic beauty, Viking history and artistic heritage.
Never did more that 110km in a day. Norwegian Farm Produce: On a self-drive journey, always be on the look out for small farm shops or stands along the road. Lunch is a packed lunch. Accommodation In a 3 star hotel in La Rochelle. Day 9 River Kinderdijk, The Netherlands The South Holland village community of Kinderdijk includes a set of 19 windmills and other ingenious technologies built in the 18th century to control flooding. Local Wildlife For a start… Norwegians.
In the South: Bergen is the best good start point. These fish cakes are often found in fish shops, fried or steamed, ready to eat. Day 14 Ocean Flåm, Norway Nestled in the breathtaking Aurlandsfjord, Flåm enjoys a spectacular setting. Which way does the wind blow? The route goes up to Austrått and the Høyland Church, a well-preserved and protected French Empire-style church. In these areas there are roads with less traffic. His writing never fails to make me smile and wish I too were joining in their fun. He certainly gave me itchy bike wheels! At the same time there is hardly any humidity in the air, and even at night temperatures can remain high.
Hygge creates the perfect balance with the sometimes harsh environment outside, and the comfortable feeling of being snug and cosy inside after a day spent in the snow. In my mind and experience! The bread can be quite plain in the main supermarkets so be on the look out for boutique bakeries in the larger towns if you enjoy fancy bread. The south coast around Kristiandsand is quite boring. They commonly grow in gardens but you can also find them in the wild in and around residential areas. You have to have a lot of equipment in Norway due to the very serious nature of cycling. The Norwegians also use a basic white sauce on broccoli with cheese on top. It is what the locals do! Hardangervidda is one of Norway's most popular walking and trekking areas, and if you are an active walker we recommend to extend your stay at Finse for more extended walks in the area.
Accompanied by his wife, Cathie and their two hardy bicycles christened Bruce and Aiwa, this is an entertaining odyssey through the heart of Western Europe. Leave it as you would like to find it is the mantra, regardless of whether you are a guest in nature or in a small fishing village. I recommend this book to anyway who is traveling to Japan particularly by bike and also recommend his other travel books covering Europe. The lakes and coastal regions of Sweden and Finland are a good suggestion. Not really, but it depends on the location.
Avoid the E16 where possible, because this is the main road between Oslo and Bergen. The up to £1500 discount is considered a single offer. The landscape here is simply unreal. Warm up with a cycling trip along the famous Rallarvegen from Finse to Flåm. The highest mountain road Sognefjellet are around 1500 meters above sea level, but there is a lot of mountains in the 1000 - 1350 meters bracket too.
We took route 755 from Steinkjer to Rørvik but it is possible that route 720 to the north is better. I would never dare to cycle a route like the one you have planned. However, you may sometimes find only one or two choices only for your main course. Accommodation In Tours, Azay-le-Rideau, Chinon, Saumur and Angers. You will pass by the Fagervatn Lake, which is the highest point of Rallarvegen at 1310m. But check out the validity of this information before you do this.
Discover the extraordinary Wachau Valley, World Heritage-listed, it showcases monasteries, castles, ruins, quaint villages and vineyards. Accommodation In Orléans, Beaugency, Blois, Amboise and Tours. The climate is very extreme. Good planning is essential in Norway or you will simply starve to death. Countless wonderful wines, 8 inspiring Châteaux, 5 winding rivers, 2 outstanding cities - one winning formula. On E6 you should look for local roads as alternative to main road. In some spots, there will be limited choices else where.