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Beginning June 2017, H+I Adventures will give mountain bikers the opportunity to explore the relatively undiscovered fjords of Norway – a world-first in the mountain bike travel industry.
Bikers will be dropped off at remote jetties where they will unload and mount their bikes, and climb out up the mountain from the shore to the top of the ridge. From there, (with a view of glaciers, lakes, and waterfalls), bikers will follow the edge and begin the technical descent down the opposite side and back to the boat.
Norway’s steep-sided fjords are not an easy task to conquer: mountain bikers will ride, carry, and even push their bikes to the summit of 3,000-foot-high peaks and then face the task of navigating the downhill trails. With a maximum group size of eight, riders will quickly learn how to work as a close-knit team, both on the trail and on the boat.
"Into the Labyrinth" provides accommodations and transport is by a converted, ex-military Scandinavian minesweeper boat, Gåssten.
Expert local guides will look after the bikers on the trails, and the crew aboard Gåssten will provide a home-cooked meal and, most importantly, a beer or two.
Starting in Molde and finishing in Ålesund, the first of these new week-long mountain biking expeditions will be June 24 through July 1, 2017, with an additional four departures scheduled between July and October.
Norway is the twelfth destination to be added to H+I Adventures’ collection of guided mountain biking adventures.