Road Biking Adventures

Once in a lifetime cycling adventures in the Norwegian Fjords

This is a cycling trip like no other. Experience the majesty of the Norwegian Fjords by both land and sea.  Watch our video to see what we mean.


Adventure overview

Our unique Cycle adventure takes you from one stunning location to the next. Highlights include The Atlantic Road, Isfjorden, Trollstigan (the troll staircase), Geiranger Fjord, Hellesylt and Hjørundford. This is a truly world – class bike and cruise.

You will spend each day cycling through the
 most beautiful and inspiring scenery anywhere on earth. And, for peace of mind, we have arranged for a support vehicle to follow behind. Each day will include lunch at local points of interest and visits to traditional farms where you will have the chance to sample their favourite foods.

It’s hard to imagine a better way to finish off the day than by sitting back on our deck taking in the beauty of the fjords with a drink before dinner.


Unique Accommodation

Your home for the duration of your Fjord Cruise cycling adventure will be aboard our beautifully restored naval vessel Gassten, one of the last wooden Swedish Navy ships ever built.

Converted to a very high standard, the Gassten sleeps 10 in a combination of double and twin berths, all of which served as the original officers’ quarters.

There can be no better way to experience Norway’s stunning coastline, than aboard this unique and elegantly converted wooden naval ship. Come aboard our cruises for a truly superb adventure. Read full details about our beautiful vessel, Gassten.

300km+ of riding

Five days of riding with each each day different. Some days will be longer in distance with other shorter, especially when a big climb is involved.

20,000 ft of climbing

The area has some world-class climbs, especially Trollstigen and Dalsnibba, with the latter climbing 1500m straight up from sea level, The week of riding will take in a huge amount of terrain.

Supported Rides

Guests are supported by at least one expert guide riding with them as well as a support vehicle carrying food, spares and rider luggage.

Private Chef

On your cruise you will enjoy wonderful freshly prepared food by your onboard chef with an emphasis on fresh local produce. All dietary requirements can be catered for.

Groups of 6-10

We like to keep our groups small and matched in ability so guests can experience the adventure together.

Unique accommodation

The Gassten will be both your accommodation and transport throughout the Fjords. It has been converted to a high standard, including modern conveniences to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your stay.

A Taste of the Trip

Day 1 – The Atlantic Road

Distance: 95km

Day 1 is flat terrain along the Atlantic Road. We will ride over and back again. This is about 8 km and has 8 bridges, really epic location. The biggest bridge is the most spectacular.

This is called the coast road and could give a really nice view of the riders going along the coastline.

Day 1 Route

Day 2 – The Longfjord (Langfjorden)

Distance: 95km

This is the longest tour. We start by the ferry at Åfarnes and go all the way around the fjord and ends up by our guesthouse in Isfjorden. Quite flat and fast until Eresfjord, which is Kurt Asle Arvesens (Team Sky) homeplace. We will ride his training-hill Vistalsheia up to about 500 metres. Some tight corners up here and also some massive mountains in the background. A nice area for some photo. Most of the day we ride along the fjord, actually 3 different fjords during the day. When we reach Isfjorden, my homeplace, the landscape changes to steep mountains, very beautiful scenery.

At the menu in the guesthouse is our Norwegian Tapas, with lot`s of local food from the area.

Day 2 Route

Day 3 – Isfjorden – Trollstigen – Valldal

Distance: 67 km

Short trip, but also EPIC up Trollstigen. If the weather is clear, we take the extra kilometers up the valley to see the Troll Wall. Trollstigen is 800 meters high, averages 10% and the surroundings are out of this world! The tightest corners are the top part after the bridge in the middle. Also really nice in the beginning when the road goes along the river. At the top the road continues uphill for a few kilometers, and then it`s all downhill and flat towards Valldal. Lot of nice green strawberry-farms down the valley towards Valldal.

Day 3 route

Day 4 – Rest day

Distance: 0 km

A welcome break for the legs. Explore the local area, chill out on the boat or even go for a ride! We can recommend some lovely places to visit from where we are moored.

Day 5 – Eidsdal – Geiranger – Dalsnibba

Distance: 67 km

Another spectacular day of biking! Starts with a heavy uphill from Eidsdal, about 10 km over the mountain and then steep downhill towards Geiranger, maybe the most spectacular fjord we have in Norway! The road down to the fjord is called Ørneveien, The Eagle Road, and the top corner has a nice viewpoint. Down in Geiranger we start the long 22 km climb to Dalsnibba at 1476 metres, and go down again the same way to the boat. A hard but amazing day of biking. The last 4-5 km up to Dalsnibba, on the “backside” of the mountain, there are a lot of nice tight corners with very nice view towards a lake and a glacier.

Day 4 route

Day 6 – Hellesylt – Hjørundfjorden – Ålesund

Distance: 88 km

Last day starts uphill again towards Norangsdalen, a really green and tight valley. Also at the end of the Valley at Øye down the the fjord, Hjørundfjorden. Another option this day is taking the ferry al the way to Standal. Could be a nice way to enjoy the fjord and the surrounding mountains and it`s also a typical thing to do in the region. We can decide before we start. We end the day at Festøya where Sven picks us up and we sail into Ålesund.

Day 5 route

Essential information


A selection of frequently asked questions about our cycling adventures.

Life on board

What to expect when staying with us on Gassten; food, quarters and crew.

Kit list

A kit list recommended by our expert guides. This should help you pack!