In August 2016, myself and 2 friends went on a proper bikeride. We all live in Oslo on the eastcoast of Norway, but we all grew up on the westcoast, a town called Ørsta in Møre og Romsdal. During the spring/summer we had been planning the ride.
It is a distance of 580km, approx. 360 miles with several mountainpasses, the highest one 4500ft and two more at 4000ft. With this distance we had to do over a 3-day period. We planned the stages so we ended up with a short one the last day. We were going to enjoy the final ride to our town!
We were incredibly lucky with the weather. Sun, low winds and only one tiny shower for 5 minutes made the ride so much easier. Stage 2 started at the foot of Jotunheimen National Park with all of the highest mountains in Norway. Riding through Valdresflye was an experience beyond imagination. No traffic, perfect roads and absolutely zero wind, what else could we wish for!
When we thought it could not get any better, the last stage, day 3, we rode our bikes for 4100ft down to sea level in one descent. Geirangerfjorden were at our feet and we were almost done. No just a short boatride and the last 35 miles we were just cruising.
A ride at least I will always remember!