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Norway

Norway Raid (RCC)

1st - 5th August 2018

A rugged, mysterious, magical country.

The vast, rugged landscapes of Norway, with their brooding forests, forbidding snowcapped mountains and deep sea fjords offer magical cycling experiences. With thousands of miles of coastline and amazing, deserted roads – as well as more than a few gravel tracks! – Norway has so much to offer road cyclists willing to explore a little off the beaten path. This four-day Rapha Cycling Club edition of the Norway Raid will test even the most hardy riders; the focus is on local hotels and cuisine and building camaraderie with club mates. Expect a challenging parcours that will make the post-ride relaxation that much sweeter.

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Who is it for?

Reconnect with your love for the bike and exploration. Raids are designed for independent riders with a thirst for going off the beaten track, and exploring lesser-known but nonetheless spectacular destinations and roads. You’ll still have access to a Rapha guide, full mechanical and logistical support, but the emphasis is on self-sufficiency, creating an adventure through wild and unspoilt landscapes. Each night we’ll greet you with hearty food and charming, rustic accommodation, to prepare you for another day’s exploring. It is cycling taken back to the essentials: a bike, a fantastic route to ride, and the self-imposed challenges that brings.

How Hard is it?

Because of the emphasis on challenging terrain and self-sufficiency, Raids suit the more confident, athletic rider, or groups of friends who may already have done a multi-day trip and want to challenge themselves further.

All Raids include

  • Some meals included
  • On-road food

Double occupancy as standard

All trips include

  • Expert planning and guide support from guides and vehicles
  • Pre-trip discounts on Rapha apparel
  • Unique routes
  • Top-level mechanics

Flights, bike hire and travel insurance are not included

Day Distance Climbing
Arrival Day Oslo
Day 1 Andalsnes - Norddal
Day 2 Norddal - Klones
Day 3 Klones - Nythun
Day 4 Nythun - Oslo

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Arrival Day

Oslo

Arrive to Oslo and meet the Rapha Travel team at the Scandic Oslo City . We will dine in Oslo tonight

Accommodation

Scandic - Oslo City

Day 1

Andalsnes - Norddal

The adventure begins today from Oslo, with a train journey to Andalsnes. The ride south from Andalsnes covers incredible roads, fjords and the climb of Trollstigen. Enjoy the switchbacks before you reach the visitor centre at the summit. Our day finishes with a short ferry journey into Norddal and our guest house - Petrines Gjestgiveri

Accommodation

Petrines Gjestgiveri

Major Climbs

Trollstiegen

Day 2

Norddal - Klones

A group of RCC riders headed to Norway in the summer of 2016 - read more about the experience - http://pages.rapha.cc/feature/aandalsnes-to-oslo

Accommodation

Klones

Major Climbs

Dalsnibba

Day 3

Klones - Nythun

Today we cross the highlands of Norway and the Jotunheimen national park. Plenty of gravel roads today - 28c tyres at the ready! A true experience on the road less traveled. With your RCC clubmates savour this landscape and camaraderie as you ride

Accommodation

Nythun

Major Climbs

Jotunheimen

Day 4

Nythun - Oslo

One final day of riding. More lakes abound and the day finishes by reaching Oslo through the Kings Road. Choose to stay on one more night in Oslo (don't forget to book!) or depart to Oslo airports this evening full of memories

Major Climbs

Kings Road

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Customer Testimonials

Hotels were all fantastic, great variety of places, all of which were comfortable.

— Raid Utah, 2016

FAQ

What kind of assistance can riders expect on the road?

When you’re riding you’ll always have at least one ride guide on the road with the group. Raids are more self-sufficient than a Randonnee, so while a mechanic will be available they won't be tracing the route or offering on-road support during the day. Your guides will be able to help you out with ride food and drink, as well as local knowledge, first aid, a morale-boosting chat and – if necessary – a hand to push you up the hill if you’ve run out of energy.

Am I strong enough for the trip?

All our trips are physically demanding, but some are harder than others. Raids are among the toughest with roads and terrain off the beaten track and Retreats are among the most relaxing. Our guides and mechanics will support every rider to go beyond their usual level of riding. Each individual trip is rated for difficulty.

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Contact Us

Europe

Email: travel@rapha.cc

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 482 9175

Hours: 9.30am-6.00pm (BST)

USA

Email: travel@rapha.cc

Telephone: 877.907.2742

Hours: 8.30am-5.30pm (PDT)

Asia Pacific

Email: travel@rapha.cc

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 482 9175

Hours: 9.30am-6.00pm (BST)