Norway - Lofoten Islands - Biking with Vikings - Self-Guided Family Cycling Holiday
- Tasting the fresh Lofoten Islands’ air as you cycle along
- Relaxing on the beach and taking a brave dip in the icy waters of the Lofoten
- Looking out for sea eagles during your days on the bike
- Marvelling at the incredible light of the midnight sun
- Spending your nights in the quaint island rorbus
- Visiting the Viking Museum of Borg and picture postcard Nusfjord
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|1||Arrival into Bodø - Coastal Steamer from Bodø to Svolvær|
|2||Svolvær to Henningsvær||16 Miles / 25 Kms||B|
|3||Henningsvær to Gimsøy Island||23 Miles / 37 Kms||B|
|4||Gimsøy Island to Ballstad||37 - 50 Miles / 60 - 80 Kms||B|
|5||Ballstad Loop Ride||31 Miles / 50 Kms||B|
|6||Ballstad to Sakrisøy||25 - 37 Miles / 40 - 60 Kms||B|
|7||Reine and Å Loop Ride||19 Miles / 30 Kms||B|
|8||Departure from Sakrisøy - Transfer to Moskenes||B|
Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software
For more information download our trip notes
For more information download our trip notes
We loved all days!
All was very well organised and communication by email went really well. We loved the flexibility provided for my daughter. She just moved from a 20inch bike at home to a 24inch bike and he provided both options, just to make sure the right bike would be available for her. Skedaddle also arranged for a tag-along bike to be there for the 3rd long cycle day. She enjoys cycling, but this distance was a bit too much and it provided us the flexibility to add even a loop to the standard route, since we did not have to worry about her. My daughter was delighted she had a bunkbed at 4 out of 5 locations we stayed. This is heaven for 8-year olds! All very cosy and small scale accommodation and very nice locations.
We loved all days, especially the long one. Skedaddle provided on the non cycling days some options, but it was all voluntarily and not organised by Skedaddle. Day by day explanation of the route and what to watch out for was really good. Tips were given for stops and bypass routes to bypass tunnels or busier roads. All luggage was already in the rooms when we arrived after a day of cycling. We had a child car seat with us, which we did not needed while cycling. This was kept with Skedaddle and returned to use at the end of our trip, since we had an extra week in Norway not organised by Skedaddle. It was all very well organised.
Is this holiday suitable for your family?
This trip is designed for active families who cycle regularly and are looking for a cycling holiday with lots of fun and adventure to be had! The trip is place to place, so your children must be able to cycle the distances stated on the dossier, however daily distances remain low, and there are optional rest days to fill with other activities (canoeing, hiking, fishing, kayaking). The terrain is mostly flat and the route mainly on cycle tracks. There are sections that take you along the main road where single file is necessary, so your children must be comfortable and confident cycling in this environment. Emergency backup is available from the local team, but it’s best if you‘re happy and comfortable fixing common issues like punctures.
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- 8 days
- Prices From:
- Estimated flight price
- Adult Bike Hire
- Child Bike Hire
- Single Room
Place to place
7 nights rorbu / small hotel / guesthouse accommodation
6 days riding
Route notes and maps provided
Minimum 2 people
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Last Updated: 21/11/2018