Norway - motorcycle paradise
Saturday, October 17, 2015 @ 12:22
Quick impressions from the land of fiords
Norway is a country that is well known for its pristine wilderness and liberating roads. Throughout our short 800 km tour to the mountains, we had the chance to take on the Lysebotn road. It is considered to be one of the most scenic routes in Europe. The road includes 27 downhill hairpin turns and a 1.1 km long tunnel with 3 switchbacks! And all of that just over a 30 km stretch of nicely maintained tarmac-like road.
Tourstart already has over 150 motorcycle tours posted in Norway. It is obviously a common destination for many adventurous riders. However, this time I decided to combine several of my passions into one, hence our riding-camping-hiking tour. From Northern Denmark to the picturesque Kjerag bolten peak and the renown Lysebotn road.
Despite the amazing curved mountain roads, riders planning a tour to Norway should be aware of the fact that the country is among the top 3 most expensive European nations. Prices of fuel, food and accommodation may surprise some. The nice thing, though, is that we, 2-wheeled knights are spared the road tax. Plus, ferry crossings are usually cheaper for riders, too!
All in all, we loved our short tour to Norway. It was utterly fulfilling – everything from the friendly sheep in the mountains to the amazing roads was brilliant. If you happen to have the chance to visit the land of the trolls, I highly recommend you to do so. And I am absolutely sure you will enjoy yourself even if you ride a small/old motorbike and will have to answer the question 'How the hell did you make it here on THAT?' every day. As the saying goes: 'no matter the age or size, bikes don't leak oil, they simply mark their territory'.
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