The Journey

RACE OVERVIEW

Nordic Escape presents 4 days adventure packaged in an spectacular MTB stage race and travel experience! Join us to explore and ride in beautiful fjord landscape, and experience four stages with varied terrain, breathtaking views, and challenges that suits all.

ÅLESUND – DAY 1
Welcome to Ålesund, a art nouveau town on the west coast of Norway, the gateway into the Geirangerfjord. The race starts with a spectacular mountain bike city race, presented as a cross-country eliminator (XCE). The track is a short loop in the middle of the old town with build-in obstacles. This is truly a sprint course where speed, tactic, technique and fun is in the focus. Afterwards you will board the ship, have dinner and receive a briefing for the next day whilst sailing to the next stage destination.

SYKKYLVEN – DAY 2
After a big breakfast on-board the ship, you will get ready for a marathon stage (XCM) with Start & Finish in Sykkylven. The stage is 60 km long with 1800 m altitude on varied terrain. You will require patience and stamina whilst enjoying panorama views on the edge of the fjord.

STRANDA – DAY 3
The next stop is in Stranda, where you will embark on local trails, tractor roads and other attractive riding terrain. Get to experience and climb the dramatic Stranda mountain and ride back towards the town with an exciting and fast finish. Most would classify this stage in between a cross country and cross country marathon stage.

VALLDAL – DAY 4
On the final day awaits another spectacular stage which takes place in a form 50km,1700m altitude as a cross country marathon race. You will be compensated with fun, flow and nice single trail sections that will leave a smile on your face. After refreshments, relaxing and dinner, we will have the final ceremony on board the ship, sailing into the night and celebrating with a finisher party.

ÅLESUND – DAY 5
The ship will bring you back to Ålesund in the early morning and check out from the ship between 5am-10am. Nordic Escape will transport you to the Ålesund ( AES) airport if organised organised with us.

A TYPICAL DAY AT NORDIC ESCAPE:
– Enjoy breakfast onboard the ship
– Prepare for race day and meet in Nordic Escape Village
– Start and Finish close to the ship
– Tech and Feed zones on the race course plus SCOTT bike doctor
– Finish in the Nordic Escape Village
– Award ceremony
– Riders meeting with a review on the stage and briefing for the upcoming stage
– Dinner onboard the ship or Nordic Escape Village
– Ship departure to next stage destination

The Journey

RACE OVERVIEW

Nordic Escape presents 4 days adventure packaged in an spectacular MTB stage race and travel experience! Join us to explore and ride in beautiful fjord landscape, and experience four stages with varied terrain, breathtaking views, and challenges that suits all.


ÅLESUND – DAY 1
Welcome to Ålesund, a art nouveau town on the west coast of Norway, the gateway into the Geirangerfjord. The race starts with a spectacular mountain bike city race, presented as a cross-country eliminator (XCE). The track is a short loop in the middle of the old town with build-in obstacles. This is truly a sprint course where speed, tactic, technique and fun is in the focus. Afterwards you will board the ship, have dinner and receive a briefing for the next day whilst sailing to the next stage destination.

SYKKYLVEN – DAY 2
After a big breakfast on-board the ship, you will get ready for a marathon stage (XCM) with Start & Finish in Sykkylven. The stage is 60 km long with 1800 m altitude on varied terrain. You will require patience and stamina whilst enjoying panorama views on the edge of the fjord.

STRANDA – DAY 3
The next stop is in Stranda, where you will embark on local trails, tractor roads and other attractive riding terrain. Get to experience and climb the dramatic Stranda mountain and ride back towards the town with an exciting and fast finish. Most would classify this stage in between a cross country and cross country marathon stage.

VALLDAL – DAY 4
On the final day awaits another spectacular stage which takes place in a form 50km,1700m altitude as a cross country marathon race. You will be compensated with fun, flow and nice single trail sections that will leave a smile on your face. After refreshments, relaxing and dinner, we will have the final ceremony on board the ship, sailing into the night and celebrating with a finisher party.

ÅLESUND – DAY 5
The ship will bring you back to Ålesund with check out opportunities to reach the earliest return flights from Ålesund. Nordic Escape offers you a airport shuttle to Ålesund ( AES) airport if organised organised with us.

A TYPICAL DAY
AT NORDIC ESCAPE

– Enjoy breakfast onboard the ship
– Prepare for race day and meet in Nordic Escape Village
– Start and Finish close to the ship
– Tech and Feed zones on the race course plus SCOTT bike doctor
– Finish in the Nordic Escape Village
– Award ceremony
– Riders meeting with a review on the stage and briefing for the upcoming stage
– Dinner onboard the ship or Nordic Escape Village
– Ship departure to next stage destination