ABOUT

2021 was for now the last Around Norway event!

Around Norway is an unsupported bike packing event.

The event Starts and finishes in Oslo .

Distance of the Around Norway is close to 3250km.
Elevation gain is close to 38000m.

RULES

1. Riders must complete the full course from start to finish.

2. Riders must be fully self-supported.

3. No Drafting at any time.

4. Riders must follow the local laws at any time.

5. All bikes have to pass a check up before the start.

6. Riders are required to use a provided Tracker.

7. No prize money.

ROUTE

The Route is around 3250 kilometers and has a elevation gain of around 38000meters.
It will lead you to the most scenic places in Norway.
Start and Finish will be in Oslo. The Route will be ridden clockwise.

Route Option 01: Lysefjord:
If you dont want to ride around the Lysefjord and better spent some time on a boat here is a chance 😉
(more Details in the ferry section of the manual)

Route Option 02: Vinstra:
Route option two is a 23 kilometer “shortcut“ with less traffic.
The “Option Route Vinstra“ includes a 40 kilometer light gravel section.

Route Option 03: Finish:
Route option to the finish is a around 20 kilometer “shortcut“ with less traffic.
The “Option Route Finish“ includes a 25 kilometer gravel section.

All options are beautiful with its own character. Its your choice!

 

4 Ferries On Route (more Details in the manual)

 

Highlights of the Route:

Gaustatoppen

Lysebotn climb / Lysefjord

Highest pass in Norway (Gaupne – Lom)

Atlantic Highway

Geiranger

Trollstigen

Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim

Start and Finish - OSLO

Start of the event will be close to the City Hall in Oslo.

Finish of the event will be at the Opera House in Oslo.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ROUTE

Gaupne – Lom

Trollstigen

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Atlantic Coast Road

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Lysebotn

COMMUNITY

Early morning. Kviteseid. #bikepackingaroundnorway #adventurebikeracing ...

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Finally a new video on my YT channel today at 14:00. The trailer for the epic #Norwayinaday will be uploaded later this week. In the meantime, I had the pleasure of meeting some of the best endurance riders in Europe last weekend. Currently they’re on a 3250km race around Norway! If you want to know more watch my video today. The participants are extraordinary people 💪💨🚴🏻‍♂️💨 🇳🇴💪

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Bikeprep for #bikepackingaroundnorway at #cyclofix . ...

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Norway’s 🇳🇴 most southern point. #BikepackingNorway #MatthewNorway #Faracycling #visitnorway #bikepackingaroundnorway ...

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Packing for a bikepacking race. In this video I show you how I pack my bags for the bikepacking race #AroundNorway by adventurebikeracing. I go through my choice of bags and what to pack where, and show you which clothing I opt for. If you enjoy it don't forget to like it and leave your thoughts in the comments!

I use bikepacking bags by apidura, a Merino wool jersey by 7meshinc, and bibless shorts (I explain why in the video) by gorewear.

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Ready for closed shops.. #adventurebikeracing #bikepackingaroundnorway ...

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See you on the other side!

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At least I got one photo on Gaustatoppen. I don't know why this one is just not meant to be for me. I was prepared and ready. I meticulously planned all my gear and milestones, riding times, handling weather (rain or blazing sun). And then my knee takes me out right during stage one. There aren't enough words for the disappointment and frustration I feel right now, but I must try and focus on getting back on my bike soon.

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It'll be a while until I can share new smiles-on-a-bike pics. There's a road of recovery to master, but the knee is gonna be fine. There's always a next season.
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Went to play in the ice for a bit, but it's time to get back on the bike! Less than 4 weeks left to be ready for adventurebikeracing #BikepackingAroundNorway! Since my test ride on the route last year I've learned a lesson or two and adjusted my strategy to optimise sleep and riding times while dealing with adverse weather. But maybe I've collected enough bad weather karma now? Or have I ridden in so much bad weather by now that I could use it to my advantage?!
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This was taken by 📸Will Vousden on Day 1 of Bikepacking Around Norway. A 3400km Endurance Race. I’ve spent a lot of time putting together the incredible story that this race produced. Eight set off but only four riders made it past the finish line. If you want to know what happened check out my latest video uploaded to YT (link in bio).

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28 hours before I head off, it's time for a #kitgrid! These are all the things I'll need to survive approximately 12 days on the road while I'm #bikepackingaroundnorway.
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A small taste of old roads in Sunndal. #bikepackingaroundnorway #adventurebikeracing #randonneurs #landevei ...

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Inntrykk fra dagens fjellovergang. #bikepackingaroundnorway #adventurebikeracing #landevei ...

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Impression from "Mjølkevegen" alternate route from #bikepackingaroundnorway by #adventurebikeracing . ...

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The road to Lysebotn, wet and windy today but still worth the effort. #cyclingshots #cyclingphotos #bikepackingaroundnorway #bikepacking #apidura #cannondalesynapse #rapha_europe #fromwhereweride ...

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Dagens möte, Fredrika Ek och Mathias rullar på på färjan efter en övernattning i minusgrader! Rutin saknas inte 😄#bikepackingaroundnorway #bikepacking #ultralightbikepacking #fromwhereweride #outsideisfree ...

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Day 4 - Storefjell to Geilo. Only picture of the day since it was raining. Following national cycling route no. 4 through the woods off the main road. A nice ride. #nasjonalesykkelvei #gol #geilo #transferday #bikepacking #bikepackingaroundnorway #bikepackingnorway ...

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RECAP 2021

RESULTS 2021 (coming soon)

RESULTS 2019

SOLO

Samuel Thompson, United Kingdom  // 10D // 0H // 7M

Stijn Planckaert, Belgium // 12D // 17H // 28M

Viggo Vea, Norway // 13D // 3H // 7M

Adrien Cartier, France // 13D // 17H // 58M

Mindaugas Kasieta, Lithuania // 14D // 2H // 30M

Arne Fredlund, Norway // 14D // 7H // 25M

 

Paul Albaek, Denmark // dnf

Peter Wöhler, Germany // dnf

PAIR

Anja Marwitz, Germany // 14D // 23H // 31M

Christian Buddecke, Germany // 14D // 23H // 31M

 

Dimitrios Mavropoulos, Greece // dnf

Evangelos Axiotis, Greece // dnf